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Comment There is a patent on full body teleportation alrdy (Score 1) 162

Hope they are aware of this before spending too much monies,
http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-adv.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&p=1&S1=20060071122.PGNR.&OS=DN/20060071122&RS=DN/20060071122

-do note: this is akin to the person claiming barbie dolls he dug up were ancient relics.

Comment Re: cable and sat don't have the bandwidth for it (Score 1) 442

His argument is indeed valid indeed. Know of any cable companies that actually provide true, full 1080p HD?

I, being a sheep wouldn't purchase a 720 HDTV, and bought a "better 1080p native" HDTV.

It wasn't until reading a comment recently on /. I stumbled upon the truth and I
did research my HDTV purchase to be sure I was getting what I wanted and the right choice.
I was well aware that all HDTV manufactures lie about or fabricate vitals; but not one word on
the inferior 1080p.

Due to a growing tree I lost my DirecTV signal and went to cable, every cable HD
broadcast is in 720i which I also thought were two lines a display (till about an hour ago).

Your right, cable or wire just doesn't have the capacity for HDTV and a lot of channels at the same time.

On a personal note - waiting 2 weeks for service between DirecTV and Cable I realized
I don't watch that much T.V so quit cable and now have on what's over the air and free;
ThisTV and MeTV almost exclusively. while some are in HD I take nobodies word anymore
on which size.

Comment Somethings the Internet ruined. (Score 1) 453

Didn't need to be pay

BG (Before Gore) and public internet access.
I used to run a Bulletin Board System (BBS) thus the /. handle.

AmigA 2000/3000. Cnet software, with 6 phone lines coming in.
It was a Chat board, and the most popular thing around to those
who knew of modems. blatant yet innocent flirting was rampant
and the most fun.

It cost me thousands of bucks (a lot), I not only provided it free to all,
I condemned the pay sites and would provide what they did (downloads)
just to bug them.

In my experience people frequented the BBS's and chats sites because they were
looking to meet others, and/or something to do. I provided that for both myself as well
as the others (users).

We (my site and other BBS's) would have coffies (sic), "ice cream socials" and
spontaneous gatherings. Everybody wanted to know who was behind the handle,
and posts. Costing 10 cents a minute for long distance, BBS's were mostly local
(a very few PC Pursuit'ers)

My board saw three weddings, one groom being a phone phreaker from England
who met a girl on my board (west coast, USA). I have a son I often claim cost me
$280 the cost of my first 2400 baud modem and many other romances as
others were able to meet.

BBS's were dating sites, just not called that. It's said that "there's someone for
everyone", I've seen some very odd partnerships and can say yes it's true.

-Not known for my writing, which in this case sad. Those BBS days are still some of the best days of my life.

Comment Done that, don't care for it - read the ToS's (Score 1) 417

I got a fantastic deal on a Motorola Xoom (10" screen), now running
Android 4.1 and I've rooted it myself.

When my computer went down I used the Xoom to surf and search for
a new mother board. I use a used bluetooth keyboard that
cost $10 at Goodwill; it's very nice, small in size yet large keys.

I got tired of it quick, not sure why, miss a mouse (?). I put a spare
computer together to used until the motherboard showed up.
I hope I never have to rely solely on a tablet again.

If one is going to use a tablet and it's locked or doesn't allow
say a HOSTS file to be installed, It really needs to be rooted.

Read this Privacy Policy http://www.rovio.com/Privacy this is the
norm for unrooted cell phones, tablets, and future UEFI protected OS's.
It's for Angry Birds, one would think they would make it a free program
seeing how much personal information is collected and the tracking they do.

http://www.rovio.com/Privacy is a favorite example of mine, I've mentioned it
on many occasions as most don't read nor care about ToS's. This ToS is
the same for most programs now. A direct quote from that link "Please note
that certain features of the Services may be able to connect to your social
networking sites to obtain additional information about you."

My HOSTS file for my PC is almost 600K and I thought that was huge
The HOSTS file for a rooted device is over 900K (Adaway).

Root the device or at the very least download and run Android_ID
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bzgames.androidid&feature=search_result
Get your number and paste it here http://www.flurry.com/user-opt-out.html
-Android assumed

Comment Outlawed here (Score 3, Interesting) 65

Those type of devices have been illegal in this area since the '70's at
that time they were a "problem".

Minus the rubber band, add a cover to the breach and you have a "Zip gun"
and a very efficient survival weapon.

shooting a nail with just a black cat fire cracker and a rubber band holding down the breach cover
and "it will pin a person to the wall"* a quote from the local newspaper.

After reading that quote my grandmother says "that must be a very large nail".

Even firecrackers are illegal here! How I envied this hint hint nudge nugde dude when
he mentioned them being legal for a day or two.

Comment Re:Windows 8 blows (Score 1) 791

So, what you're saying is, you'll happily pay that Microsoft Tax, so that you can play games? Interesting . . .

Actually yes, I've done it once before.

Swore I'd never run Win7, but I do now because of Battle Field 3 and it's requirement for DX11.

I can't see myself going to a UEFI system, so might just go to the consoles for future games that require a
newer Windows OS.

Comment I watched that original broadcast (Score 4, Interesting) 149

With Walter Cronkite.

The first words was a big deal, everybody was anxious to hear what
they would be. After the "one small step" line Cronkite says to his
co-host well you have to understand he was under a lot of pressure
over what to say. Nobody really thought it was great by any means
but it's what we got.

For me: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."
will always be the first words spoken and quality stuff.

Comment While some may know of these exploits, many don't (Score 1) 169

Recently http://battlelog.battlefield.com/ (Battle Field 3 web interface)
stopped supporting IE 8.
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654782553529670/

A clan member asked what they could do about it, I told her to use a different browser.
they came back: I suppose you expect everybody to have two browsers installed.

Actually I did, the only browser they used was an out of date IE. Playing games on-line,
having a functioning chat system installed; one would think they'd have an above average
knowledge of Internet security (#1 being not to use IE).

I'm sure many are being hit by malware and exploits that have been know for years.

Comment So? (Score 1) 85

All I can think of is so? Google has been know to give android phones
to those that root and make that info pubic, this was before the cell phones public release.
No cite but rooting a Motorola Xoom (Google's) I came across that tidbit on www.xda-developers.com.

Google isn't Apple they don't care nor would they have a problem with it

Here's how and it's 2 days old http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1993331

Comment I've read global warming stopped in the 1940's (Score 1) 1

I've read that global warming had stopped back in the 1940's

Since the ice age Earths temperatures had been increasing up until that time, and that they would be decreasing.
That It was just a natural cycle of the Earth.

I'm not taking a stand on global warming one way or the other, just saying
I did read this before global warming became a buzz word.

No cite, this was a long time ago (80's ?)

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