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Comment If it was real, it should be reproducible (Score 1) 278

If they can't replicate it, then was it ever really true?

I mean I'm really quite sure that metallic Hydrogen exists in Jupiter's core and likely other places in the cosmos, and that creating it was truly a feat of science/engineering.

However, if you can't replicate it then maybe you never actually had it the first time?

Comment Maybe just profit taking? (Score 4, Insightful) 296

I really think that a lot of folks had just said "oh 1k maybe time to "cash in"...

I bet it rebounds and will go through some oscillations every time it crosses 1k until folks get used to the idea that it can go to /higher than 1k then it will creep up and probably take a dip at 1.5k and/or 2k

Comment Re:Yes? So? (Score 1) 555

I think the issue is that he's so out of control that his own campaign had to lock him out of his Twitter account..

Basically, yeah Obama has had the power and hasn't used it, but the thought is that Trump will not be able to resist the temptation to be able to directly message every cell user with unblockable text...

Also, I've already seen several excellent posts helping people block unwanted Amber alerts and some folks offering advice on rooting phones to allow that to be shut off.

I'm willing to take a wait and see attitude, but if he sends one of those texts and it's not because the Great Meteor we've all been hoping for is on its way, I'll consider rooting my phone if there's a way to block the Presidential Alerts.

He gets ONE chance on that.

Comment Re:Stop chasing the shiny (Score 1) 161

As someone who had an Apple 3gs and then a 4s, then said "I don't really ~love~ my apple, so I'll go Samsung Galaxy S6" ... and then realized how much crapware Samsung and the carrier piled on it.. then when I saw how long it took to get StageFright updates out.. I realized just how useful it was having Apple directly updating stuff.

TL;DR: this is why I think I'll go back to Apple when my contract allows it and I'll stick with it despite not really loving Apple.

Comment Re:Let me get this straight... (Score 5, Informative) 304

100% agree.

Samsung used to be my go-to for monitors and TVs and such, but if they're going to start injecting ads on my TV, I will remove them from consideration next time I need to update.

I will remove any TV from consideration that exhibits this behavior. I will vote with my wallet.

Comment (Score 1) 149

The Doctor: You know, since we're talking with mouths, not really an opportunity that comes along very often, I just want to say, you know, you have never been very reliable.

Idris: And you have?

The Doctor: You didn't always take me where I wanted to go.

Idris: No, but I always took you where you needed to go.

The Doctor: You did!


Comment We use Lync (Skype for Business now) at work... (Score 2) 224

We use Lync (well, formerly known as Lync, now re branded as Skype for Business) for our work IM system

The server is constantly locking up /dumping connections and just generally feels quite unreliable... It seems that it's gotten worse ever since they re branded as Skype I don't actually know if that's just my imagination.

Still at least it's not full of ads like a lot of the free IM clients like Yahoo and AIM etc... (yes I know about Pidgin, but there are such serious issues in the LibPurple library I don't know as it's a really good choice)

Comment Turn off "GWX" (Score 5, Informative) 506

For folks who aren't terribly computer savvy (So.. theoretically not Slashdot)

Go get "Never 10" freeware from GRC... it uses the officially Microsoft sanctioned means of permanently disabling the whole "Get Windows 10" stuff

This is a good option for "mom support"

For those willing to muck about in the registry:

Open Regedit, navigate to the following key.


Important: If that key doesn't exist, you'll need to create it.

Create a DWORD value called DisableOSUpgrade and set it to 1

There's also a good quick and dirty:

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