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Comment Re:AirPlay, iBooks, Game Center, and more DRM (Score 1, Troll) 244

AirPlay? No.

Can't stream local media. Can't use local wifi - creates its own hotspot. HDMI + USB.

May appeal to the geek, but Mom ain't ever going to figure this one out.

You connect to it using a hotspot and the connect it to your local wifi... Maybe read before you troll?

Comment Re:Your tax dollars at work... (Score 1) 812

Re: gun control have a look at a few quotes.

One of my favourites, due to it's simplicity and honesty (rare for a politician) is

"Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal."

Janet Reno U.S. Attorney General 1993-12-10

I cannot find this quote on anywhere but obviously right-wing pro-gun biased website.

Comment Re:It's like this. (Score 1) 878

There is also the unnecessary capitalization of words because people think they're acronyms: I see "WEB" and "FOB" (access tokens) all the time.

Seeing as fob actually is a acronym (frequency operated button) it probably can be FOB or fob.

Comment Re:In that case... (Score 5, Informative) 648

USENET it is.

XBMC - Or other HTPC

If you can get these 5 things working together (it isn't hard trust me) you never need cable again (unless you're a sports fan which I am). Completely automated, maxes out your internet connection and can be completely SSL. All for around $10-15 a month.

Comment Re:Trying to do too much (Score 1) 753

I'd already have switched to Chrome if not for FF's Live Bookmarks. Reading a bunch of different sites, multiple times a day it makes for an easy scan of story titles to see if anything is worth looking at. Otherwise I'd switched long ago and was sad Chrome didn't come with it. I don't want to manage a dedicated app.

Mod parent up. Live bookmarks is the only reason i still use FF and the chrome apps that attempt to replicate come close but aren't there. Should have been in Chrome since version 4...

Comment Re:Whelp (Score 1, Funny) 303

We'll trade you the Stanley Cup for a discount.

Wow, the Boston Bruins have more Canadian players than any other team in the league (other than san jose). In fact, there are many more Americans playing for the Vancouver Canucks than there are on the Boston Bruins.

So shut the fuck up.

1993! That was the last time Canada won the Cup. Who cares what nationality the players are the cup is in Boston now and Chicago last year!

So why don't you shut the fuck up and go burn some cars or something.

Comment Re:TrueCrypt (Score 1) 482

Well, considering you entered your password into a public-facing website, just to test how secure it is, the answer is...

Your password is not very secure at all.

Yes because they will now go to every dropbox account looking for keepass files, find mine and use my password on it.

Comment Re:Once again... (Score 1) 146

Who is flashing their phone if they aren't computer literate. I don't know anyone that has modded their phone other than me that isn't nerdy already. Mom and Pop seem pretty safe from this.

Rooting an Android phone (or an iPhone) doesn't take a whole lot of computer savvy. Basically it's script kiddie level - 1. So, you might THINK you know a lot about computers and ROMS and whatnot, but you might not keep up on the security aspect. You might not be the most discerning of people when it comes to a 'neat' app. Further, as the malware designers get more sophisticated, it will be harder to tease out a reputable developer from some jackass trying to screw you. There will be some 'survival of the fittest' selection here and the vast majority of users that don't root their phones won't have many problems, but there the malware authors think there is enough of a market to spend the time to hack at the platform.

Apparently your reading level is elementary school -1...

We aren't talking about rooting or jail breaking a phone here. This is completely changing the operating system on your phone. It requires quite a bit more time and effort than rooting your phone. Most people who are changing the ROMs on their phones know what they are doing. Only something like 500k use CM which is a tiny fraction of the android user base.

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