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Signed On Jun 29, 2005, 17:37
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: PS4 video experince Jun 28, 2017, 14:55 swedishfriend
Before, advertising was at the top and you had to scroll past it to get to the apps that you actually wanted. Now the apps you want are at the top with the advertising underneath so it is a minor improvement I would say.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization May 20, 2017, 13:34 swedishfriend
Why is Apple's name all over this when it was the batteries that broke? What brand of batteries were they and why have they not taken responsibility?

If someone made exploding car batteries you would not be talking about the brand of the car the person put the battery into more than the brand of the exploding batteries...
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse May 4, 2017, 11:48 swedishfriend
Re: satellite questions...
1. The costs / benefits have been carefully calculated.

2. Timetable is 30 years to get the whole network up. Much sooner there will be enough satellites in the cluster to do worldwide backbone. Personal expensive worldwide connectivity will follow and then it will get cheaper as the cluster gets more filled in.

3. This is about showing it can be done and to raise money for the mars city. Elon has directly expressed that he was looking for ways to raise enough money to build and populate a city on mars and building this global network is one of the answers as to how he can raise that money.

4. this platform is designed to be cheap and easily replaceable and redundant. The older satellites will be replaced when technology gets better and cheaper and failures are easily worked around as the system is designed to be a cluster where components are constantly being replaced and updated as needed. We are talking mass manufactured small satellites that can be put into orbit in great numbers for each rocket launch.

Edit: Oh, and they are in a different, lower, orbit from most satellites. Hence you get lower latency but you need more satellites for worldwide coverage.
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Apr 7, 2017, 11:38 swedishfriend
There is a windows store? Why would anyone use that to begin with?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 23, 2017, 12:12 swedishfriend
It is amazing that they are admitting it was a design problem along with the manufacturing problems. They handled every step of this as best they could it would seem to me. Other than the rushing of a new design with new manufacturing process so that it was not tested well enough. That part they really messed up. Everything after that, great!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 23, 2016, 10:36 swedishfriend
Apparently the hackers are only claiming to be able to get into the entertainment systems to change what the passengers see on their screens and possibly get some personal info if they used the systems to pay for things. Jumping from there to the aircraft control systems is a flight of fancy which seems highly unlikely to be true.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2016, 14:07 swedishfriend
A fast charger is nowhere near the cost of the car that is just wrong (you are off by an order of magnitude). Charging stations seem to exist in many parking lots attached to big big stores or shopping centers and malls. Electricity is already available all those places and companies make money selling electricity at charging stations so why would these stations not spread along with demand?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2016, 13:57 swedishfriend
That chevy starts at 37500. Not "sub $30,000". The $7500 tax credit is not money they give you but can only be subtracted from your tax liability so if you do not owe more than $7500 then you do not get those savings. Most families looking for a reasonably priced car will not benefit from that tax credit.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2016, 23:34 swedishfriend
99% of posts are not news so does that mean that all news stories on FB are false?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 14, 2016, 23:30 swedishfriend
The noise from the tires is already much louder than the engine noise in many modern gasoline cars. When I am out walking I often hear the tire noise without ever hearing the engine of cars that are close.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 4, 2016, 11:46 swedishfriend
Suing the government because of rules that private companies enforce on their private platforms... New level of stupid? They want the government to interfere with private entities in order to stop the exercise of free speech that the private companies are engaging in... to protect free speech?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2016, 12:40 swedishfriend
Apparently phones cannot be looked at without a warrant. Great for privacy protections.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 19, 2016, 09:15 swedishfriend
My T-mobile plan seems intact. $30 per month truly unlimited data (5GB high speed) and texts with 100 minutes of talk. Lots of streaming services do not count towards the 5GB high speed limit at all... I hope I can keep it.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 19, 2016, 09:04 swedishfriend
He is not saying there will be no more consoles, just that the new ones will be compatible with the older ones. So no clean breaks from one generation to the next...  
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News Comments > Major Hyperdrift League Demo
2. Re: Major Hyperdrift League Demo Aug 15, 2016, 18:40 swedishfriend
Holy crap that game needs a ton of work. Shiny graphics but everything else is bad or broken and that is in their own trailer.  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 25, 2016, 00:56 swedishfriend
Music creation is huge on iOS devices. Bluetooth introduces huge latency. Headphone jacks are already part of devices that are too thin to be practical and all the other parts in phones get smaller so I don't see space as a real consideration.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
19. Re: Ban White Trucks!!! Jul 2, 2016, 20:23 swedishfriend
Tesla cars have logged over 130 million miles in autopilot mode with 1 fatality. Human drivers in the USA average 1 death per 94 million miles so even though this is a beta test it is still safer than human drivers.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 7, 2014, 14:08 swedishfriend
Beamer wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 10:58:
NegaDeath wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 10:30:
Well shit look at that, piracy is down. And not because of their legal goons suing grandmothers. It's almost like customers wanted distribution schemes that match the modern age rather than just having to pirate stuff or buy discs. Weird.

Yeah, but that's a hollow victory. That means that, in order to stop piracy, they had to give it away for free. Which is basically what Spotify is. No one makes money via Spotify, not even Spotify, though they make more than the labels or artists do.

It isn't a very good solution if you want to make money off of music. Having a high percentage pirate and a small percentage buy was probably more profitable.

That said, I love Spotify.

Good thing people are spending more than ever to buy music. I gave up on Spotify as music I was looking for wasn't on there and more is disappearing. There is probably 100 times as many artists who can make a living off of their music since filesharing came along. More money is being spent on buying music while the top 40 suffers. This means a great democratization of spending on music is happening as money is spread out to many more artists.
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 8, 2014, 11:34 swedishfriend
In the past theaters would lower prices to get more people in the door. Now they just keep raising prices. People have less money to spend now than 10-15 years ago but ticket prices have doubled. Makes no sense to me. Most of the ticket money goes to the studio anyways, why would the theater not focus on getting as many people through the door as possible? If the studios charge too much for new releases, use older 3D films that are known to be good as half of your line-up. Most of the people I know are just starting to get interested in 3D movies because they are figuring out the difference between films that were shot stereoscopically and those that were converted. I have seen Avatar and Brave in 3D and all others I am staying away from until I have a way of watching them in 3D the way they were shot. 3D is just starting to be accepted but people are talking like the fad is over...  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 7, 2014, 14:13 swedishfriend
Flappy birds took two months to slowly climb the charts. I absolutely remember hearing about this game on podcasts towards the end of last year because people and especially their kids were playing it. Two months is plenty of time for word of mouth to spread especially among kids. His other games rose up the charts after the success of Flappy Birds which makes sense if real people liked his game and checked out his older games. Either he mimicked real traffic perfectly and somehow made people on podcasts think it was popular before it was at the top or it is real traffic.  
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