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Re: Judge to deliver verdict Sunday in Ohio rape case - http://www.cnn.com/2013...
"so if you jaywalk then some driver should feel fine about running you over?" - offbeatmammal
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Re: Judge to deliver verdict Sunday in Ohio rape case - http://www.cnn.com/2013...
"'"No pictures should have been sent out, let alone been taken," he said.' ... so he has remorse for being caught, not the act." - offbeatmammal
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Re: Cardinals convene for 2nd day of conclave to pick next pope - http://www.cnn.com/2013...
"How is "natural family planning" any different in result from birth control? In both cases the participants are making a choice (with some degree of reliability) as to the outcome. The Church only wants new fodder for the mill no matter what the cost to the planet... let's see them take care of the people who are already here before getting all holier than though and birthing more kids into misery, starvation and abuse." - offbeatmammal
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Re: What comes after Facebook? - http://threads2.scripting.com/2013...
"certainly not dissing Diaspora (or acqui-hire unless that leaves folks in the lurch). I've been playing with Diaspora and App.Net but, unlike G+ which has the weight of Google behind it and will succeed the challenge is getting momentum that will enable the switch. I was a very early G+ adopter but only now am I seeing enough folks active there for it to become a regular stopping place... Diaspora and AdN simply don't feel like they have the trajectory (though I would *love* to be proven wrong)" - offbeatmammal
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Re: What comes after Facebook? - http://threads2.scripting.com/2013...
"Isn't that what diaspora promised and ... So far has been underwhelming. I like the idea but at the same time fear the fate of niche platforms that require time and creative investment and then pivot or aquhire (posterous I am looking at you!)" - offbeatmammal
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Re: GoBank: It’s a Real Bank, and It’s Made by Real Internet People - http://allthingsd.com/2013011...
"how is this different (or better) than Simple or my existing Credit Union? unless the interest rate and/or cashbacks or some other end of month/year bottom line are better for me ... where's the value? not trying to be snarky but we need real change not another bank with a nice app" - offbeatmammal
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Re: Microsoft confirms Messenger will be retired and users migrated to Skype on March 15 - http://thenextweb.com/microso...
"The biggest problem for me is that the user experience in this new combined world sucks (unless they're also releasing a significant upgrade to the current mess). In Messenger I could sort contacts by groups, by active/inactive etc and I had the ability to maintain separate visibility between Skype and Messenger. Now in the new world I have Skype, Messenger and (for some reason I can't figure out how to turn off) Facebook contacts all in one mess and no sense of control. Ironically I'm finding GTalk and Hangouts (and G+) to be a bit of an island of sanity from all this so hopefully they're thinking about the experience and not making this a "here ya go, it's free and we really don't care if it sucks" reason to jump ship" - offbeatmammal
offbeatmammal
Re: Microsoft confirms Messenger will be retired and users migrated to Skype on March 15 - https://thenextweb.com/microso...
"The biggest problem for me is that the user experience in this new combined world sucks (unless they're also releasing a significant upgrade to the current mess). In Messenger I could sort contacts by groups, by active/inactive etc and I had the ability to maintain separate visibility between Skype and Messenger. Now in the new world I have Skype, Messenger and (for some reason I can't figure out how to turn off) Facebook contacts all in one mess and no sense of control. Ironically I'm finding GTalk and Hangouts (and G+) to be a bit of an island of sanity from all this so hopefully they're thinking about the experience and not making this a "here ya go, it's free and we really don't care if it sucks" reason to jump ship" - offbeatmammal
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Re: Remote Desktop with Raspberry Pi - .NET Blog - http://www.jeremymorgan.com/tutoria...
"works really well (RDP Client from a Mac) although weirdly while Midori works Chromium doesn't render on the remote machine (though when I came back to the rPi there was a bunch of Chromium windows open!)" - offbeatmammal
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Re: Speaker Boehner: 2013 Must Be About Cutting Spending and Reforming the Tax Code - http://www.speaker.gov/press-r...
"Both sides of the fence should be ashamed of their track record in the last few years. Political brinkmanship by the 1% has destroyed any faith in the Government of this country, and is making it a laughing stock overseas. in 2013 lets hope that the 113th Congress is capable of remembering why they are there - not to line their own pockets; not to pork barrel their supporters; not to bow to the will (and the dollars) of lobbyists; not to appease the radicals... they are there to serve the people of America. The voters, the tax payers, the sons and daughters of the nation who have trusted their elected officials with the task of guiding this ship. When men and women who are made for life after their tenure juggle with the future of the citizens they are supposed to serve and risk the health and wealth of the entire nation to appease fiscal and religious extremists then they have failed. I am hoping that in the months to come we will see the rhetoric reduced, the theatrics muted and..." - offbeatmammal
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Re: Twitter-owned Posterous finally lets users export their data – will it now close down in 2013? - http://thenextweb.com/in...
"I do hope they keep it going. it's actually a really nice platform with some cool features, though I have to wonder what the clash with Medium is going to be. If it does go away, even with an export capability it's going to be sucky... sure, I can probably re-host the content but it's yet another transition for my blog... I worry that the lack of permanence, with services shuttering that users will get headshy and stop creating/posting on communities and platforms and either assume everything is ephemeral or go back to really simple self hosted solutions" - offbeatmammal
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Re: Twitter-owned Posterous finally lets users export their data – will it now close down in 2013? - https://thenextweb.com/insider...
"I do hope they keep it going. it's actually a really nice platform with some cool features, though I have to wonder what the clash with Medium is going to be. If it does go away, even with an export capability it's going to be sucky... sure, I can probably re-host the content but it's yet another transition for my blog... I worry that the lack of permanence, with services shuttering that users will get headshy and stop creating/posting on communities and platforms and either assume everything is ephemeral or go back to really simple self hosted solutions" - offbeatmammal
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Re: MobileDay on Android Now Supports One-Touch into WebEx, GoToMeeting and Skype Mobile Meetings - http://mobileday.com/feature...
"oh, and I know there's only a dozen users but any plans for a Windows Phone edition?" - offbeatmammal
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Re: MobileDay on Android Now Supports One-Touch into WebEx, GoToMeeting and Skype Mobile Meetings - http://mobileday.com/feature...
"if I have a conf invite that simply says "Conf ID: 97012345" in the location (ie I need to dial 97012345# after dialling in) but doesn't include the conference number options can I specify some options to be prompted with (eg the 1800... or the +44800... numbers that my company use)" - offbeatmammal
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Re: Free Giveaway: Win A New Slingbox 350 – The True TV Everywhere Device - http://blog.streamingmedia.com/the_bus...
"I hope I win. My wife hopes I don't get yet another box to run cables to :)" - offbeatmammal
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Re: Free Giveaway: Win A New Slingbox 350 – The True TV Everywhere Device - http://blog.streamingmedia.com/2012...
"I hope I win. My wife hopes I don't get yet another box to run cables to :)" - offbeatmammal
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Re: ‘Creepy Cameraman’ pushes limits of public surveillance — a glimpse of the future? - http://www.geekwire.com/2012...
"Wonder how pissed off he'd be if when his little experiment is over someone starts following him around in public and sticking a camera in his face when he just wants a quiet smoke or a coffee. There's a degree of intrusive behavior in what he's doing that goes way beyond a simple pole mounted camera" - offbeatmammal
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"the device targeting goes beyond simple screen sizes. it lets me decide that I want to keep the original Gingerbread app for the 1st gen Fire, and create a new ICS based and optimized app for the new Fire and FireHDs that takes advantage of density pixel layouts and hardware acceleration etc as well as replacing the Flash video in the original app with HLS in the new one. For my customers it means that they go to the app store and see one title and get the right binary whichever device they are on." - offbeatmammal
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Re: Microsoft Avoided Billions in U.S. Tax, Senate Memo Says - http://www.bloomberg.com/news...
"the tax system is riddled with loopholes - just look at how/where Romney and others hide their millions. rather than call out companies that are taking advantage of the loopholes (MS always makes a good headline, but what about Apple, Google and Facebook as well as others not from the tech world) why isn't the focus on simply closing the loopholes to ensure that there is no advantage in playing these games and companies and millionaires both contribute in relation to the size of their coffers.... if they don't like it then they can relocate to one of these tax havens and see how that works out for them" - offbeatmammal
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Re: T-Mobile Launches Big Push to Get Customers to Bring Their Own iPhone - http://allthingsd.com/2012091...
"while I'd love to do this (with a Lumia 800 not an iPhone, but same issue) the fact that T-Mobile are being totally opaque about their roll-out plans is frustrating me to the point that I'll probably leave (contract expires in a few weeks) before they get their act together - they're not the cheapest and they're not offering the best service. If they could even come clean about their roll-out dates and locations they'd do a lot more good than randomly trying to drum up some noise in the press about how they love the iPhone" - offbeatmammal
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Re: T-Mobile CTO Says Network Will Be “Should Be Ready” For iPhone Users By Fourth Quarter - http://www.tmonews.com/2012...
"sitting here (not so patiently) waiting for this to have any impact... I really want to move from my (pretty old) T-Mo G2 to the Lumia 800 I've been using in Europe and Asia but the lack of transparency from T-Mo as to what they're doing and when is killing me. Would it hurt for them to put a date on when I can expect it in WA? I don't really understand why it all takes so long anyway. sadly the more they drag their heels the closer we get to contract renewal for not only me but the rest of the family and if T-Mo are still not rolled out then we're going Virgin or Ting or one of the other options" - offbeatmammal
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Re: How To Make SkyDrive Sync A Part Of Your Everyday Life Between The Cloud Windows Phone, And Windows Computers - http://www.wingadgetnews.com/skydriv...
"In Win8 I have the Skydrive app in Metro, but it doesn't appear to sync documents to my desktop Skydrive directory (or show anything there at all) - any pointers, suggestions or tips (I used to use Mesh and then on Win7 the Skydrive app... do I need that running as well as the Metro app?)" - offbeatmammal
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Re: Upload and resize and image in ASP.NET - http://blog.offbeatmammal.com/post...
"FWIW I've pushed this to GitHib at  https://github.com/Offbeat... please feel free to contribute and help improve / maintain things there..." - offbeatmammal
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Re: Joy, skepticism at immigration policy move - http://www.cnn.com/2012...
"Ask someone on H1-B or applying for a Green Card with an I-140 but thanks to EB-3 processing another 5 years to wait (while I pay taxes) about "no taxation without representation" Watching illegals jump the queue when I have gone through labor certification and jumped other hoops is just adding insult to injury. Less politics, more compassion would be nice but as there is not capital to be gained from treating us better there will be a lot of words, but no action" - offbeatmammal
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Re: Joy, skepticism at immigration policy move - http://www.cnn.com/2012...
"So illegals get a "free pass" yet those doing it the legit way via Green Card application get stuck in a multi year process. Some days I think my daughter would be better off if we went to Mexico for a holiday and then just skipped back over the border and at least got her an EAD rather than leave her stuck another 5 years in limbo..." - offbeatmammal
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Re: Stephen, I’m Putting You On Notice! | MIT Admissions - http://mitadmissions.org/blogs...
"It's LEGO not LEGOS. Really, if that's the quality of research from MIT I'm glad I went to a community college ;) Seriously though awesome job on highlighting something that isn't a joking matter in a very clever way" - offbeatmammal
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Re: 1.7.0rc1 Released - http://phonegap.com/2012...
"what sort of delay will we expect between new releases here (the RC and then GA) and the runtime being available on build?" - offbeatmammal
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Re: 1.7.0rc1 Released - http://localhost/2012...
"what sort of delay will we expect between new releases here (the RC and then GA) and the runtime being available on build?" - offbeatmammal
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Re: This Is What a Kickstarter Scam Looks Like | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0. - http://www.betabeat.com/2012...
"luckily, as I understand it, with a Kickstarter project if they don't reach their funding then the backers cards are not charged so no-one loses out (apart from Kickstarter who have to deal with the bad PR) I guess with a lot of these things it's hard to do due diligence, or know who should be doing it. I've backed 3 projects so far and had a (great) 100% success rate but I make sure I read up and check references before committing but you never know" - offbeatmammal
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Re: The Rise Of Consumer Centric Healthcare - http://www.avc.com/a_vc...
"the sooner politicians get no more than the median service of their constituents as part of their "package" and only for the period of their term the better. they are making decisions that have no impact on their lives while enjoying - at tax payers expense - the best the country has to offer. this isn't a dig at either side of the race. Healthcare is just one of many places they have lost their way" - offbeatmammal
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