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  • simian commented on Tested: Overcast Podcast App for iOS

    One of these days I'll find a decent cross platform podcast client that syncs subscriptions but also remembers the last position so I can resume on any device... *sssssiiiigh*

  • simian commented on Jibo Puts a Friendly Face on Home Robotics

    @Vetterli: I imagine it's something like this:

    http://blog.cremationsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/hologram-Funerals.jpg

  • simian commented on Hands-On with Nvidia's Shield Tablet

    Seems more compelling than the Shield but makes wonder what Nvidia's update plan is for the OS. I could overlook laggy updates for the Shield since it's a dedicated device but as a tablet I would definitely need to know their Android L plans before considering it.

  • simian commented on Show and Tell: Favorite Slim Wallet

    Once when I had more money than sense I bought a crazy expensive Porter wallet for $200. I've had it for about 6 year now it's held up pretty well despite me cramming too much into it. The finish on the nylon has developed a nice wear on it as well with no sign of giving out.

    http://store.suru-la.com/products/porter-capsule-wallet-style-no-555-06439-orange

  • simian commented on Google Play App Roundup: Notific, Fish Out of Water, and Magic 2015

    I've been playing the bejeez out of Solforge since it finally hit Android but they really need to re-think the UI for mobile vs PC. I might give Magic another try though I only sort of enjoyed my time with it on PC.

  • simian commented on Google Play App Roundup: QCast Music, Leo's Fortune, and Lost Toys

    Leo's Fortune really surprised me with the performance, even on my N4. Totally worth the $2.99.

  • simian commented on Tested In-Depth: OnePlus One Android Smartphone

    Seeing as my phone is what I use on my 30 minutes walk commute (plus jogging when I have the time) this seems like a baaaaad fit for me. Too bad since I was pretty excited when I heard about an 'official' CM phone.

  • simian commented on Tested In-Depth: OnePlus One Android Smartphone

    HA! Norm saying 'OK Google' caused my phone to launch the Google voice search.

  • simian commented on Google Play App Roundup: Cyanogen Gallery, 99 Bricks Wizard Academy, and Blek

    Blek looks like it might be better on a N7 then a phone screen. Luckily, I have just such an device beside me.

  • simian commented on Mr & Mrs. Smith, Part 3 - 07/03/2014

    Yay! This cast is as near and dear to my heart as the Dadcast.

  • simian commented on Where is the content? What happened to the user base?

    @ajw0512 said:

    I'm a software tester in the real world and one of the constant battles for my department, being part of a small company, is getting that point across, that good testing with real results takes time. Myself, I'd much rather have a few articles posted a day, with some absolutely stellar reviews and some great videos then a flood of mediocre content. I've never finished a video or article on Tested and said to myself "well that was a waste of 15 minutes."

    Side note:

    @will said:

    taking mandated sexual harassment classes...

    I can only imagine Will, Norm, and Joey sitting in the front conference room with a guy going over sexual harassment policy looking confused and a bit bored, and it's hilarious. The role playing exercises would be priceless.

    "Joey, How does it make YOU feel when Norm objectifies you?"

  • simian commented on Tested In-Depth: Pebble Steel Smart Watch

    I'm tempted but not sure if it's $250 tempted yet. I do enjoy me a good watch though.

  • simian commented on Google Play App Roundup: Reddit Offline, Warhammer 40k: Carnage, and Fluid SE

    Stupid double post.

  • simian commented on Google Play App Roundup: Reddit Offline, Warhammer 40k: Carnage, and Fluid SE

    Hrm I do love me some Warhammer 40k...

  • simian commented on Thinking of replacing my HTPC with a NUC

    @eldergeek said:

    @simian said:

    @eldergeek: hehe thanks but I've been a Linux\Solaris sysadmin for near 15 years so my problem isn't with Linux itself, just that almost all desktop distros have some sort of 'quirk' that ends with my crawling through forums to find drivers, kernel modules, libraries to get something working. I generally try to not emulate my work life in my non-work life ;)

    Is it bad that it's part of the bit of linux use I enjoy? Does that make me a masochist?

    Nah back when I had more time (single, no family, no baby) I'd spend hours tweaking and finding obscure patched libraries to video working or IR receivers to detect a certain remote but alas, my time these days is pretty limited.

  • simian commented on Episode 262 - Fire Pun - 6/19/2014

    Edge of Tomorrow is based on a Japanese novel called 'All You Need Is Kill', which wasn't too bad a read but not particularly deep. The manga came later.

  • simian commented on Living with Photography: Testing the Sony a6000

    @norman said:

    @mclaren777: ah! i knew you would back the EOS M. sticking to your guns :)

    EOS M 4 LIF.

    With the adapter it's almost a no-brainer if you've got a large Canon glass collection.

  • simian commented on Thinking of replacing my HTPC with a NUC

    @eldergeek: hehe thanks but I've been a Linux\Solaris sysadmin for near 15 years so my problem isn't with Linux itself, just that almost all desktop distros have some sort of 'quirk' that ends with my crawling through forums to find drivers, kernel modules, libraries to get something working. I generally try to not emulate my work life in my non-work life ;)

  • simian commented on Thinking of replacing my HTPC with a NUC

    I came close to pulling the trigger on a NUC earlier this year but decided to hold off for the time being since wasn't critical and the Boxee is still chugging along. My plan was to get pick up a decent spec'd NUC, run Windows 8.1 and run XBMC over top. That way the option to run Steam is there without having to wrestle with a Linux desktop headache.

  • simian commented on Google Play App Roundup: 1Password, Kiwanuka, and Great Little War Game 2

    During the last great security breach I opted to buy 1Password which I assumed would carry over to this version. I'll be surprised if I need to shell out more money what essentially is an updated UI to replace the HORRENDOUS one that existed before.