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Big John

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1080p / 60 fps production confirmed for ESPN's new L.A. studio (Engadget HD)

May 5th 2009 10:25PM I don't get it. Blu-Ray isn't the standard, 1080p@60 is the standard. Just because BD tops up at 1080i@60 doesn't mean that no one can go above 1080i@60

Denny's and IHOP take back breakfast (Slashfood)

Aug 16th 2008 3:05PM IHOP needs to get their customer service in line first. I don't know if it's just a Michigan IHOP thing or what, but every IHOP has awful service. 10 minutes to come and get my drink order? Over a half hour on a Wednesday afternoon to get a couple pancakes and eggs? Ridiculous. I never think of IHOP as a "to go" place.

Dear Auntie TUAW: Did I overstep my data limits? (TUAW.com)

Aug 14th 2008 7:36PM Yeah they can!

Do you plan to cancel your 3G service tomorrow? (TUAW.com)

Aug 12th 2008 12:29PM It's only "more stable" in your eyes because of the incredibly small amount of programs available. These folks are writing code that has to work flawlessly because of all the little hacks and hooks it has to use. An update breaks the whole system, and it starts over again.

No thanks. I'll trust Apple's engineers over 3rd party hackers any day.

Also, please note that I'm not using hackers in a derogatory sense. I just want to point out the sort of work that has to go into jailbreaking, pwning or whatever you want to call it.

Do you plan to cancel your 3G service tomorrow? (TUAW.com)

Aug 11th 2008 6:39PM No, I don't want to make my phone contingent on a bunch of hackers scrambling every time Apple pushes out a small update.

diNovo Edge Mac vs. PC (Engadget)

Aug 9th 2008 11:10AM Don't bother with the Logitech drivers, they're extremely buggy. Do a quick Google for "logitech os x driver problem" and you'll see a good number of pages about issues.

Instead try USB Overdrive (http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverdrive/Information.html). It's donationware, and only has a dialogue box with no wait time on boot if you really don't want to pay. Gives you far more flexibility.

Colleges throwing in high-def amenities to lure in millennials (Engadget HD)

Aug 9th 2008 10:20AM Access to better cable/satellite I understand. The dorm cable was awful. We had like 10 incarnations of MTV and each one made me want to gouge out my eyes. That's why, for a time, I ended up pirating a lot of TV in college. We did have a movie channel that we would get some decent flicks on (Anchorman like six months after it was in theaters) but the quality was for shit -- and this was on my crappy little SDTV.

However, PROVIDING HDTVs for students? That's getting a bit ridiculous. I'd wager their tuition or housing rates went up anywhere from 4-10% this year, and that's where some of the money went. I went to a state university and it was costing upwards of $8,000 per semester for housing, a meal plan and tuition and they kept REMOVING services.

Colleges throwing in high-def amenities to lure in millennials (Engadget HD)

Aug 9th 2008 10:17AM That's great, the opinion of two people really does define an entire educational system.

Yes, most undergrad programs and universities are designed to extract as much money as possible. I just had to pay my state university $1200 from an outstanding bill due August 1st... that they will turn around and give back to me August 18th. They're going to make interest on it and give it right back to me.

However, just because the administrative end of the university works that way does *not* mean that the mindset of the entire system is how you so lovingly define as "swindling". Good people exist and often make up the majority of faculty and staff. To me, it sounds like you're just bitter for some reason and while it sucks you had a bad experience, the sweeping generalization you just made has no place here.

Colleges throwing in high-def amenities to lure in millennials (Engadget HD)

Aug 9th 2008 10:14AM Why? It's a commonly accepted word to define a generation. Should gen-x be outlawed as well?

Dear Auntie TUAW: AppStore Rejection (TUAW.com)

Aug 8th 2008 11:50PM Another Friday night, another awful writing job by Erica.