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Comment: ScanCafe (Score 1) 130

by 605dave (#47847731) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

I tried capturing boxes of old tapes, and gave up because it was so time consuming. So I sent a box to ScanCafe (who had done great work scanning tons of old pics), and they did a really good job. Yes I could have done it myself, but yes I am glad that I sent it to them,

And no I am not a ScanCafe rep, or have any interest in promoting them. I just had a good experience.

Comment: Multicast (Score 1) 361

by 605dave (#46275159) Attached to: Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

It's wrong to say the internet wasn't engineered to deliver video, it was. Multicast

Unfortunately for this to work seamlessly service providers and backbones would have to implement the standard protocol. This would enable streaming what we currently consider cable TV much easier. It does not solve on demand problems, but would create a similar experience to current viewing habits.

But I don't see it ever happening, because if you are in the business of selling data you don't want to make delivering data exponentially more efficient.

Comment: Run away! (Score 4, Informative) 405

by 605dave (#46034275) Attached to: Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service

I am currently in the process of moving over 100 domains away from NetSol to Hover. I'd used NetSol since I started getting domains in the 90s, but it has changed from a trusted institution on the web into a scam. Everything is an up sell, and everything is designed to confuse you into buying things you don't need. One personal example. Last year I set up a client on a basic WordPress account, but later wanted to move the domain. They would not let us access the .db file until we upgraded the account. They wouldn't give us our own data!

So now I am going to through the multi-stage process of moving all these domains, waiting days for each authorization code. These guys are crooks, so stay the fuck away from ever doing business with them. And if you have domains there, run away!!!

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe