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Comment: Re:Hipsterism at its finest (worst?) (Score 1) 269

Nice rant about hipsters, but do you have any actual arguments against what Greenpeace is saying?

Given he felt he had to invoke the same angry and vague rant five slightly different ways - and even numbered them for some bizarre reason - it's obvious he does not.

Comment: Re: Clever editors. (Score 2, Informative) 269

So you have no idea if it's true, and you haven't bothered to check - or you just made it up and figured you'd throw it out there anonymously because hey, this is Slashdot and there are always at least a few guys of most any political bent willing to run with absurd stories.

Don't be lazy - if you have evidence, at least post a link so people can discuss it.

Comment: Mine is different than my wife's (Score 1) 101

by 93 Escort Wagon (#47534037) Attached to: What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

I'm up near 100% - assuming I can include my ripped movies and TV shows, which are "streamed" from my media server (an old Powerbook) to my television. If not, I'm still in the 60-80% bracket. My daughter's taste in movies and TV shows is similar to mine, and so she has pretty much the same viewing habits.

I'm not at 100% because we still watch (via Tivo) a few old TV shows - e.g. Hogan's Heroes and Seinfeld - that aren't always available via the streaming options I've got.

My wife, though, still watches a fair bit of network television - mainly those gosh-awful police procedurals and medical dramas. Some of those are watched on her iPad via the particular network's app, but most are Tivo'ed and watched that way.

Comment: Re:Data will be anonymous? (Score 1) 120

by 93 Escort Wagon (#47533949) Attached to: Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human

While I believe your statement to be true, I think given Google's history and business model it's unwise to assume the risks to the health data that'll be collected come only from government entities. And actually, the thought that the government might get at my health history through this doesn't particularly bother me since they likely already have acquired it legitimately for various reasons.

But Google could easily spin the "limited to medical and health purposes" to include health- and medical-related companies that pay them to serve you targeted ads, based on the data they "anonymously" have linked to you. It's how their overall ad system already functions. And if Google didn't see the potential for them to profit by this, they wouldn't be doing it in the first place.

Comment: Re:At fucking last (Score 2) 194

by 93 Escort Wagon (#47515301) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Always really preview before clicking submit.

Can we finally use the the <video> tag with H.264 files and just forget about the rest?

No, since Firefox is currently limiting the use of this plugin to WebRTC - which basically means it's not available for anything actual users want to do, such as watch html5 video.

Comment: Re:Trusting a binary from Cisco (Score 0) 194

by 93 Escort Wagon (#47515159) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Even though the codec source code is available, it is compiled by Cisco and provided to Mozilla. Something in me doesn't 100% trust that Cisco won't use this as an opportunity to put hidden spyware on everyone's computers.

I don't believe "everyone" is using Firefox these days - quite the opposite. So most of us aren't going to lose any sleep over this possibility.

Comment: I doubt most people care (Score 5, Interesting) 350

Most of the Netflix subscribers I know (including myself) are paying that monthly fee mainly for the privilege of having that red mailer sit on the shelf next to the TV and gather dust.

In any case, I doubt the typical Netflix subscriber will think this change impacts them in any significant way.

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