So, that means it would also f**k up my Dropbox stuff?
It's not a good thing. If bitcoin truly does threaten TPTB, they can and will squash it. Yes, I know there will also be criminals using it for Silk Road, money laundering, and tax evasion, but as a legitimate currency, it will be dead.
I don't like coming home to a cold house. With a Goog-thermostat, I could turn the heat up when I leave work so it will be warm when I get home.
A more dangerous cyber threat would be malware that collects all the users personal information and stores it until the malware writer is ready to use it against the victim.
What's funny is, I used to hear that if you DLd from pirates, you risked viruses. Then came Sony.
I still have pay TV, and probably will for awhile longer, but the handwriting is clear. Every year, I find regular TV to get worse. The ads drive me nuts, and I hate it when a show I like goes on hiatus for a few months. I'm watching more on Netflix, and less on regular TV. Eventually, either Netflix will get good enough for me to cut the cord, or TV will piss me off enough to do so.
I've never gotten into binge watching. I'd usually rather watch one show, then take a break and watch something else, and go back to the first series later. However, I do enjoy dumping the commercials. All things being equal, I'd rather watch Netflix, without ads, than regular TV, even with the ability to FF past the offensive ads.
One of my peeves is when I watch an old show, some of it gets cut because there are more commercials than when the show originally aired.
One of the sites I visit is known for timing out. I'm always seeing someone post "WTF, I just lost a 20 page post", following by a dozen people saying "Write it in Word/Notepad next time".
Nope. I can put specific items in my blue recycling bin, but CFL's aren't on the list.
I thought a lot of the improvement in modern cars is because the Asians and Europeans were producing superior cars, and the Americans had to get better or go broke, as people were willing to pay higher prices for cars that didn't suck.
I do, however, agree that having a few big companies agree not to improve their crap is a very bad thing for the consumer.
Which supports the claims that both parties are really the same.
Even with Tivo, it might take a few seconds to grab the remote and skip past those SOBs, and those few seconds, it can still blare at you.
It could still be an issue. I don't know how close those community boxes will be. If they're a few houses down, you might be right. If they're farther, someone who can live independently but is old, might have trouble. I drive my mom to the grocery store weekly, but she's used to getting her mail daily.
Navigation is distracting. Navigation now is less distracting. Both in the past and now, if you have a passenger you should let them navigate / be in charge of messing with the gps.
I agree. However, letting my GF navigate while I'm driving has frequently gotten us lost.