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Comment: Re:Seriously (Score 1) 422

by BMonger (#27242781) Attached to: Did Bat Hitch a Ride To Space On Discovery?

As for the idea of contaminating something like Mars and having it end up overrun with earth bacteria, I guess it's impossible to prove that it couldn't happen, but I don't it's very likely. Mars is more like the earth than anywhere else in the solar system, but it's still very different. You might be able to find a few organisms here that could potentially survive on Mars, but it's doubtful that any would thrive, particularly to the point of overrunning the planet.

I hope you don't have to eat those words when our giant bat overlords come back down in 30 years.

Comment: Re:No Ads (Score 3, Insightful) 375

by BMonger (#26916345) Attached to: Boxee Drops Hulu Support
Boxee plays the ads. Boxee goes directly to Hulu to get the content whereas I think XBMC is served from your computer which goes to Hulu. Not to familiar with XBMC myself though. Regardless the worst part is is that on my computer I have an ad blocker. On Boxee I do not. I saw more ads on Boxee than I ever saw on my computer. Even if I disabled ad blocking on my computer I was more prone to "do something else" for those 15-30 seconds. At the TV, not so much.

Comment: Re:Another Bomb Here to Stay (Score 2, Interesting) 414

by BMonger (#26564553) Attached to: Microsoft Brings Back DRM
I use a Mac at home and one day finally remembered that Amazon had a service. So I decided to go their first as I knew they were cheaper. I went to go fill up my cart with some albums but as far as I could tell you could only buy one album per purchase. Even worse if I went to buy singles I had to make a new transaction per song. Has the service improved since then? After I bought one single I went back to my DRM laden and slightly more expensive iTunes store. Although maybe there is an easier way to do it on a Windows machine. I'm actually just curious, not trying to be secretly inflammatory.

Comment: Re:No more DRM on music, but... (Score 1) 1079

by BMonger (#26349313) Attached to: Apple Intros 17" Unibody MBP, DRM-Free iTunes
MacrumorsLive didn't crash. They took the site offline along with Macrumors.com to assess what happened instead of trying to fight 4Chan. Once they determined only MacrumorsLive was cracked they kept it offline (no chance of fixing the security issue in that time frame) and brought Macrumors.com back up as the servers are separate entities. Macrumors.com was only brought down just to be safe.

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