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Comment: Simply don't give it it any network access (Score 1) 330

by BuckaBooBob (#49040131) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

Your Already looking for a Dumb TV that doesn't have any capability of network access... Just simply don't give it any.. Problem solved and you get the low price point... and if you feeling your paying for something you don't use you will see you getting a discount in the long run... Its the product of the economics of scale...

Your looking for a item that would be for a very niche market and the price will be influenced by that... Just treat it like a dumb TV and it will be...

Kind of like a Car... If you live in central america and have no needed for a heater in your car are you going to be able to find a car without a heater that meets your other needs? Probably not... or if you do will you be getting the best value for your money? very unlikely

Comment: Re:In related news (Score 2) 247

by BuckaBooBob (#48883881) Attached to: Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

Seriously... Fine them and put the company into receivership... to collect... Corps need to learn they are not above the law. Bankrupt a few large companies and they should be less brazen about not giving a crap about anything but how to make money regardless of what they are allowed to do.

Comment: Re:Windows 10 is Windows 7.10 (Score 4, Insightful) 489

by BuckaBooBob (#48850327) Attached to: Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

"Later this week Microsoft will provide more details of Windows 10, most likely focusing on how the new operating system will look and feel on smartphones and tablets."

So basically what they are saying is they are still forcing the Tablet/Smartphone interface on PC's and laptops.

Comment: Re: They don't do it now (Score 3, Informative) 67

by BuckaBooBob (#48736751) Attached to: Netflix Denies There Was a Policy Change With VPNs

Unless Netflix is furnishing them with access logs.. They have no idea how many people are circumventing the access controls deployed by Netflix... And in the end Netflix doesn't care if people do as long as the courts agree Netflix is taking reasonable measures to restrict content to the licensed region..

Comment: Re:Depends... (Score 1) 289

by BuckaBooBob (#37855816) Attached to: Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

I hate when people use the wrong terminology.. Its specific technical knowledge not skills.. Skills are things like reading, writing, typing or chewing gum while walking (which apparently the author cannot as he doesn't seem to understand what a skill is).. Things are getting more and more slack around here for the stories that get posted... Soon I suspect that we will start to see fox news stories poping up on here.

Comment: Re:this is the whole point of auctions (Score 1) 58

by BuckaBooBob (#36804556) Attached to: How the New Spectrum Bill Would Harm the Tech Community

Your totally wrong... They will buy the new spectrum to keep out new competition... Possibly using it in the future... Look at the articles on Cramming (2 Billion a year for bogus fees) Its not a problem for the big carriers to buy spectrum in the billions and not use it just to keep competitors out of their back yard..There are only a few densely populated areas where licensed spectrum is utilized and its hard to find unused spectrum... Usually if you find unused spectrum and approach the owner they will not lease it to you and if they do the fees to do so are made to prevent you from making money... They will almost never sell it...

For new spectrum going forward they should only allow bidding on smaller regions and bidders would need to have a development plan that will put the spectrum into use within a time frame of say 1 year... if their deployment is derailed and a significant portion of their plan isn't in active use then they should lose ownership of that spectrum and it goes back on the block for auction...

That will force utilization of spectrum and spur competition..

Comment: Re:VOIP via satellite? (Score 3, Informative) 109

by BuckaBooBob (#36698860) Attached to: Gov't Docs Reveal Canada's Net Neutrality Enforcement Failure

Sorry to rain on your parade... But ping latency has little to do with voice quality(unless you are using a horrid codec that has super crappy buffers...).. most of the quality comes from jitter.. (Packet to packet delay) as long as you have a fairly steady stream of packets moving (IE your buffers don't run empty then get a wack load of packets then go empty for a while again) You quality should be fine... if there is a large amount of latency you will start to get an echo if poor/cheap handsets are used... but with a proper/robust echo cancellation this can be overcome... But once you start hitting 800+ ms of latency the talking delays do get annoying but the quality is still there.. Please stop using latency as a measurement of VOIP quality... what your really looking at is jitter... on FDD networks with high latency thats usually a sign of high congestion and you will get alot of packet clumping which is the real reason why quality starts to go to crap(The codec can't handle that amount of clumping hence the inconsistent quality of the VOIP call)...

Comment: Re:Good for them (Score 1) 53

by BuckaBooBob (#36629308) Attached to: Anonymous Leaks New Batch of Data

Its soo rare that there is actually someone that you want to vote for on a ballot.. Most of the time your trying to figure out who will do less evil..

They should just change how voting is done... you might as well go in and vote against someone.. It would make figuring out who your gonna mark on the ballot alot easier..

That or add in a No Viable Candidate(Aka they all suck)..

"It's when they say 2 + 2 = 5 that I begin to argue." -- Eric Pepke