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Comment: Re:Don't Worry, We Spent All the Energy Already (Score 1) 339

by ChaseTec (#47123451) Attached to: The Energy Saved By Ditching DVDs Could Power 200,000 Homes

For my house:
The phones/tablets that the kids use take less power than the 2011 laptops.
The lcd tvs take less power than the projection tvs.
The coax line amp takes less power than the cable dvr that is gone in favor of OTA.
My Netgear R6300 uses a max of 38W vs the old WRT54g at 8W max, so that is the only less efficient device.

Comment: Re:Just don't get it (Score 1) 134

A gameklip gives you portable gaming which OUYA can't offer. A better comparison would be a slimport/mhl adapter to add HDMI out to your phone and the SixAxis app to pair a PS3 controller over bluetooth. If you already have a phone then buying these accessories is cheaper than an OUYA and you get a better controller and a larger selection of games.

Comment: Re:There's a difference (Score 1) 118

by ChaseTec (#46259333) Attached to: Why Do You Need License From Canonical To Create Derivatives?

Well CentOS is effectively a RedHat owned project project now http://www.redhat.com/about/ne.... And RedHat has screwed with their source code in order to cause pain to commercial derivatives: http://linux.slashdot.org/stor... so while there is a difference you can't exactly say either company likes 3rd party derivatives.

Comment: Re:Alleged Apple patents on Android (Score 1) 249

by ChaseTec (#46181273) Attached to: Wozniak To Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone

I don't even think licensing is the main issue. Content (and making money off of it) is the big issue. iTunes could probably be modified to support additional phone types so music and movies aren't that big an issue but the real issue is the app store. Apple makes money on all apps sold (and in-app purchases) and none of those apps would work on an android device (without a WINE type API compatibility) so your talking about Apple creating a second Apple app store with zero existing apps. They'd have to encourage android developers to submit their apps to the google play store and the apple android store. That should sound familiar because that is basically what Amazon does. And you know what, their app selection sucks. No way would Apple ever release a phone that supports the google play store.

Maybe Apple should have pushed web apps a little more... If JavaScript was a "native" development language with true phone hardware APIs then we'd have apps that could enable them to swap the underlying platform without making their app store irrelevant.

Comment: Beta Feedback (Score 2) 234

by ChaseTec (#46177325) Attached to: The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

I don't like the beta either and hopefully every story being full of complaints will help but don't forget to complain on the survey and answer the request for email based feedback too.
Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sdredesign
mailto:feedback@slashdot.org?subject=beta_feedback
Add comments to http://beta.slashdot.org/journal/634763/update-on-the-march-of-progress-how-slashdots-new-look-is-shaping-up

Comment: Why just device updates? (Score 3, Informative) 159

by ChaseTec (#45741749) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Managing Device-Upgrade Bandwidth Use?

Any particular reason you've singled out device updates? Seems like you'd be want to block or QoS all large or multi-range binary transfers. You should have a transparent caching proxy server in place (which is where you'll be able to inspect and block large transfers).

Comment: Re:No media (Score 1) 294

by ChaseTec (#45436501) Attached to: PlayStation 4 Released

Everybody keeps saying this without detailing it! What lack of streaming support bothers you? The PS4 has the standard set of NetFlix type internet streaming apps from what I can tell. Are there missing apps? If you are talking about local lan UPnP are you really even using that? I know I used UPnP for a while on my PS3 but lately all my movies that I've tried to rip and copy to my NAS haven't been playable on the PS3. They have this Cinavia piracy protection feature that automatically disables audio when play protected movies. So unless you are using the PS3's UPnP for home movies or torrents that have modified audio I'd almost consider the PS4 as supporting the same streaming options.

I'm actually curious because I'm very iffy about getting a PS4 and I'm might just go with a Steam box instead. Please provide some detail.

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