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Comment: Re:What makes this good? (Score 1) 49

by CheetoNards (#37497298) Attached to: DISH Network Unveils Movie Streaming Service

I'm confused by this comment.

For existing Dish Network subscribers it is an additional $10. This includes streaming and DVDs by mail.

Ignoring blu-ray and games, a comparable Netflix subscription, with the current pricing, would be $7.99 + $7.99 = $15.98. This is already more expensive and doesn't include the $2 that Netflix charges for blu-ray, and whatever value you want to assign to the option of renting games.

The DVD by mail selection is actually pretty similar between Netflix and Blockbuster. Maybe Netflix still has some obscure titles that aren't carried by Blockbuster, but the demographic that are interested in those is pretty small. Blockbuster, on the other hand, has access to the mainstream new-releases much sooner than Netflix.

Maybe I'm missing something, but the value there seems very apparent.

Comment: Novel Idea. (Score 1) 471

by CheetoNards (#36750606) Attached to: Bill Gates Looks to Reinvent the Toilet
How about a system where the excrement passes through a mesh, or screen if you will, that supplies an electric charge to produce ozone (the system could be gravity fed). Add in a natural way to produce chlorine, and you have a simple system to kill bacteria and other organisms. We can call it the "Poo Screen of Death."

Comment: this is new? (Score 2, Informative) 173

by CheetoNards (#10257333) Attached to: Time-Shifting For The iPod
looks like there have already been other programs designed to do this with itunes radio http://homepage.mac.com/swithers/iblog/C784421780/ E1012504207/ it seems like it should work with more than just the radio since it simply records audio being broadcast to the computer. Is this different is some way?

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein