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Comment: Funny I just cut yesterday (Score 1) 392

The wife and I were paying $100 a month to watch just several channels. Hulu has about half of what we like to watch for less than a tenth of the price. On top of that, they DRM every damn thing. I setup my own homebrew DVR with MythTV (mostly because the cable company's dvr suuuuucked) and couldn't watch many channels. I wasn't breaking the law with my DVR, I just wanted to watch TV my own way and not theirs. So Hulu was the best middle-of-the-road solution out there. It's hard to beat the price, the commercials are quick and it is on demand programming.

Comment: Less tinkering, more using (Score 2) 110

by Chewbacon (#48191909) Attached to: Ubuntu Turns 10

I have less and less time to tinker with linux to make it work. Started using KDE, but kept running into issues where it refused to let me login - just get a blank desktop. Went to Xubuntu, but half the time I suspended my laptop it would refuse to wake completely unless I restarted lightdm, which restarted my session. What a productivity killer. I recently went back to Ubuntu and Unity and haven't had such problems. I gotta give Ubuntu credit, they make it a nice and easy experience, which Joe Schmoe who just wants to check his email likes.

Comment: Not hard wirk (Score 1) 279

Get a small fish tape from your local hardware store and run Cat6. I did it over the period of a few nights climbing around in my attic. It was way too hot in Florida to do it in the day. Other options include running it up the wall and out the cap by your roof edges. You could just drill through the wall to the outside like the cable companies do. I wish more houses came wired with the stuff but even the newest ones don't.

Comment: Re:The whole juror system needs to be abandoned (Score 2) 102

by Chewbacon (#48079055) Attached to: Study Weighs In On the Reliability of Eyewitness Testimony

And what's your problem with accuracy exactly? Is it finding too many innocent people guilty or vice versa? And what methods do you propose take over? The telescreen? Mass surveillance of every moment of our lives? Not at the cost of right to privacy. Take some comfort in knowing our justice system is intended to let guilty men go free over incarcerating innocent men.

Comment: Re:Breast super bowl ever (Score 0) 81

by Chewbacon (#47885499) Attached to: Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

Here here! Now let's turn on some primetime TV. VIOLENCE, BLOOD, AND GORE! Don't stare at those boobies, Timmy, your mom says they're evil because she feels inept with her tits you sucked the perkiness out of. Awe, still I love ya son, the site of those eggs on a fork reminds me watch my cholesterol.

Comment: Re:I used it for about a year (Score 1) 370

by Chewbacon (#47884119) Attached to: The State of ZFS On Linux

I'm using Ubuntu server with ZFS and haven't had such issues after updating it other than it changing /dev/disk/by-id. I had to seek a little help with it to fix and it turned out being 2 commands and my ZFS array was up and running again. I love it flexibility as far as drives go like you described: you can make things work in the fashion of duct tape and extension cords. Performance and reliability is great for a home server when you compare the price of a high-end true RAID card. Haven't had a real issue with ZFS yet (knock knock).

Comment: Ummmm (Score 2) 311

by Chewbacon (#47816925) Attached to: Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

I thought Find My iPhone didn't lock accounts after too many failed logins? This was discussed in many twitter conversations yesterday and how the script used no longer works since apple updated the system. I call that a failure in Apple's security. Who the hell forgets to put in that kind of fail safe anymore?

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