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Comment: Re:Plant Recognition (Score 1) 421

by Comen (#48730997) Attached to: What Isn't There an App For?

I have a great idea for an app, If someone does this cut me a check :)
A cool app would be if you could take a picture of a women, like a waitress or something, and the app would scan a database of Porn Stars and suggest a porn star that looks similar to the one in a picture. Maybe even tie it to movies for sale for that porn star.
Would be awesome.

Comment: Re:My review (Score 3, Insightful) 148

by Comen (#48677811) Attached to: Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'

Snarky assholes make snarky comments, go figure!
There is nothing wrong with watching a movie just for laughs and to relax, not every movie has to be watched so that you can prove how much of a intellectual you are. If you did not like the movie that's cool, no reason to be a dick about it.
If you watched this movie thinking it was going to be anything more than what you found, your the dumb ass, it was more than obvious.

Comment: Re:My review (Score 2) 148

by Comen (#48676657) Attached to: Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'

I am 43 and I still like the Seth Rogan juvenile films myself, I knew it would be funny stupid and it was, no surprise there.
But I will say I thought the whole film was twice as funny just because when they make fun of Kim Jong-un I just get this mental picture of Kim getting very upset somewhere and demanding they remove this movie from the internets!

Comment: Re:LOL ... (Score 1) 224

by Comen (#48465055) Attached to: Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

I been playing online games since DOOM (yes online via dialup BBS) and I have never cheated, not even a macro, I think its cheating. I loose to cheaters all the time. But the day I start cheating is he day I will just quit. I got better shit to do that let my PC play the game for me while sit back and think I am cleaver, I would rather just go do something productive that probably should have been doing anyway.

Comment: Re: Good luck with that. (Score 1) 558

by Comen (#48238425) Attached to: Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

The problem with a credit cars is that it is not smart enough to handle assigning a different transaction number per swipe.
The fact we still use a system that has a couple numbers on a card that anyone can write down once and use until you notice there is a problem is dumb and the reason that selling people stolen credit card numbers happen so much. You may get the money back, but there is a hassle involved, the banks end up paying more, and just up their rates to make up for it, so everyone pays for a shitty system now.
There is no reason with todays technology I can not assign a transaction number from my account for each payment that is good once, or maybe even mothy to the same payee until I revoke it.
So it is not that credit cards are a hassle, they are just out dated, you can use something more secure that is also very easy to handle and keep up with on your phone.

Comment: Re:What makes you think (Score 2) 174

by Comen (#48120595) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

It does not require the same path through the internet, but you wont be able to use one ISP's connection from packets coming back from the source of other connections IP address. you have to use one connection or the other, you could change your connections and restart you game, but the game will not let you change IP's during gameplay.
This whole idea had lots of issues anyway, if both connections suck, you should just get a good connections, if you want to play games, a wireless internet solution is just not right for you.
Pay for a good internet connection for gaming, I hear kids all day on server complain about their parents got on the internet and are watching Netflix and their ping went to shit, well the parents pay for the connection, so maybe you need to move a lawn once a month and just buy your own.
I know it is possible to have 2 cable modem in one house, and each will not effect the others bandwidth etc..

Comment: Re:If the merger happens CNN must be spunoff. (Score 1) 63

by Comen (#47505315) Attached to: Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet

Not to mention HBO, it has some of the most political shows on TV. Bill Maher, VICE, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
They run tons of political documentaries, Movies and Mini Series that cover lots of political issues with in the themes of those movies.
Letting Fox News take that over is crazy.

Comment: You sure its Time Waner? (Score 5, Interesting) 38

by Comen (#47252711) Attached to: Time Warner Sells Telecom Business to Level 3

You need to change the subject, no where does it state that Time Warner sold anything.
TW Telecom was not a part of Time Warner anymore, it was broken off years ago, the name changed from Time Warner Telecom to TW Telecom so they could keep some brand recognition, but they could no longer use the Time Warner name. The news announcement states that TW Telecom was bought by Level3, so stating that Time Warner sold its telecom business seems wrong to me. Unless maybe Time Warner still owned some of the company, since Time Warner itself no longer is part of Time Warner Cable either, they were broke apart years ago also, so that Time Warner is mostly all just media holdings, like movies and magazines.
Either way, I am pretty sure your title for the article is WRONG.

Comment: Re:Liability (Score 0) 474

This does not mean by simply having WIFI turned on like this is might not make it easier for someone to hack in to your local network via a weakness in the modem, or for that matter be able to simple overwhelm the cable modem cpu with traffic, even if bandwidth is kept separate it still adds to the node bandwidth on the neighborhood that you are on.

Comment: I call BS (Score 4, Insightful) 343

by Comen (#47139031) Attached to: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

The fact they like to make it sound like they need to invest so badly in bandwidth is BS, only the last mile to the home is so expensive, and with them dropping all analog channel to the home that frees up lots of DOCIS bandwidth going forward so that should help allot. They do need to spend allot of money to drop SDV and go completely digital but they still put that off because they love to rebuild the whole network every couple years on the edge anyway.
But all the backhaul and backbone fiber connections have been getting increasingly cheaper, most routers had a max interface speed of 10Gbit's, but with 100 Gbit interfaces becoming more common, and the fact that all DWDM optical gear are seeing jumps from 10 Gbit per lambda to 100Gbits per lambda by just swapping out some hardware that is not free but still utilize the same physical fiber but basically make it 10X more for a small upgrade cost.
I am convinced they only cry about bandwidth costs because that is what they really sell now, and are afraid that its just going to keep getting cheaper and cheaper, which it is.

Comment: Re:SteamBox just got really interesting (Score 1) 106

by Comen (#47062217) Attached to: Valve In-Home Game Streaming Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

They have been talking about this for awhile now actually, nothing new here other than it is now available.
Sure beats the hell out of buying games for the PC and again on my consoles, that I really only use when I travel.
Some games that you play on the PC do not play well with a controller for console like gaming, but I guess that is where the Steam controller comes in.

There's no future in time travel.