Nah, I'm too busy trying to get the horse in the barn.
If your region loses electricity for any significant period of time your local gas station won't be pumping any liquid fuel. OTOH during the last hurricane evacuation from Houston - bumper-to-bumper traffic for 16 hours - Priuses made it through due to regenerative braking while liquid fuel vehicles ran dry. So there's that.
A prius isn't a true electric car. Last week, I had a power outage, and true enough, the gas station near my house was out. I ended up driving to my GF's on the other side of town. I MIGHT have made it there in a non-Tesla electric car - barely if I started with a full charge. I didn't even think about it in my trusty gas car.
Even houses that don't have garages, requiring outdoor chargers, make ownership less attractive.
Yup! I have a mental picture of a loong extension cord running from my driveway to my house. Not very appealing.
Generally the passwords I reuse are the ones that don't matter much. If someone cracks my
OTOH, I don't even remember who my first grade teacher was.
I've been told I should quit comparing Congresspeople to gorillas and chimps. The apes find it very offensive.
Not only THIS, but even on Netflix, binge watching a series, the constant dramatic-crisis-leading-to-a-black-cut-and-back-to-the-scene-not-quite-as-it-was every 4-5 minutes showing where the commercial was "supposed" to be is highly annoying. It interrupts the story and wastes valuable story telling time. Agents of Shield and Once Upon A Time are recent series I have noted with this issue.
I've noticed that. Often I start reaching for my remote before realizing "This is Netflix! I don't have to FF past the ads".
Win 8.1 isn't too terrible, as long as I can avoid Metro. But I'm still going to upgrade. Not sure if I'd upgrade from 7 though.
It's not news that MS would release Win10 on July 29. It's news that Win10 would be usable by July 29. From what I've read, there was considerable doubt on that.
Would you prefer $20 or $30 per month for ad-free Hulu Plus?
No, because the ads on Free Hulu were so bad that I can't even think about Hulu without barfing. OTOH, I'd have no problem paying that for Netflix.
Hulu Plus is a paid service.
Even Netflix streaming is starting to show ads now, granted they are only for Netflix produced shows.
So far I'm not bothered by Netflix's ads. As long as they don't interrupt or delay the show I want to watch, I don't care. As for Hulu, I've never had Plus, but free Hulu isn't worth it for free. The ads, last time I saw it, were as bad or worse than network TV despite their relative shortness.
The thing people are avoiding isn't "television" (video dramas, comedies, etc). The thing people are starting to avoid is "television" (getting those shows via cable companies). I don't think any predicted the death of video as a form of entertainment.
Absolutely. I watch plenty of TV, much of it from the networks. But I'm watching more and more on Netflix, and now that they're creating content themselves, the old networks will only get smaller.
As long as I can still google for "alternative search engines" and still get results, I have no problem with them.
Talking about ads - the other day I was watching some news show live. They switched to a commercial break, so I hit pause and did something else for 10 minutes. I got back and FFd past 5 minutes, they talked for maybe 3 minutes, and started another commercial break! Reducing ads my asss!
I find it ironic that Ask would do that without, er, asking. Clearly, it's questionable behavior.