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Comment: Re:Typo: Digital Rights Management (Score 4, Insightful) 371

by Damarkus13 (#49676063) Attached to: Firefox 38 Arrives With DRM Required To Watch Netflix
You're right. By subscribing to Netflix I am legitimizing their use of DRM. Personally, I feel that $8/month for unlimited movie watching, with the restriction that I must be online to do so, is completely acceptable.

There are uses of DRM that I find unacceptable (I won't "buy" a movie from Google Play or iTunes) but Netflix isn't one of them.

Comment: Re:What they will really drink (Score 1) 278

Are there any cities that truly have a landfill of sorts for treated sewage water? A place where it can go that it will not end up back in the drinking water cities? Because I think that is what would be extremely rare.

It's called the ocean. Coastal cities often place the out fall from their waste treatment plants in the ocean or a convenient bay. As there is no one downstream of them they either have to add the treated water directly to their potable water system, or pump it back uphill into tower aquifers.

Comment: Re:Too much dependency (Score 1) 276

by Damarkus13 (#49667863) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Future of Desktop Applications?
Let's see...

Public transit data? I have a pdf of the schedule saved locally.

Maps? Google Maps caches mapping data locally, and there are mapping apps that store all map data locally.

Mission critical documents? Synced to the cloud, so a local copy still exists.

Mobile games? Not all mobile games require a data connection.

Contact lists? Your example is not how Android works, does iOS really do that?

Used properly they're very useful, even without a data connection.

Comment: Re:Unbelievable. (Score 1) 180

by Damarkus13 (#49649419) Attached to: $9 Open Source Computer Blows Past Crowdfunding Goal
No, it's a captive market. I had one math teacher in high school get irate when I brought a TI-85 into class where the syllabus suggested we use a TI-83. She actually suggested (rather forcefully) that I go out and buy an 83 or she wouldn't be able to help me with any of the graphing calculator assignments.

Texas Instruments has gotten cozy with textbook publishers and that is why you can find the TI-x line of calculators at places like Target, not because of any technical superiority.

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