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Comment: Re:In five years (Score 1) 206

by Dins (#48336899) Attached to: Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years
If they're not using it at 16, I doubt they're suddenly going to start at 25. Facebook originally took off in colleges, and then high schools, etc. The teen and young adult demographic was a large part of their early success. If I were them, I would at least be concerned with a marked drop off in the young person user base. They probably are, but would never mention it publicly.

Comment: Re:Subpoena-able? (Score 1) 151

by Dins (#48304929) Attached to: Ford Develops a Way To Monitor Police Driving

Sounds great, and I agree.

However somehow I don't think the police would. They apparently don't like to be watched... Constant monitoring is awesome if you're the one doing the monitoring. Not so much if you're the one being monitored. Personally, I don't think police should have a choice, considering the nature of their jobs. Unfortunately I think their unions would disagree, and I don't see the general public winning that fight. Sad, really...

Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 1) 392

by Dins (#48273201) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

I made basically the same antenna from your link, although I added a reflector about 1-2" behind it made out of cardboard covered with aluminum foil. It works great! Much better than the two store-bought "HDTV" antennas I tried before hand, and it was a lot cheaper to build.

I live in the Milwaukee suburbs and I get something like 15-25 channels depending on the day and the weather, all from inside my ground floor apartment. All in beautiful 1080i HD! Granted most of those are redundant channels with "local programming", but I do get ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and PBS, so all of the major sporting events are covered. However I do need to adjust my antenna angle or move it around sometimes - the signal is not always rock solid - so I do believe they probably have reduced the transmission power.

Add in Netflix, and my...resourcefulness...in accessing things that you just can't easily buy or stream, and I've been cable TV free for a couple of years now.

Comment: Re:All security is illusory. (Score 0) 126

by Dins (#48224071) Attached to: Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads

B-b-b-ut...

Completely off topic reply on a completely off topic post, but I for one am getting sick of this affectation of repeating consonants at the beginning of sentences to...I don't know...simulate stuttering? Where'd this come from? I don't know, but I've just started seeing it in the last several months and it's already pissing me off.

Ok, I feel better now. I will accept my -1 Off Topic mod points with pride.

Comment: Re:Am I doing something right? (Score 5, Informative) 238

by Dins (#48171921) Attached to: Favorite clickbait hook?

One trick I use is to hover over the link. Sometimes the missing piece of information is in the URL, then I can decide if I actually want to give them a click. For instance, "You'll never believe what scientist have found to cause headaches!".

Then the link will be "www.cnn.com/blah/blah/caffeine.withdrawl.headaches.html\

Comment: Re:Gamer Gate Why ? (Score 5, Insightful) 164

by Dins (#48162109) Attached to: For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

The whole "Gamergate" thing all just seemed like a lot of hand wringing and teeth gnashing over nothing. I'm vaguely aware of what it was, but don't see how it would ever relate to mine or really anyone's enjoyment of video games.

In other words: Who the fuck cares. I'll be over here playing some games until everyone's done talking about it.

Comment: Re:Is minecraft really 'creative'? (Score 4, Informative) 174

by Dins (#47946303) Attached to: The Minecraft Parent
It's nothing but creativity. If you don't create things, there's next to nothing to do there. I've played it extensively with my now 16 year old son, and it's been a great way for me to keep open a key line of communication with a teenager. Now we've moved on to 7 Days to Die, but that's another story. :)

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