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AdBlock and NoScript on my browser is all I every use--and that is mainly so I don't have to deal with ads, pop-ups, and auto-play videos.
You should be able to tell if you are a savvy user fairly easily. How many times has your PC been infected over the last five years? If zero--you probably know what you are doing.
When we make drones illegal, only criminals will fly drones. How many commercially available drones are made from titanium? Folks do know that drones didn't exist a decade ago like they do know, right? Hobbyists built the first drones from readily available R/C parts and motors. i.e. The terrorists will still be able t make drones even if regular folks can't buy them. But what is the range of a drone? How about a high powered Browning? Do we have a problem with folks taking random shots at planes? We do sometimes... The incidents are easy to find with Google. I guess if we outlaw guns--we would never need to worry about anyone shooting at a plane again...
But hey, before folks have a chance to think logically, might as well pump out the FUD to get these toys out of the hands of potential terrorists--or
The Ipad has these and more. Before having a kid, I had heard of Team Umizoomi and dismissed it as garbage. For all its silliness--Team Umizoomi was what got her adding and subtracting. By three she was counting 100 and by 3.5 she was doing + and - with anything under 20. The quirky things that make parents happy.
The tablets help with forming letters, sounds, and now the sight words. But nothing beats real books. We read to her every day, by two she was pretending to read on her own. There are cheesy princess and mickey/minnie books that are rated learning to read--one or two really simply sentences a page. Not sure whether she has memorized the books or learned the words--but she rips through them now. New books she can read about three in four words on the 1st pass through.
Thanks for the work. (looked for a place to donate--contribute seems more about participation than donation.)
You get the point--if you are going to cut the cord--I'd hope you know how to get content before you made the move...
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There must be a sexier way to do this--but currently when MediaMonkey is queuing and playing music with AutoDJ, I'll use NCH Broadwave Audio Streaming Server to turn the MediaMonkey machine into a live streaming box that can be accessed from the various stereos/TV around the house. The nice thing about this is when you are in the kitchen, game room, outside deck, or even sitting on the dock you will always heard the same music.
There has to be a better way to do the live streaming. I keep hoping MediaMonkey would provide the functionality, but MediaMonkey currently only streams from your collection via DLNA. i.e. No streaming of "Now Playing" over IP. Someday I'll figure it out...
pyTivo works really well if you have Tivo's attached your TVs. At $750 a pop though--Tivo's can be a really expensive set top alternative. You can find old Tivo II's on ebay with lifetime service for reasonable prices.
For TVs without Tivos--the Western Digital WD TV boxes work well. As do Xbox's and PS3's. The one DLNA server I've found that does a good job wiht the varous media formats and web streams is TVersity. I'm still running a very old, free to use version of TVersity, so I am assuming the latest versions haven't lost too much functionality. (I think some of the TVersity functionality has been shifted to the paid version versus the free edition.