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Comment: Re:BENNETT!!! (Score 1) 183

by msobkow (#46829361) Attached to: How Much Data Plan Bandwidth Is Wasted By DRM?

I'd still appreciate knowing who the submitter is from the front page so I don't have to bother clicking into the article to see it's more of Bennett's verbal diarhhea. :(

No, I didn't read the article. Let the fucktard post COMMENTS to articles like everyone else instead of trying to force his ill-thought "ideas" on the Slashdot world as a "summary" that is often longer than the article cited in the first place!

Bennett is an ass. And the people who approve his tripe are apparently kissing his ass for some god-awful unknown reason.

Comment: Re:Doubt it will shut down cloud storage... (Score 2) 293

by _Sharp'r_ (#46828899) Attached to: Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

When you're complaining about how the government helps their large donors get what they want, the words you're looking for are "Public Choice Economics", not "Free market!"

A free market implies that the government minimally interferes in the market, just enough to set a level playing field, not that the government determines market outcomes at the behest of it's backers by killing competitors.

Comment: Re:No SD slot == No thanks. (Score 1) 158

by Archangel Michael (#46828603) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Well, when your app, takes a picture, and puts it on the SD card, and you stop liking the app, and deleted it, and it deletes the photos as well, then you'll understand the issue. Until then, have fun.

I shouldn't have to hook my phone up to a computer to move files around without worry.

Comment: Re:Milk that cow! (Score 1) 194

by Archangel Michael (#46828575) Attached to: Netflix Plans To Raise Prices By "$1 or $2 a Month"

And DVRs are stupid with On Demand Viewing like Netflix available.

Why would I want to have a DVR, when there are perfectly good alternatives that COULD fully replace it? I used to buy Tapes and DVDs for access to movies and whatnot, but with the advent of Hulu and Netflix, why should I? These companies maintain a library and I get shelf space back.

Granted, there are a few BluRay movies that are probably worth it (1080P, 7.1 stereo etc) but those have got to be spectacular IMHO.

Comment: Re:It's shown with Google Apps, no thank you. (Score 2) 158

by Archangel Michael (#46828537) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

You obviously do not understand Google "Android" certification process. To be called "Android", officially, you must be certified by Google and have the Play store (and other apps) installed.


Google Play is a service operated by Google. Achieving compatibility is a prerequisite for obtaining access to the Google Play software and branding. Device manufacturers should contact Google to obtain access to Google Play.

Other companies have other "stores" (Amazon Kindle is Android, Nook is Android) and do not necessarily use Google Play. And of course you could side load all your apps from your list of "trusted" sites like Nickolai's Android Marketplace if you want. These phones are not "rooted" but are likely to be very easy to root. And I'm sure there will be an ASOP branch you can have, without Google Play services in short order. But chances are, you're already putting Google Play on your ASOP Roms anyways, so ... what is your point again? Oh right, "privacy" ....

Comment: Re:"Please work for us!" (Score 1) 313

by Tablizer (#46828527) Attached to: Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

did you think that the national debt magically came 'poof' into being sometime in 2001?

The seeds for it were planted then: increased spending for prescriptions and silly wars and decreased tax revenues per legislation starting around 2001. (Not to mention financial deregulation which magnified the crash.) Thus, we had no budget-related safety margin when a 1929-sized crash hit such that we had to burn the furniture to keep the economic furnace lit.

Comment: Re:No SD slot == No thanks. (Score 1) 158

by Archangel Michael (#46828471) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

The problem with SD slot, isn't with the manufacturers, it is with Android itself. Google as depreciated the usage of "external" storage, because of issues with SD storage. Some are actually good reasons (security), while others are to protect App developers from idiots who want to move apps to SD card.

Read about it here:

Comment: Re:I'd dump my iPhone for one of these... (Score 1) 158

by Archangel Michael (#46828393) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Because Most People HATE itty bitty keys on phones. You might like them, but I'll never go back to a physical keyboard.

Generally speaking once you figure out Swype (Swiftkey or similar), you'll also never go back. I can type nearly as fast as a regular FULL size keyboard on my Android Phone.And for short messages it is even better than mashing who knows how many keys trying to type on microscopic keys.

Or ... you know ... you could just Google for Sliding Keyboard case for your phone ...

Comment: Re: More useful if symmertical (Score 1) 58

by dreamchaser (#46828225) Attached to: How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

Not a problem. You watching a movie file doesn't physically remove the file from the server, like loaning a DVD out does.

Stop thinking of digital data as physical objects.

Unfortunately the law still treats digital data as a physical object in most instances. Until that changes it's appropriate to discuss it as such.

Comment: A foretaste... (Score 5, Insightful) 77

by argStyopa (#46828139) Attached to: The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

...of what's to come.

This data's barely 50 years old, of extremely high value (thus worth the extraordinary effort), and relatively low Size.
We're talking about a couple of thousand high-resolution pictures, so what, each is perhaps what, 10 megabytes (they're all b&w)? So total of 20 gigs of images?

I know people that take more picture data than that in a single 1st birthday party.

And in 50 years, will it be gone?

Comment: Re:I buy a crap ton of movies (Score 1) 183

by schnell (#46826933) Attached to: How Much Data Plan Bandwidth Is Wasted By DRM?

I would agree that Ultraviolet is execrable and worthless. But why iTunes? I find their "digital copy" element quite useful. I can download the HD version to a PC (better quality than I can get from ripping a DVD) and then sync it to an iDevice for watching on the go whenever I want. Alternatively, even if I don't download a local copy, I can also use iTunes to stream the video if I'm too lazy to go get my DVD or BluRay that I bought it with.

Plus, as another commenter suggested, you can sell that download code. Why on earth would you just pitch it?

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