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Comment: Re:No cable, no problem (Score 1) 375

by JustNiz (#48272227) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

See thats another benefit to using mythtv to record OTA.
If someone wants to see a show I can put the show on a USB or something for them, or I can allow them access to stream stuff from my backend via the net.

One of the big reasons commercial streaming sucks is that you can't save/store it, which also means no watching where there isn't 4G/Wifi/Internet, and/or paying through the nose just for the connection to watch, then paying again to stream the media itself, (e.g at airports or on a long flight).

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mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "A judge has ruled in favor of a Montreal woman who says Google invaded her privacy after a photo of her sitting outside of her house with part of her breast exposed appeared on Google Street View. Now Google must pay up to the tune of $2,250. According to a 17-page decision, Maria Pia Grillo suffered shock and embarrassment when she looked up her house using Google Maps' Street View feature in 2009 and discovered an image that shows her leaning forward and exposing cleavage. Even though the original image, which was snapped by one of Google’s camera-equipped cars, blurred out her face, the rest of the picture provided enough information to identify her."

Comment: Re:No cable, no problem (Score 1) 375

by JustNiz (#48270313) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

I dont pay a cent to anyone for TV.
I installed linux and mythtv on old PC and only watch recorded shows it got over-the-air. mythtv even has auto ad-skipping. I watch what I want when I want. What you can get for free is actually pretty good. PBS is especially great.

Comment: Re:No cable, no problem (Score 1) 375

by JustNiz (#48270215) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

I do agree that since the internet being widely available, the whole model of having to either watch or record something at a set time should have become an anachronism. ...Except that to stream something current over the internet is often ridiculously expensive. On PSN at least, its like $2.30 or so per episode of most popular current shows, which IMHO is ridiculous. I dont like UFC but I noticed to stream one UFC fight was $44. And you had to watch it within a set time. Laughable.

I'll stick with my free OTA HD broadcasts that haven't had the crap compressed out of them thanks. Even though most internet-streamed stuff is nominally HD, it gets so over-compressed that it still ends up looking like old analog TV.

Comment: Re:No cable, no problem (Score 2) 375

by JustNiz (#48269849) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

>> Same goes for a DVR, where you have to both know about a show before it airs and set up the DVR to record it.

Not since the 90's.
I just type in program titles and keywords (e.g. the name of my home town) I'm interested in into my mythtv box and it records matching shows whenever they air on any channel. I haven't actually set up a recording for months.

Comment: Re:well of-course they are firing (Score 2) 55

by JustNiz (#48222881) Attached to: Microsoft Exec Opens Up About Research Lab Closure, Layoffs

Hey I'm all for the free market economy. I know Microsoft unfortunately won't ever just gio bust and die but if they did:

* Lots of other smaller companies and innovative startups that Microsoft are actively keeping down will now get a shot at a more level marketplace.

* A massive patent portfolio would open up thus removing a very large damping effect currently in place around the entire sofware industry.

* Software tech especially OS's will probably suddenly make a noticeable leap forward (for the above reasons)

* Windows finally going away will be a strong opportunity/motivator for more awareness and acceptance of Linux on the desktop.

* The net quality of work and therefore respect that Software Engineers get will noticeably increase because the crappiest code hackers most often seem to be the ones that don't know anything other than Microsoft Tools/APis. They will all finally have to get a clue or find another career.

Comment: Translation (Score 5, Informative) 256

by JustNiz (#48208795) Attached to: Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

"Mr. Musk is a brilliant man, and Tesla is an innovative company. We can all respect that," says Jim Appleton, the president of the New Jersey Coalition of Automobile Retails. "But he doesnâ(TM)t get what it takes to do business in New Jersey."

Translation: Musk won't pay off all the useless parasites represented by Jim Appleton and all the corrupt government officials like Governor Rick Snyder the required under-the-table money to do business in their state.

Comment: Re: 1980s (Score 1) 781

by JustNiz (#48207427) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Some, sure, but exact (ly the) same? no.
Of course there are some guys who have no clue about technical stuff too, but i don't beleive the divide is even slightly as strong or numerous as it is with most women.

Its a fact that men and women's brains are psychobiologically different, Independent of upbringing, wealth, social class etc. Women are, on average, significantly better at skills relating to communcation, and men are, on average, significantly better at skills relating to 3D spatial awareness and to a lesser degree, logic. This has been proven time and again.

No matter how much some groups live in denial of these differences, or try and impose their idea of "political correctness" on us all, It is clear that most men are actually hardwired mentally to be better at engineering than most women. I don't see that living in denial of that is healthy.

I beleive women already have the same or better opoortunity than men to enter Engineering if they want. There are already plenty of financial support structures available only to women for the study of engineering. There are none that are only avaialble to men. I therefore don't see that spending even more effort in trying to coax more women into engineering is necessary or beneficial, especially as the reason for the bias is most women are apparently disinterested in the whole field in the first place, so its actually their own choice thats keeping them out. I certainly disagree with tilting the playing field to artificially benefit/encourage women more than men working in engineering, which some clueless morons apparently believe is the right way forward.

There are plenty of professions where women massively outnumber men, such as nursing and teaching. I don't see anyone worried about "fixing" those.

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