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Comment Re:Does not compute (Score 1) 35

it gets better. They think closed captioning actually equals the scene on the screen.

Apparently they have never watched a movie with closed captioning or subtitles before. I have not yet seen one that was even 70% accurate to what was actually said, or done.

Part of that is simple wording you can't write out every line of dialog as fast as it is said. So they chop up the dialog to make it fit in the time they have. per scene.

Comment Re:Yes! (Score 3, Informative) 666

I switched to a Mac in 2012 for my personal shit and about 6 months ago went to a Mac for work too. With the release of Office 2016 for the Mac, I honestly cannot find a single thing I cannot do comfortably on my Mac anymore.

If you have a serious problem with it, Parallels has been running Windows apps for me better than any native PC installation since version 7 back in 2012.

I mean, I know you're probably trolling or trying to be funny, but it's a dead joke in 2015.

Comment Seems unlikely (Score 1) 146

Because, for every person like you, there are 10 that would just say "Speaker not work. Must buy new speaker."

Perhaps they would say that, but why on earth would they then buy a speaker from a manufacturer who had screwed them over like that?

In fact if a manufacturer did that to me, I'd tell friends not to buy that brand, and be inclined to tell future generations not to do so also. To this day I don't buy Sony audio equipment because of bad experiences in college.

So I hardly think it likely they would produce something crappy in this way on purpose.

Comment Apps on TV will be huge, but mainly linked (Score 1) 212

Apps as a new way to stream on TV is not that interesting and will not really do anything much to increase traditional TV watching.

What will be much larger is the potential for apps on TV to add lots of context around what we are watching, which will mostly occur by linking mobile apps to TV apps driving the display. Then you can have more of a shared experience, or direct feedback related to the video which the video producer could also use live...

Comment Re:smart tvs are not smart (Score 3, Insightful) 146

Well there's also the other problem that the software works fine for a while. But often they get few updates if any. So the features, UI, etc remain stuck for years. Take Netflix, for example, which has changed their interface and added more features. Most likely a smart TV's Netflix app will never see them. Little changes like changing the search alphabet layout, prominently displaying what you were watching last when it opens, etc. make a big difference.

Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 1) 578

Maybe, but currently Turkey is claiming this was far more than a short-term border violation, but that it was actively bombing targets in Eastern Turkey.

citation please? everything I have read, including the Turkish statements all say it was an incursion of just a few seconds where they crossed piece of Turkish land that protrudes into Syria, the jet was then shot down while it was in Syria, i.e. the jets were not even heading into turkey let alone on an active bombing run on turkey.

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux