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Comment: Re:Now if only the rest of the country would follo (Score 3, Informative) 545

by Mister Transistor (#49693953) Attached to: California Senate Approves School Vaccine Bill

This is true, I'm glad someone said it. Especially the part about the shot line in the military being different.

I did the same thing when joining the Navy and me and most of my company were sick as hell for a week or so. But, they immunize you instead of simple MMR, for dozens of things including exotic jungle rots and things like malaria, etc. Things that you would never encounter if you stayed in the USA, and weren't in some muddy jungle or strange desert somewhere with their localized exotic diseases.

Comment: Re:Blackberry. (Score 1) 484

Part of the problem with Cyanogenmod is that very late (recent) versions of Android are available for phones which can barely run them. I have an OG Motorola Droid A855 (the very first Android phone) and you can get Android 4.4.2 for it! I tried it and it runs so horribly slow that it takes about 30 seconds to respond to each button press. I backed down to CM 10.1 and it is MUCH more responsive. It still gets stupid and slow as in everyone else's experience, but it will run acceptably for a few days before it needs another reboot.

I think that's at least part of the problem, people are expecting old hardware to run the latest and greatest OS without a hitch. It'd be like trying to run Win7 on a 486. You might be able to do it but it would be a horrendous experience.

Comment: Re:It's not surprising (Score 1) 129

by Mister Transistor (#49534149) Attached to: YouTube Going Dark On Older Devices

Not trying to be cute. Nor am I an aging technophobe, but what I said is very true, most new technologies are created with the purest and best intentions, but quickly or occasionally over time, people think of ways to pervert them and use them for their own gain rather than the good for which they were intended.

I'm definitely not looking backward nor pining for the past. Your assumption about me is 100% wrong. However, in 50+ years on the planet I have seen many things heralded as great inventions which devolve into negative things. Television, your first great example, was supposed to be used for educational purposes. Look at it now, idiotic reality shows, moronic sitcoms, mostly garbage and pap intended to keep the drooling masses mesmerized so they don't notice how the rest of the world is turning to shit.

Same thing with a lot of your other examples. The Internet? Also meant for educational and research purposes. Now we have Youtube. Rocketry? Meant for entertainment (fireworks). Then it became a weapon. Same with airplanes, they were meant to deliver people and mail, but now they drop bombs. I could go on but you get my point, I hope.

I have hopes that some things may get better eventually, some have. Most have not.

I can assure you that I am not ready for the Legion quite yet, thank you. Not everything is more awful than it was, and if you think that attitude is poison, then what you do suggest is the right one as you see things going down the toilet? Obstinate complacency and a laissez-faire attitude is the poison. If you ignore the problems, things left to themselves just get worse. Hence we have the current state of affairs we find ourselves in today. Thank you for that.

Oh, and some day you'll be walking with a cane and shitting yourself in public. Until then, get the fuck off my lawn, whippersnapper.

Comment: Re:It's not surprising (Score 1) 129

by Mister Transistor (#49529739) Attached to: YouTube Going Dark On Older Devices

Actually, this sort of happened with NetFlix too. The older WDTV Live Plus box I have has a NetFlix app in it, but they changed their "standards" and the older app doesn't recognize family member segmentation. The newer NetFlix apps ask who is watching so it can keep stats and faves for each family member, the older app did not support this. If I use the older app, anything I watch will affect the tracking for other users in my family. Fortunately, the problem is just an annoyance at worst, since after the "upgrade" it still will play videos. This is good, they didn't completely break compatibility so that the older apps will at least still play, but without the new "tracking" feature(s).

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 191

Ones that block all frequencies exist and are called "Barrage Jammers", but they are too wasteful of power and inefficient to cover the entire spectrum very far, and only are used when the threat is unknown or other methods fail, and are usually used in mobile rigs, not from drones. The standard ECM pods used in planes and drones are "Adaptive Jammers", that analyze the threat frequency and signature and then only emit the necessary RF with sufficient bandwidth to neutralize the threat of interest.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 191

There are already "Public" portions of the spectrum available to you, the CB band at 27 MHz, the Garage Door Opener/Junk band at 333 MHz, the ISM band at 900 MHz, the WiFi band at 2.4 GHz, etc.

And, technically any part of the spectrum not reserved or designated for a particular service isn't owned by the "public", it's owned by the Government (DoD) by default.

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