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Comment Re:It's been going on...for months (Score 1) 111 111

Please don't put Aereo in a category with Sling. Aereo rented hardware and provided a service that delivered broadcasted content (unaltered) only to the people that already had the permission to view the content. Unfortunately the SCOTUS did not see it that way.

Sling is inserting ads in some fashion.

Comment Re:The cost of doing business (Score 5, Insightful) 215 215

In the end the customer always pays.

The theory is that if they screw up enough and they keep increasing costs that customers will go elsewhere. That's all nice on paper but some industries have little or no competition so the customers never really leave .. or not enough of them. Corporate/Government behavior is not likely to change unless individuals are held responsible.

In the end the customer/taxpayer always pays.

Comment Re:Looking to move off of iTunes (Score 1) 360 360

Unfortunately there is no Foobar 2000 for Mac. I tried a Mac for over a year and I could never find a suitable program for managing and playing my very large music library ... thousands of tracks in various audio file formats. Some programs couldn't deal with the number of files, some couldn't play all of the different audio formats. None could hold a candle to FB2K so I switched back.

Comment Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) would be a lot less risk (Score 3, Informative) 170 170

... and it would pay less. I highly suggest it for everyone though.

I started learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) about 6 years ago. One of the first things I noticed was that there seemed to be a higher percentage of technical/professional than I found in other athletic activities I had done in the past. Yes the UFC has made BJJ a bit trendy but it is more than that. BJJ is great for a smaller and weaker person because it effectively demonstrates technique over strength from day one.

Comment On the other hand (Score 1) 104 104

There are people that are pushing for systems to be accessible from just about anywhere (read Internet). We see countless headlines about systems (government and corp) getting hacked and most of us on /. realize the systems never should have been remotely accessible in the first place. Spies will be hackers or visa versa .. however you want to look at it.

Comment Re:Yes, I agree (Score 1) 564 564

I agree but I will give you one warning from a previous experience from way back in the Win3.x/95 days. We had a user that changed used file extensions as part of their random naming. Some were initials, some were 3 letter acronyms, etc. This user had no clue where they saved their files (scattered over the years) and it was a real PITA to find them so they could migrate them to a server drive.

Comment Re:Competition (Score 4, Insightful) 437 437

Didn't they make the same claim in the past only to leave customers with certain phones behind? Why believe them this time?

MS can say all they want but their past behavior tells us their mobile OS updates are slow to come and they are still playing catch up on features.

It would probably be more realistic if vendors and carriers guaranteed all OS updates the first year after a phone is released and after that just security updates until the phone is no longer sold.

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