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Comment: Re:Google Fiber is to blame/thank (Score 1) 367

I actually gave TW the axe long before Google Fiber existed. Their TV was okay, but I'd already ditched their 3rd rate, crashy internet, so there was nothing stopping me from jumping to DirecTV, which at the time had the only multi-tuner DVR out there. I switched from that to GF, but lately I'm been spending as much time watching Netflix as watching regular TV.

Comment: Re:No cable, no problem (Score 1) 367

I have a finite amount of free time, and I divide that time between TV, reading, internet, and whatever. There's a whole bleepload of stuff on my DVR that I don't watch, and know I probably won't see it before it gets bumped off for lack of space. But, I don't care because when I do want to watch something, I've got lots of choices.

Comment: Re:Why would I use it? (Score 1) 629

by Cro Magnon (#48253353) Attached to: Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

People are constantly pissed about vending machines that stopped accepting Wallet as soon as ISIS support was added. Partly because they still don't have any way to use ISIS, but more because they can't use their preferred method (Wallet) at those machines.

Yeah, I can see them yelling for someone's head over that.

Comment: Re:Unfortunate... (Score 1) 236

by Cro Magnon (#48252617) Attached to: OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

You are using a third party tool. That negates your view of win8. You openly admit the UI is so shit you have to installed something else from someone else to make it usable.

Metro is certainly shit, but even without third party tools, Win 8.1 isn't too bad. I just boot to the desktop, use mostly desktop software, and seldom go into Metro. OTOH, you could still say the same about me as the above poster, namely that it's only useable because I'm avoiding Metro.

Comment: Recognizing red lights (Score 1) 287

by Cro Magnon (#48212137) Attached to: Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

The other day, I was driving down the road, and I thought I saw a red light coming up on the left lane, but the light on the right lane was green. When I got closer, I saw that the red light was really on the cross street, but the light had been knocked askew so it was visible on my street. Could a self-driving car deal with that problem? And if the light emitted some signal to the car, what happens when (not if) that doesn't work?

Comment: Re:Science fiction has solutions for this (Score 2) 366

by Cro Magnon (#48161213) Attached to: Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

The crocodile and nautilus haven't changed much for millions of years. They found a niche and didn't have reason to change. We could do the same.

I actually had a debate with someone about that:

Him: If evolution is real, why haven't cockroaches evolved?
Me: Because they didn't need to.

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