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Comment: No cable, no problem (Score 2) 88

by Russ1642 (#48269805) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

I haven't had cable for eight years. Haven't missed it one bit. The very idea of letting TV schedule when I can sit and watch is ridiculous. 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. Netflix has a terrible selection here in Canada so I tried that for whatever the trial period was and then ditched it. Turns out I ALWAYS have better things to do than watch TV, and when I give in to the urge I just hit up a torrent site.

Comment: Re:We can be certain of one thing (Score 2) 145

by Russ1642 (#48264993) Attached to: Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

McDonalds has plenty of chefs that create their menu items. If you invent the McHaggis you don't get paid for every single McHaggis sold. You probably get your salary and that's it. Any chef could have created that same McHaggis but it takes an entire industry of people to market it, source the ingredients, manage the company, train the minimum wagers how to nuke it in a microwave, etc. So NO, the inventor of the Big Mac shouldn't be paid simply because they 'invented' a damn hamburger.

Comment: Re:Not a Good Idea (Score 1) 249

by Russ1642 (#48263691) Attached to: Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

A guy running a one man shop selling foam hassled me when I wouldn't give him my name, address, and phone number for a $10 piece of foam. He actually said, "what are you worried about the FBI or something?", and this was in Canada. I started to walk away, leaving him with the unsellable piece of foam he already cut for me, and he wised up and suddenly figured out how to process the payment in whatever shit POS system he was using. In short, merchants are complete idiots when it comes to stuff like this.

Comment: Ads always load fine (Score 4, Funny) 195

by Russ1642 (#48263281) Attached to: YouTube Considering an Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

Ads, even full top quality HD, load up just fine. Then when your video is actually supposed to play you just get that stupid waiting symbol. Then the video starts to play and just as it's getting to a good part it pauses while it loads again then rapidly skips the part you actually wanted to see. Maybe, just maybe, YouTube could make their site not suck before asking people to pay for it.

Comment: Oh boy, another infection vector (Score 3, Insightful) 217

by Russ1642 (#48260501) Attached to: Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

This is just an easy way to install software without much popping up on the screen to alert the users. I wonder how long it'll be before reports of infections using this installation method. What we really want is someone typing Install-Package Chrom and getting infected because of a typo.

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