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Comment: Re:How many? (Score 1) 334

by Sir_Eptishous (#46826543) Attached to: Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage
The only thing that's "horrible" is your ridiculous assertion that no one wants over the air broadcasting.

Perhaps you weren't aware that over the air broadcasting now comes in a digital format(I know, who'd thunk!)
The signal I get to my HD tv looks great, always comes in perfectly, regardless of the weather(now that I have my antennae setup correctly). I have friends who have their content delivered "on wires" as you say, and I've seen it, and I'm amazed people would pay cable or satellite for such low quality.

You sound like a shill for cable and satellite!

I also use Netflix, which is over "a wire", and though I love the service and selection, I have more issues and headaches with Netflix than I do with my oh-so-horrible "junk off the air" as you call it.

I love watching my local PBS channels and other FREE programming over those horrible airwaves...
I love just being able to turn on my tv and JUST HAVE IT WORK.
And the best part is that IT'S FREE. No monthly bill.
No troubleshooting of firmware, ip/firewall settings, permissions, isp bullshit.

Comment: Re:Besides the manipulation issue (Score 1) 355

by Sir_Eptishous (#46773081) Attached to: Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs
Really what has been happening to children in the last 50 years or so is an ascending curve of influences, combining to create a new "First World Race"(so to speak).
The effects of these influences have been studied and can be easily found on this "internet library".

Here are a few:
1. The increased intake of Sugar in the American diet.
2. The ill affects of Multi-Tasking
3. How the overuse of consumer electronics is ruining sleep patterns
4. Kids don't play outside as much or at all

So, in effect, we have a new generation that is:
less likely to play outside, interact/understand/empathize with the natural world, can't remember as much due to being able to look things up instantly online, is more likely to display symptoms of ADD/ADHD due to over-intake of sugar and ADD/ADHD drugs, has a much shorter attention span than previous generations, etc, etc.

None of this is any sort of conspiracy, but rather is due to the way technology and our modern world has "evolved" in the last half century.

To me one of the interesting things to note here is that less affluent children don't display these issues because they don't come from families who can afford the ADD-Constantly Connected-Sugar Ridden lifestyle that is now the norm in the middle and upper classes in the First World.

We are now and will continue seeing the affects of this "evolution".

Comment: Power management on Ubuntu (Score 1) 452

by Sir_Eptishous (#46716261) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?
So a while back I tried several different Linux desktops. Probably around 6 or 7. I used each one for about a week or two. They all had their Pros and Cons, but I went back to Ubuntu. I went back(it was the first one I tried...) for the stability, ease of use and software available.

And yes, I know all about the concerns with Amazon and how RMS feels about Ubuntu(which for the most part I agree with).
However I would reccommend it.

BUT!
About a week ago it started automatically going into sleep mode after ten minutes.
As of this writing I haven't figured out how to correct this.
It never did this before and it appears to ignore whatever Power Management settings I give it.
Yes I have Googled this and have tried many things suggested but nothing has worked so far...
If anyone has experienced this and knows the fix I would appreciate advice...

Comment: Re:Its called paying attention (Score 1) 364

by Sir_Eptishous (#46640121) Attached to: Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light
This "technique" you describe is something most drivers of standard transmission have used and known about for over a century...

IMHO, it was automatic transmission, and it's "asleep at the wheel" style of driving that is encouraged where nary a thought travels the synapses as one languidly applies pressure to either the brake or gas pedals. People driving automatics are the ones speeding up to lights and stop signs, only to then have to slam on their brakes and repeat the cycle to the next light/stop sign.

Stick drivers are more thoughtful regarding how they drive.

Comment: Cable and Satellite are way too expensive (Score 1) 323

I used to have Direct TV. For years... It was great.

But the monthly bills were too high, and I also had NF. I wondered why I had both and did some hard thinking about it.
I got rid of the satellite and kept NF.

I was totally satisfied with the DVD only plan for a while.
Then streaming came out and I tried that...
It worked great for about the first two years.
Now it is spotty and annoying.
Both NF and my ISP point the finger at the other one.

Right now I'm probably ok with NF not having the latest CRAP you can get from RedBox...
I always have to laugh at people who complain about what NF doesn't have...
I ask what films they want to watch and have to hide my derision.


NF actually has a large amount of incredible foreign and indie films, docs, all kinds of cool shit.
I never have a problem finding something to watch.
The problem is with the streaming itself.

What it doesn't have is the latest garbage peddled by the big studios, that for some reason most people want to watch.

The Hobbit?
Give me a break.

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