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Comment: Re: yea no (Score 1, Troll) 58

by alen (#48672719) Attached to: How Target's Mobile App Uses Location Tech To Track You

book, i buy kindle
i would never buy expensive jewelry from amazon. my wife buys some cheapo stuff from B&M because you can touch it and look at it and it's nice to take a walk sometimes.
Cutlery?, i have had the same knives i bought from Williams and Sonoma for the last 10 years
clothing, B&M since it's easier to return it if it doesn't fit but my wife buys kid's shoes online and not from amazon because they are too expensive

i'll buy blu rays from best buy because i can do it on the way home from work and there is always a decent one on sale. they had a better BF sale than amazon and i bought a bunch of movies and games and my mom bought 2 games as gifts for the kids

Comment: Re:omg, a store will know where I am (Score 1) 58

by alen (#48672693) Attached to: How Target's Mobile App Uses Location Tech To Track You

Fry's doesn't care what type of porn you watch. all they have to know is WHO buys the big hard drives and match it up with a few other data points to market to you. stuff like pre ordering digital copies of video games to play them the second they go live and whine about server issues

Comment: Re:Oligopolies usually suck (Score 3, Informative) 86

by alen (#48664801) Attached to: Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

most of the cellular carrier mergers
back in the day you got like 60 minutes a month, used it even if calling on the same carrier, no long distance included, no night/weekend minutes, no roaming unless you paid a lot more money, $.25 cents per text and no choice of text plan and a crappy small network where you drive 50 miles from home and you roam

Comment: people still watch that crap? (Score -1, Troll) 106

by alen (#48643529) Attached to: Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

TOS was a bunch of LSD lights and kirk visiting stupid copies of earth
TNG a bunch of technobabble and reengineering the ship to solve the problem of the week
DS9 was a bore until the main plot line was introduced and then it was a by the numbers war story
never got into Voyager

Out of the movies only 2 and 6 were watchable although i liked The Search for Spock as well
ST Generations sucked
the borg movie had so much potential and the B&B twins ruined it with a stupid time travel story
Insurrection was hyped to the point it was a let down when i saw it
didn't bother with the romulan movie

i hated the time travel reboot of the Abrams movies, but they were a lot better than what came before them but even then so much story and canon wasted on what could have been awesome romulan/klingon war movies and real exploration and discovery of believable alien worlds

Comment: Re:I'm shocked. (Score 5, Insightful) 191

by alen (#48611195) Attached to: Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

i'd be surprised if apple didn't win the case. they blocked and non-apple DRM like every other company out there and Real had to hack it. but in the end itunes allowed you to use any hardware you wanted as long as the maker coded to a few of apple's API's. i use my Note 3 with itunes on my macbook. itunes itself has supported non-apple devices for many years as long as the files don't have any DRM.

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