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Comment: That is always one way (Score 1, Insightful) 331

by bobjr94 (#47945295) Attached to: U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'
If the format is drm locked, in the end, there is always a headphone jack or line out. Sure not a lossless conversion but most people won't notice or care. The older age of U2 fans won't want to be forced to play some dumb game to unlock a new song. They want to plug their phone into their car, press play.

Comment: it was 2 years ago (Score 1) 127

by bobjr94 (#47795575) Attached to: Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service
They shut the service down along time ago, shortly after they bought skype. If you try to sign it it just fails and says you must upate to skype. I know, we had a problem with my wifes work only allowing messenger on her pc, they wouldnt install skype or any other messenger. I ended up putting skype portable on a usb drive and she ran it from there.

Comment: Data overload (Score 1) 455

by bobjr94 (#47793631) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?
What is mid size city to do. Say with 50 officers, maybe 40 of them are on duty on any day. 40 cops x 8 hours per day is 320 hours of video to store per day, 2240 hours per week, 8960 hours per month and 107,000 hours per year.....Say they shoot SD video at a (very conservative) bitrate of around 1200kbps combined video/audio. Thats over 4gb per officer per day, or around 160GB of video to store per day using my previous estimations. 1.2TB per week, 4.8TB per month or 57TB per year. You would need perfect backups, so double or triple your storage. Want HD triple that again at minimum. A gopro on a average setting will use a GB per 20 minutes.

Comment: They already do (Score 1) 83

by bobjr94 (#47744945) Attached to: Sources Say Amazon Will Soon Be Targeting Ads, a la Google AdWords
A few months ago I added some car parts to my wish list and never bought them. When visiting some web sites on my phone I get amazon ads for these exact same items along with other items I looked at and never bought. I say on my phone because I have ad block on all my desktops and laptop and never see these ads.

Comment: Slippery path (Score 2) 71

by bobjr94 (#47707531) Attached to: YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak
There are many websites now you copy and paste a youtube link, then gives you an mp3 file. And there are browser ad-ons that download full videos for later viewing and can also do conversion to mp3 audio. Anyway, I don't like how this is sounding, next youtube will want money to view videos in HD or some other type of premium feature. Thats how XM radio started, you pay a low price for ad free music, then after several years more and more channels started playing ads and prices went up.

Comment: Still tied to OS = Virus path (Score 1) 426

The boss is the only one at my work who still uses IE on his computer, he is also the only one who gets viruses on his computer several times per year. One of his last viruses came from a pop-up on MSN, so it's not just back ally web sites. IE is just an open gateway for all kinds of malware from even trusted sites.

What hath Bob wrought?