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Comment Re: I don't get it,... five a day? (Score 1) 365

Thanks, I'll try it.

I add flavor by tossing a handful of blueberries, peaches or other fruit in and blend it. For hot days I throw in a handful of ice and use frozen fruit for a nice, chilled smoothie. I've found the plain soylent takes on the flavor of added fruit nicely.

Comment Re: They aren't revolutionizing shit. (Score 1) 365

keeping in mind that they intentionally engineered it to be bland. the point is it takes on the flavor of whatever you mix it with.

for me, toss some in a blender with a handful of ice and a quarter cup of fresh or frozen fruit and it makes a great smoothie. the added benefit is it is nutritionally complete.

Comment Deja Vu (Score 1) 5

I went thru that exact same argument a number of years ago. The executives liked the look of the check boxes better and demanded I "make it work". Ugh.

It was almost as much fun as the idiots who insisted on the web page layout exactly matching -- fonts, graphics and all -- their magazine page layout. They ended up doing their web page as one big GIF with polygonal hot spots. You should have heard them scream when someone used a different resolution screen, or resized the browser on their oh-so-perfect page.

I am so glad I'm not in that business any more.

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Journal Journal: CuBox Wifi Streaming Solved

I believe I have mentioned before that every bit of media I purchase I digitize and store the files on a central server. That includes over 300 movies and over 100 television episodes, plush a few hundred audio tracks. Everything is available anywhere in my home via wireless streaming, however I had been having problems with reliably streaming 1080p HD video over WiFi to my main television units.

Comment Re: Disposable (Score 1) 38

Yeah. I get enough disposable shit from the world every fall, when the trees dump all their leaves in my yard. And during spring and summer when after I cut it to an acceptable length, that Falk grad just comes back.

I've tried piling the leaves and grass up, along with things like the leftovers from my food and all the paper products I use, and it magically turns into dirt after a few months. I think it is the compost fairies and their workers, all those big, red works they send to sort thru the pile.

You're right. All my packaging and stuff should be shit that never goes away. They need to make like titanium paper or something that lasts forever. Fuck this disposable shit, I get enough of that from the world itself.

Comment Re: Stop the press. The TV is on even after ... (Score 4, Informative) 217

The app isn't doing the backup. The app is gone. The app had a convenient way to access the basic Google Sync settings, but itself is not Google Sync.

Deleting the app that you used to change a system-level setting used by other apps should NOT change the setting.

Using TSO is like kicking a dead whale down the beach. -- S.C. Johnson