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Comment Re:I'm torn (Score 1) 360

My land line is a VOIP phone.

When the power goes out, assuming that the cable company's POP doesn't go down too, I have broadband and phone for as long as the UPS that the cable modem and telephone adapter are on has juice..

Unfortunately my wireless land line phone isn't also on the UPS.

Not sure any of that matters; I've got a cell phone, and actually the land line's days are numbered.

Comment Its sad really... (Score 2, Funny) 290

It's sad when steals something that doesn't belong to them.

Sadder still when they whine about being too busy to take a phone call or reply to email in a timely way when the owner tried to contact you. This is the 21st Century, on the internet; we don't wait two or three days for people to get back to us.

And the saddest thing of all is an editor who can't spell "it's" correctly in the very first sentence of their lame explanation for having stolen something.

Comment Re:Why... (Score 0, Redundant) 154

They did.

It's all documented there in the silicon.

It's not their fault you didn't read it.

Or that you don't have the tools necessary to read it.

Or that you're not intelligent enough to read it.

But once they document it in, e.g. human readable form, then they might be afraid that they'd have to support it in this and all future generations of their chips. Perhaps they don't want to be constrained to always supporting those particular features going forward.

Comment In other news--- (Score 2, Interesting) 74

Big publishers want devs to shut up and get back to work.

That said, many of the R&D departments at companies I've worked for are 0.56% R & 99.44% D.

Although I worked in the Advanced Development group for one company where all we did were prototypes and researchy projects. Some of them actually made it into product. I think that might be the exception though. Typically though that company bought its innovation and then we had to integrate it.

I think the lesson is: if you want to innovate, start your own company, starve for a while before you either go broke or get bought. That seems to be what World-o-Goo-guy seems to be saying too.

Comment Re:watch it on the big screen via your PS3? (Score 1) 348

Your being redundant...

No, I'm not, and that's you're or you are, and not "your"

AFAIC a PS3 is a game console, not a general purpose computer; even more so since Sony has removed the ability to boot to Linux.

With a GP computer already in place buying an overpriced game console just for Hulu Plus would be doubly redundant. Royal you using an overpriced game console.

Comment watch it on the big screen via your PS3? (Score 1) 348

Well, no, but I can watch normal Hulu on my big screen TV via the computer that's connected to it.

I saw that my Sony TV already had a "Hulu Plus -- coming soon" item its set of selections.

But I don't think I'm in a big rush to to sign up for Hulu Plus. As it is I barely watch Netflix; my wife watches it more than I do.

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