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Comment: Re:This site best viewed with NOT ie6 (Score 1) 350

by dukeofurl01 (#29988496) Attached to: Firefox Passes IE6 In Browser Share

I know Firefox is superior, but I try telling that to my friend who always counters with ___ website doesn't work right in Firefox, and then there's my parents who are small business owners, and some of their vendors have websites that use ActiveX things, so of course don't work with anything but IE.

Comment: already (Score 5, Interesting) 863

by dukeofurl01 (#29167793) Attached to: "Smart" Parking Meters Considered Dumb

Yay, first post!

They have those things in Sacramento California also, they suck! I hate them! They're the worst!
I heard in some cities though that they place sensors under the parking spots that reset the meter whenever somebody removes their car, as another way of making sure nobody gets any free time.

Comment: NBC (Score 1) 175

by dukeofurl01 (#27019855) Attached to: Cable Companies Want Bigger Share of Online TV Market

Far as I know, Hulu is owned by NBC. They already own the content. They can do what they want with it. Comacast (and other cable companies) don't own content. They can't do anything with something they don't own (or license). It's that simple.

But also, I don't know why the cable companies want to have a website for internet TV. They say it's not for revenue, and it certainly couldn't be, a big website like Hulu costs a lot to develop, and while I like Hulu, it doesn't make me think any more or less of NBC, or earn them any goodwill.

Yeah, they make money from advertising, but it can't come close to what it cost to develop the site.

Comment: how? (Score 1) 399

by dukeofurl01 (#26907143) Attached to: TrapCall Service To Bypass Caller ID Blocking

So far I only read about how you can use this to unblock somebody calling your cell phone, how do you implement it on somebody calling your land line with caller ID?

How does it handle situations where the caller ID info is not transmitted by the switch? (if the call is coming from overseas or from some rural place)

Make it myself? But I'm a physical organic chemist!