I have to agree. Pretty much every TV show or book I've tried to turn my kid onto (now 11) has failed. What's worked? Watching the show when I know he's around. Then, he wants to watch it. For books, the best I've done is just take him to the library and let him browse to find stuff.
Without an enforcement agency, which is contained in the EPA, the regulations aren't worth the paper they are printed on.
If you don't think the Republicans want to get rid of the EPA so that companies don't have to follow the rules,
We're on our 3rd MX Smarttop in a month. The first 2 kept turning themselves off after a few hours to a day. We have a ton of equipment in that server room, and nothing else has power issues, so it is not our power. It's their quality. The 3rd one seems to be OK, but beware. Several of us were thinking of buying them for home, but I'm not after the quality issues.
Should have included this: http://smuglispweeny.blogspot.com/
(I'm joking of course... it will take some getting use to not thinking of KT behind your posts, though)
Does Kenny know you stole his user name??
Yeah, I think the proximity sensor on his phone is broken. I have a Moto Droid and have never had any unintended selections with my face.
/.'ers you disappoint me.
I cancelled my Directv service a few months ago, too. Looks like a lot of other people have: http://www.tvpredictions.com/tivo082709.htm
I have DOCSIS 2.0. 3.0 is not in my area yet. Will be by the end of the year. I already checked with several people, including the install guy.
I got it recently. Yes, it's more expensive (16 Mbps up and 2.5 Mbps down, 5 static ips is $100/mo), but it's much faster than the advertised speed. I get 6 Mbps up, and I have no trouble seeding my torrents.
That's a gross oversimplification. People don't kill themselves over their job. They kill themselves because they are mentally ill. The job wasn't the cause. The lack of proportion and perspective was the cause. The job was incidental.
In this particular case, the guy's mother and sister committed suicide. There are much higher rates of suicide among people who have relatives who have also committed suicide. That, with the isolation he appears to have suffered from, the job is looking not that significant, at most some sort of trigger.
First, this is bullshit. It's an idle threat.
Second, this is bullshit. MS has been hugely successful and will likely continue to be, even more so if they get their (his) head out of their ass. This would put a minor dent profits, and would be good for the rest of us. MS should pay their fair share.
I got a mini and installed XBMC and uTorrent (which sucks on the Mac, btw, but Vuze is just too bloated). One issue is my son, who watches most of his shows in another room on another TV, away from the mini. The Slingbox/Slingcatch combo isn't that cheap, not too far from another mini. Another is that as soon as I turn off the service, what I have on my DVR will be inaccessible. So, I have to download or watch all that is there before I call them.
I'm also using ted (http://www.ted.nu/) as a poor man's DVR for torrents. It is not that good (it downloads torrents from private trackers whick never go anywhere, missing downloads that I can easily find on mininova, etc). It does have a nice interface, so there's hope that it will get better over time.
Rant on uTorrent on the Mac: doesn't stop at pre-defined share ratio, just keeps seeding forever. Has a bug which pushes CPU use up to 100%. These bugs are 5+ months old. The perils of arrogant developers (they delete cries for patches on their forums) on a closed source project.