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Comment: Re:Fuck Cisco. (Score 2) 290

by fafaforza (#48661427) Attached to: Hotel Group Asks FCC For Permission To Block Some Outside Wi-Fi

But since when is my double queen room at the Marriott an enterprise environment.

They can scare enterprises all they want into selling more hardware, that's fine, but I am not an employee of a hotel. I am not connecting to their corporate network to transmit work related information. I don't see how they're trying to protect the hotel when I connect to a separate entity's network, and use their wired router as the exit to the internet. Ridiculous.

Comment: Re:Wrong conclusion (Score 1) 269

by fafaforza (#48608171) Attached to: Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

Sure, anecdotal, but I'm not going to spend money on 40 different players to do some sort of personal research. The players I did have all lost their finish, scroll wheels fell off, and the company making them were often bought out, new owners decided to dump the product line, and now you can barely download the media management software you need to load music onto it. It's happened to me, trust me.

The Clip is nice, I'll be buying one for my mom today, but as far as I know, it only supports microSD cards up to 32 GB, plus the onboard 8GB, so it still doesn't come close to 80gb or 120gb of the classic.

Comment: Re:Because it doesn't work? (Score 1) 130

by fafaforza (#48608159) Attached to: Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

I didn't say I'm downloading the whole thing. But it still takes time to wait for the first part to come down, play it, delete it, load another nzb. It's all delay tactics that could work to get me to just spend the $6 on the damn movie.

And torrent sites go down all the time, and have ratio requirements, or credits, so that's another aspect of the effort that you have to go through to avoid a few bucks for a movie. And you still never know whether your host info isn't being logged or recorded. I've never heard of usenet downloaders being targeted.

I also prefer usenet because a rar archive can start decompressing as parts are finished, so I can start watching a movie literally 2 minutes after the download started.

Comment: Re:Because it doesn't work? (Score 1) 130

by fafaforza (#48600815) Attached to: Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

They could easily create fake accounts to post comments such as "Works for me, try VLC, ___ player, or update your codecs".

It would create enough confusion that it would create a lot more work for you to getting your movie, and possibly push you to just pay Amazon the $8 because your time is more valuable than dicking around with the "scene".

This is happening on usenet now, on nzb search engines that don't have a comments section, where you'll see 20 uploads of a movie, and probably 18 or 19 of them have links to (presumably infected) downloads because the movie doesn't play "due to problematic codecs on your computer." I end up getting fed up with trying 10 different downloads, and more often than not just skip that particular movie. But if I were eager enough to watch it, I might spend the few bucks.

Comment: Re:The lesson (Score 1) 329

by fafaforza (#48587723) Attached to: Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

Do you think a medallion owner will be bailed out by anyone? What happened in 2008 was a fairly unprecedented situation, and I agree with you that scumbags took the money and ran and we got stuck with the bill. But it doesn't work like this most times and even people who control multi-million dollar accounts get destroyed to the point of suicide, heart attacks from stress, etc.

Comment: Re:you can have my classic when you pry it from et (Score 1) 269

by fafaforza (#48587655) Attached to: Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

Pfft, I've replaced the headphone jack on my 80gb classic probably more than half a dozen times :) Drive still pulling strong. The LCD is starting to go, after I dropped it the umpteenth time.

But I like how people say the classic is antiquated, meanwhile, I don't have to take mine out of the pocket to go between tracks or change volume. Yeah, I guess I can be stuck with a set of earbuds that have the necessary buttons for play/pause/next, and I can try to hit those tiny rocker volume buttons on the side. But I think I'll stick with my choice of headphone and analog volume control. Not having those buttons also means the cable won't keep getting caught on my collar all the time.

Comment: Re:Wrong conclusion (Score 2) 269

by fafaforza (#48587565) Attached to: Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

I've had a few non-Apple mp3 players, and they pretty much fell apart, things stopped working, etc. I've had my 80GB Classic since 2007, and aside from replacing the headphone jack a few times, no issues. I don't want to bother with a non-Apple device really, and I'm no fanboy. If anything I have 5 ThinkPads of various vintages and no Apple laptops. These people might be investors , but not so sure about hoarders.

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