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Comment Re:Comcast giveth and I taketh away (Score 1) 211

they're making a lot less than if they were selling me both

for most people, they do sell them both. why? because internet costs $70, and it's only $30 more dollars for TV, and they get 150 channels! most people don't turn that down. the price of internet is inflated so they can make it seem like a bargain to get TV (+ phone).

Comment Re:Limited unlimited (Score 2) 211

You do know that cordcutters who use their streaming subscriptions, HD at 3GB/hr, four hours a day [], already blows that cap, right? That that's just for one person at less than the national average video usage per day?

Netflix requires 3.0Mb/s (megabits / s) for HD (less for SD). that's 375KB/s.

375KB/s * 60s * 60m = 1.35GB / hr. at that rate, you could watch HD content for 222 hours straight (9.25 days) before you'd hit your 300GB cap. seems pretty reasonable to me.

source: math.

Comment Re: Headline leaves out one very important detail (Score 1) 205

This, I discovered the hard way, is not a universal quality of Android devices. Depending on the manufacturer and carrier, some are quite a bit less open than even iDevices.

that's the kind of comment that is worthless without some details. the basic security features features, for better or worse, remain the same across vendors. obviously, since the underlying OS is the same.

Comment Re:I'm not sure this is the right response (Score 1) 213

Except it wasn't about vigilantes taking down an illegal website because society hadn't stepped up to the task. They stole personal data and are now trying to blackmail people with it. Where are the vigilantes who watch over the vigilantes?

if the hackers wanted to blackmail users, they'd have not gone public, and would have contacted users independently. sorry that does't fit.

Comment Re:The New Napster (Score 1) 144

The argument that no one is *bothering* to prosecute is not a defense of a law existing that could be used to prosecute.

no, but if you are spending your time worrying about it, you have too much time on your hands.

it's also illegal to go 1MPH over the speed limit. are you worried about that?

Comment Re:Warning (Score 1) 144

Excellent. Now, which one of the things you just mentioned, doesn't completely suck in such an overwhelmingly over-the-top hysterical comedy of disgrace, that it didn't make what you had a decade earlier, look like so-much-higher tech that it was indistinguishable from magic?

i use probably 3 video services, and one music service and a regular basis and none of them suck.

google play music

Comment Re:The New Napster (Score 1) 144

There are outlandish things that are forbidden. For example, the DMCA means my ripping of my own personal DVD and Blu Ray discs to HDD is not lawful, which is absurd.

i love how people use things like this to reject copyright laws all together. NO ONE is bashing in your front door and tazing you because you made a copy of a DVD you purchased. in fact, how about referencing one single instance where that has happened. no?

Popcorn time I've never used, but the principle of the thing doesn't appeal either, I want to actually have my library at hand at any given time.

PT is just a torrent client. the movies are downloaded to your computer (or mobile device). all the "streaming" mode does is download the blocks in-order, and download up to a certain amount of them before it starts playing.

You might have mail.