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Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 1) 205

by LVSlushdat (#49563635) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

If you're that picky about your carriers and contracts, I wonder how the hell you own a cell phone.

There are a lot of features on that device that I have no interest in running, never had any interest in running, and will never have any interest in whatsoever, and yet there it is, sucking my battery dry.

*some* of us don't do cellphone contracts... In case you didn't know, theres all sorts of no-contract cellphone providers, where you actually pay ONLY for what you actually *use*, like http://ting.com/

And if you don't like the bloatware on your phone, chances are quite good you can root it, and remove that crap.... It isn't that hard..

Comment: Re:Why would a non-sports person have cable? (Score 1) 205

by LVSlushdat (#49563503) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

Oh yesss... I was also born without the "sports gene"... It puzzles me why otherwise seemingly normal people go absolutely bonkers over a bunch of guys on a field chasing a ball and beating each other senseless, better known as football... Or what passes for the other "national pastime", baseball... Which is why I'm really tired of getting charged a fairly large sum of money (~$5/mo) for that ESPN crap.. I'd gladly cut the cord, and do streaming of what few shows I care to watch over my 50/12 cable internet connection, but wifey won't budge.. Oh well..

Comment: Those of us withOUT the "Sports Gene".... (Score 1) 205

by LVSlushdat (#49563373) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

Those of us who were born without the "sports gene" would seriously LOVE to be able to get a tv package withOUT that ESPN crap.. Of course, if it didnt heavily contribute to the cost of the tv package, I wouldn't care, but since it DOES add to the package cost, it could die a gruesome death as far as I'm concerned. You GO, Verizon... Kick those ESPN lawyers in the ass....

Comment: Re:Until it actually happens, I don't care. (Score 2) 326

Remember hydrogen cars? They even built a hydrogen gas station near where I live. Cool right?... not really... basically no cars use it, the station is not economical, and I believe they may have only built one of these fucking things on the entire planet.

There's a handful of them on the left coast, and they're putting in another handful on the right coast. Statistically nobody in the middle of the country buys interesting vehicles anyway. Toyota is about to start selling a FCV finally, and they're licensing their fuel cell to BMW and it will probably make it into an i5 in a year or two.

The real problem with hydrogen is that it is horribly annoying at best. It's just dumb on every level.

Comment: Re:"although not with bug-free results" (Score 2) 142

by drinkypoo (#49560245) Attached to: Google Officially Discontinues Nexus 7 Tablet

The Kindle app, for example, now likes to hang up so I have to kill it.

Amazon is probably doing something bad and stupid as usual. I had to remove their store app from my devices because it made them unusable. All of them. Locks, hangs, FCs, even in other apps. Amazon can't code their way out of a nutsack. You can see this in their site, too. They break it every few months.

Comment: Re:No mention of iPad in the summary? (Score 0) 142

by drinkypoo (#49560231) Attached to: Google Officially Discontinues Nexus 7 Tablet

I don't want some device I have to build in a kit every couple of months. I'm beyond the point where I want to endlessly fiddle with technology

That's not what we're talking about. We're talking about installing a bootloader and using it to install a community-tested, community-developed replacement for the OS. Something you can't do on iOS, even when you need to, because Apple has shit it up.

I have no interest in tracking my own CyanogemMod version, building it from a kit, hand bombing my install.

So like I said, you have no idea what you're on about. You just download it and install it. You don't build anything.

I like vanilla Android out of the box. I've seen the junk Samsung and others put on, and I have no interest in it.

So again, like I said, you get a well-supported device and then you install AOSP (I'm running SOKP on my Moto G XT1063) and then you don't have to dick with it. Maybe eventually I'll check back to see if there's an update. Usually you can dirty flash those, so there's not much hassle involved.

All you did was demonstrate your ignorance.

Comment: Re:Shady Misinformation About Real Name Policy Too (Score 1) 303

by drinkypoo (#49560189) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

And yet Facebook never seemed to enforce it.

Confirmation bias.

I have family members with multiple fake accounts that have lasted for years and years all so they could invite those fake accounts as friends in games. And they weren't even remotely sneaky about making them appear as real.

Yes, they didn't use the policy against farmvillains, only when it was important, like against trannies and whatnot. But their rights aren't important to you, so you didn't hear about that while it was happening.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 2) 190

by drinkypoo (#49560155) Attached to: Linux 4.1 Bringing Many Changes, But No KDBUS

Oh so you miss the days of manually setting sound card jumpers to set DMA and IRQ

What? I say, what, son? That shit went away with ISA, and it had nothing whatsoever to do with pulseaudio. Nothing. Pulseaudio did nothing to mitigate that because none of those issues went away if you still have that hardware, because pulseaudio does not handle that part of the audio system. Do you know anything about the software we are now discussing?

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 3, Informative) 190

by drinkypoo (#49560145) Attached to: Linux 4.1 Bringing Many Changes, But No KDBUS

Please note that PA is for consumer audio, that means general purpose desktop and sound server use.

You know what's different about consumer and pro audio? Nothing. As it turns out, consumers also want high-fidelity audio, and they want to be able to mix multiple streams. The only difference lies in what the industry is willing to sell us.

It works great for that and doesn't drain batteries and so on.

Actually, pulseaudio has notably drained batteries in the past, because shitcode.

Comment: Re:KDBus - another systemd brick on the wall (Score 3, Informative) 190

by drinkypoo (#49560093) Attached to: Linux 4.1 Bringing Many Changes, But No KDBUS

Since they claimed that the systemd developers are bad and inexperienced programmers that can't code or design,

We have seen this proven true with pulseaudio.

that the systemd design is bad and that the code is bad,

Which should surprise nobody

it puzzles them that despite all this, systemd have worked beautifully for so many years.

Which it hasn't, and many slashdotters have given examples in this and other systemd-related threads, which you have willfully ignored because they don't fit the narrative you swallowed.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.