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Comment Re:Problem with the solution? (Score 1) 193

One interesting option would be for Netflix customers to indicate their flight number and select things to be cached before boarding, while the plane is at the gate).

Don't know of many video streaming apps that let you do this, but there's a bunch of music apps that do. Spotify is probably the best of the bunch. Just turn your chosen playlists' downloading feature on, and you're all set! Podcast apps let you do this kinda' thing too.

Comment Two burning questions (Score 1) 239

First of all, why didn't they include the ability to read or send messages to/from accounts other than Gmail, like Gmail currently lets you do now? Second, how is Inbox able to fill in blank avatars from business email addresses with company logos? Is it getting help from Chrome or something? Nice feature though, just wonder how it works.

Comment Re:This is so 1990s (Score 2) 132

MATE is a simple, neat destop that ... "just works". I'm just old fashoined and don't need a fancy UI.

Using Xubuntu here for that same reason. Not to mention the fact that I have a lesser machine (an eMachines EL1358G) with not quite enough RAM to run full-on Ubuntu. Canonical seems to have done some nice things with its spin of XFCE used here.

Comment Re: What's the difference? (Score 1) 296

Yup, most certainly looks like video game systems of the future will somehow have to battle 'Roku syndrome' as a result of manufacturers thinking they can put everything but the kitchen sink into these so called gaming systems, not that it matters me much.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist

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