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Comment: Two burning questions (Score 1) 239

by jseale (#48536905) Attached to: Google Hopes To One Day Replace Gmail With Inbox
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

by jseale (#47174691) Attached to: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

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:The move to HD hurt them (Score 1) 212

by jseale (#44453253) Attached to: Wii Outselling Wii U, Only 160,000 Units Shipped Last Quarter

The Ouya does that better at lower cost, no soft-mod required.

Not to mention the availability of non-game apps on the device. Does TuneIn ring a bell? Not sure if the Ouya has the right video innards, but it could probably run Netflix or Hulu and become yet another Roku competitor.

Comment: Re:What's the big deal? (Score 1) 128

by jseale (#44409345) Attached to: Google Chromecast Reviewed; Google Nixes Netflix Discount

According to "[I]f you’re running it in a browser, Amazon Instant video, Hulu, Rdio, and HBO Go all just work. As did video from Wired, Gawker media, and Flickr slideshows." I have a Roku and love it, but I also have Comcast. That means, in its infinite retardery, I can not watch HBO Go on my Roku. If this really does work as well as Wired says it does, I can watch it through the Chromecast Chrome browser, making my Roku a paperweight.

Roku only makes sense if you're a Time Warner Cable customer and you buy one the nicest Roku models, which of course makes holding onto your first-gen/second-gen Roku (for who knows how long) a no-no becuase these don't support Time Warner Cable's app. Having a Roku is a must in most newer Time Warner Cable markets (such as Louisville KY, where I live) because the ability to offer more HD channels than what you'd get through the cable box.

Comment: Re:Expectations lowered by all the crap out there (Score 1) 279

by jseale (#44119229) Attached to: Ouya Android Game Console Launches, Quickly Sells Out
Exactly, comparing apples to oranges, how BRILLIANT!! If Ouya's manufacturers think they can compete with Micro$hit or Sony, they must be smoking crack. If I were them, I'd try to get some more audio/video-related apps onto the catalog so that I might be able to instead compete with Roku.

Slowly and surely the unix crept up on the Nintendo user ...