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Comment: Re:Subscribers? (Score 1) 85

by jtmach (#47820447) Attached to: Amazon's Plan To Storm the Cable Industry's Castle
They need to quick dicking around and make a mobile app for it (and support ChromeCast too, while they're at it). I have Prime, but I never use it for video because it's not convenient. Also, for that reason, I would never suggest it to someone else if they were looking for a place to watch videos. It's nice for 2 day shipping though.

Comment: Re:whine (Score 1) 226

by jtmach (#46766955) Attached to: How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer
The issue with this in my experience (granted I've programmed exclusively for a single large company) is that Ops has no idea if the code needs to be reworked or not. They don't do the testing. Just make sure Prod is stable. They make Dev's fill out a bunch of paperwork so that they can claim it's not their fault when Prod crashes then they push whatever crap fell out of my fingers onto the box.

+ - Public Domain Day 2014->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "What could have been entering the public domain in the US on January 1, 2014? Under the law that existed until 1978.... Works from 1957. The books “On The Road,” “Atlas Shrugged,” "Empire of the Atom," and “The Cat in the Hat,” the films "The Incredible Shrinking Man," “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” and “12 Angry Men,” the article "Theory of Superconductivity," the songs “All Shook Up” and “Great Balls of Fire,” and more.... What is entering the public domain this January 1? Not a single published work. http://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2014/pre-1976"
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Comment: Re:costs (Score 1) 261

by jtmach (#45705433) Attached to: Streaming and Cord-Cutting Take a Toll On the Pay-TV Industry
I'd be willing to pay for it, but I think Tivo's service fee's are way to expensive. $500 for a lifetime pass, or $15 a month (last time I checked). What are you getting for that? Pretty much just access to the guide. Why is just knowing what's on at what time worth twice as much (nearly) as Netflix's whole service. I used to run a home brew DVR, and I paid for the guide data then from some company I don't recall. It was $20 or $30 a year.

+ - The 10 Best Ways Cities Are Combating Climate Change->

Submitted by Daniel_Stuckey
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "In a city like New York, where convenience is king, it can be challenging to get individuals to take the initiative to addressing climate change—that is, until extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy rip their lives apart. Thankfully, New York, and many other large cities have begun to combat global warming on a massive scale. To celebrate such efforts, the first City Climate Leadership Awards ceremony was held in London last night. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group awarded ten cities for making the biggest and most innovative efforts to undertake green infrastructure projects and to fight the effects of climate change. Here are the winners from last night—and how 10 cities are fighting climate change in ten different ways."
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