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Comment: Re:We should lobby to break the cable companies (Score 5, Insightful) 535

Dude lives in the middle of nowhere. There's nothing wrong with Comcast not offering him service, there's something wrong with them claiming they did when they didn't.

Additionally, the homeowner should have been more diligent that his home in the middle of nowhere, with no cable box, would actually have cable.

Internet over 4G really isn't that expensive, and that's what he uses now. I'm surprised that doesn't work for him.

Comment: Well. (Score 1) 252

While I think the basic premise is a little silly, I imagine a $200 fanless laptop is powerful enough to run Plex (I run Plex Server off an old Mac Mini, and never have had any problems).

Depending how much space you need, get a solid-state SSD or even SD card, put some kind of basic protection about it (a cheap laptop bag?) and throw it in your crawlspace.

My Plex server runs fine over wifi (with the router right next to it), but I still have it connected to Ethernet. I imagine that could be a problem with higher bitrate movies.

Comment: Re:This Song? There's Nothing Tricky About It (Score 1) 386

I want to interject that "My Sweet Lord" and "He's So Fine" are the EXACT SAME FUCKING SONG. Same melody, structure, and everything. Basically a cover, except you take out the cool girl group singing "sha la la" and add in some Hare Krishnas singing the Hare Krishna mantra.

Comment: Re:Well... are we surprised? (Score 2) 156

If this had been made in Brazil, Chinese companies would still have copied the basic design. You can also get fake rolexes in China, and those are made in Switzerland (according to 3 seconds of Googling).

They didn't use the same factory, so the country of the original is a basically irrelevant point.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?