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Comment: Re:Um. WRONG. (Score 1) 323

Anime on Netflix is streamed in both japanese subbed and english dubbed. Check your Chromecast/Roku settings (audio track, cc/subtitles). I abhor dubbed anime and I've got 0 complaints with Netflix.

Additionally, I've read that Viz Video is coming to Netflix this year (2014) bringing Ranma (the one anime I prefer dubbed) woot.

Comment: What does this mean? (Score 1) 202

by log0n (#46536493) Attached to: Earth Barely Dodged Solar Blast In 2012

I'm sure this is very naive. I'm not doubting, or even skeptical, I just want further understanding.

These claims are always made but never really expand on what the repercussions are. What exactly does it mean that things would be devastating to our modern electronics? Cell phones blowing up in our pants pocket? Computers catching on fire? I doubt those things mainly because something damaging enough to cause a gadget to self-immolate likely would be just as damaging to our biology. Is it stuff as (comparatively) mundane as everything needing to be reset/restarted? I have no doubt that's a huge pain in the ass and can cause legitimate issues depending on venue (satellites, power plants, airplanes, people driving, etc). Significant inconvenience yes and unfortunately deadly for some, but it does not seem like the literal 'death from above' that this comes across as.

Electronic devices suddenly stopping, society is likely recoverable. Electronic devices suddenly self-immolating/exploding, society likely isn't recovering.

[hollywood isn't make things easier either, everything either stops dead or explodes cataclysmic-ally]

Comment: Re:1 option here - Comcast (Score 1) 513

by log0n (#46324005) Attached to: Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

I'm in fairly affluent Howard County, MD, next door to fairly affluent Montgomery County, MD. While we have 'competition', it definitely smacks of collusion with both sides taking advantage of this being a heavily moneyed area. Our options:

Comcast internet only:
low tier $59.99 ($76.95 after month 12)
high tier $89.99 ($114.95 after month 12)
(i've seen cheaper comcast existing elsewhere, but those are prices here)

Comcast bundle:
low tier $79.99 ($144.95 after month 12, 2 yr contract requires 12 months at this price)
high tier $89.99 ($155.49 after month 12, 2 yr contract requires 12 months at this price)

FIOS only bundles (tv, phone, internet) in our area. You can't get just internet.
low tier $89.99 ($124.99 after month 24)
high tier $144.99 ($179.99 after month 24)
both also mandatory 1 time $70 activation fee, monthly $5 rental fee (can't provide your own equipment) and 1 time mandatory $230 ETF deposit (total BS charge - refunded as *credit* after month 24)

Also used to have Cavalier DSL but they no longer provide residential access.

Garbage options designed to fleece IMO.

Comment: Re:Let me get this straight (Score 1) 520

by log0n (#46320493) Attached to: Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

I'm tired of this 'bandwidth isn't free' point being thrown around. Once the infrastructure is there, it is a fixed cost, essentially free. Traffic to point A is the same as traffic to point B, or no traffic at all. The only reason for different pricing is human nature.

The simplest (indirect) analogy I can think of.. once I have the infrastructure (in this case, cable boxes per TV) I'll pay the same monthly price for my TV bill if I have 10 TVs in my house running channels 24/7 vs a single TV viewing 2 hours 5 days a week. I don't get charged more for more simultaneous TV channels, conversely, I don't get a discount if I happen to leave the TV off the entire month. The signal already exists. It's a fixed cost.

Comment: Re:Internet access should be a socialized service (Score 1) 520

by log0n (#46320351) Attached to: Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

A couple things..

1) Your Fascism is bungled with Capitalism. Fascism has fuckall to do with big business controlling government. There is no big business under fascism.
2) Socialism and Fascism are the same thing, one is left wing, the other is right wing. In either case, government controls both (Soc: regulate, Fas: nationalize).
3) Capitalism is the monopoly game where one big business ends up with everything and can control government.

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