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Comment Re: simpler? exclusive ad channel? (Score 2) 161

I use a hosts file on my computer to block ads and I use Adblock on my iPad.

I use a PVR or DVR on my TV. I hate ads. They don't work. I wasted a few thousand dollars a couple years ago on radio ads to realize that people have tuned out all ads.

I pay for satelite radio to avoid ads there.

Find another revenue stream. Ads are history. Only the ad execs and the hopeful still want them to work.

Comment Re:The future of console games (Score 1) 249

Hated Sony since the rootkit days...

Used to buy some games from Direct2Drive. They were great, cheap and worked. I could download the install files and keys and install on all the machines in my house. Then they got bought out, keys didn't work anymore and you had to re-download everything again. I went to Pirate Bay, downloaded the iso's and used my Direct2Drive keys. They never mentioned when I bought the games that they could ever disappear.

I never trust them anymore. I have hard copies of those olser games. I only really play World of Tanks now. Since that one is pointless without the servers... well.. if it dies, I find something else to play.

Comment Re:Cheap and sounds great! (Score 1) 249

Exactly. I bought a used Technics system for $175. Sound is awesome. It's the old "class A" amp.

The difference between this 30 year old gear and newer stuff is that this is real rms. You can feel the room shake, yet you can still talk to each other.

I've been sold on Technics for years, too bad they went belly up years ago.

Comment Re:Wow (Score 1) 98

Just fyi, I get 10 hours of "streaming" on my phone with my cell package.

Few issues:

1. I can only watch what channels I have subscribed to on my satelite. (fair enough)
2. I can only watch what they "let me" watch. Not everything live or anything available.(utter bs)
3. The service is absolute shit. It just doesn't work. The network can't handle it. Most useless "service" I've ever paid for. (most useless app on my phone)

Comment Re:64bit (Score 1) 640

The best example I have of my frustrations with Windows 7: set up a static ip or check network settings.

Windows XP, right click on network icon-> properties.

Window 7, Right click network icon ->Open Network and Sharing Center -> Click change adapter Settings ->Right Click Local Area Connection-> Properties.

Why Microsoft Why? You have only made things more difficult? What were you thinking? Or smoking? There are more examples of this stupidity, but this one angers me the most.

Can anyone give me a valid reason why they added 3 more steps for no apparent reason?

Comment Re:Up to $5k... (Score 4, Insightful) 161

The big thing that people miss is: They can only sue for the value of goods downloaded. AND they must prove that. No fishing.

This is not Canada bending over for Amerika, It's Harper saying "Screw you" you're not going to threaten Canadians.

If, for example, I go buy a movie, then download a version for my media centre, I have not committed a crime. I have paid for it. If I download it, and have not bought a copy, and they catch me, they can only sue me for $20 for the copy, not millions like the states.

There will not be any 6 million lawsuits here.

If the media companies weren't so stupid, they would price it properly and no-one would pirate. Who needs to pirate any songs anymore? I can just fire up Spotify and listen to whatever I want. If the movie industry ever pulls their heads out of their asses, we'll have the same for movies.


Comment Re:Creators wishing to control their creations... (Score 1) 268

I have hundreds of dvd's in my house. Each one is either ripped or a torrent downloaded from Piratebay before I watch it.

The Canadian laws say that a content provider (copyright holder) is only allowed to sue me for the value of the lost products (lost sales).

Since I can show a legally purchased dvd, there is no loss. No charges will ever stand up in court. We also have the right to own dvd copyright protection removal software.

This is my way of using what I bought the way I want to. I totally agree with the parent, if i BUY something, I have every right to use it as I see fit. Remember when these assholes wanted you to buy a song for your stereo, then another copy for your computer, then another one for your car? Sony rootkit? This industry seriously needs an enema.

Netflix and Spotify will be the norm soon. No-one will buy anything.

Comment Computer License (Score 1) 321

Enough of the Word Perfect Users already!

"Take it back to the store, You're too dumb to own a computer" Are these threats now as dangerous or potentially dangerous as operating a motor vehicle?

Training and License? Why not? It couldn't be any worse than it is now. I've literally had a client complaining that he couldn't get his email using Wordpad...

How dumb and negligent do we need people to be before we do something serious about this?

Spam, drive by downloads, malware. Isn't it about time we told the users to smarten up? How much productivity and electricity is wasted because of users dumb mistakes?

Comment Re:Yawn... (Score 2) 534

I would suggest that these people are not Christians at all. The criteria is significantly higher than what main stream America thinks or even preaches.

Just because you say a prayer and call yourself a Christian.... doesn't mean you are one.

Matthew 7:21-23 21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

Comment Re:The Year of Windows on the Desktop (Score 1) 545

To me, modern Windows has been a breath of fresh air compared to the brokenness of Linux desktops.

AMEN to this.

I gave up on Linux years ago. Too many choices. Too many problems.

Android seems to have it together. One OS, make it consistent and make it work.

The irony is Linux on the desktop has failed where Linux (Android) on a tablet seems to be doing fine.

We are Microsoft. Unix is irrelevant. Openness is futile. Prepare to be assimilated.