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Comment: It's about time (Score 1) 314

by omnichad (#49569901) Attached to: Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water

My hometown was guilty of too much fluoride. Thankfully I missed out on the horrible brown fluoride stains that a lot of other people seemed to have. There is such a thing as too much. My teeth were mostly developed before I moved there, but I do have just a hint of the white streaks of mild fluorosis.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 1) 329

by omnichad (#49568647) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

If Verizon can afford to drop The Weather Channel (a NBCUniversal property) from FiOS TV without warning, without lowering the monthly price for subscribers, replacing it with an inferior product (Accuweather, and I can't figure out which is more useless, their TV channel or their inaccurate forecasts)

I've never found Accuweather as a data source to be that inaccurate (I use the app), but I see The Weather Channel as being pretty useless. 90% of the channel's content is reality programming. And the other 10% is generated at the local cable office's headend. Really, I generally trust the NWS and their web site and have no use for a dedicated channel, but it's a small market that does care about seeing it on a TV on-demand. Anyone else can use their phone or computer. Not worth that many subscriber dollars to keep TWC.

Comment: Re:makes sense, my osX 10.5 died about that time (Score 1) 368

by omnichad (#49546087) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

I admit, I stopped ripping with iTunes for that reason. The metadata is supposed to be embedded in the files. But iTunes must store some of that in the library and doesn't update the files properly. Now I do all my ripping with XLD. And save the album art in the folder as folder.jpg in case I ever browse the folder from Windows (it makes it the folder icon). That way if iTunes ever breaks the album art, I can use KID3 or something similar to repair it.

Comment: Re:people still buy protected content from itunes? (Score 1) 368

by omnichad (#49540549) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

and once you have that why the heck would you use an ipod?

Well - a lot of radio controls are convoluted for a thumb drive player, but work great when controlling an iPod over USB. I have a radio that does both.

The main reason for wanting a separate device is the huge upcharge to dedicate 32GB (or more) of storage on your phone. That upcharge is even larger for Apple devices, but I haven't had time yet to build my own system.

And yes, I mostly buy in CD format.

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge