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Comment: Re:huh? (Score 1) 324

by praxis (#46761965) Attached to: Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Woah, when did Netflix start showing advertisement? When I was a subscriber (before they doubled their rates) they had none and it was somewhat worthwhile to access their catalog. Then their catalog shrunk, then their rates went up and now I hear they've added adverts? I sure hope they lowered their rates or increased the size of their catalog.

Comment: Re:Having used both (Score 3, Insightful) 314

by praxis (#46337011) Attached to: Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles

I don't care if it takes me 2 seconds or 0.2 seconds to shift gears. That's not the performance I need from my car. What I need from my car is being able to downshift *prior* to needing to accelerate, like when anticipating a merge. What I need from my car is being able to use the clutch to apply just the right amount of power to the wheels to get traction on slippery surfaces, like when pulling out of an icy parking spot over snow onto a plowed road.

You are correct though, that a computer can control the clutch more quickly than I can, but it doesn't see (yet) when I need power and downshift before I need it or how to apply just the right amount of power to gain traction on surfaces that are not uniform (again, yet).

Comment: Re:price (Score 2) 331

by praxis (#45543337) Attached to: 62% of 16 To 24-Year-Olds Prefer Printed Books Over eBooks

Having a preference does not necessarily mean the exclusion of the other. I fall into the prefer printed book category (though for a different age demographic) but I own a good number of both. I prefer printed books but I have been working on reducing the size of my physical library because ebooks take up less space and I want fewer physical possessions to worry about.

Despite my preference for one, I use the other more but use both quite a lot.

Everything that can be invented has been invented. -- Charles Duell, Director of U.S. Patent Office, 1899