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Comment: Re:Linux Blu-Ray rip (Score 1) 152

by tedgyz (#47530327) Attached to: What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

Indeed! The DVD "experience" has made streaming adoption that much faster. When I moved to my new home, I didn't even hook up a DVD player. I figured I had a PC hooked to the TV, so that would serve the purpose. The other day my son wanted to watch The Matrix. After fighting with the PC and it's rejection of the DVD because I didn't have the right decoder, we gave up. I paid $4 to watch it on Amazon Instant Video. Sure it isn't as good as the DVD, but convenience won out.

Comment: The Long Tail (Score 2) 141

by tedgyz (#47249221) Attached to: I typically start my workday ...

As a remote worker, my work day is stretched like taffy. I wake up at 6am and check for "Rome is burning" emails. After a cup of coffee I respond to emails from our offshore team. Real work starts around 8am and ends around 5pm. Email and other small tasks continue until 10pm bedtime. /. reading occurs intermittently from 6am to 10pm.

Comment: Home Office (Score 1) 216

by tedgyz (#46999363) Attached to: Who controls the HVAC at work?

The discussion hasn't touched much on home offices. I have full power, but I also pay the bills. My problem is that I work in the basement and do not have dual zone heat. If I want the basement warm, I have to heat the whole house.

So, I am kind of in the same boat as office minions but for different reasons. The solution is the same - space heater under the desk.

Comment: Idle threats (Score 5, Insightful) 182

by tedgyz (#46988305) Attached to: Oil Man Proposes Increase In Oklahoma Oil-and-Gas Tax

The other companies that argue higher taxes would scare them from drilling are full of crap. How about paying a fair share to keep the infrastructure well maintained and the populace well educated?

As the last line of the summary says. Compared with those other factors, Kaiser says the tax rate is incidental. 'It's a rounding error.'"

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein