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Comment Mailbox, meh... (Score 1) 63

I signed up for that a while ago. I waited for my reservation to activate.

I turned fired up the app. I linked a Gmail account (only service they currently work with).

I toyed with it for a day. I found it unimpressive, unintuitive, limited, and not useful.

I unlinked my account.

App removed. I fail to see the value in it.

Comment Let's not forget LED Lighting (Score 1) 146

a large inrush current (such as a motor)

LED Lighting and the divers that run them have a significantly larger inrush current than incandescent lighting ( ). I'd be more concerned about that than a motor.

This "feature" of LED lighting was not something that was initially taken into account.

Comment Not a "DROPBOX" Alternative - File Sync Yes (Score 3, Informative) 96

This is basically an "open source" version of what did in their free beta--but is now a paid part of the service. It was called "DirectSync" ( ) and didn't use any of the "cloud" part of storage from the service. You can see how it is now part of the paid service here:

I would expect any number of other providers are looking at this for a paid service. High end versions would include Globalscape's WAFS ( ) and File Replication Pro ( ).

Free with good encryption is a great idea IMO. I for one would use it.

Comment Needs PVR Ability (Score 3, Insightful) 199

None of these devices, Google TV or Apple TV, are going to take off unless they offer a simple and effect way for a customer to record a show. This can either be Over The Air or Over The Cable. People WANT this feature because it is ingrained into their thinking.

The ability to On Demand order and watch a show over Broadband still needs widespread adoption and availability. See other posts here about "content."

Without easy PVR functionality, then these devices are just extra devices duplicating my already includes services in my big old stupid DVR/Cable box.

Comment A bit late to the party? (Score 5, Informative) 84 is reporting this as subsiding....

SUBSIDING STORM: A severe geomagnetic storm (Kp=7-8) that began yesterday when a CME hit Earth's magnetic field is subsiding. At the peak of the disturbance, auroras were sighted around both poles and in more than five US states including Michigan, New York, South Dakota, Maine, and Minnesota:

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