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Comment Re:Memories? (Score 1) 332

I have it playing a shoutcast stream right at this moment too.

The 2.x version that I'm using is lacking a media library which is really useful when you have hundreds of gigabytes of torrented^W legitimately purchased MP3s on disk. But that storage is now offline so while I don't miss it now, it's certainly a limitation because playlists become unmanageable at that scale.

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Trump Adviser Steve Bannon is Leaving White House Post (nytimes.com) 420

President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon left his position on Friday (alternative source) as the newly minted chief of staff John Kelly sought to bring order to a White House riven by infighting and power struggles, more than a dozen news outlets report. Maggie Haberman, reporting for The New York Times: The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time. As of Friday morning, the two men were still discussing Mr. Bannon's future, the officials said. A person close to Mr. Bannon insisted the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week, but the move was delayed after the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Va.

Comment Re:It's the product not the manufacturing location (Score 1) 149

And companies are definitely buying this stuff. We have a bunch at our offices, not MS though but I'd imagine they cost about as much.

In any case, it's just over a hundred jobs so hardly important overall when we just heard that MS is laying off thousands of employees in other areas, in particular sales. Would be interesting to know what motivated the decision anyway though.

Comment Re: The Down Side (Score 2) 193

The OP certainly comes off more than a bit homophobic.

The show of course wasn't trying to recruit anyone into the gay army, and really just showed the relationships (and sex) in a positive light. That said, I found the constant feelgood parties and orgies at the expense of plot development quite annoying, and eventually stalled around halfway through S2.

As for the reason it was canceled, it's simple - it must be expensive as fuck to make since they shoot a lot on locations all over the world. I remember seeing somewhere that it costs about as much per episode as GoT, without nearly the audience to justify it.

Comment Re:An MBA can be expensive (Score 2) 57

Maybe you should consider doing an MBA. There's almost no business that starts with revenues greater than total expenses. Even traditional brick and mortar stuff like restaurants often run in the red for months or even years, and you need to survive and grow to reach profitability.

That is not to say that Soundcloud had a... sound idea for monetization, of course.

Comment Re:EEE (Score 1) 65

Arduino became a de-facto standard for a lot of hobby grade and even lower end commercial micros. For example the ESP8266 and ESP32 are now mostly compatible with the IDE and many libraries so you can use these significantly more powerful chips and make singe board IoT stuff within the dummy-friendly environment by gluing together existing libraries for sensors and other stuff.

Proper debugging would be great, because doing it by printing over serial like cavemen isn't that great TBH.

Comment Lol (Score 1) 410

Yeah this would be about as effective as limiting alcohol in the same way. And it's not like the over-18 restriction is particularly effective anyway, most smokers that I know started way before that, probably by 16 already, so this would change pretty much nothing. Good job.

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