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Comment Re:Missing option (Score 2) 290

I was going to respond and say the exact same thing. Comcast keeps claiming that they have a 250 GB/month cap, but I am going well over this every single month (sometimes double) and I have never once gotten an extra charge or even a notice that I have broken the cap.

Comment Re:Backwards (Score 2) 147

I went with a Mac. The Mac Mini is perfect for this sort of setup, and runs all the software I need it to (XBMC, Plex, etc) and plays all the formats I want (I use VLC), AND streams everything I want (Hulu, Netflix). Never crashes, has a built in IR reciever that I use with a Harmony remote, and uses very little electricity.

Comment Re:Don't try it, it's illegal (Score 3, Informative) 328

Live broadcasts. For me, it's sports. There are a lot of sporting events that I want to watch that are only on cable/satellite. Even if there was someone torrenting sporting events (I've looked high and low, unless it's the super bowl, this doesn't exist), I would still rather watch most of them live.
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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: What's the best way to allow wedding guests to share photos? 1

seinman writes: I recently got engaged, and am in the process of setting up a website with information about us and our wedding. Now that everyone has digital cameras and camera phones, there will be hundreds of pictures taken by our guests that I'd love to have access to original, high quality copies of. I'd like to set up a page on our site where guests can upload their personal photos from the event. It would have to be private so nobody else can see each user's photos, but it has to be easy for all of our guests to understand and use. I was considering printing cards with instructions and/or a unique password for each user to hand out at the reception to help accommodate this requirement. Are there any good software packages (preferably open source of course) that would make this easy? I am not skilled in HTML or scripting, so would be unable to roll my own.

Comment Re:Still useful. (Score 1) 277

Who said anything about an iPhone? The OP just said cell phone, and didn't mention the "Find my iPhone" app or anything, just "GPS tracking." My brother had a $10 flip phone that had that feature. We had a service called family locator, and even the cheapest phones they sold supported it. I don't see a problem with giving a child an inexpensive cell phone, especially since pay phones are few and far between these days.

Comment Re:20 years later... (Score 1) 157

Alice will notice the difference. The text balloons for SMS messages are green, and they're blue for iMessages. It also says "Text message" or "iMessage" in the text box before you start typing your message to indicate how the message will be sent.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 203

Exactly. I have been regularly reading Slashdot for about 10 years now. I come here for the comments, mostly. I tend to get the actual stories/articles earlier from other sites that I frequent, but the conversation here is always insightful. Yes, even now, I still feel that way; although the quality of the comments have gone downhill from the early days.

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