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Comment Re:LOL (Score 1, Troll) 67

So speaks the flailing EU, the sinking GB, the nanny states of Australia, or the irrelevant nation of Canada ? or maybe you hail from the greater significance that is Central or South America ? Maybe you are posting from the land of wine and honey that is greater Africa ? There is no country or region at this point, or really at any point in history that is not suffering from some sort of failure or another, be it racial inequality, economic instability, privacy issues, global climate change, etc.
But of course the US and 'north' China are the joke...

Comment Complain (Score 0) 268

People biatch and complain when FB allows links to so-called hate speech, or porn but they also biatch and complain when they block other content. FB has a right, and duty to verify and vet links and edit content posted to their service in the same way a news organization 'should' verify sources prior to broadcasting it. I think they deserve to be applauded for taking the brief time and spending a little effort checking things out before restoring access. It shows a bit of responsibility and accountability lacking in many social networking tools and quite a few news services.

Comment Wishing on a star (Score 2) 104

I switch seasonally from a town in the SF bay area that has multiple options in ISP's and a very fast home service of 100mbps to Yuma AZ where I can barely get 15mbps from the only show in town for more money. While it pales in comparison to Gbps service just the addition of another competitor drove down the cost and increased bandwidth in the existing Comcast offerings. BTW I've mentioned before I love Astound/Wave communications, and TWC/Charter to be known as Spectrum communications SUCKS donkey genitalia.

Comment I'd rent em space (Score 1) 87

I'd rent them space for a drone recharging station/rest stop especially if it got me preferred delivery or a discount on delivery. I'm already a prime member and get more than my monies worth in Prime video and discounted shipping, not to mention the kindle library and streaming music. I hate coming of like a shill but I like amazon and my family and I shop a lot online. I buy paperback books by the boatload from amazon for ridiculously low prices and then share them with friends or donate them to the local school.

Comment Just in time (Score 1) 109

Just in time for the Olympics. I am sure the idea of major social network block is making NBC giggle with joy. The more social media is blocked the better NBC's Olympic monopoly will become.
It is bad enough they don't cover half the events to begin with but the times they broadcast the ones they do cover is horrible. We'll get hours and hours of floor exercises and 20 minutes of judo. By the time the track and field is done we'll know about every cousin of 'John Doe' the 200 m sprinter but not have seen 5 minutes of Archery coverage. I can't believe they are having golf in the Olympics this time...

Comment Re:DRM is teh moar baddest.... (Score 2) 61

Good to know but the biggest issue I have with Apple is the requirement to go through iTunes which is awful. I want to just plug my device in via USB and see it as a device. After having watched my brother deal with iTunes and the iCloud and reading about iMatch I'd not want to step into that mess. I don't carry a smart phone but use a Sony mp3 player that usb's into my PC and then I connect in my car via 3.5mm aux connection.

Comment Re:DRM is teh moar baddest.... (Score 1) 61

That was my original point. I use a generic mp3 player and I load my music from my pc. I keep a 2ndary drive that I do not define to said music software because I don't want to acquire license information or such crap on top of the stuff I put on it when I ripped it. I am not an apple user, no iPhone or iTunes so I am not familiar with their usage or finer points. I use VLC or media player depending on the machine I am on. I run an private FTP setup to access said music files remotely and network the drive when at home.

Comment Sort of like 3D (Score 1) 302

This reminds me of why 3D has never really impressed me that much, because it is used as the end all be all, instead of something to enhance a story that is good on its' own right. The CGI in the battle sequences of the Lord of the Rings movies is very impressive and was just used as an aid to a critical part of the story rather than for the wow effect. With the ability to animate effects and the entire world of literature to draw on, why is it Hollywood seems to just reboot the same lame crap over and over again ?

Who ya gonna call, Ballbusters ? Why isn't the 'new' Ghostbusters a new standalone story, rather than a reboot with 4 women ? 4 women could just as easily carry off a good new expansion to the franchise.

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