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Comment Re:That is not Netflix's plan (Score 2) 181

Every time I fire up Netflix these days I see more original content. It actually takes me a while to peruse the new titles to see if they interest me. They are being very aggressive in that regard it's simply that they are in the early stages so the library is still relatively small compared to a Paramount or WB. I mean they announced two years ago DareDevil would be the first of five new Marvel titles. Jessica Jones followed and Luke Cage was released a couple of weeks back. Iron Fist is just around the corner to be followed up by The Defenders. Heck The Punisher rated so well in DareDevil they green-lit a new series for him as well. And that's just the Marvel stuff. They have content for most popular genres.

Comment This might not be a good move for Google (Score 3, Interesting) 116

Samsung has been at odds with Google for years over their Android mandates. Other manufacturers just didn't have the clout to fight like Samsung. This could be just the justification other OEM's need to take up the Tizen, Oxygen, or another OS banner and ween themselves off of Android.

Comment Re: How is this different from any university? (Score 1) 334

I graduated from ITT in 1989 so I have first hand knowledge of their practices. I actually had an instructor who was an electrical engineer. He was quite adept at discussing electrical theory but ITT made him a lab manager against his protests and he was unable to build the simplest of circuits. Another instructor taught us how to bluff our way through an interview to get a job you weren't qualified for. He did encourage us to study the subject material of the job if we happened to get it. And I was speaking to a classmate once about what he planned to do once he graduated. It turns out he was a professional student. He was easily in his 50's and simply took classes full time to get a government stipend. I was pretty naive at the time so it was actually quite an education.

Comment Productivity losses (Score 2) 184

I didn't see any mention of the productivity losses incurred by heightened security either. Our VPN is so locked down it's almost impossible to get things done remotely unless you happen to work in a business unit that is permitted to use terminal servers. To this day we aren't allowed to have video conferencing with parties outside the corporate firewall. I'd estimate the productivity loss to be around 5-10% of overall effectiveness.

Comment Re:In related news (Score 0) 188

WOW! What stupid brain-dead comment. I don't hate AMD at all. I have used AMD products repeatedly over the years. This was a joke. It appears the SJW's have taken over the moderation system and the cry babies are coming out of the woodwork. I have even had numerous comments deleted in recent months despite this site claiming it never does. It's a sad, sad day for /.

Comment Re:And when do they start training their replaceme (Score 0) 239

I know EE's who can design elaborate circuits in their sleep but could not assemble a simple JK flip-flop circuit from discrete components. Their brains are so higher function they struggle with simple ideas. It's kinda like asking a professional weightlifter to compete in a 440K. Both require athletic ability but one doesn't necessarily qualify you for the other.

Comment Re:Finally... (Score 0) 394

Apple may not care about DRM one way or the other but they do care about people bypassing their cash generating MFi program and their proprietary lightning connector and using the "audio" jack as a data connection interface. I'm sure they're still trying to figure out how to make Square pay the fee.

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