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Comment Re:It's okay, inflation is only 1.6% (Score 1) 219

The TV adjustment seems pretty reasonable to me (if we're talking year on year).

I suspect towards the end of CRTs availability, sticking with 27" CRTs would have resulted in larger negative inflation, not less. In reality, nobody was replacing a 27" CRT with a 42" Plasma at that price increase within a year.

The reality is that TVs have overall been getting less expensive or holding fairly steady.

1996, TV is 490 2011 dollars, or 340 nominal cost, in 2011 it's 319.

in 77 a TV a discontinued 25" TV was nominally $530.

TVs have been roughly the same nominal cost, or slightly negative for much of the time since their inception (not as extreme as that -7% from the BLS page, but it's not fair to pretend they went up 400% as you imply either.

that 27" CRT was replaced either for a very cheap CRT, or a roughly the same nominal price 32 inch flat-screen.


Your point stands to a point, but it's not quite as extreme as you imply it.

Comment Re:then can create a single wifi network? (Score 1) 51

I believe apple airports do this.

I assume all mid range consumer Wi-Fi will within the next year.

I purchased a ubiquity access point to do this, it's actually pretty cheap of you already have a router, and the long range was enough that I don't need a second one anyway.

Comment Re:YouTube? (Score 1) 40

I'm actually alright with that for something that is intended to be used as a reference point to test codecs and distribution.

Though, I suppose arguably re encoding it could be seen as violating ND.

Considering the summary implies that Hulu, etc. can use it as a demo of the quality of their streams, but the NC definitely prohibits that (promotional demo for a for profit service is definitely commercial use), the summary is just stupid.

The ND may or may not apply to reducing the size by encoding (it could either be fair use, or alteration, depending on interpretation), in the context it's being presented, NC is definitely more limiting.

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