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Comment Doesn't even carry the locals (Score 1) 198

Cox Communications doesn't even offer a plan in Tulsa that carries all of the local channels. We get around 40 channels from a dozen or so transmitters here. But to get all of those channels, some of which end up in Cox's lineup on different premium lineups, it'd cost about what I pay in rent. And that's why I have an antenna...

Comment Re:PC, where is your iMac? (Score 1) 310

I don't care so much about iWatches, but I'm not getting one until they stop looking so dorky.

As the owner of a calculator watch, I'm clearly unconcerned about fashionability of the device if it provides the function that I need. But you know what the great thing about that old Casio calculator watch was? I could buy one battery for it and it would get me through a year and a half or two years of daily use easily. And the odds of it deciding to explode after something as likely as crashing on a bicycle or getting caught in a car door are basically nil so long as it's not being used as a bomb timer. I'm holding out on smart watches until smart watches are that affordable, that durable and have that kind of battery life. Bad enough my phone barely has more battery life than my laptop.

Comment Chintziness gets you nowhere (Score 1) 310

Probably not helping is that the focus on mobile platforms like tablets and phones has really made for a rather unappealing market for PC hardware. Lenovo's a good example of fucking up a good thing, as we all know, with the ThinkPad fiasco, which is something that they seem to have finally come to Jesus on. So old hardware's been soldiering on longer than necessary largely out of a lack of compelling upgrades.

Comment Re:To be fair... (Score 1, Insightful) 277

There's also the fact that the mere concept of the 2nd Amendment being an individual right is a recent invention basically paid for by the weapons industry. Gotta create them markets somehow, and what better way than overturn basically 190 years of legal precedent in the courts and sew paranoia about race and the government?

Comment Re:Secure Boot (Score 1) 628

Lolwut? Looking at total installed base, Windows is an obscure minority at this point. We're talking, even in the US, an average of a 5:1 obscure minority base. That red-headed stepchild of devices that can't handle mainstream applications. If Microsoft doesn't want to play ball with Linux, then it's literally only their market to lose at this point.

Comment Re: What could possibly go wrong? (Score 1) 135

Funny thing is there's basically no quality control. There's dozens of locations in Tulsa that have multiple portals in Ingress that have been reported multiple times, without getting fixed. Bonus is that landmarks that could be but aren't spend years in the submission queue before getting denied with no obvious reason. Ingress is broken, and Niantic has itself to blame.

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