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Comment Amazon video does this why not Netflix (Score 1) 94

I ride the D.C. Metro on a daily basis for at least 20 minutes at a time. LTE/3G availability occurs generally when you stop, and barely works if at all in between stops. If I could download..or Hell even CACHE 20 minutes of a show that would help a LOT. I'm not sure why Netflix will not allow it. I'm wondering if it would take having to re-write all their legal contracts with content providers.

Comment Zuckerberg and Thunderbird (Score 1) 292

If he likes Thunderbird so much, maybe he should sponsor its development with a little bit of that wad of cash in his pocket now that Mozilla.org is looking to jettison Thunderbird to the curve. He probably would make back in interest on his cash horde the paltry amount that it would take to keep Thunderbird alive and developed..

Comment Re:Apple has an insane amount of money (Score 1) 214

totally agree. Although having that cash horde is incredibly wasteful (cash depreciates with time) they could EASILY buy their way into it without any fuss. When you have that kind of cash on hand you can bleed until you get it right or are back on your feet. Just look at IBM in the early 90's.

Comment Re:Skype for Business (Score 1) 224

Yea, our company got hit by that too (crashes) it took them a couple of weeks to roll out a fix. FYI..skype for business is NOT actually "Skype". It's Lync Re-branded to fool you into thinking that Lync is now as cool as Skype because it's named thus...

Comment Mobile DTV, Digital radio on smartphones with DVR (Score 1) 340

IF I was able to receive DTV broadcasts and/or digital radio and be able to record shows to my phone directly I can say I'd probably watch more shows as they would be on my phone ready to watch when on a subway, back seat of car, etc. Too bad the broadcasters can't convince the smartphone people that is worthwhile...

Comment Absorbed... (Score 4, Insightful) 34

Xi reportedly concluded that the best path lay somewhere between these two, with the country needing to decide "which things can be imported but have to be secure and controllable," which tech can be "absorbed for re-innovation," and for "which things we must rely on our own strength and indigenous innovation."

"absorbed for re-innovation,"

Sounds like copying to me...

Comment Re:Yahoo mail doesn't clean up the shit (Score 3, Insightful) 121

The reason why Yahoo does not fix things is because the company is "dead man walking". They have been trying to get sold to SOMEBODY for years, but since Microsoft refused to buy them years back for a premium nobody seems to want to buy them.

Spending the time, money and resources to fix an email problem is not a high priority for them considering the position the company is in...

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