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Comment Re:"3 whole buttons to talk to Nana? Bullshit!" (Score 2) 114

Look, SIP works. It's just a signaling protocol. Facetime uses SIP even though it's closed to anybody else. SIP is a standard, everybody could use it. It's not hard to implement. It's well known and well supported. Just to re-iterate SIP is a SIGNALING PROTOCOL. It has nothing to do with call quality directly. There is no reason why vendors can't implement it. There is also XMPP, but I prefer SIP myself.

Comment Meditation (specifically Mindfullness) (Score 1) 254

"Ultimately, an important factor that may help more thoughtful individuals combat their lower average activity levels is awareness," said McElroy, according to The British Psychological Society. "Awareness of their tendency to be less active, coupled with an awareness of the cost associated with inactivity, more thoughtful people may then choose to become more active throughout the day." Seems like the correct prescription would be mindfulness meditation.

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...

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