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Comment Actually shitty movies are killing sales. (Score 1) 120

Movies I want to watch more than once? I buy it.
Problem is there is only 2 movies in the past 2 years I wanted to buy. Most of the others I only wanted to watch once or did not even bother watching.

MAybe if Hollywood would make things that were not crap they would sell more? NAH, let's do a movie about a 1980's TV show instead.

Comment Re:Why can't there be an open phone? (Score 1) 479

this right here is why a lot of iphone users that switch to Android switch right back. Google allows shitware to be baked in by carriers and phone makers (HTC SENSE is an abomination)

Until google tells carriers and phone makers that they can not use the words android or google in any way or have access to the app market if they do not make the phone as a PURE phone with all their add on crap as removeable, conversion rate from ios to android will stay low.

Comment Re:I have to take this guy with a grain of salt (Score 2) 479

5years? My Macbook pro from 2011 still beats the hell out of most laptops made today. and it's benchmark numbers are only slightly lower than $900 laptops sold today as new. My workhorse Toughbook that I use for the garage CNC machine is from 2005 and it will not need to be replaced until it DIES.

Maybe if intel started making processors that gave us real speed gains over processors from 2 generations ago? My desktop i7- 4th gen is benchmarking better than the latest and greatest from Intel's 6th gen. Why would I buy new and lose performance?

Comment Passing? Dying?Maybe for the Unwashed.... (Score 2) 479

Sorry but Intel will forever make desktop, workstation, and server processors, and you wil lbe able to buy cased, power supplies, motherboards, etc...

Calling the death of the PC is one of the single most stupid trends in "journalism" I have seen in the past 5 years. I have heard these wannabe bloggers calling the death for a half a decade and it is still not even close to true.

Comment Re:do what now (Score 4, Informative) 128

It's not for recording.
It's for giving us Voice communication to MARS and back. If you have the ability to transmit voice over long distances using lower bandwidth, you can add in luxuries like checksums and redundant data so that when you send it a very long distance it arrive at the extreme distance away where your 10,000 watt transmission is weaker than a dollar store walkie talkie.

Ham radio is where most of the breakthroughs in communication happen. I can see this mode used to allow voice communication with mars astronauts. We already have PSK31 allowing a ham with 2.5 watts of power to transmit text messages around the globe easily.

Comment Re:I don't see where the "threat" is... (Score 1) 376

JW Blue is a waste of money. It is barely any better than JW Gold, and many many respected experts will say that gold is actually a better scotch.
Honestly if you want to drink some good stuff get away from the Marketing junk that is JW.

Macallan 18 is far better and is not a blended.

Comment Derp Article. (Score 0) 168

Yeah how many phones supported bluetooth file sharing in 2007? NONE. The king of the heap was the blackjack running windows CE of all phones and it sucked horribly. everything was a nightmare and at times you could not answer the phone as the CE phone app would crash silently.

the iPhone back then destroyed the competition because it was far more reliable than the other offerings that was not a flip phone.

Sadly today.... I have experienced the "cant answer the damn phone" problem on my iphone 6S. Apple has absolutely lost their way, any phone should on phone ring fire a hard interrupt that forces the phone app to take over and work regardless of the apps in the background. it should be baked into the OS that answering a phone call is top priority above all else.

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