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Comment Re:Speculators (Score 1) 146

Yes I have, the funds are normally in my account within an hour. It did take two days when I recently sold my house. But I don't get charged a fee for cashing them.

And Bitcoin is trying to be like handing someone digital cash. Do you remember the last time you sold something on Craig's list and got paid a $20 bill, but you had to wait three days before you could spend it?

Comment Re:Speculators (Score 1) 146

Volatility can hurt the exchange function. If you are just using it to transfer funds between two different currencies, having the value drop 10% in the space of time it takes for the transactions to clear is less than ideal.

Cheap enough is also questionable. If you want your transaction to not take days to clear, you are paying a higher fee than Visa or Mastercard charge.

Comment Re:How about not auto-restarting my computer? (Score 2) 254

It's very simple. I reboot my PC at the end of my day after updates are installed and it tells me it needs a reboot. The machine complains for two days before automatically rebooting, I'm not sure why people complain they aren't given any notice. The change is that it's limited to two days now, rather than allowing the machine to run for months on end without a reboot.

The only time I'm affecting in the middle of the day is if I need to install something, and it complains that it can't perform the install because the machine has to be restarted first.

Comment Re:OTA programming + a la carte "premium" content (Score 1) 86

You said you were waiting for the right box, I just made the suggestion that it exists.

I used WMC before. I looked into building my own MythTV box, I looked at every available DVR software package commercial or otherwise. Tivo is leaps and bound better and having a system that just works is great.

Tivo also has a product called the Stream that's integrated into it, I can watch TV over the Internet too. Or on a FireTV with the Tivo App, but that's just recorded content not live TV like the Mini.

Tivos can be pricey, but not having the wife want to kill you when her recording didn't happen is worth the price of admission.

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