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Comment Re:"allows you to download a 5GB HD movie in 40 se (Score 1) 93

There's more every day. Netflix's library is actually halfway decent with new content already, relative to how new the standard is. And it's clear that content for 4k will be pushed out a lot harder than the HDTV content was when it first became available. So right now it may be a little sparse still, but in 6 months or a year or a year and a half? I'm quite sure we'll be swimming in it.

Comment Re:"allows you to download a 5GB HD movie in 40 se (Score 5, Insightful) 93

Heck, for Gigabit, I think even a 1TB is low. I know it is for my family... there's 5 of us in the house, usually watching different things at the same time, and the only thing keeping us from watching multiple 4k streams at the same time is our bandwidth. Assuming each of us watched 2 hours a night and did nothing else, we would be through the cap in about half a month.

Comment Re:"allows you to download a 5GB HD movie in 40 se (Score 2) 93

Even more importantly, if you haven't burned through your cap for the month first. I haven't heard much recently about it, but a bit ago Comcast was still planning on instituting a 300GB a month cap, despite selling the service as unlimited. Gigabit won't do you much good with a 300GB cap...

Comment Re:Ridiculous... (Score 4, Insightful) 74

You laugh, but I have five words for you: Pokemon MMO Game. You think Warcraft had an inbuilt fanbase? A decent Pokemon MMO would blow WoW's opening year out of the water, and a GOOD Pokemon MMO would dethrone WoW as the most successful MMO of all time, easily. And of the many many games out there, the Pokemon universe and game play translates the very best to an MMO.

Comment The company would do the same or worse to him... (Score 4, Interesting) 254

Considering the insane amounts that companies go after individuals for where the power dynamic is reversed, then hell yes he should go after them for as much as he can. Whenever individuals do something wrong, no matter how minor, companies go after them for huge amounts way out of line with actual damages. They have the lawyers and the time and the money, and they use it to abuse those with none of those things. If the situation was reversed I have no doubt the company would be going after him for as much or more. But when the dynamic changes, and companies use things from individuals, they tend to abuse the shit out of it again, 'forgetting' to take things down, using without attribution or permission, or just straight up stealing work and IP. And then again, they have the time, money, and lawyers to get off easy, because most individuals they screw over can't afford to go toe to toe with them for as long as it takes to get results. I don't think this is right, by any means, by either the individual or the company. But while the company can and does do it, then what does the individual get by not acting the same way? The moral high ground is great, but in cases like this it doesn't make you a living. You just end up poor with your hard work being ripped off left and right. Screw that.

Comment Re:Sounds like a good time to get in on the game (Score 1) 157

It's significant enough that I found the US version watchable, while I found the UK version enjoyable. (I may be biased in this in that I saw the UK version first, and then the US version.) The disjointedness is absolutely due to scenes that were included in the UK version and not the US version. I honestly don't know why they cut it, because the stuff the cut wasn't exceptionally vulgar or anything of the sort.

Comment Sounds like a good time to get in on the game (Score 3, Interesting) 157

I've always wanted to start a pirate radio station just for shits and giggles, and doubly so after watching 'The Boat That Rocked" (watch this one, the UK release, not the US version "Pirate Radio", imo.) The fact that it is apparently infuriating to certain members of congress would just be icing on the the cake...

Comment Re:Big freakin whoopdie doo (Score 4, Insightful) 157

True story. A recall like this will NEVER be bad publicity when it's made as soon as the manufacturer realizes a problem exists and before anyone in the field has even seen anything. I've wanted a Tesla for awhile now, and if my current car can make it long enough, my next new car is going to be a Model 3... exactly BECAUSE of recalls like this. Tesla not only makes the safest cars on the road, but they have the safest organization as well. Clearly their management is more interested in making a safe car than turning a quick buck, and that's the kind of company that I want to do business with.

Comment Re:Mark Cuban is a douchenozzle (Score 2) 85

I started reading the story wanting to hate him and disagree with him, and while I still dislike him, he's right. A lot of traders and companies and agencies are getting away with murder because the regulations are vague, and they use that to their advantage, keeping others out by interpreting regulations one way for some people, and raking in the dough by interpreting them more favorably for themselves and their friends. The SEC DOES 100% need to tighten up their regulations and enforcement. Someone brought up the FDA regulations, and while there is still some level of regulatory capture, etc with the FDA, it is nowhere NEAR as bad as the SEC. SEC emulation of FDA regulation sounds like a good thing to me. Now, I feel like this is not what Cuban is meaning to say, but it's completely in line with what he did say, so he can suck it.

Comment I have T-Mobile (Score 1) 105

And honestly, I don't want this. I have unlimited data already, and I would prefer to watch in HD, or at least at 720p at the very least. I don't want to watch stuff at 480 again. The fact that this can force me to watch in lower def (at least according to reports from when this was announced, don't actually know if it's true) pisses me off more than anything, and that would still be true even if I didn't have unlimited data.

Comment Haven't we already debunked this? (Score 1) 521

This same argument was debunked right after the attacks. Repeating it again and again doesn't make it true. Here's a link to a post that lays out several of the totally incorrect conclusions that they've been pushing: http://www.washingtonsblog.com...
(It also includes debunking some points unrelated to encryption and mass surveillance that can be ignored in respect to this specific article.)

Comment Re:Electric trucks make a lot of sense (Score 1) 223

I'm not sure about that. The range for long range hauling semis might not be there, but there's a ton of semis that get used in limited geographic areas. Lots of places have a central depot or two in a city, that services all their stores/outlets/etc. Many of those semis don't really need huge range, they're just bigger moving/freight trucks. Heck, if you designed it right you could include easily swap-able battery packs with quick charge capability. The truck comes back to the depot, as it's getting refilled or getting a new trailer, the battery pack gets swapped for a new one, and bam, away you go, while your other battery pack charges up again for your next go round. Hell... I don't know why you couldn't do the same type of thing with large highway truck stops, which could certainly make long haul electric trucking a reality. And with the amount of gas that gets spent on these trucks, even with the high cost of batteries there's probably a substantial savings to be had.

Comment Re:Musk Needs to Focus (Score 1) 223

I'm going to be honest... I have no problem with someone doing that that is really working to advance and better the human race. Most people like that like to talk about how amazing they are, or to brag about how great something they've done is. I don't really see or hear about Musk acting like that. He's always looking for the next project and trying something new. Some of the new projects he talks about are flat out ridiculous. Some of them seem ridiculous, but are actually far more doable than anyone is willing to admit until he goes and does them. Some of them are just pretty run of the mill improvements. So if Musk wants to stay in the public eye by talking about wild shit, I've got less than no problem with it as long as he also keeps acting in the way he has in the past. The state of cars, space travel, and battery storage are all objectively better off for Musk's desire to stay in the public eye. If only every narcissist acted that way.

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