I hope not. I mean, some random dude putting a hard drive on a wifi router and connecting a couple XBMC/kodi instances isn't all that hard. If that intimidates you, then you probably shuoldn't be on a geek website where people can do a thousand times better than that all day long.
this makes sense. wife got me into sonos.. which is a pain with my media library. id like to move to FreeNAS with plex, but no free time to do this.
Not sure about the media infrastructure quip... please let me in on the joke? seriously... im not sure if you're saying i have too much invested or too little (my SMB server is a router with a hard drive, not a lot of time invested there).
As far as my household, i have a wife and twin infant kids. we put all the movies on the SMB server, then the big tv in the basement (for movie night) or the smaller one in the den (kids programs mostly) get it. or we watch something in bed on the laptop. For travel we use VLC on the ipad and copy things locally.
I use Kodi nee XBMC at home. I have my media library on an SMB server, and it works pretty well with 2Kodi and some VLC clients scattered across iOS and some PCs. Why would i want plex?
I gave up on fitbit. I had a charge HR that fell apart, and the warranty replacement fall apart.
They're not particularly cheap. about 130 or so, and the apple watch is on sale now for 199. Yet the apple watch feels 3 or 4x as solid and does 5x the things. I may get one.
the whole thing is a roll of the dice for them. Much like the music scene, you throw money at 50 people, 45 will fail miserably, 4 will come close to even, and 1 will be a rock star and finance all of the 50. It's been that way since the web came out.
The Internet doesn't even things out. By making location irrelevant for delivery reasons, it makes concentration of people/money for other reasons more relevant. So, we can Facebook corner the market for socail. we can have amazon corner the market for selling. Then any VC that bets on one of these has their rockstar and gets very rich. their roll of the roulette wheel paid off not 30-1 but 3000-1
Newton - ARM based computer in your pocket with a touch sensitized screen
iOS - ARM based computer in your pocket with a touch sensitized screen, that actually does somehting
Our company was a bunch of geeks. we had an original pilot (before Palm bought them). It was a tool for geeks. the whole Graffiti thing made it hard for people to just pick one up and use them. the sync software was a bear to use and felt like an infestation on your system. Whether you like social media or not, people use it to communicate how they wish to. You couldn't do that on a Pilot. Most didn't have any way at all to network. Even the Handspring with the cell module (I had a handspring, not the cell module though) didn't allow you to network much because there was no real OS support for it. Email sucked until the Treos came out.
And hell, i liked these things. So even someone who liked them, hated how clunky they were. There's no comparison to a smart phone. a lot of computing power goes into putting things into the cloud. a lot of computing power makes things easier
Bush #43 specifically passed legislation outlawing negotiating with drug companies. There's your Capitalist free market.
that and it can be a AirPlay speaker (a router with a headphone jack, but not a phone)
I think a homeless person in the US generates more emissions than 95% of anyone else in the world. Street lights and other things can have some attributions to even a homeless person.
They were strangers in a strange land.
No longer at ease,
Early in my career I had some tech discussions with Tom "Spot" Callaway. Always helpful; good guy.
I had to read the article to see, the hack was not due to a bug in filezilla. But this bug/missing feature made the other hack much more devastating. Once the malware infiltrated, it was coded to look for filezilla passwords and took advantage of that.
You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.