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Comment Re: This simply means we're succeeding. (Score 1) 183

But I was a Blue only 5 years ago!

I see you are now blinking red/black, that means you are on Last Day citizen...when you officially turn 21yrs, please turn yourself in for "Sleep"...otherwise, the Sandmen will come for you, and you don't want to face The Gun shooting a homer at you....very unpleasant.

;)

Comment Re:This simply means we're succeeding. (Score 1) 183

Air travel should be something that you do when you're crossing an ocean, because trains over water (and subduction zones) are physically impractical, and ships are too slow to be practical.

You have fun with that....

If my drive time is more than 3-4 hours, I fly.

I'd rather fly a few hours and get somewhere and have drinks brought to me, rather than drive long highway miles for the most part.

I can afford it....why not do it?

With all the cities and such, I doubt high speed rail work work that well in the US, it would constantly have to be slowing down for cities and intermediate stops. Flying is much quicker than that.....

Comment Re:Yup (Score 1) 255

Unless IMDB is physically present/headquartered in CA, I can't see how California can enforce fuck all with regard to this on IMDB....?

At the very least, this pretty much IS a govt entity censoring a private entity on what they can publish as free speech.

I would have to imagine this law would be thrown out on first appeal...

Comment Re:In other news... (Score 1) 216

I tried that with an HDHomeRun. I wanted to get some DVR software running on my computer, but couldn't get it to work right.

I did that years back with HDHomerun and MythTv.

I just now switched to OTA again..this time, I priced out the hardware needed and found that the Tivo Roamio OTA unit was only about $399...and it was cheaper to do that for a 4 tuner unit than to buy the HDHomerun units (2 of them) and the computer to run it on.

Look into the Tivo OTA unit...lifetime service for $399.

I got the Tivo minis to stream from main unit to tvs in bedrooms and office..each only about $125 or so.

It works great although setup is a bit clunky for the tivo minis takes a long time for registration on them to take online and have it pushed to main unit.

You have to reboot the main one after it gets the update (up to 24 hours later)....but once it all hooks up, works flawless and great tivo guides and ease of use.

Comment Re:Eh? (Score 0) 47

Well, I'll be the first to risk Flamebait mods by saying it: this summary reads as though it was written by someone whose first language was Hindi or something similar.

Nah..Slashdot just finally outsourced their editors...or maybe just imported H-1B workers to do the work.

Seems about the same quality I've seen from most of those type of workers so far in real life.....

Comment Re:CABLE and SATELLITE (Score 1) 216

Cut the cord!

Yep, I"m just about to tell ATT Uverse to cut me off an keep their high $$ service.

I had the U200 package and it was about $113/mo.

I've set up an OTA antenna, and grab all my local channels, and have that set up with a Tivo OTA box (new version with lifetime service included) which was about $399.

I priced out building my own DVR box using HDHomerun tuners and for a 4 tuner system like the Tivo, it would have been about the same or a bit more, plus I'd have to do it.

I got 2 of the Tivo mini units for my other bedrooms, and office, so I have OTA dvr and streaming to all tvs.

For what I call the "cable channels" that I would miss...I have some amazon fireTV units at each tv, and on them I have Playstation VUE, their mid priced $35/mo package that streams 70+ channels, including all the ESPN ones, the SEC channel (the only sports I watch are college football really), I get all the cable news channels (CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, etc...). I also get TCM, TBS, FX, FXX...and much more.

I havne't done the HBO type channels in so long...after a week you've seen everything you need for a month...not worth it to me.

I have Netflix and Amazon Prime.

With me..my internet is a business connection and I need it for my livelihood, so I do not count it towards any cost savings or cost for my TV needs.

I had netflix and amazon before too.

SO, i'm basically dropping from $113 a month, to $35/month.

The system is sound and works...and besides having 3 remotes at each TV, I don't really notice anything the Cable gave me that I don't have now.

I'm only noticing I won't have AXS or the Velocity channel anymore....but I didn't watch them all that often.

I figured roughly on the hardware I'll break even in about 7 or so months....

Comment Re:Asinine. (Score 3, Insightful) 425

Aside from the 1st amendment rights on this....

I'm curious how this comes into play at all.

It is NOT against the law to manufacture your own guns. There is even a market out there that helps you do this for conventional rifles and pistols, where they sell you the lower (the only part of a gun officially recognized as a gun by the US Feds) that is 80% complete.

They will also sell you a jig, that you can used with a drill press to finish the last 20% of the lower, and then, you have a perfectly legal, lower with NO serial number, no record of sale and you can buy all the parts you want to make it into a working gun.

This is 100% legal...you just cannot resell it.

Why would selling code to "print" a gun be any different than this?

I would think this precedent would be a valuable argument on this situation too.

Comment Re:Asinine. (Score 1) 425

They sell scrap metal pieces, 3D printers, and a small computer loaded with the files to make a gun. The guns won't have serial numbers because someone along the line left out that little piece of code to print the number on the barrel.

If you are making a gun for yourself, which is PERFECTLY legal....you do not have to put a serial number on it.

You cannot resell it legally, but if you make your own guns, there is no serial number involved.

There is a huge business selling 80% complete lowers. You buy the lower and the jig....use a bench drill or the like in the jig to finish out the lower and voila, you have a perfectly legal gun lower to build upon (the lower is the only thing the US recognizes officially as a gun), that has no serial number, no record of sale, etc.....

Comment Re: Strange (Score 4, Insightful) 470

Just because the workarounds are transparent to you doesn't mean they aren't happening. Apple is not selling you a device for the purpose of you loading Linux on it. The fact that you can doesn't mean they made it easy for the open source community to reverse engineer and come up with work arounds to make it possible to install Linux.

I think there is a difference in terminology.

A "workaround" implies that a manufacturer has intently put up roadblocks to installing whatever OS you please.

But until now...hardware, is hardware is hardware.

There's no difference (till now with the Windows thing) in buying a computer from Dell, or Apple, or Asus...etc....and you putting whatever OS you want on it.

It is JUST hardware, set to run whatever code you wish on it....at least that has been the model till now.

Apple sells you the hardware, it happens to come with their OS pre-installed, but really, once you give them your $$, they don't give a fuck what you do with it....

Apple pretty much uses for the most part, off the shelf components to do their computers...there is no "making it easy".....that doesn't enter into the equation really.

Comment Re: Strange (Score 4, Informative) 470

Not saying it isn't possible. But those are devices that the OS maker did not intend to be able to run Linux or any other OS but their own. The fact that workarounds have been found is beside the point.

What workarounds are you talking about?

I'm not familiar with Pixel...but with an Apple, you just boot up from a USB with Ubuntu or whatever distro you want and it installs.

There are no lockdowns or pitfalls you have to work "around"...the Apple machines are not locked down in the fashion that this article about windows on the lenovo speaks to....

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