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Comment Re:Netbooks are gone? (Score 1) 243

The niche isn't gone. I know a small company that used a couple asus netbooks on the sales floor to work with customers to take orders (wedding invitations). As those asus devices died they were replaced with HP Stream 11 devices which I would consider to be the modern day equivalent of what we used to call netbooks. Even with a larger screen they are lighter and have better battery life. they have limited local storage, but the customer orders are stored on a local server so no need for a lot of local storage.

The/a niche for these still exists.

Comment My list (Score 2) 268

AMPed New Music Weekly - currently on hiatus
Android Central
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Scott Sigler - serialized episodes of his novels, most of his earlier stuff is on podiobooks
Whistlestop - presidential politics history
The Way I Heard It - Mike Rowe

Used to listen to but either got bored with or the show canceled:
How to brew it - Homebrewing
The Jamiel Show - Homebrewing
The Dog Watch Social Club - Cigar reviews
Whiskey cast

I am almost entirely caught up on my current list, except for "The Way I Heard It" which I just added last week. I'll use this slashdot article to select some new ones.

Comment Omaha, NE -- Cox Cable (Score 1) 243

So yesterday I responded to this poll that I did not have a cap.... On the news last night they reported that my provider now has a cap! 1024GB (1TB) per month. I went to my account page and with two days left in my billing and found I was around 300GB, any suggestions on how to use up the remaining ~720GB in the next 36 hours?

Comment Re:So what? (Score 4, Insightful) 60

I know what I get in exchange for trading my information with Google and I know how to secure my communications when necessary for sensitive information Google and I both benefit from the relationship. When a third party gets their malware on a phone (hasn't happened to me) the user of that device has not made an informed decision to make that trade and rarely benefits from it.

Comment Re:More advertising data (Score 1) 89

I know what information I am giving google and I know what value I get in return. I consider it a fair trade.

Facebook on the other hand, I don't use any of their apps (all of which want my location) and when I access FB via mobile web, I reply no to the browser prompt that the site wants my location. Facebook doesn't give me anything worth sharing my location...

Comment Re:Trump is already a uniter (Score 1) 637


"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort."

The aid and comfort is separate from levying war, a declared war is not necessary. Just because we are not at war does not mean we don't have enemies.

Comment Re: Thanks to (Score 1) 637

It happened 5 out of 45 presidents. And it does reflect the popular vote of that state (with the slight exception of Nebraska and Maine). Can you name a state where the popular vote of that state picked a different winner than the electoral vote of that state?

Comment Re:Black Mirror (Score 2) 204

Also, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

"Whuffie, a form of digital social reputation, replaces money and is a constantly updated rating that measures how much esteem and respect other people have for a person. This rating system determines who gets the few scarce items, like the best housing, a table in a crowded restaurant, or a good place in a queue for a theme park attraction."

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