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Comment Re:Can't Subscribe (Score 1) 204

The amount of Anonymous Cowards that are astroturfing and spreading FUD for Comcast in this thread is seriously concerning.

In what world is $70 a month "2x the cost" of cable Internet service? Your cable service is $35/mo? Including your modem rental? Because that's free with Google. And many people do download multiple gigabytes per day, they're called families. One kid watching youtube all day, parents watching netflix, add in some web browsing and video gaming (and your kids video game downloads for your xbox or steam) and you're easily into the multiple gigabytes per day. Netflix alone uses 1GB per hour according to Netflix!

Welcome to 2016.

Comment Re:Stop chasing the shiny (Score 3, Insightful) 161

Replace the electronics when it's actually dead or doesn't meet your needs, not just because it's not as shiny as it once was.

New high end smartphone is $200 on contract in the US. That's about $17/mo to have the latest, fastest phone with all the newest features. For a device that I use constantly and carry around eight to sixteen hours, that is essentially nothing. That's between one and a half and three cents per hour.

I understand everyone has a different set of financial circumstances, but for a device that useful, that we spend that much time using, why NOT have the latest and greatest, if it's well within your financial means? I'm not talking about buying a $100,000 car here. We're talking about $100/year for a device that most people use very frequently.

Comment Re:free money from the govt (Score 1) 85

This basically nails it. I have a friend who gets a dozen resumes a week from these kids. And literally they expect a $100k start salary after completing a six week coding bootcamp from some "dojo".

Maybe there is work for cranking out web sites but I'm really confused as to who is hiring non-classicly trained Ruby Bootcamp Graduates? Need a website? Great, download a CMS (Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla) and buy/make a template for it. Need an internal line of business app - great, who uses Ruby for that? I'm just not sure what they're hiring these guys and gals to do?

Comment Re:good artists copy; great artists steal (Score 1) 42

You misunderstand the meaning.

It doesn't mean to make a wholesale knock-off copy of something. That misses the point entirely. Everything is a remix: we all take elements from the thinks that came before us and improve on them to invent new things. We don't just try to copy an entire product from beginning to end. That doesn't advance the art, it's what a leech does to benefit from real innovation.

Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging? (Score 1) 990

Ok come on now, let's not be disingenuous here. If you want to travel more than 100 miles there is a pretty damn long wait in there.

If you don't want to be disingenuous then let's not ignore the first car anyone thinks of when they say electric car: The Tesla with a nearly 300 mile range.

Comment Mixed experience (Score 2) 376

Once you remove all the stupid widgets/tiles/whatever from the startmenu and shrink it back to a normal size (resize it at the top left) and turn off all the animations that just slow the whole desktop down, it's not bad. I actually prefer it to Windows 7 in general because it feels faster, even thought I don't know that it is and I like the virtual desktops and darker/flat UI.

The problem I've had is about 2-3 times a week I'll get the dreaded DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION blue screen of death and have to reboot.

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