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Comment So they fail to suffice about 3 days a month (Score 1) 990

By their own statistics, the all electric vehicle would not cut it on an average of 3 days a month. Seems like its not quite ready for prime time just yet. Maybe its ready to be that second vehicle for folks with short commutes, but electricity is not free. The same environmentalists that advocate all electric vehicles would oppose building all the power plants needed to keep them charged if everyone actually had one. Instead we have "flex alerts" and tiered power usage fees.

Comment customer retention specialist != technical support (Score 5, Insightful) 159

That's really the central problem from what you've posted. You need technical support so a ticket can get opened in whatever 3rd world coding farm they have outsourced the product to. Seeing that your support request is being handling by someone who's title says "customer retention" means you will never get a refund, and your issue will never be resolved. That's just not what they are there to do. On the org chart they probably roll up to the sales group.

Cut your losses and move on.

Comment Did their paid service stop sucking at some point? (Score 1) 111

When I last tried to use that service, most of the content was not available on the paid variant. What was on it had a bigger back catalog, but was too infested with commercials to be viable. I understand you can pay 50% more to reduce, but not eliminate, the commercials now. But did they ever get all the content moved over to the pay service? Otherwise dropping the free service seems brain dead, even for Hulu.

Comment They should do it Sony Style (Score 1) 406

Include all the awesome features everyone wants on the box art, and put an insert inside that reads something like "By the way, we disabled all those nice features for uh, security reasons or something. What did you expect? We're Sony, and that's the Sony Style."

Then they can include a root kit virus on the pack-in demo disc.

Comment about time (Score 2) 747

Finally. It was a stupid idea to begin with. I should be able to time-shift all my content without renting a crippleware box from the cableco. 2 months for china to make capture hardware, 6 month for an open source driver to mature, another 6 months for support to stabalize in mythtv, plus some time for it to make it into the distros. Maybe a year and a half before I can refresh my mythboxen. Yeah.

The Military

Military Personnel Weigh In On Being Taliban In Medal of Honor 171

SSDNINJA writes "This is a feature from gamrFeed that interviews nine US service members about playing as the Taliban in the upcoming Medal of Honor. One soldier states that games like MoH and Call of Duty are 'profiteering from war.' Another says, 'Honestly, I don't really see what the whole fuss is about. It's a game, and just like in Call of Duty, you don't really care about what side you're taking, just as long as you win. I don't think anyone cares if you're part of the Rangers or Spetznaz, as long as you win.' An excellent and interesting read."

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