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Comment Re:Alternatively... (Score 1) 131

In lieu of the obligatory posting of The Onion article "Area Man Constantly Mentioning He Doesn't Own A Television", let me present this as an alternative :
I did this all while you were watching TV

But seriously, WTF do I need a separate APP to stream each goddamned channel?!!! The function is standard, the endpoint just changes.

Comment This is dumb (Score 3, Insightful) 131

The rights holders are the problem and will never allow this.

The fragmentation of media into smaller entities is a good thing and while the complexity goes up, the result is a buffet of entertainment for any mildly skilled geek due to the broken technologies that resulted from this lack of coordination. Apple can talk and talk about fixing the brokenness but nothing is going to happen. Mainly because no one can figure out how to make money off of it except Apple.

Comment Re:Proof positive (Score 1) 242

The USG has a "directive" to go to SI on a voluntary basis that dates from the Ford Administration (!) There is an accompanying Executive Order (12770) that was issued by GHW Bush in 1991, that similarly doesn't mandate a change.

The bottom line is that it would take a literal act of God to make the US switch in any meaningful way. Every time progress is made, it gets walked back over time because the US is still on imperial units for all intents and purposes. People like it this way - everyone knows what a liter is due to international drink packaging, but kilograms and centimeters are not well understood by the common people.

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