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Comment And is likely to get smaller... (Score 3, Insightful) 228

My first computer was an Apple IIGS. I've owned more Macs then I can remember. I was responsible for Macs being adopted by my workplace. And yet, I very much doubt my next computer will be a Mac. Poor hardware choices are really the last straw. Chances are good my next rig will be a Dell XPS running Ubuntu.

Comment Re:Yet another result of decimated QA (Score 1) 256

I laugh every time someone rails against open-source. If only there was a company that has been successful building their business on open-source (google), or used open-source to improve their OS (apple), or even decided to ignore Microsoft's history of Linux FUD and adopt OS anyway (microsoft). Have you been to the valley?

Comment your wagon wheel broken there buddy? (Score 2) 302

Cable has shit the bed by maximizing cable profits to the detriment of the viewing experience (too many ads, extra fees for HD, too many bullshit channels) and now they complain that Netflix doesn't measure eyeballs the same way they do? Viewership ratings only matter to broadcasters that rely on advertising, Why should membership based Netflix be held to same metric? Who would that even benefit? I think a more interesting question is whats happening on Hulu, which is having its cake (subscribers) and eating it too (shows ads).

Comment Comcast Scumbags (Score 1) 229

Oh Comcast, your greed and overreaching could almost be comical. A few years ago I had basic cable, which ran straight into my TV, and all was well. I was able to watch HD versions of my local stations. Then, Comcast insists I adopt their new set-top box. Okay, so now I have an extra remote and another appliance I need to fit under the TV. Hey, but the good news I can't watch the HD channels I was already getting without paying another $120 a year. Flash-forward, and the only reason I still have a Comcast box is because it will save me no money at all to return it, because TV is bundled with Internet and Phone. But I still cord cut because I can watch everything I want in HD through Roku. Really, the only thing I don't watch is the local stations I had the cable for in the first place. Hey local TV stations... Comcast is fucking up your business by downgrading your signal quality. Hows that working out for you?

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