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Comment Re:..doesnt factor in connection cost. (Score 3) 172

True but how many people do? I know it's more common in non-US countries. I commonly see people gripe about Rogers in Canada, for example.

However, for me, my cable is nearly always bundled with internet in a fashion that makes it nearly or as expensive to just have cable. I've juggled RCN, Comcast, and a few other providers over the years. Now, with RCN, even with my subsidized deal where I essentially pay taxes (thanks HOA!) and my phone for my TV package, I still probably get 3 or 4 to 1 cent in the Netflix:Cable debate. Hell the biggest reason I have cable at all is for sports. I watch far too many for my own good, but just getting the internet would boost my sports outlay considerably between the MLB/NBA/NFL packages, ESPN GO, or the bar tab I'd rack up watching my favorite out of market teams.

Comment Re:Helps your battery life (Score 1) 771

Rather than having the phone send out an amplified analog signal, if the phone sends out a simple digital stream it would use LESS - not more - power. With a dongle it would use the same amount as it does today to convert to an audio stream, but if you had battery powered headphones they could do all of the amplification (and plenty of really nice headphones already do additional application in the headphones).

Alternately what if the new audio jack provided power so you could have a set of external speakers that did use phone power to provide really good sound quality? That seems better to be than using external speakers today where I have to plug them in (though sadly most external speakers today are bluetooth).

1) It also means I can't charge it while I listen to music if I want.
2) I don't want battery powered headphones. That's another thing I have to charge
3) If I use bluetooth so I can charge my phones, the power runs down even quicker and I have another thing to charge
4) If I want to plug in my phone to external speakers, I want it charging so the battery doesn't run down or most likely I will connect via bluetooth while leaving it charged.

Comment This is fucking dumb (Score 2, Insightful) 771

It will kill your battery life and/or require you to purchase a bunch of f*cking dongles to charge your phone and use the headphones at the same time. Patel's list is right on the money. Most people can't even hear well enough to differentiate between the quality of analog vs digital and don't use music with that high of a bit rate anyway. Looks like I'm gonna be limited to the iPhone SE when I finally upgrade off my 5. I don't want a huge phablet and I want a god damn headphone jack.

Comment Re:No shit (Score 1) 189

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Comment No shit (Score 4, Funny) 189

Ms Mendelsohn,

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

It's quicker to consume text than video. Just an FYI

Note: Unabashed repost from yesterday because that was the stupidest thing I'd heard all day and work had a Trump segment on in the background

Comment Uh good one (Score 5, Insightful) 244

Ms Mendelsohn,

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

It's quicker to consume text than video. Just an FYI

Comment Re:There's a time and place for secure passwords (Score 1) 153

but it's still not something anyone is gonna spend any time cracking The misconception is that people think you can 'crack a password'. You can't. If you try to log on on any system and fail several times it shuts you out. So, cracking a password is only possible if the password is stored on a system, likely hashed or encrypted, and leaks. If your system is leaking password files, then you have much bigger issues than weak passwords. See the linkedin disaster.

Erm that's pretty much the only way I know of doing it. A few years ago before they limited login attempts (I assume), someone did break into my twitter account to spam in Russian (for boner pills apparently after I translated it). If they didn't they definitely took it offline to brute force. I know that happened to linkedin (twice) in the times I've been on it. Can't say I've bothered to change that one either.

Comment There's a time and place for secure passwords (Score 1) 153

Anything that is financially sensitive or has access to lots of personal correspondence will require a very secure password. My email password is 26 characters. My social media one is 16. My bank password is less "secure" because they don't accept quite a few characters that Google/MS/FB accept, but it's still not something anyone is gonna spend any time cracking.

Then we get to sites like my newspaper subscription or my intramural sports login. Those are just simple dictionary words I've used since I was 12. I don't give a shit if someone hacks into those accounts. By all means log in and view my mediocre playoff record.

Comment Re:What are they going to do with the savings?.. (Score 1) 284

So let's get this straight, the US running joint combat training with Ukraine -- which they do with dozens of other countries in the world -- 19 months after Russia invaded and occupied the Crimean peninsula is evidence that the US was backing Ukraine during the conflict?

To top it off, your next link produces these gems: "This was the first outright nazi action ever undertaken by any American President. Ever. "
"The nazi United States Government today is ideologically, by its nazi actions, at war against the democratic United States that, by its democratic actions, had fought and shed blood to defeat Hitler’s Nazis in World War II. "

What the fucking are you smoking or ingesting? Pass it my way

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