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Comment Re:Perhaps globalism might be in fear for once. (Score -1) 1321

I expect to there be less government under Trump, I may be wrong though. I expect reduction in government interference to the individuals (and when I say individuals I do mean people who are mostly abused by the power, those who have something to take away from, thus businesses and yes businesses are people.) That's the only thing that matters, one thing, the only thing, the singularity of things: less government interference.

Comment Re:Apple TV or Roku at reduced price (Score 3, Informative) 25

I currently have FireTV's on all my tvs....and currently do Playstation VUE for $35/mo for the 70+ channels.

I tried the DIRECTV NOW for the free 7 day trial.

I wouldn't switch to DirectvNOW due to:

1. No built in DVR capability (helps skip commercials).

2. On some days,it would periodically keep asking me to input my password, like it lost it somehow.

The interface was pretty slick, and the deal they had was pretty good, I got to see AXS and Velocity channels I lost when I cut the cord to ATT Uverse.

But it just isn't ready for primetime to me...glitchy and no DVR yet.

I may look again when they add DVR to the service, but who knows when that will be.

Comment Re:Connector (Score 1) 365

(BONUS point : this setup gives dual-viewer capabilities (viewer A and B get to watch 2 different channels thanks to the glasses) which might be popular in some market with cramped living rooms ? Japan ?)

My understanding is that it's for videogames, where two players can sit on the same couch and each will see the game from their own perspective. I don't know how many games actually support it, though.

Windows

Microsoft Targets Chrome Users With Windows 10 Pop-up Ad (pcmag.com) 146

Google Chrome users on Windows 10 are apparently being treated to a new experience: a pop-up ad. From a PCMag report: If you have Chrome installed and the icon present on the Windows Taskbar, chances are you're going to start seeing a pop-up advert appear suggesting you install Microsoft's Personal Shopping Assistant Chrome extension. Microsoft touts it as "Your smart shopping cart across the web." Opting to install the extension results in Microsoft monitoring which products you've searched for and viewed while using Chrome, and then offering to compare those products to find the best price. There's also alerts when prices change, and the ability to track products across all your devices. Of course, Microsoft will make money if you opt to purchase any products using the Assistant.
Democrats

Donald Trump Is Sworn In As the 45th US President (reuters.com) 1321

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to "America First" policies at home and abroad. Reuters reports: As scattered protests erupted elsewhere in Washington, Trump raised his right hand and put his left on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln and repeated a 35-word oath of office from the U.S. Constitution, with U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.

Comment Re:Zoze Zwiss (Score 1) 178

Well the bird doesn't cookoo in a vacuum but being in free-fall doesn't help a weight driven clock do anything. Most people would be perfectly fine with a bird that doesn't cookoo in a cookoo clock. Most of the people would be ecstatic if their cookoo clock didn't cookoo from when the kids went to bed to until the adults got their first cup of coffee!!

Comment Re:Its the capacitors (Score 1) 178

lots of ceramic and solid-state-tantalum capacitors, typically in redundant parallel arrays so that single-failure doesn't matter much.

I would more reasonably expect that Capacitors in parallel were designed that way for value adjustment rather than failure tolerance; I've seen many more caps short out than open, and one short would take out the whole circuit.

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