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Comment Why do people patronize the major labels? (Score 1) 46

I assume that people watch videos containing major label music instead of Creative Commons music because major label music is more familiar to them. Then the question becomes how major label music became more familiar to them in the first place, despite Creative Commons music being readily available for both download and streaming. Is it that people without a big cellular data plan still listen to FM radio, which plays almost entirely major label music?

Comment Re:Wider range of professions for women? (Score 1) 61

Disney fans may need emojis.

Considering how many stories we get about Marvel this, Star Wars that, Pixar the other, and people holding onto cable because ESPN owns exclusive broadcast rights to professional and collegiate sport matches, there are probably a lot of fans of Disney products and services who read Slashdot.

Comment Re:Hosts speed up the web 2 ways (Score 1) 199

[Kernel-level DNS blocking uses] Less power/cpu/ram + IO use vs. DNS/routers [...] + less security issues/complexity.

Eh, pihole is faster.

You still need to provide power to that Raspberry Pi. And you didn't address "complexity", as you also need to build your Pi (or do they come in cases yet?), install Pi-Hole, configure Pi-Hole, and keep Pi-Hole updated.

Comment Re:between 3 and 10 Mb/s is slow? (Score 1) 199

my Mother-in-law streaming Hulu

She should be watching television

And spending $800[1] to time-shift over-the-air television.

my kids gaming while playing Youtube videos

make them go outside and play

For one thing, I have no idea how to make the weather suitable for that on any given day. For another, stranger danger hysteria has increased since you grew up, to the point of parents getting arrested for letting their kids walk to and from the park.[2]

the telephone works just great for talking to people

Yeah, at $6 an hour for long distance on a landline. A better suggestion might have been to downgrade from video to voice over IP, which is billed at a much lower rate than POTS long distance.

[1] Estimated price of a TiVo DVR with an All-In subscription.
[2] See "5 Things Everyone Did Growing Up (That Now Get You Arrested) by Chan Teik Onn, "5 Things Your Parents Did (They'd Be Arrested For Today)" by C. Coville, "Cops called on Texas mom for son playing outside" by Philip Caulfield, "Mom Lets 4-Year-Old Play Outside, Faces Jail" by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, and "When 'Stranger Danger' is actually the police and CPS" by Katherine Martinko.

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