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Netflix Deflects Rage Over Price Increase

AmigaHeretic Re:Just Bizarre (722 comments)

What annoys me is that they don't have a 3 DVD out at a time plan without streaming.

Sure they do. They have all the way up to 8 DVDs at a time. With or without streaming.

8 DVDs at time is $43.99 a month

You just need to click "Show Additional all DVD Plans" option.

(Additional all? -- Their grammar, not mine.)

about 3 years ago
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Apple Patents Portrait-Landscape Flipping

AmigaHeretic Re:Cut the crapple (354 comments)

Did I mention it was an MP3 player, built in FM radio, text to speech to read text messages, built in 2MP camera, but I'm sure the iPhone did those things first before it was even out though too.

about 3 years ago
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Apple Patents Portrait-Landscape Flipping

AmigaHeretic Re:Cut the crapple (354 comments)

Except I was playing 3D games on my Nokia 5500 Sport using it's built in 3D accelerometer in 2006.

Groove Labyrinth kicked ass back then.

about 3 years ago
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DisplayPort-To-HDMI Cables May Be Recalled Over Licensing

AmigaHeretic Re:What about DVI-HDMI cables? (417 comments)

Old days on the steets of New York, police questioning a street vendor selling his warez from his trench coat:
Cops: "Is this a real rolex?"
Vendor: " Yes Sir, same same but different"


Future Cops of New York questioning a street vendor selling his warez from his trench coat:
Cops: "Is this a real HDMI to HDMI cable?"
Vendor: " Yes Sir, same same but different"

about 3 years ago
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Google+ Runs Out of Disk Space, Swamps Users With Notifications

AmigaHeretic Re:Note to editors... (321 comments)

Just go to Options -> Exclusions tab,
in the "Other Terms to Exclude:" field enter "Google"

Now you will no longer see anything.

about 3 years ago
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Google's Six-Front War

AmigaHeretic Re:Buzzing (249 comments)

Gamble on new, experimental, unpopular, or auxiliary services if you must

I guess that's exactly my point on this Google+ and the "Social Front" the article talks about.

Do I bother investing time and setting up Google+ and investing personal time in it? What I've learned with Google is wait and see else don't be surprised if all the time you've invested sort of goes "POOF" and turns into a... well... 'Cloud', of smoke that is.

about 3 years ago
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Google's Six-Front War

AmigaHeretic Re:Buzzing (249 comments)

I'm sorry, but your post looks a lot like FUD.

Why? Because they are things you didn't use?

Google Notebook? Some of us actually used that.

Google Video? Some of us used that too. Sure we could move to Youtube or Vimeo or 100 sites now. Point is Google Video ended.
Wave? Yeah, it was never huge, but I got a lot of people signed up and had quite a few good Waves.
Yes, I use/used Google Health. So what? Again I get burned.

There's more I never used. Dodgeball, Jaiku, Google Catalog Search, Mashup, Lively, Google Answers, etc that I never used, but just goes to show they are not afraid to move on. Which is probably good for them, just bad for me.

about 3 years ago
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Google's Six-Front War

AmigaHeretic Re:Buzzing (249 comments)

Yeah, I'm not too excited about anything "Google" that's personalized anymore. I mean I still like Google and they have some great ideas and products and Google is still my home page and my pretty much the only place I search from.

That said I don't trust them to keep anything going long term. Every time I find something useful, it gets taken away, Google Health the most recent on the chopping block. And I'm sure we can make a list of other that have fallen to the wayside. Wave of course. I even dialed 800-Goog-411 the other day to get a phone # and it was gone.

It's hard to want to invest in personalizing anything Google these days. I use to feel secure thinking my "Gmail" account would be around a while. These days I'm not so sure.

about 3 years ago
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BitTorrent Turns 10

AmigaHeretic Re:10 years & still only 1 broswer supports it (203 comments)

Try downloading a largeish torrent via it, leave it running for about 60 minutes, clock the average d/l speed - kill opera get utorrent (or a.n.other) to take over the download, watch the d/l speed increase by a factor of 10.

How about a few seconds? I'll give you the link so you can test it too.

I went to:
http://www.icarosdesktop.com/dl.htm

Here is the direct link:
http://www.icarosdesktop.com/icarosfiles/torr/IcarosLive_1_3_0.torrent

Here is a picture of the speed at just 4%
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/6894/operatorrent.jpg

Now, that particular one is not the fastest torrent out there, in fact I think it is only seeded by a few people, but it is a legit one that I actually do download when there are updates to this particular AROS distro.

That is 866.3 KB/s reached in a few seconds in Opera's built in client. Now I run uTorrnet anyway for things I seed myself longterm, but it's nice to just DL a file and not worry about anything. It's also nice when I have Opera running from a thumb-drive (option from Opera's default installer BTW) that I can just DL a torrent from "anywhere" just as I would any other DL and not have to mess around.

Again, as the article says BitTorrent has been around 10 years. I think it's common sense that you should be able to download a "download" in your browser.

Do I use an FTP client when moving lots of stuff around on my server? Hell yeah. Do I use my FTP client when I want to download a quick file of webpage and the linked file happens to start with ftp: ? Hell no.

about 3 years ago
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BitTorrent Turns 10

AmigaHeretic Re:10 years & still only 1 broswer supports it (203 comments)

Maybe because the GNU/Linux distributions all include a simple client already? Nobody cares about Microsoft Windows users.

You miss the point. Your GNU/Linux distro has an FTP client built in too. Evertimey a DL link happens to start with ftp: do want to have a separate client open or do you want your browser to just DL the file? I bet 99% of the time when you DL something you don't even know if the DL link you click was http or ftp. Nor should you care. The browser takes care of it for you.

This is similar to how Opera handles torrents. For a quick DL you can just click it like I would any other DL and it's in my download list. Easy peasy.

Should it replace a full BitTorrent client? No.
Should a browser replace an full FTP client? No.

Should a browser be able to download a file quickly off the internet whether it be http, ftp, torrent, etc? Yes.

about 3 years ago
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BitTorrent Turns 10

AmigaHeretic Re:10 years & still only 1 broswer supports it (203 comments)

Congrats to the Opera fans, but for the rest of us the "browser that does everything approach" died with Netscape Communicator almost 10 years ago.

How many megabytes smaller is the Opera download than Firefox download again ;)

FF Win32 - 13.0mb
Opera Win32 - 9.8mb

Even if I just want to use it as "only a browser" I guess it's still smaller! Interesting. Oh yeah, and on topic it downloads torrents too!

about 3 years ago
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BitTorrent Turns 10

AmigaHeretic Re:10 years & still only 1 broswer supports it (203 comments)

Yeah, and maybe I'm wrong. but if Firefox and Chrome etc, supported in right in the browser and it was easier for people to use it might be used for more legit content. I could be complete wrong about that though.

I think a lot of legit adoption (ie BitTorrent replacing things like RapidShare for everyday quick uploads) has to do with learning how to seed a torrent the first time, learning to use a tracker, etc.

about 3 years ago
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BitTorrent Turns 10

AmigaHeretic Re:10 years & still only 1 broswer supports it (203 comments)

Yeah, I remember people saying that about FTP. ;)

Why would you want to "download" a file using FTP in a 'Browser", that's what an FTP client is for.

about 3 years ago
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BitTorrent Turns 10

AmigaHeretic 10 years & still only 1 broswer supports it, O (203 comments)

BitTorrent still doesn't seem remotely mainstream still. I know with Opera you can basically treat a torrent almost like any other download. I'm not sure why other browsers never took this approach. I know for the e-l33t around here you all want a separate client, but for those that just want to download the occasional torrent the browser seems like the logical place to support ahhh...."downloading" of a file. I don't know....

about 3 years ago
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Two More Google Software Dogs Go To Heaven

AmigaHeretic Re:Just Tried Google Health... (122 comments)

I actually used Google health along with members of my family.

Main use is each member has any list of medications and and importantly "Allergies".

I used to have a piece of paper in my wallet with this information, this was much more convenient to access from anywhere I needed. It was good for an emergency, any when in a medical office visit where you have to fill out some form, and honestly I can't remember all this crap at this age anymore.

It really is handy. More convient then scratching things off a piece of paper and updating it. Now I don't know how many people are in the medical industry, but there are lots of sites that are HIPAA Compliant that you can pay for, for this type of service, but Google was free and I could care less if the world knows about my Google logins allergies. The trade off was fine.

This however is just another straw in the "Cloud" coffin.


I think something like Opera Unite is much more interesting (The implementation is far from perfect), but an easy users side "Server" with plug-in blocks that can have 100s of mini servers serving anything--- WhiteBoard server, Web server, Music server, Video Server, Medical server, PostIt Note server, etc....

No, Opera Unite, does not go through Opera.com. It can use a DynDns style url for easy access through opera.com, but you can access it directly through your IP and port #. Again, just the concept I think is more interesting anyway then the cloud. Any easy server, with "plug any anything" server modules.

more than 3 years ago
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Netflix's New Web Interface Gets Thumbs Down From Users

AmigaHeretic Re:I hate Netflix. (267 comments)

The bandwidth usage has exploded on our network, and the two biggest culprits are Netflix and MLB.TV. We are considering requiring users who are detected using these services to have to subscribe to the highest service tier, or have those services blocked.

So what service are these people paying you for? Are they paying for an advertised known limited bandwidth service and then going over their limit? If that is the case then why not cut them off when they reach their cap??

Or are you just offering them "Internet" service. Then when they actually "USE" it, your panties get in a bunch?

more than 3 years ago
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North Korean 3G Mobile Subscriptions Hit Half a Million

AmigaHeretic Re:very strange....how do they recharge? (69 comments)

I can't help but picture millions and millions of bamboo pedal power bikes from Gilligan's Island, like they used to keep their radio charged.

more than 3 years ago
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An IP Address For Every Light Bulb

AmigaHeretic Re:IP (457 comments)

You would be able to control them...wait for it...over the Internet! Using IP to tell them to turn on and off, or get bright or dim. If you were out and you forgot you left the lights on at dinner, you could then turn them off from your phone or something I guess by communicating directly with each bulb (light socket).

Not saying it's a good idea or bad. Just saying, that yes, they are indeed talking about hooking your light bulbs to the Internet. Do they need there own IPv6? Could you have one device that hooked to a router then used a different protocol inside the network to run the lights? Sure, sure, but could you give a unique IPv6 to each light socket? I guess. Would you want to?

more than 3 years ago

Submissions

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Opera 11.50 released

AmigaHeretic AmigaHeretic writes  |  more than 3 years ago

AmigaHeretic (991368) writes "Today we released Opera 11.50 aka Swordfish. With its new streamlined body and highly powerful interior it becomes the most dangerous predator on the internet waters. Opera Swordfish, with its innovative Speed Dial extensions, makes your Speed Dial more alive than ever before. Now you can get all the information you need straight from your Speed Dial, without the need to go to the page. All of this is made possible thanks to the smart Speed Dial extensions, which you can download and install from our addons portal. Beside that, Opera 11.50 allows you to easily synchronize your passwords between computers. This way you can access your favorite services, without repeatedly typing in your passwords on different computers. Opera 11.50 is equipped with our newest rendering engine — Presto 2.9.168 — featuring up to 20% faster rendering of CSS and SVG, support for HTML5 tag , Session History and Navigation and many other enhancements."
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Opera 11 Beta now with Extensions!

AmigaHeretic AmigaHeretic writes  |  more than 3 years ago

AmigaHeretic (991368) writes "Opera 11 Beta has just been released and now includes support for extensions. Also, new in this release Tab Stacking, Visual Mouse Gestures, performance improvements, new installer, and much more. Even with its many new features, Opera 11 is 30% smaller than Opera 10.60. That means that Opera downloads more quickly and installs in fewer steps."
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Fastest Browser on Earth!

AmigaHeretic AmigaHeretic writes  |  more than 4 years ago

AmigaHeretic (991368) writes "Opera has released a beta version of there new 10.5 browser. They are claiming it to be fastest browser on the planet. "Our new JavaScript engine is 8x faster than before." Tests show it edges out even the latest Chrome v5.x beta releases. Vega graphics library, private browsing done properly, and a new Opera Widgets platform that allows widgets to move beyond the Web browser and onto your desktop are just a few of the new features being touted.

http://www.opera.com/browser/next/"

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Journals

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$100 PC Now Costs $130, Due in April, 2007

AmigaHeretic AmigaHeretic writes  |  more than 7 years ago From this link: "http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/pcs/100-pc-now-costs-130-due-in-april-2007-177916.php"

"Nicholas Negroponte of MIT's Media Lab showed off the latest version of his $100 OLPC (One Laptop Per Child), the Linux-based laptop that will begin shipping to developing countries starting in April, 2007. The 2-pound laptop won't cost $100, though. Its price will actually be between $130 and $140 not including shipping, but Negroponte expects that $100 price point to be reached by the end of 2008 when manufacturing has scaled up to 5 to 6 million units."

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