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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

ArcadeMan Re:No cable, no problem (366 comments)

1. Netflix costs more than The Pirate Bay: true
2. Netflix has a lower selection than The Pirate Bay: true, including and especially the latest releases and obscure titles (if they're still seeded)
3. Netflix has less usability than The Pirate Bay: false*

* Netflix is just plain easier. I can sit down in front of the TV, start my AppleTV, navigate to something I want to watch, click play.

To do the same thing with The Pirate Bay, I'd have to sit at my computer, search their website, filter out all the weird containers like DivX and MKV, try to find a non-HD file that would take multiple hours to download, make sure the MP4 version I choose has subtitles and will play on my AppleTV, download the file, wait for at least 30 to 60 minutes for the download, add to my iTunes library and then finally watch the movie on my TV. That's nowhere near as convenient as Netflix.

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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

ArcadeMan Re:No cable, no problem (366 comments)

While the selection of Netflix Canada still is nowhere near par with the U.S.A. version, it's a whole lot better than it was at the beginning. And for the price they're asking, it's still better than renting half a dozen DVDs per month.

yesterday
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

ArcadeMan Re:This is related (244 comments)

If you can't even quarantine a single person, how's that going to work when you get hundreds, thousands and millions of people infected?

We're better off staying inside our basements.

yesterday
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

ArcadeMan The future belongs to us! (244 comments)

The only way to reduce your own risk of being contaminated is to stay isolated.

Slashdot readers live in the basement and never go outside.

If ebola goes on a rampage world-wide, the only survivors will be people who stayed in isolation.

The future belongs to the nerds.

yesterday
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Imagining the Future History of Climate Change

ArcadeMan Re:Fear Mongering, does it ever go out of style? (422 comments)

You also forgot about civilization ending on 9/9/1999, 12/31/1999, and then again on 2/29/2000.

Don't forget that civilization will also end on january 19th, 2038 at exactly 03:14:08 UTC.

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Australian Gov't Tries To Force Telcos To Store User Metadata For 2 Years

ArcadeMan Crocodile Dundee (55 comments)

(Australian government looks at U.S.A. data retention laws)

Australian government: You call that data retention laws?

(Australian government pulls out their own data retention laws)

Australian government: THAT'S data retention laws.

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Remote Vision Through a Virtual Reality Headset (Video)

ArcadeMan Re:Latency (42 comments)

That's still better than what I get from my ISP.

Oh, 2.5 hours you say? Sorry, I thought you said 2.5 weeks.

Posted on october 7th, 2014.

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Remote Vision Through a Virtual Reality Headset (Video)

ArcadeMan Re:Remote Vision (42 comments)

It sounds more like extrasensory perception to me.

Next up: the fingerprint scanner in your iPhone can also do palm reading!

yesterday
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Remote Vision Through a Virtual Reality Headset (Video)

ArcadeMan There's just one problem (42 comments)

Add some material-handling devices and you'd have software-controlled Waldos.

The problem happens when you lose one of them.

yesterday
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Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function

ArcadeMan Re: I hope they have insurance (145 comments)

I wouldn't call a hive a "hut", but yeah, beavers do make huts.

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Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function

ArcadeMan Re:Hmmm ... (145 comments)

Heisenberg compensators? Are those parts of the flux capacitor or parts of Mr. Fusion?

yesterday
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Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function

ArcadeMan Re:I hope they have insurance (145 comments)

You see any other animal doing mud huts? We should be getting back to mud nests!

yesterday
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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

ArcadeMan Re: Someone doesn't know PR (140 comments)

We're not even in the USA, why should be care?

2 days ago
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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

ArcadeMan Someone doesn't know PR (140 comments)

Apple is sending out $100 million worth of iPads, MacBooks, and other products. O'Reilly Media is making $100 million worth of educational content available for free. Microsoft and Autodesk are discounting software.

Apple is giving away HARDWARE and Microsoft is offering a discount on software.

I'd be ashamed to work for Microsoft right now.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

ArcadeMan Re: Not a chance (629 comments)

With the time required to confirm a transaction, the answer isn't Bitcoin you fool! It's DogeCoin!

No wait, it's FastCoin!

Eh, I'll get back to you...

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

ArcadeMan Re:No CurrentC Support in 3...2...1... (629 comments)

Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball has really nice, erm... "graphics" but I don't see how that's relevant.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

ArcadeMan I only had to read the title (629 comments)

And right away I thought "Wow, the Dunning-Kruger effect is strong in these idiots".

In my defence, I did already read about CurrentC on macrumors.com (a totally unbiased source, of course) but I just learned about the Dunning-Kruger effect a few minutes ago. :p

2 days ago

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