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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

DaveM753 Re:Not worth it (138 comments)

Hulu's not Plus, they're just big-boned...

Seriously, same opinion here: I won't pay to watch commercials.

Trey and Matt: have fun with the money.
Hulu: screw you guys, I am going home...(or rather, to Netflix)

about three weeks ago
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I assume that my data stored online is ...

DaveM753 Re:Do I care? (191 comments)

> "...buy the fifth season of Hogan's heroes for a third time."

SCHULTZ!!

more than 2 years ago
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Other Tech the Senate Would Have Banned

DaveM753 Nothing else going on, apparently (264 comments)

We have 2 wars, 10-20% unemployment, poverty, bad health care system, etc. But let's deal with copyright infringement for the wealthy. Everything else can be fixed later.

more than 3 years ago
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How Smart Are You?

DaveM753 Re:Define Smart. (584 comments)

Non sequiter: this is slashdot.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Attacks Linux With Retail-Training Talking Points

DaveM753 Re:This is why I don't shop at BestBuy (681 comments)

Capitalism is still the greatest system in the world

That great Capitalist, Microsoft, spares no expense in its long-running effort to force everyone to use 100% MS products. Part of its effort is paying BestBuy employees to lie about Linux. I think there's an article about it somewhere on /. You might want to look for it.

Oh, and thanks for your comments, Mr Rove.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Attacks Linux With Retail-Training Talking Points

DaveM753 This is why I don't shop at BestBuy (681 comments)

It's great that BestBuy wants to make money and that one of the ways they can make money is to "partner" with companies, like Microsoft, that will pay them to lie. That's Capitalism for you.

It's also a prominent reason that I, and most of my friends, don't shop at BestBuy. We all know we'll be lied to from BestBuy. It'd be great to go up to a salesperson and feel confident that any questions will receive carefully considered, honest responses. But, what we get are push-products-sold-by-Company-X-because-they're-our-partner responses. So, unlike 1999 when I went to BestBuy once a week, now I go there maybe once every year. I just don't like their B.S.

Well, that and their policy to DEMAND I listen to their spiel about extended warranties, with no regard to whether or not I, the customer, want to hear that crap.

more than 4 years ago
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Encrypted But Searchable Online Storage?

DaveM753 Re:huh? (266 comments)

I tried the vi command, but I get this weird error:

'vi' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Does this mean ROT13 is not compatible with Windows?

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Won't Vouch For Linux

DaveM753 Suddenly we see (208 comments)

30,000 new hotmail.com accounts and 30,000 new Silverlight downloads.

I guess if you can't get people to try your crappy software and services on their own, you can shove it down their throat by gov't mandate. Nice.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Transfer Caps May Inspire Fair-Price Legislation

DaveM753 Re:Caps are about broadband video (382 comments)

Right on! The government needs to FORCE both the cable and telco companies to separate the data, television and telephone components. They should be regulated as separate companies and therefore separate monopolies. Grrrrr...

What I have in Western Washington (near Seattle) is Comcast and Verizon. They both charge basically the same price for all services. If there were TRUE competition, i.e., many different companies, there's NO WAY they'd be able to charge such high prices without losing customers. But, since there are only 2 companies, they basically have all the benefits of collusion, without any actual collusion. I mean, if one of them decided to charge some arbitrary fee, the other one would follow. Double-Grrrrr....

more than 5 years ago
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Linux On Netbooks — a Complicated Story

DaveM753 Re:People just don't understand Linux (833 comments)

And I know many Linux users on the desktop are switching to Apple.
While I would be willing to lay my hand in the fire for Linux on the server, I would not touch a fire with a ten foot pole for Linux on the desktop.
Three years ago I completely gave up on Linux on the Desktop. I decided to focus on Apple, and Microsoft. I have to be frank in that I have not looked back AT ALL...

I've used various flavors of Windows since version 3.0, Apple since 10.4.x (Tiger), and various flavors of Linux since Fedora 4 (at least I think it was version 4, and I'm currently using Ubuntu). You may put me in the camp that prefers Linux to Apple. Although I can't use iTunes, Quicken and TurboTax on Linux, I find the overall GUI experience much friendlier in Linux, as opposed to the Mac. And the fact that so many Linux experts exist on the Internet that help me tweak the Linux GUI in ways that make me more comfortable is even better. With Apple, the tweakability factor is significantly less as so many GUI features are locked down. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that every OS has little annoyances, but Linux allows me to tweak the GUI to be less annoying.

more than 5 years ago
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Atom-Thick Balloon Inflated

DaveM753 End of a war (120 comments)

Imagine a few thousand of these balloons being sucked into the engines of a microscopic space fleet. We win!

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Gates's Last Speech

DaveM753 Re:don't let the door (389 comments)

it wasn't until he let the chair-thrower Steve Ballmer take over the company that MS started to become really "evil".


I disagree. I noticed MS being evil with the introduction of Windows 95, when the then-standard Word Perfect oddly didn't seem to run properly under Windows. Shortly thereafter came MSN and the introduction of the free Internet Explorer and the beginnings of Netscape's death. That was several years before Ballmer entered the picture.

more than 6 years ago

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