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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

Huntr Re:That's Kind of The Point - Fee for Service (448 comments)

Yup, exactly right. Seems like the author just learned the difference between value and cost and freaked out. Sure, value will go way down, but our current costs are so darn high and the cost reduction overall so significant, it will be worth the value loss in higher cost per channel. Really looking forward to this happening.

about three weeks ago

My toy collection is ...

Huntr Re:Toys? (209 comments)

Yep, my thoughts as well. I answered the poll as toys as in action figures and trading cards and shit, so I went with non-existent. But, if we're talking about big boy toys, well, yeah, I got big boy toys.

about 4 months ago

The View From Inside A Fireworks Show

Huntr Re:Cool video (200 comments)

"The question remains though, when did this place become digg?"

Right around Dec '04.

about 7 months ago

Favorite Star Wars Movie?

Huntr Re:Get off my effin lawn! (457 comments)

Exactly this. I will never forget 5 yr old me and my 3 yr old brother watching Star Wars with my mom and dad in the theater back in '77. It had a huge pop culture impact on our lives. It's the movie that started it all.

Empire is a better movie, but Star Wars has a special place in my heart.

about 9 months ago

Drone Camera Tornado Coverage Raises Press Freedom Questions

Huntr IOW, the newspaper is defending their turf (143 comments)

They don't want to pay him for the footage & don't want others to have the footage.

Champions of Freedom and the 1A, right there.

about 9 months ago

Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

Huntr Weird decision (461 comments)

Scalia w/ the liberal females in dissent and Breyer in the majority w/Thomas, Roberts, Alito and Kennedy? On *this* issue Breyer sides w/Thomas et al?

I don't even....

about 9 months ago

Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

Huntr Re:Graphic design geniuses too (360 comments)

Helpful disclaimer at bottom of that page:

This page scientifically designed to annoy web hipsters. Donate now to stop the Comic Sans and Blink Tags.

about 9 months ago

How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Huntr Pretty close to zero (240 comments)

For reference, Android household here.

There haven't been many apps we've felt compelled to buy. I think we still have like $15-$16 of the $25 credit/rebate from Google when we bought the Nexus 7 back in '12 - Titanium Backup and Beyond Pod come to mind as apps I've purchased.

Other than that, I just haven't seen much of anything I need that I'd be willing to spend even 99 cents on. Also, you can get a free paid app everyday from Amazon. I have gotten some good ones from that, but I'd never pay for them otherwise.

about 10 months ago

Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

Huntr You're not sending them to die (307 comments)

You're sending them to live somewhere else until they die. Or, they can stay here and die, too.

Let's let it be by choice, if there is a benefit to mankind.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Experiences With Free To Air Satellite TV?

Huntr Helpful Website (219 comments)

Try Satellite Guys. There are a bunch of ppl there who are way into satellite tv stuff and who are eager to help.

about 10 months ago

Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

Huntr Of course (490 comments)

Everything about the --AA entertainment industry is purposely inconvenient. That way they can sell you the next, slightly more convenient version of the same content you already purchased.

about 10 months ago

Major Wikipedia Donors Caught Editing Their Own Articles

Huntr Kind of assumed this already (125 comments)

I'm sure others will tell me why I'm mistaken, but this doesn't bother me so much, mainly because it doesn't surprise me.

Basically, you're telling me that a document that can be edited by anyone is being edited by people to show themselves in a more positive light, ToS be damned.

Well, yeah.

about a year ago

Physics Forum At Fermilab Bans Powerpoint

Huntr This is misguided, at best (181 comments)

PPT is a tool, nothing more. People either use it effectively or they don't. If they don't, that's hardly the fault of the tool. There are plenty of people who use PPT well giving presentations, seminars, interactive talks every single day.

My suggestion: get better speakers.

about a year ago

Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:

Huntr Me personally? Very little time. (146 comments)

The rest of my family? Well, I'm pretty sure we're responsible for about 40% of global bandwidth usage during prime time.

about a year ago

Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

Huntr What kind of an abortion of a submission is this? (457 comments)

The 1st link is to the Florida case that was resolved last year. The 2nd and 3rd links are about a Missouri case that was decided this week and only the 2nd even mentions the Florida case. The summary makes it sound like this is all about the Florida case.

The point stands, i.e., this has been ok'd in court in 2 jurisdictions, but what in the actual fuck, Soulskill?

about a year ago

Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'

Huntr Re:"Looks like we got ourselves a thinker!" (412 comments)

Or, it's a game show that people watch to be entertained and perhaps they don't find it as entertaining, regardless of whether or not it's a smart strategy.

Ken Jennings won 3 million dollars and something like 75 matches in a row on Jeopardy. But, he did it in an entertaining enough fashion, so people didn't bitch like this. It's not about hating on the smart guy.

about a year ago

Kansas Delays Municipal Broadband Ban

Huntr Terrible wording in title (again) (156 comments)

They didn't delay the ban because there was never a ban in place, just like last week when public broadband expansion wasn't restricted.

There was a bill to do so. They tabled hearings on it because of public opinion. Learn the process and write intelligently about it.

about a year ago


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