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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

Jethro Re:Local content? (96 comments)

Works perfectly for me... granted, I tend to only use it for one Simpsons episode at a time, but I have streamed full 2+ hour 1080p movies with DTS sound on the thing, and have used it for a few days when my regular media center was down. It's never been more sluggish than any other XBMC implementation I've tried...

about two weeks ago
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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

Jethro Re:Local content? (96 comments)

Or a Raspberry PI with one of the XBMC distros for well under $50 including all the accessories you'll need. I have one of those set up as an entertainment center for my treadmill.

The living room has a mini PC with Ubuntu and an old version of MythTV. I'd love to switch to XBMC (or a current version of Myth) but customising the remote buttons with XBMC is an insane pain, and the music player in the new MythTV (and XBMC) are horrific.

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

Jethro Re:PsyCore (276 comments)

*Psi Corps.

/nitpick.

about a month ago
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Why Nissan Is Talking To Tesla Model S Owners

Jethro Are they even trying? (335 comments)

Tesla sell real cars that happen to be all-electric. And by "real" I mean "practical". The leaf has a range of maybe 80 miles. And (according to a NIssan dealer) that drops to "maybe 40" in the Minnesota winter. Even if Tesla cars lose half their advertised range here, it's still more than the Leaf's optimal conditions range.

I looked into the Leaf last time I was car shopping. I went to a Nissan dealer. They told me they don't actually HAVE a Leaf, but they'd be happy to show me a picture of one. They said they'd have three of them in stock in three months, because people had pre-ordered them, and maybe I could look at one then. Not test-drive one though. Just look.

But it's really the range that's the problem. There's no competition for Tesla on practicality. There's definitely competition on affordability.

Leaf is definitely a niche vehicle for people who never commute very far. Ever. I'd love to have an all-electric car, but a Leaf doesn't have the range, and a Tesla is way the hell too expensive. I kinda liked the Volt (over-engineered UI notwithstanding) but I just couldn't bring myself to pay that much for a car. Plus that guy's half-gas so it's a totally different ballpark than a Leaf is anyway.

about 2 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro Re:LED guitars (104 comments)

Yeah, but I want to make the actual neck, too (:

about 2 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro Re:LED guitars (104 comments)

That is pretty cool. I always wanted to make a guitar from scratch, but that requires, you know, accuracy.

about 3 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro Re:LED guitars (104 comments)

What the... was that a cutting board at some point? (;

about 3 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro Re:LED guitars (104 comments)

Yes, sadly I'm probably better at photography than at playing the guitar (;

about 3 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro Re:LED guitars (104 comments)

Nice.

I have a couple of my guitars... kinda...

about 3 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro Re:LED guitars (104 comments)

You've got me beat!

about 3 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro Re:LED guitars (104 comments)

I always thought they'd be kind of fun, just because you know, LIGHTS.

about 3 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro Re:"First?" (104 comments)

Oh yeah! That's the one. I forgot what they were called!

about 3 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro Re:"First?" (104 comments)

Seriously? That's hilarious.

about 3 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro Re:"First?" (104 comments)

> I suppose you could play this, but you couldn't exactly play like Mark Knopfler.

Of that there is no doubt.

I don't think Mark Knopfler was selling the thing. It might've just been a "Hey look at this interesting new invention, and here's Mark Knopfler" kinda thing.

about 3 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

Jethro "First?" (104 comments)

I remember seeing ads in Guitar Magazine and the like decades ago for guitars with LEDs in the fretboard that teach you how to play. I remember seeing an infomercial-type thing where they had Mark Knopfler play with one.

I find it fairly interesting how a lot of things labelled as the "first" to do something are really not.

about 3 months ago
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Google Chrome 32 Is Out: Noisy Tabs Indicators, Supervised Users

Jethro Re:But the ONE thing I want... (141 comments)

Yes. Disable all 3rd party cookies, ask about the rest. "If you see this question and it's a website you KNOW, USE REGULARLY and need to be logged in to use, say YES. If it's a website you DON'T KNOW or TRUST, say NO. If you're NOT SURE, click "Allow for session".

I give them the tools. I will even give them notes. But I won't treat them like idiots without good cause!

about 3 months ago
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Google Chrome 32 Is Out: Noisy Tabs Indicators, Supervised Users

Jethro Re:But the ONE thing I want... (141 comments)

It's a heck of a lot clunkier, so yeah, I'd prefer to be prompted every time. Especially since that's how I set it up for less technologically inclined people, and I can't really put them in charge of whitelisting stuff...

about 3 months ago
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Google Chrome 32 Is Out: Noisy Tabs Indicators, Supervised Users

Jethro But the ONE thing I want... (141 comments)

PLEASE let me have the options of deciding how long I want cookies saved for. Firefox has an "Ask me everytime" options for cookies - I want and need it. Chrome for some reason still doesn't have that (to the best of my knowledge - I check from time to time after updates).

Haven't been able to find any plugins that add that functionality, either.

I really want to switch to Chrome. It's so much zippier that Firefox. But not without my per-session cookie settings...

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Implement Wave Protocol Self Hosted?

Jethro Re:Why Wave? (112 comments)

That's Catch-22. Catch-21 was a gameshow where people played blackjack.

about 4 months ago

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