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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Phreakiture Re:Apple's new streaming service? (306 comments)

I suppose, but the reason I play by the rules is because it gives me the right to tell them to go fuck themselves if they get upset about it.

4 hours ago
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

Phreakiture Re:DING DONG! (138 comments)

Glad I could help ;-)

11 hours ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Phreakiture Re:Apple's new streaming service? (306 comments)

I do, but I have it in the contract that I won't accommodate such requests, nor will I play a CD/DVD/other media that someone brings me during the gig because you never know when it's going to be scratched in just the wrong place, or a copy of a 24kbps flange-a-thon.

11 hours ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Phreakiture Re:Apple's new streaming service? (306 comments)

I do ensure the proper licensing is in place, thank you very much.

11 hours ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Phreakiture Re:Apple's new streaming service? (306 comments)

I am a DJ who frequently plays gigs in places aptly described as "out in the middle of nowhere". As a reference, the last two gigs both involved a client telling me, "If you need more power, let me know. I'll go get the generator". I sent an SMS to my wife at the start of my most recent gig, and it got to her when I got back in range, an hour an a half after I left. Connectivity is zero. If I need connectivity to play it, I can't play it. I will be happy to tell anyone at the gig why I can't play it.

yesterday
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

Phreakiture Re:DING DONG! (138 comments)

They'll need to find a new name for the company now. ORACLE = One Rich Asshole Called Larry Ellison

yesterday
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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

Phreakiture Re:The sad part is... (178 comments)

I don't think they're idiots. I think that they think we are idiots.

2 days ago
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L.A. TV Stations Free Up Some Spectrum For Wireless Broadband

Phreakiture Re:Sharing channel == worse picture quality (80 comments)

Channels don't exist on a carrier.

Unhelpful pedantics. My point, as you correctly gathered, os one of there being or not/being sufficient bandwidth to do the job.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Phreakiture Re:Chromebook (333 comments)

Where is "there", incidentally? I think it might be helpful to have some idea of how far out in which set of sticks we're talking about.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Phreakiture Re:Standard remote access (333 comments)

VNC might be really slow over dialup though, you'd need to use Tight encoding with JPEG quality cranked all the way down to make it usable at all.

I will admit to trying such stupidity and confirm that this is true. Watching a screen refresh, even when using -compresslevel 9 and -bgr233 is very painful over dialup. Try to avoid it if at all possible.

SSH, OTOH, is fairly usable by dialup.

2 days ago
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L.A. TV Stations Free Up Some Spectrum For Wireless Broadband

Phreakiture Re:Sharing channel == worse picture quality (80 comments)

I have heard that two 720p channels can coexist on one carrier. I haven't heard of anyone doing this with 1080i or 1080p, and I don't know if the 720p channels were running 30 or 60 FPS.

about a week ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Phreakiture Re:So now that the UN said it, (261 comments)

In Soviet Russia, US Rants against YOU.

about 2 months ago
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Time Warner Cable Customers Beg Regulators To Block Sale To Comcast

Phreakiture Re:Here's what you do (80 comments)

Thank you for the fix. I know firsthand that there exist TW employees who are fighting to stop this. They have more reason than we as the customers do, because layoffs almost always follow mergers.

about 3 months ago
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Wireless Industry Lobbying Hard to Keep Net Neutrality Out

Phreakiture Re:Data caps (85 comments)

Unfortunately, that is true.

about 3 months ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

Phreakiture Re:Plus bonus.... (501 comments)

If it is big enough to contain a couple of kaiju, you could have a kaiju cage match.

about 3 months ago
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Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

Phreakiture Re: So how is that going to work (188 comments)

And I'll make it a point to start worrying about inconveniencing others when they start doing the same for me. After all, if folks would actually think about everyone around them that they're pissing off when they fire up that phone in ( insert any number of inappropriate places here ) then the rest of us wouldn't NEED a jammer now would we ?

I am sure that rationale will be a great consolation when one of your neighbours dies of a heart attack because his family couldn't call for an ambulance.

about 2 months ago
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Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

Phreakiture Re:So how is that going to work (188 comments)

I agree with Garble Snarky. Further, if there is coax involved, finding one antenna will enable you to follow the cable back to the device.

In all seriousness, though, FCC fines or not, and regardless what you think of the FCC, don't fuck with this stuff. If you prevent an emergency call from going through, someone could die. Just don't mess with comms.

about 2 months ago
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Wireless Industry Lobbying Hard to Keep Net Neutrality Out

Phreakiture Re:Data caps (85 comments)

Easy. With the exception of Verizon*, they can charge extra for things like tethering your phone. I'm sure there are other examples as well, but there's a starting point.

(* VZ got their hands slapped for charging extra for tethering. They got slapped because VZ is using some spectrum which, thanks to Google's playing in the auction, has a net neutrality string attached to it. The other three carriers are not bound by this provision)

about 3 months ago

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