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Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

Sir_Eptishous Across Devices? (44 comments)

for example if you begin watching a show on Netflix on your laptop, then switch to a Roku set-top box to finish it

I don't get this.
When I'm watching something I enjoy, either via OTA HD or Netflix, the last thing I'm going to do is "quick! switch to another device!"

Watching a film, documentary or "episode" is much more enjoyable watched in one sitting. If I have to switch to another device I will watch at a later time when my attention isn't split.

This splitting of attention ruins the experience.

1 hour ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

Sir_Eptishous Re:So Sad (148 comments)

Well, it isn't SC, It's SC County...
Have fun running fiber to someone in Bonny Doon, Corralitos or the Aptos hills.

2 hours ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Sir_Eptishous Re:'Regardless of... income and education level' ? (409 comments)

I suspect that income and education level could be relevant here as a proxy for other dietary trends. People with higher incomes tend to eat better quality food overall than poor people. People with higher education levels also tend to make different dietary choices (and are probably more likely to seek out more "natural" foods or whatever the current research is pointing toward).

You can always tell a dingbat by how much Mountain Dew they drink.

I've been telling my friends that drink it(in large quantities) that they are better off drinking coffee for their stim fix(caffeine) than that disgustingly over-sugared green goo. It's common knowledge that sugar in large quantities(and sugar is pretty much every processed food in the US) is really the reason for most First World health problems.

Sugar, in all it's forms(HFCS. et al) is the post Tobacco Tobacco...

The real question is whether the health community will be able to unseat Big Sugar from it's control over the American Diet.

yesterday
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

Sir_Eptishous Re:I don't get it... (186 comments)

However, the authors you refer to (Niven, Asimov, Bradbury) appeal mainly to a crowd of Poindexters. It's no surprise that people on a News for Nerds site would clamor for film adaptations, but please try to remember that everything isn't you, and this kind of literature scares a lot of your fellow Americans away, both because of its obtuse themes and because of the Aspie readership is associated with.

I think you're on the wrong website... How did you end up here?

4 days ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

Sir_Eptishous Re:To quote TBBT (186 comments)

More like Grenier playing Vincent Chase playing Aquaman.

4 days ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

Sir_Eptishous Re:I don't get it... (186 comments)

The people that go to them don't expect much and hence are rarely disappointed

That about sums it up!

4 days ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

Sir_Eptishous I don't get it... (186 comments)

I never read comics when I was a kid.(well, thats not true, I read Heavy Metal)
I read sci-fi(Niven, Asimov, Bradbury, etc) and fantasy(Tolkien, Lovecraft, Howard, etc).
I don't get this thing with comics. Most of the comic book based films are ok at best...
Are they really going to make that many comic book based films?
That is just sad.

There are so many good sci-fi and fantasy books/stories out there.
It would be nice if something not ending in "man" was made into a film.

4 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Sir_Eptishous Other things they said couldn't be done... (564 comments)

Using a hot air balloon to lift men off the ground.
Sustained heavier than air human flight.
Putting Man on The Moon.

about a week ago
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Why the FCC Will Probably Ignore the Public On Network Neutrality

Sir_Eptishous Re:Fortunately... (336 comments)

No, Facebook and Google do.

about two weeks ago
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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Sir_Eptishous Re:Conservatives crying "no fair"? (283 comments)

Nice try. How about making a point...

about two weeks ago
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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Sir_Eptishous Re:"Conservative group opposes net neutrality" (283 comments)

A well written point, however the vast majority of Americans don't really understand exactly what the stakes are in the Open Internet debate, and how it will affect them.

Every single person I've heard mention anything about "Net Neutrality" that labeled themselves as a "conservative" , dismissed it as a "government takeover" of the internet, which we all know is complete horseshite, and a Faux News/Rove/Koch smoke and mirrors job.

I would like to meet some of these "reactionary" and "financial" conservatives you speak of who would rather have an Open Internet than one proposed by groups like ALEC.
Where are they?

about two weeks ago
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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Sir_Eptishous Re:I am completely done with the GOP (283 comments)

...And the Republican controlled Congress.

about two weeks ago
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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Sir_Eptishous Re:If the libs are for it... (283 comments)

Perhaps you should try some critical thinking sometime Mike.
I never said anything about the people you mention... You did.
Because I criticize "Conservatives" doesn't mean I'm a big Harry Reid fan either.

Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with the policies of ALEC and those who lobby to hand control of an Open Internet over to corporations.

Really, from your highly modded post(who would have thought!) we can deduce one of two things:
1. You are wildly uninformed and are a Faux News kneejerk who thinks an Open Internet is a "government takeover",
OR
2. You know and understand exactly what groups like ALEC want to do, and why they want control over the Internet in the US.

Which is it?

about two weeks ago
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JP Morgan Chase Breach Compromised Data of 76 Million Households

Sir_Eptishous Re:To Big To Fail (76 comments)

Probably before Clinton and the Republican Congress gutted bank regulators.
What did you think he meant?

about three weeks ago
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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Sir_Eptishous Re:Conservatives crying "no fair"? (283 comments)

You may a fair point, and I agree that all those that assign the tag of "Conservative" to themselves probably don't agree with groups like ALEC, The Koch Brothers and Karl Rove when it comes to an Open Internet.

However, more than likely, the VAST majority of "Conservatives" DO AGREE with agree with groups like ALEC, The Koch Brothers and Karl Rove when it comes to an Open Internet, and their dogmatic load of shit about a "government takeover of the internet".

about three weeks ago
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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Sir_Eptishous Re:If the libs are for it... (283 comments)

You need to "read between the lines" on the "Conservative", "Freedom Loving" talking points, and what their actions really are in comparison with those talking points.
People like the Kochs are really after control and consolidation of power.

There are plenty of reasons for "Conservatives" to oppose an Open Internet...
Which "Conservatives"? Groups like ALEC, thats who.

about three weeks ago
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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Sir_Eptishous Who do they truly speak for? (283 comments)

"Conservatives" since Reagan are really about one thing, and that is continuing the consolidation of power and wealth in the hands of the few(whether you want to call them the 1% or not doesn't matter), at all costs .

Whether it is environmental issues, health and safety, human rights, etc; the "Conservative" agenda is really quite an affront to anyone on this planet who values things like clean water, justice for the marginalized, a safe workplace, and yes, a media and telecommunications system that isn't biased for and towards that "few" that controls most of the wealth and power in the US.

People like the Koch brothers, Karl Rove and rest would have the non-critical thinkers in this country swallow their load of absolute and unadulterated bullshit. They know most of the American electorate are ill informed and scared(Thanks Rupert!) and they also understand that control of the media and how getting even more control will put them in a position to "manage" the political system in the US like never before.

The "Conservatives" like to throw around that Freedom word, yet in reality, their agenda is really only about giving them more freedom to destroy, despoil and enslave.

With that being said, don't assume I'm some Obama lover, as I regard his administrations attack on whistleblowers, absolute disdain for privacy protections, etc really on par with what "Conservatives" want. On those fronts Obama, The Kocks and Karl Rove are on the same page.

about three weeks ago

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