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HDMI 2.0 Officially Announced

Teese Re:Closed Captioning (293 comments)

Are you saying HDMI actively strips the closed captioning from the video feed? That is evil.

more like, passively strips. I guess. Somehow over the air HD channels can send captioning through a digital only signal, but HDMI cannot/doesn't. I've never been able to understand the distinction.

1 year,12 days
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HDMI 2.0 Officially Announced

Teese Re:Closed Captioning (293 comments)

Yes it does. I suggest you learn something about HDMI and digital video in general.

And yet, for years I'm unable to get closed captioning to work across an HDMI cable between various tv's, cable boxes, and DVD players.

1 year,12 days
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HDMI 2.0 Officially Announced

Teese Re:Closed Captioning (293 comments)

HDMI supports FULL closed captioning, It has supported it since it supported video.

HDMI supports NO closed captioning, and it hasn't supported it since ever.

1 year,12 days
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HDMI 2.0 Officially Announced

Teese Closed Captioning (293 comments)

Have they fixed the lack of closed captioning in HDMI? I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere.

1 year,12 days
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Thoughts From Readers on Replacing Google Reader

Teese Re:iGoogle (50 comments)

They announced the shutdown July 3, 2012, a 16month shutdown windows doesn't seem that abrupt. also, according to wikipedia, iGoogle launched in in May 2005.

about a year ago
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Senators Vow To Renew Bid For State Taxes On Remote Internet Sales

Teese Re:Could be Simple, but Won't (268 comments)

This could be a very simple process - the business would charge whatever the sales tax rate is for where it is headquartered

This would just get every online business "headquarted" (with a PO box and an accountant) in Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire or Oregon. The states with no sales tax.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

Teese Re:Because insurance pays for them (629 comments)

Except, insurance (generally) doesn't cover them. Mine surely didn't.

more than 2 years ago
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BSG Prequel Series Caprica Canceled

Teese Re:Prequel, Sequel (602 comments)

Sooner or later you will have to let go.

He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round Perdition's flames before I give him up!

more than 3 years ago
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RIM Announces BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

Teese "Play"book (184 comments)

Targeted at business users but called a playbook, eh? Seems like an odd name for that.

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Unleashes JaegerMonkey Enabled Firefox 4

Teese Re:The Slashdot Firefox Paradox (279 comments)

Ironically, the primary site for which I really need a faster Javascript engine is Slashdot. For a heavily-commented article I switch to Chrome.

Is chrome the only broswer that has problems with the idle.slashdot comment thread. It anytime I try to open a closed comment, it refreshes the page and only gives me the comment, it doesn't expand the comment inline like it does in a normal comment thread. I've always been to lazy to try other broswers.

about 4 years ago
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HDMI Labeling Requirements Promise a Stew of Confusion

Teese Re:Closed captions, hello? (396 comments)

I second this. My closed captioning disappeared on me. It took a lot of time to find the secret hidden combination on my cable box to enable them. All because they don't pass CC info across the cable, or the spec, or something.

more than 4 years ago
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What To Do With an Old G5 Tower?

Teese Sell it (417 comments)

You'd be surprised what an older G5 desktop sells for on the used market. Any software dev that supports PowerPC apps needs testing machines, and dev boxes. Faster PowerPCs like G5s are in demand out there.

more than 4 years ago
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MacPaint Source Code Released to Museum

Teese and Quickdraw (175 comments)

or some early parts of it (download on the same page). That seems even more interesting to me.

more than 4 years ago
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Tabnapping Scams Around the Corner?

Teese Re:Not exactly. (362 comments)

There's the whole visited link color issue. basically the page can see the tell what the color of a link is, and if the color is the "visited link" color, you know the user visits that page. so the page puts up a bunch of urls, checks to see which of the URLs are in the visited link color, They now know which sites you have visited somewhat recently.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Says Windows 7 Not Killing Batteries

Teese Re:almost fooled me... (272 comments)

I got excited for a minute because I thought the header read "Microsoft Says Windows 7 Not Killing Babies".

That would have been interesting.

So, Windows 7 is still killing babies?

They haven't denied it yet.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Counter-Sues Nokia Over Patents

Teese AM I reading the subtext right? (137 comments)

Apple is complaining that Nokia isn't offering the Standards based cell phones on Reasonable and Nondiscriminatory basis? Isn't Nokia required to do that as part of submitting those patents as part of the GSM standard. It stated that in the lawsuit that nokia wanted a patent cross-license agreement with apple for the rights to the GSM patents. That's not reasonable and nondiscriminatory.

more than 4 years ago
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City Laws Only Available Via $200 License

Teese My builder doesn't own my house (411 comments)

Aren't works for hire generally owned by whoever is paying... City pays contractor for work, city owns the work, not the contractor.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Says iPhone Jailbreaking Could Hurt Cell Towers

Teese If only criminals followed the law.. (495 comments)

They already have access to jailbreaked phones. If they are going to do something this nefarious intentionally, they aren't going to care if hacking iphones is illegal.

more than 5 years ago

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Rumors that next xBox wont' except used games

Teese Teese writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Teese writes "Here's the meat: "'ve heard from one reliable industry source that Microsoft intends to incorporate some sort of anti-used game system as part of their so-called Xbox 720."

There's no way MS can be that foolish, is there?"

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Teese Teese writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Teese writes "Apple, Inc has challenged the music companies to go DRM free and allow iTunes to sell songs without DRM. In a Post on Apple's Hot news section, Steve Jobs thoughts on music outlines pretty much what everybody knows about DRM and music. DRM should be removed, and every online store should be allowed to compete in an open market place. I"

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