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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

Xenx Re:How many? (336 comments)

ABC(and others) offer content effectively for free via local broadcast. Their profit comes from commercials. All Aereo is doing is providing the antenna and DVR capabilities over the internet, thus allowing you to view from alternative locations and devices. The users are paying a small premium to have the hardware, storage and upload bandwidth managed offsite. There is nothing about this setup that an individual couldn't do with their own equipment. Aereo isn't taking any more money from the content providers than any other DVR/VCR would.

yesterday
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L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects

Xenx Re:Sick Society (252 comments)

Don't forget all the men you'd be punishing!

3 days ago
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Pluto Regains Its Title As Largest Object In Its Neighborhood

Xenx Re:Ah, the Planet Pluto (138 comments)

Just because some people use the newer naming convention doesn't make either one wrong/right(better/worse). They should of codified kilobytes(etc) earlier on, before it actually became an issue. The standards from the IEC didn't come into place until after the non-codified standard was entrenched. There was no reason to change it, aside from sticking their nose in things. It was a well understood naming convention for the number of bytes. To prevent the people(marketing departments) from abusing the situation, they could of used the defacto standard as the official standard.

about a month ago
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Pluto Regains Its Title As Largest Object In Its Neighborhood

Xenx Re:Ah, the Planet Pluto (138 comments)

Because it's a truthful lie to make the drives look bigger, as was pointed out in the link you provided. The sole cause of confusion, was marketing people wanting to pad their products stats. This could all of been solve quickly in the beginning by firmly defining kilobytes(etc) and forcing manufacturers to uphold truth in advertising.

about a month ago
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Kickstarter Security Breach Exposes Customer Data

Xenx Re: Encrypted but unsalted passwords stored (63 comments)

Not sure if arguing that they didn't specifically mention newer ones were salted, but bcrypt itself salts the passwords.

about 2 months ago
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German Court Forbids Resale of Valve Games

Xenx Re:Bad ruling (261 comments)

Being capable, and being allowed... two separate things.

about 2 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

Xenx Re:Force them to warrenty whole unit.. (526 comments)

They put a lot of money into making sure that most fail in the 1 to 3 month window after the warranty expires. They wouldn't want to ruin that by having too many fail under warranty.

about 2 months ago
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Is Verizon Already Slowing Netflix Down?

Xenx It's even worse this way! (298 comments)

1, 5, 10, 100 difference services. It actually makes it worse if they're intentionally throttling MORE individual services. Each service affected under "cloud" is affected individually.

about 3 months ago
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Satanists Propose Monument At Oklahoma State Capitol Next To Ten Commandments

Xenx Re:Fireworks in 3...2...1... (1251 comments)

To be fair, there is a significant difference between expressing your opinion/belief on a topic, during discussion of said topic, and expressing it to random people.

about 4 months ago
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Knight Capital Fined $12M For a Software Bug That Cost $460M

Xenx Re:The Fine was $12 M, but, (192 comments)

But, the insurance is paid for ultimately by the customers. Usually, premiums are derived from risk. So, the customers are still paying for it.

about 6 months ago
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I wish my car could...

Xenx Re:Missing option: (443 comments)

You do know, it's possible for both drivers to be in the wrong.

about 6 months ago
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Sinkhole Sucks Brains From Wasteful Bitcoin Mining Botnet

Xenx Re:Kill the zombies (203 comments)

Not every ISP is a major carrier. Rural providers have a limited supply of customers. It would all depend on how much of the ISP traffic is infected crap.

about 7 months ago
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Samsung Fudging Benchmarks Again On Galaxy Note 3

Xenx Re:If this was Apple... (258 comments)

It's not a matter of to a single process. It's a matter of how much is addressable by the system. The more ram you have, the more apps you can keep in memory for quicker access.

about 7 months ago
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Sinkhole Sucks Brains From Wasteful Bitcoin Mining Botnet

Xenx Re:Kill the zombies (203 comments)

The wording in most terms of use would put the ISP in the right to do so. The issue is whether they want to absorb the cost of a reliable detection system, and whether they want to deal with losing some customers that would regularly end up being disconnected.

about 7 months ago
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Emotional Attachment To Robots Could Affect Battlefield Outcome

Xenx Re:Mod parent up. (194 comments)

But the production time and costs for soldiers (at least the first 18 years) don't come out of the military budget.

about 7 months ago
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"Patent Troll" Closes Controversial Podcast Patent Deal With SanDisk

Xenx Re:Accuracy (65 comments)

For clarification, Sandisk produces mp3 players. It's not just components for them.

about 7 months ago
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Yahoo CEO Says It Would Be Treason To Decline To Cooperate With the NSA

Xenx Re:Treason.. or... (524 comments)

Frankly, I think YOU need to grow the fuck up. Too many people take too much god damn offense from words. Theres a difference between calling a woman a bimbo because you believe something she said/did is stupid, and calling her a bimbo to because of her "inferior" feminine mental faculties.

about 7 months ago
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Ars Test Drives the "Netflix For Books"

Xenx Android support... (108 comments)

I don't get how they could just completely ignore such a large community. I imagine it wouldn't need too much (if any) real tweaking per device. They don't even bother addressing the lack of support.

about 8 months ago
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Windows 8.1 RTM Trickling Out, With Start Menu and Boot-to-Desktop

Xenx Re:It would help (496 comments)

Why must people use faulty examples? If you type "pai" you get paint. Same is true of the control panel entries. When using the app search, filename for programs and CP entries doesn't matter as much as what it's called. It isn't my preferred method of interacting, but it does work well. At least understand what you're talking about...

about 7 months ago

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