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Ask Slashdot: Are You Streaming-Only For Home Entertainment?

_iris Roku + Popcorn Hour Box (697 comments)

I've ditched my satellite television plan in favor of a Roku player and a Popcorn Hour Box. The Roku is for Netflix's Instant Watch ($8.99) and Hulu Plus ($7.99). The PHB is for watching offline stuff, like ripped DVDs, streamed off of my PC in the other room. I considered going the media PC route but I have very little space available in my living room and I cannot stand fan noise. Both the Roku and the PHB are fanless and low power.

I've been more than satisfied with the content available and you can't beat the price. The major downside for me is that when my girlfriend is watching television I can't play ping-sensitive online games, despite using IP ToS tagging and traffic shaping tools to prioritize my game packets.

more than 3 years ago

Quad-Core Mobile Chips Wasted On Mobiles?

_iris Cores aren't just for applications (336 comments)

> But do smartphones need quad-core chips? There's surely only so much multitasking a smartphone user can do.

Even if you're running a single application, that application can benefit greatly from operating system processes running concurrently.

more than 3 years ago



_iris _iris writes  |  more than 7 years ago

_iris (92554) writes "The recently-announced Tux500 aims to raise $350k to sponsor the Chastain Motorsports' car, driven by Stephan Gregoire. In the two weeks since the announcement, they've raised only $5k, but they only need $25k to buy a less prominent position on the car. The FAQ page makes a compelling argument for those of us who want to see Linux gain wider adoption. This is also a great opportunity for aspiring graphic artists as the logo will be chosen by a contest."


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