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Hotel Group Asks FCC For Permission To Block Some Outside Wi-Fi

fafaforza Re:Fuck Cisco. (291 comments)

But since when is my double queen room at the Marriott an enterprise environment.

They can scare enterprises all they want into selling more hardware, that's fine, but I am not an employee of a hotel. I am not connecting to their corporate network to transmit work related information. I don't see how they're trying to protect the hotel when I connect to a separate entity's network, and use their wired router as the exit to the internet. Ridiculous.

4 days ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

fafaforza Re:Wrong conclusion (269 comments)

Interesting. Got a source? Might get one with a 64GB microSD.

about two weeks ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

fafaforza Re:Wrong conclusion (269 comments)

Sure, anecdotal, but I'm not going to spend money on 40 different players to do some sort of personal research. The players I did have all lost their finish, scroll wheels fell off, and the company making them were often bought out, new owners decided to dump the product line, and now you can barely download the media management software you need to load music onto it. It's happened to me, trust me.

The Clip is nice, I'll be buying one for my mom today, but as far as I know, it only supports microSD cards up to 32 GB, plus the onboard 8GB, so it still doesn't come close to 80gb or 120gb of the classic.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

fafaforza Re:Because it doesn't work? (130 comments)

I didn't say I'm downloading the whole thing. But it still takes time to wait for the first part to come down, play it, delete it, load another nzb. It's all delay tactics that could work to get me to just spend the $6 on the damn movie.

And torrent sites go down all the time, and have ratio requirements, or credits, so that's another aspect of the effort that you have to go through to avoid a few bucks for a movie. And you still never know whether your host info isn't being logged or recorded. I've never heard of usenet downloaders being targeted.

I also prefer usenet because a rar archive can start decompressing as parts are finished, so I can start watching a movie literally 2 minutes after the download started.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

fafaforza Re:First of all... (130 comments)

If you want to claim that a site is illegal, by using it, you therefore can open yourself up to backlash legally. IE: make your case of claiming the site is illegal more difficult because you'd also have to defend your use of it.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

fafaforza Re:Because it doesn't work? (130 comments)

They could easily create fake accounts to post comments such as "Works for me, try VLC, ___ player, or update your codecs".

It would create enough confusion that it would create a lot more work for you to getting your movie, and possibly push you to just pay Amazon the $8 because your time is more valuable than dicking around with the "scene".

This is happening on usenet now, on nzb search engines that don't have a comments section, where you'll see 20 uploads of a movie, and probably 18 or 19 of them have links to (presumably infected) downloads because the movie doesn't play "due to problematic codecs on your computer." I end up getting fed up with trying 10 different downloads, and more often than not just skip that particular movie. But if I were eager enough to watch it, I might spend the few bucks.

about two weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

fafaforza Re:The lesson (329 comments)

Do you think a medallion owner will be bailed out by anyone? What happened in 2008 was a fairly unprecedented situation, and I agree with you that scumbags took the money and ran and we got stuck with the bill. But it doesn't work like this most times and even people who control multi-million dollar accounts get destroyed to the point of suicide, heart attacks from stress, etc.

about two weeks ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

fafaforza Drats... (269 comments)

I was trying to build up my credit card's rewards points to get a new 80gb Classic and retire my 2007 model as my car media drive. Works well with the Sony head unit. Got up to 25k of the 33k points needed only to find out that the Classic was removed from their list.

about two weeks ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

fafaforza Re:you can have my classic when you pry it from et (269 comments)

Pfft, I've replaced the headphone jack on my 80gb classic probably more than half a dozen times :) Drive still pulling strong. The LCD is starting to go, after I dropped it the umpteenth time.

But I like how people say the classic is antiquated, meanwhile, I don't have to take mine out of the pocket to go between tracks or change volume. Yeah, I guess I can be stuck with a set of earbuds that have the necessary buttons for play/pause/next, and I can try to hit those tiny rocker volume buttons on the side. But I think I'll stick with my choice of headphone and analog volume control. Not having those buttons also means the cable won't keep getting caught on my collar all the time.

about two weeks ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

fafaforza Re:Wrong conclusion (269 comments)

I've had a few non-Apple mp3 players, and they pretty much fell apart, things stopped working, etc. I've had my 80GB Classic since 2007, and aside from replacing the headphone jack a few times, no issues. I don't want to bother with a non-Apple device really, and I'm no fanboy. If anything I have 5 ThinkPads of various vintages and no Apple laptops. These people might be investors , but not so sure about hoarders.

about two weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

fafaforza Re:The lesson (329 comments)

There's risk to investing in anything. Maybe the real lesson is don't bet your entire financial life on one investment vehicle (no pun intended).

about a month ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

fafaforza Re:Apparently... (1128 comments)

Yes there is. The guy shot himself in the hand, and had powder residue from the gun consistent with the gun going off within 6". Also, his blood was all over the inside of the squad car and the cop's uniform.

about a month ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

fafaforza Re:Apparently... (1128 comments)

Go reach for a cop's gun and see how things turn out for you.

about a month ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

fafaforza Re:Justice denied (1128 comments)

At least the PC culture is thriving it seems.

about a month ago
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US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

fafaforza Re:But the case hasn't even started! (119 comments)

Regardless of whether bitcoins are currency, the government is forcing the defendants onto the bitcoin market. If they're found not guilty, and at the same time the price of a bitcoin doubles, theywere deprived of $20 million of income.

about a month ago
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US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

fafaforza Re:I wish they would just auction off the drugs (119 comments)

The viability of Bitcoins is an inverse relationship between the ease of mining one versus obtaining quality Molly.

about a month ago
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Comet Probe Philae To Deploy Drill As Battery Life Wanes

fafaforza Re:Huh (223 comments)

I would attribute it to not realizing one has taken their glasses off and become ... Captain Hindsight. Everything is easy to see after the fact.

about a month and a half ago
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Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand

fafaforza Re:Another terrorist off the street (189 comments)

Devil's advocate, but shady "finance" people that rip off unsuspecting moms with investment ideas and pyramid schemes. No violent crime. No one dead. Should they be given a pass?

about 2 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand

fafaforza Re:What a shame (189 comments)

I've found many many links to torrents, and even direct downloads, using Google. Why aren't the founders of Google on trial? If TPB pointed to copyrighted material, it's up to the owners to request removal, no? Do you expect a search engine to have a legal team researching copyright and trademark data?

about 2 months ago
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Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years

fafaforza Re:Of course Denmark can hope to reach this target (332 comments)

Very true. The country is likely different in many other specs, like shorter commutes that allow people to use bicycles. Compare that to NYC, where people commute 45 miles from the suburbs. What's achievablein one situation isn't always applicable to another.

about 2 months ago

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