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Netflix Kills Qwikster

foolish_to_be_here Re:Too little, too late; cancel not drop DISH (253 comments)

Nope, we are not dropping the mindless drivel of Dish Network but will cancel. Same as we did with Netflix DVD's during this last summer. It sounds so dramatic to "drop the service". If we find we miss it (Dish) we will resubscribe with a reduced package. From their end they just toggle a bit, right? Fall is here and we plan to add back DVD's. We just haven't yet, but plan to when time allows.

more than 2 years ago
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Help Shape the Future of Slashdot

foolish_to_be_here Re: above post dropped from 4 to 0 WTF? (763 comments)

WTF? I just watched the above post go from score 4 to 0 with no follow up post. This is a discussion on fixing Slashdot. Don't you see, this is the problem. That a post can be modded up to 4 and then back down into oblivion is sad and an example as to why the quality of Slashdot has dropped over the years and readership numbers have declined. Well it looks as though Slashdot is well on it's way down the road to earning it's Darwin award.

more than 2 years ago
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Help Shape the Future of Slashdot

foolish_to_be_here Re:Moderation system (763 comments)

To be fair, there are a lot of posts that are overrated even at Score:1.

And other "less than insightful" ones get score 5?

...just trying to be fair. ;)

more than 2 years ago
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Help Shape the Future of Slashdot

foolish_to_be_here Re:Moderation system (763 comments)

To be fair, there are a lot of posts that are overrated even at Score:1.

And other "less than insightful" ones get score 5?

more than 2 years ago
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Help Shape the Future of Slashdot

foolish_to_be_here Re:Moderation system (763 comments)

ditto! I could not agree more. I would say more but would be modded troll. Either way you are effectively silenced.

more than 2 years ago
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Italian Wikipedia May Shut Down Due To New Legislation

foolish_to_be_here New Darkages, now it begins (292 comments)

So this is another step in the process of taking away information from the public, silencing the internet.

more than 2 years ago
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Italian Wikipedia May Shut Down Due To New Legislation

foolish_to_be_here Re:Berlusconi's a c**t... (292 comments)

Berlusconi's a cunt

FTFY: Il Duce's a cunt.

They can only shut it down if it is an un-truth. And what your saying is the truth.

more than 2 years ago
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Tom's Hardware Pits Newest Firefox, Opera and Chrome Against Each Other

foolish_to_be_here Re:Browser wars (272 comments)

Thank you for bringing some sanity to the discussion about browsers.

more than 2 years ago
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Chrome Set To Take No. 2 Spot From Firefox

foolish_to_be_here I run multiple browser (585 comments)

I'm sure I'm not alone in that I run multiple browsers. In order of use: firefox, opera, IE on WIn7. Nope no chrome. Yes android phone, but no chrome on PC. No Safari either, though my wife has iphone. Only use IE to handle my 3rd gmail account. OTOH I don't consider it competition. It is not a race to me.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Charged in Model Airplane Plot To Bomb Pentagon

foolish_to_be_here Told ya it was so (515 comments)

See it is time to ban or criminalize all activities but social networking and watching Dancing with the Stars. That will keep our collective brain numb.

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Launches Parking Meter Analytics System

foolish_to_be_here Another reason to use public transportation (111 comments)

Another reason to use public transportation when available. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. If it can be abused by vandals or the authorities it will,...in time.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix To Lose 1 Million Subscribers

foolish_to_be_here Will add back DVD's this Fall (349 comments)

I knee-jerked when they upped the rates, dropping DVD. After all it was the beginning of Summer. No time for a 2 hour flick. Time to be out side. Now that the weather is cooling and the sun drops sooner, I'll add DVD's back,...until next summer. THAT is MY business model. BTW Dish content sucks much worse than Netflix and cost $40 more a month.

about 3 years ago
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After Firing CEO, Yahoo Puts Itself Up For Sale

foolish_to_be_here Replace Google with Wiki... (264 comments)

The Wiki has replaced Google as my search engine of choice UNLESS I'm surfing to purchase. Yes, the wiki has issue with integrity, but much less than the ad's on Google. Now if Yahoo had provided a better search VS desired results than Google it would be number one in popularity despite Google's better revenue return.

about 3 years ago
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Tanks Test Infrared Camouflage Cloak

foolish_to_be_here Try hiding the exhaust heat signature (309 comments)

I got half way down the list of slashdot comments to find the first reference to tank exhaust. THAT looks like a road flare!

about 3 years ago
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When Did Irene Stop Being a Hurricane?

foolish_to_be_here Score 5 insightful????? (426 comments)

Did IQ's just drop while I was wasting my time watching the FOX news of weather, the Weather Channel? How is the parent a score 5? Insightful? "Just like New Yorkers get to giggle when those Southern folk shut down schools and stock pile supplies like survivalists because they got 2 feet of snow.". Wow, the discussions in this thread are polarized into North VS South, not unlike the earth quake last week was East VS West. I'm from Vermont and no one up here is is complaining. Dump 10 inches of rain ANYWHERE in the world in 24 hours and it will cause a crisis of some sort. We take care of ourselves. As to the topic of this tread about the storm force winds defining the levels of a storm, well, it might be time to redefine storm categories. It's just reciently been done with tornado's were had been judged by storm damage analyses by engineers after the storm has passed. "Most places that get tropical storms often enough don't build transportation systems that move millions of people below sea level with nothing preventing them from flooding. Just like most places that get snow don't not have snow plows and salt." How many houses are built in 100 year flood plains? 20% of homes in the US have flood insurance and they are not all in Vermont and New York City (the home of the other picante sauce).

about 3 years ago
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So Long, CmdrTaco, and Thanks For All The Posts

foolish_to_be_here Bye commander from a red shirted ensign (238 comments)

Bye commander from a red shirted ensign (mod me Score:1), ...again! While I'd like to say I like you half as much as you deserve, Question? This is the internet, like, where are you going anyway, where it that /. is unavailable? Even Libya got it restored this week.

about 3 years ago
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Study Compares IQ With Browser Choice

foolish_to_be_here Score me 100 (380 comments)

I use all of the browsers mentioned for one reason or another. Score me 100.

more than 3 years ago
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Can a Playground Be Too Safe?

foolish_to_be_here Wrap them in bubble wrap (493 comments)

What the hell. Wrap them in bubble wrap, duct tape and leave them in the living room until time to transfer them to the nursing room. I personally should have died, not unlike Hank and Dean of Venture Brothers every other month for the first 21 years of my life. Some may think the world would have been a better place. Never got my Darwin award despite septic blood poisoning, polio epidemics, car accidents, no bike helmets, playing with snakes, and unprotected sex. There,... I feel better. (mod me -1 tonight)

more than 3 years ago
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Why Netflix Had To Raise Its Prices

foolish_to_be_here Re:The issue wasn't raising prices (574 comments)

Ya gotta remember that the new price that Netflix pays is a leveraging point when cable and dish(s) come to the table for their turn at negotiating new contracts. Cable and Dish are the direct competitors of Netflix. It's all about the revenue stream. Old stuff like twilight zone compete with new programming for eyes too (season 4 :(. The number of eyes consuming content is finite.

more than 3 years ago

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