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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

gorehog How many people have this setup to start with? (332 comments)

Mostly people don't bother with all this stuff to start with, and the manufacturers are so busy trying to sell new TV's that they don't even bother to build good one to begin with.

For instance, I just set up a Sonos 5.1 surround system. During the process I checked compatibility with my TV and I found this list of televisions that don't pass 5.1 surround data out the TOSLINK port under various conditons: https://sonos.custhelp.com/app... . Some only pass it from specific sources and some don't pass it at all. I'm lucky, my TV works under all conditions. Never mind problems with HDMI/HDCP/CEC/ARC compatibility.

I don't care about increased resolution because I can't be sure that the next TV I'll buy will meet my minimum specs. Purchasing is a gamble these days and once you engineer a working solution why would you upgrade? I didn't jump on the 3D idiocy and I'll bet you didn't either. Even if you have a 3D TV did you buy extra, or any glasses for it?

The producers, in a genius move enabled by "vertical integration", will add a new broadcast or regional flag or change an encryption key or some shit and stop making media in the old format. People will run like lemmings to Walget or TarMart to buy new equipment because the old stuff has been artificailly obsoleted. It's enough to make me stop watching altogether. Good luck selling your advertising time when no one gives a shit assholes.

about a week ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

gorehog The best reason to stop burning oil (441 comments)

The best reason to stop burning oil is because it's so useful for other things. Very little oil is needed to make the dashboard in your car, or the case for your phone, or lubricants, etc.

about two weeks ago
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MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters

gorehog Re:how is this news (357 comments)

Undercooked...popcorn...?

about 3 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

gorehog Ridiculous (742 comments)

Stop making me develop a separate style sheet for your browser. Toe the fucking line. This is possibly the most visible problem that makes people hate M$. Try writing a website from scratch and then find out that something like the float tag sin't working yet in IE so you can use it but you'll have to write something else for M$ browsers.

about a year ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

gorehog Re: Well if HP didn't already have a terrible rep. (385 comments)

Generally, this type of enterprise class hardware comes with a support contract good for some period of time. During that time you can expect that the firmware and drivers will stabilize. So, don't buy this sort of hardware used if it doesn't come with a disk containing those files.

What bugs me is the faint possibility that they'll hold back firmware patches until the bulk of contracts for a given model expire. Holding back on a firmware update that enables more RAM to force people into extending their contracts? Sure!

about a year ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:They're not being assholes! (299 comments)

Ha. Ha. I'm serious though. I'm wondering if my obesity is really affecting my cognitive functions.

about a year ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:The blue tits of death. (299 comments)

Maybe it's just easiest to detect emotional distress in women's breasts? Maybe it's harder to find a place on a male body that gives the same feedback that is already in contact with a piece of clothing? This might just be the low-hanging fruit.

Yes. I typed that.

about a year ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Talk about NSA data gathering.... (299 comments)

Micro$oft finding new data to provide to the NSA. You know...I wonder if they're monitoring all that bluetooth enabled heart rate data out there?

about a year ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:They're not being assholes! (299 comments)

"Fat shreds memory and cognitive function"

Can you cite a source for this?

about a year ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:They really know the geek market (299 comments)

Yep, well, if you're a guy wearing a bra then you know you already need to stop eating.

about a year ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:shut up you stupid app (299 comments)

Gives a whole new meaning to TouchPoint.

about a year ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:shut up you stupid app (299 comments)

Squeeze left for yes, right to cancel.

about a year ago
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Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing

gorehog Re:Not the only state with this law (670 comments)

This shouldn't be enough to authorize a search. Someone nearby could be growing weed.

about a year ago
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Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing

gorehog Re:Not the only state with this law (670 comments)

The article states that the man in question was arrested with an empty compartment. The manager in this case could be arrested after making the drop at the bank, or if he leaves the job and simply leaves the secret compartment installed in his car.

about a year ago
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The US Now Faces the Same Dilemma Over Drones As It Did Over Nuclear Weapons

gorehog Re:Not the same... (211 comments)

The entire analogy is faulty. Drones are only delivery vehicles. A drone is entirely capable of delivering a nuclear device or finding a lost hiker on a mountain. The problem of drones is one of the people deploying them. They're not inherently dangerous in the same way as a nuclear weapon.

about a year ago
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Wikileaks Releases A Massive "Insurance" File That No One Can Open

gorehog Re:Hey look at us, we are still relevant! (394 comments)

It's more likely that they've released the key for this file to the people they want insurance from. "See what we've got? All we need to do is release the key and everyone will know." They release these keys to a small set of folks around the world so they can publish the key if they need to. I bet that initial distribution list includes a senator and a head fo the CIA or something like that.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Glass: What's With All the Hate?

gorehog Graft (775 comments)

They need to give free sets to the relevant reviewers. Their initial program of competition for a chance to buy failed. They inadvertently alienated all the reviewers who wanted one by making them part of the "out" group.

about a year and a half ago
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Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money

gorehog Re:Forbes fail (692 comments)

Yep, once again Steve Forbes demonstrates that he is more a tool for some interest group or another and less an informed actor on the world stage.

about 2 years ago

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