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Small Town Builds Its Own Gigabyte Network; Cost To Citizens $57/month

hosecoat Re:bits and bytes (269 comments)

From TFA:

On Thursday, the board of O-Net gave approval for residens to get access to a full gigabit (or 1,000 megabits) per second of bandwidth

I guess it was too much to expect someone posting as AC to actually click the link in the summary.

I guess it was too much to have the headline correct "Small Town Builds Its Own Gigabyte Network; Cost To Citizens $57/month"

about a year ago
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Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

hosecoat Re:I have a new life goal (239 comments)

It's to become a crazy old man and John McAfee is my template.

i second that

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Spreadsheet With Decent Programming Language?

hosecoat Re:MS Offfice 2013 - Javascript apps (332 comments)

What, exactly is wrong with =AVERAGE()?

It's not too bad, but it's not too good either.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Microsoft Got Into the Console Business

hosecoat Re:Xbox Subscription (257 comments)

Doesn't Netflix provide the application, network and bandwidth for all those?

No, not on XBL, that's why the additional cost is there in the first place.

It does for my browser, my phone, my tablet, my ps3.

Right, but they aren't using microsoft's network.

Is there an advantage for using microsoft's network?

about a year and a half ago
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Why Microsoft Got Into the Console Business

hosecoat Re:Xbox Subscription (257 comments)

no, but if you send me 5$ a month, you can log into your netflix subscription that you have previously purchased.

if you're providing the streaming network, application and maintenance (and a bunch of other features) for a device i own that i can't already get netflix on then sure, i'd consider that.

Doesn't Netflix provide the application, network and bandwidth for all those? It does for my browser, my phone, my tablet, my ps3. Ultimately, xbox costs an extra $5 month to give what is free/(included with subscription) everywhere else.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Microsoft Got Into the Console Business

hosecoat Re:Xbox Subscription (257 comments)

no, but if you send me 5$ a month, you can log into your netflix subscription that you have previously purchased.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Microsoft Got Into the Console Business

hosecoat Re:Xbox Subscription (257 comments)

One must own a Gold membership (about $5/month)

Holy crap! 5 whole dollars per month?!

PM me for my address, could you send me post dated checks?

about a year and a half ago
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Why Microsoft Got Into the Console Business

hosecoat Re:Xbox Subscription (257 comments)

Xbox sucks. One must own a Gold membership (about $5/month) to install many key applications, such as Netflix (for which a paid Netflix subscription is required, of course). And whenever an update is available, refusing to install it immediately will close the Live session, preventing any access to Netflix. This is hugely annoying as those pesky updates frequently happen at the least convenient time.

They really do milk the customers. I bought a 1-year Gold membership but I probably won't renew. Unfortunately the alternative (Playstation) is not that great.

I agree. I have had a 360 since the begining, but haven't used it since switching to PS3 years ago. I hated having to pay for online multiplayer. The final straw were the multiple red ring of deaths and system replacements. Why am I going to keep buying games (investing) for a system I know won't last. In contrast my C64 and NES still work.

I love the media player for PS3, but dislike the controller for gaming. I also felt (at the time) that xbox had better game selection. I'm not much of a gamer anymore, so can't comment about the current state of game selection.

Last night my PS3 got the yellow light of death. I just wanted to watch netflix so I reconnected and booted my xbox and updated and installed the netflix app. I can't f**n believe you need xbox live gold to connect to netflix. It's absolutely mental. But then, so is charging for playing online multiplayer. For the price of a year subscription, I could buy a device that doesn't need a subscription to watch netflix (that I've already subscribed to).

xbox live gold = microsoft internet connection tax.

anybody want to buy my xbox?

and to wrap up this rant, how did I get from my ps3 breaking to me getting more upset about the stupid xbox. I guess an intentionally crippled device is more infuriating than a hardware failure.

about a year and a half ago
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Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

hosecoat Re:What could possibly go wrong... (1388 comments)

It's simple, when you point a gun at somebody it detects if they are good or evil. If they are evil, it shoots. Additionally, if they are good, then it detects if you are evil and if so, shoots the bullet at you.

about a year and a half ago
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UK Government To Spy On Computers of the Jobless

hosecoat Why don't I ever get offered an interview (278 comments)

If people don't want to get interviews they could just fill their resume with typos etc. Then they can apply to enough jobs make the system happy and not have to worry about going to an interview or refusing an interview. People will always find a way to circumvent the system.

about a year and a half ago
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Mandatory Brake-Override Proposed For All Cars

hosecoat Re:Just turn off the car? (911 comments)

In neutral the rev limiter will engage. Apply the brakes to take advantage of the power braking, then turn off the ignition.

more than 2 years ago
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Super Bowl Bust: Feds Grab 307 NFL Websites; $4.8M

hosecoat who wins? (198 comments)

are these "counterfeit" goods even hurting anyone. nfl makes money, merch seller makes money, more people have jobs. why are we cracking down on this.

more than 2 years ago
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Senator Wants 'Terrorist' Label On Blogs

hosecoat Re:Hey, guess what! (370 comments)

Citizens Want 'Crackpot' Label On Politicians

more than 2 years ago
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Zynga To Employees: Surrender Pre-IPO Shares Or You're Fired

hosecoat Re:Pincus (554 comments)

This should comfort potential IPO investors that this company is well run and managed. Plus a round of employee firing, and employee lawsuits ought to really assure them.

more than 2 years ago
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Zynga To Employees: Surrender Pre-IPO Shares Or You're Fired

hosecoat Re:Pincus (554 comments)

i already do. I dont even consider it a boycott so much as 'i dont trust that company or their ethics and i dont want anything to do with them or have any access to my information'. Or maybe im just a luddite when it comes to facebook games. Or maybe they are just stupid.

more than 2 years ago
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Faster Algorithm for Sphere Packing Discovered

hosecoat Re:2.7013 Times (134 comments)

good thing my cylindrical display is only 2.5 times as large as its spherical pixels

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 To Fight Piracy With the Cloud

hosecoat Re:Widows? (404 comments)

"Microsoft's now-idle Windows Steady State could turn back the clock an entire Windows[sic] installation after rebooting."

I've already had Windows inadvertently wipe an install after reboot.

about 3 years ago
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New Twitter-Based Hedge Fund Beats the Stock Market

hosecoat Re:Sudden crash? (209 comments)

I wonder how the twitter fund is doing with the sudden 500 point drop in the Dow this morning...

makes it a lot easier to beat the market..

about 3 years ago
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Researcher Predicts Your Next Facebook Friend

hosecoat Re:Pick-Up Line (66 comments)

this guy should work for eharmony

about 3 years ago

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