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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

houstonbofh Re:But the movie selection still sucks (173 comments)

I guess it would be nice if their selection were better, or if they had an option for $25 for every movie and every TV show in existence, but that option doesn't exist anywhere.

Yes it does. It ain't legal, but it exists all over the place. And if the industry would get it's collective heads out of it's collective asses (Or the ass in front of it) it would wake up and realize that people would pay a LOT of money for a legal Pirate Bay. And in actuality, a lot of them are. Secure VPNs and seedboxes ain't free.

2 days ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

houstonbofh Re: Finally! (173 comments)

Yes, "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:" is hard...

2 days ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

houstonbofh Re:Finally! (173 comments)

Lol! I was thinking the same thing. Last time I was at a friend's who has it we spent 10 minutes not finding anything to watch.

2 days ago
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Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service

houstonbofh Re:It is not just the "extra" channels... (108 comments)

I was just trying to be a little bit sarcastic, in that I (and many many many others) were using VCRs in the 1980s to "watch whatever I want, whenever I want"... and nowadays (and for the last decade for me) with DVRs.

It's not a new thing.

And yet, somehow the networks still don't get it... Look at the international release delays, among other things...

about a week ago
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Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service

houstonbofh Re:It is not just the "extra" channels... (108 comments)

It is also about watching whatever you want, whenever you want. Not just Thursdays at 9:00... People no longer want to schedule their lives around the broadcast schedule.

Welcome to the 1980s, houstonbofh.

We got there a long time ago. Content companies are still figuring it out.

about a week ago
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Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service

houstonbofh It is not just the "extra" channels... (108 comments)

It is also about watching whatever you want, whenever you want. Not just Thursdays at 9:00... People no longer want to schedule their lives around the broadcast schedule.

about a week ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

houstonbofh Re:1024-fold (210 comments)

There are 10 kinds of people in this world; Those that know binary and those that don't.

And the marketing idiots that came up with that crap are firmly in the "don't" group!

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

houstonbofh Re:geek or not (238 comments)

Also look at the father of pfSense, m0n0wall. Leaner, so it can run on lighter hardware.

about two weeks ago
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When Scientists Give Up

houstonbofh Re:The Invisible Hand (348 comments)

But, but, but, the free market will solve this problem right? It solves everything!

It could... The free market gave is Bell Labs and Xerox PARC. But it required an openness and lack of government regulation that is missing today. Bell Labs was only well funded when Bell was a monoply. TANSTAAFL

about two weeks ago
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When Scientists Give Up

houstonbofh Re:Stop using tax dollars (348 comments)

Prvate funding is more risk averse, and more short term than public... In today's business climate, long term thinking is the quarter after next.

about two weeks ago
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When Scientists Give Up

houstonbofh If you think research is bad (348 comments)

Not just research... EVERYTHING is totally risk averse. This is why every new song sounds and looks the same. Why we keep getting remakes, reboots, and blatent copies of the same old story over and over in the movies. There is a "patch" for this with the indie film community and the indie music scene. An indie research community would be cool, but they keep arresting people trying to do basic chemistry at home. http://io9.com/5119166/teen-wi...

about two weeks ago
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Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

houstonbofh Re:Doesn't look down to me. (137 comments)

Different link. Remicks vs re-micks... In other words, they had it in more than one place. A little harder to fight wilful infringement when you have not really taken it down. :)

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

houstonbofh Re:Meh (294 comments)

Then don't buy the problematic hardware.

Which is what the guy asking the question is trying to do...

about three weeks ago
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The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations

houstonbofh Re:Why wouldn't they? (67 comments)

Yet, almost everyone I know has Internet in their phone, and almost none of the use bitcoin...

about three weeks ago
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The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations

houstonbofh Re:$400 per year to use your own money (67 comments)

User snaps a photo of it with their smartphone. Bitcoin app on phone decodes it, and sends payment to the address specified.

That just shifts costs from the merchant to the buyer, who now has to pay the telco a recurring fee for a cellular data connection.

And no one is doing that now, without bitcoin. This is like trying to include the cost of an electric generating plant in the price of a toaster.

about three weeks ago
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The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations

houstonbofh Re:Why wouldn't they? (67 comments)

I don't see who would be willing to pay $400 per year to subscribe to 4G just to be able to spend bitcoins.

Because that is the only reason to have portable Internet, of course...

about three weeks ago
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The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations

houstonbofh Re:Why wouldn't they? (67 comments)

For real business purposes, though, you'd be bonkers to accept bitcoins.

Why? It has value. And companies willing to process it for you and convert directly into your currency of choice. And due to it's nature, it is actually harder for the merchant to be defrauded than with regular credit cards... Not sure where the downside here is, especially if they are not holding them.

about three weeks ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

houstonbofh Re: But is it reaslistic? (369 comments)

Ebola isn't realistic either. You'd get more results with empty glass vials and a written "Deadly Ebola" label in a few dozen big malls.

The widespread panic would have the same effect for much less cost.

Considering that the goal of a terrorist is to spread terror, having a documented case of getting ebola could be very effective. http://www.nydailynews.com/new... Oh, wait...

about three weeks ago

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