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Google Kills Orkut To Focus On YouTube, Blogger and Google+

jetkust Re:Google+ has taken off? (71 comments)

Don't you basically have to sign up for Google+ when you get an Android phone just to get to the Play Store and download apps? I'd suspect most people have google+ accounts and are actively using it, so it HAS taken off. It's just not the same as a Facebook account. It's used differently.

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Democrats Propose Legislation To Ban Internet Fast Lanes

jetkust But what does it accomplish? (190 comments)

If they ban internet fast lanes and tiers then what? Netflix can't pay off the ISPs and they just continue throttling the internet as they see fit? And when Netflix confronts them about their crappy service they just say "it wasn't me.".

about 3 months ago
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South African Schools To Go Textbook Free

jetkust Re:Textbooks aren't that important (76 comments)

Textbook companies think the internet is terribly inefficient, and not expensive enough.

about 3 months ago
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South African Schools To Go Textbook Free

jetkust I'ts about time (76 comments)

The only reason we used textbooks in the first place was because the internet wasn't invented.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

jetkust Re:Redbox Instant (364 comments)

They are expecting their first customer sometime in 2020.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

jetkust Re:Caps Are Definitely Coming (475 comments)

Most customers are like your parents. They just want to get onto facebook. People that do streaming suck up tons of bandwidth yet pay the same. It's basically an all-you-can-eat buffet and we're the fat guys.

The problem is when everyone the majority was skinny, they made them still pay the same price as the fat guys. Not that everyone is getting fat, there isn't enough skinny people to exploit.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Do If You're Given a Broken Project?

jetkust Programming is hard (308 comments)

If you're a good programmer, finish the project. Otherwise, quit.

about 7 months ago
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Bennett Haselton: Google+ To Gmail Controversy Missing the Point

jetkust I dont' know what accounts I have (244 comments)

I started out with a Youtube account then google gave me other accounts and then it said it wanted to merge accounts it created and now I have multiple gmail, youtube, and g+ accounts and I don't know what just happened.

about 8 months ago
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Disney Pulls a Reverse Santa, Takes Back Christmas Shows From Amazon Customers

jetkust Re:Nothing to see here (418 comments)

Yea. And your Blue Ray collection can burn in a house fire or get stolen. People don't want to screw with discs. You're living in the past. Talking about wills and inheritance. Just give them the account and password. We're talking aobut movies and tv shows, not family heirlooms. Chances are you won't even remember you owned the thing when Amazon just one day decides to stop making gazillions of dollars streaming entertainment or just goes bankrupt one day because VHS tapes and retail stores miraculously stage a comeback!

about 9 months ago
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Disney Pulls a Reverse Santa, Takes Back Christmas Shows From Amazon Customers

jetkust Nothing to see here (418 comments)

Amazon wouldn't sell digital downloads where the company that owns the rights can just revoke access at any whim. Both Disney and Amazon know that doesn't make sense. People who bought it still have access to it. That's the whole point of a digital purchase. Denying access to it was an accident and apparently has been fixed. And for people saying they want to stick with discs, have fun living in the past.

about 9 months ago
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Will Cloud Services One Day Be Traded Just Like Stocks and Bonds?

jetkust Why would the value go up or down? (168 comments)

Isn't all cloud storage pretty much equal and isn't there pretty much unlimited space by definition? These people are acting like they're selling real estate.

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Seeking Patent To Make Shakespeare Less Boring

jetkust Re:Anti-Intellectual bullshit (338 comments)

He said stupid people think Shakespeare is boring... It's pretty cut and dry. And I don't see how your analogy fits. They are not creating anything. And it doesn't even have anything to do with Shakespeare. They are given a more elaborate explanation of what they are reading in textbooks. People are hung up on the past believing everyone should learn things the way they learned things. As technology advances, so should the way we learn as well as what we learn.

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Seeking Patent To Make Shakespeare Less Boring

jetkust Re:Anti-Intellectual bullshit (338 comments)

Yes, you are intelligent because you like Shakespeare. Keep telling yourself that...

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Seeking Patent To Make Shakespeare Less Boring

jetkust Re:Creating laziness and ilitteratcy (338 comments)

Having a better understanding of what you are reading does not create laziness and illiteracy. It creates better understanding, which more likely will lead to more interest in reading.

about a year ago
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How DRM Won

jetkust DRM doesn't have to always be evil (221 comments)

I don't see DRM as the issue here. If you purchase something and the terms of the purchase are that you can access it "as long as the company allows you to access it", this is different from a legal agreement that requires the company to provide access to it indefinitely. Something like Netflix has nothing to do with DRM because you are not purchasing content, you are buying access to it. The idea that companies can just on a whim take content away that you purchased, no they can't, unless you agreed to this when you purchased it, or if you never actually purchased it in the first place. And why would companies go away from "selling" content and move completely to a subscription model. Last time I checked, they make a lot of money off sales. Why would they want to stop doing it? A lot of people claim they want to own physical or digital copies of everything locally. That's fine. But I think more and more people are moving towards just wanting "access" to things, and not having to worry about managing files and discs themselves. And if a digital purchase is guaranteed to be permanent, it may be even more valuable to some than a local copy (which can be broken or lost).

about a year ago
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Firefox 23 Makes JavaScript Obligatory

jetkust Re:Noscript is useless (778 comments)

Step 49 took you back to step 1. I think you're doing it wrong.

about a year ago
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TiVo Series 5 Coming This Fall

jetkust Re:Tivo already dropped the ball (178 comments)

You have a Series 2. Those DON'T have the crappy slow interface. And the fact that the newer Tivos don't have built in wireless and you have to buy their custom wi-fi adapter for a ridiculous price is just plain stupid. I remember talking to customer support once and even they told me I'm better off just going with ethernet. And in my experience, they were exactly right. But either way, I'm not talking about Series 2.

about a year ago
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TiVo Series 5 Coming This Fall

jetkust Tivo already dropped the ball (178 comments)

Tivo has been in decline since Series 2. Their UI since then has been so slow it is unusable, and a good number of people (like myself) are using the SD or old interface. I don't understand how you release an interface that unresponsive and slow when you own the hardware you are releasing it on, and have a second processor in the machine that isn't even used. Wireless support is useless and it requires ethernet to realistically work. Their customer support is also complete garbage. The only good thing they got for them right now is it's relatively easy to copy videos to a computer. This is the only reason I use Tivo. If they can at least make an interface in Series 5 that is responsive enough that it doesn't give you a headache they could at least be on the road to redeeming themselves.

about a year ago

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