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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

jseale Re:Notify them (188 comments)

You got that one right, Not to mention the fact that there are quite a few apps in the store that are intended for use on a mobile phone and still end up in the Windows 8/8.1 inventory anyway. That kind of thing is excusable in Google Play market, but most certainly not here.

about a month ago
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Google Reader: One Year Later

jseale Lost in the shuffle (132 comments)

Let's not forget two other nice news aggregators. There's the venerable Flipboard, and a newcomer called Circa. Flipboard draws from all internet news sources including RSS.

about 2 months ago
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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

jseale Re:This is so 1990s (132 comments)

MATE is a simple, neat destop that ... "just works". I'm just old fashoined and don't need a fancy UI.

Using Xubuntu here for that same reason. Not to mention the fact that I have a lesser machine (an eMachines EL1358G) with not quite enough RAM to run full-on Ubuntu. Canonical seems to have done some nice things with its spin of XFCE used here.

about 4 months ago
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Valve's Steam Machines Are More About Safeguarding PCs Than Killing Consoles

jseale Re: What's the difference? (296 comments)

Yup, most certainly looks like video game systems of the future will somehow have to battle 'Roku syndrome' as a result of manufacturers thinking they can put everything but the kitchen sink into these so called gaming systems, not that it matters me much.

about 8 months ago
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Valve's Steam Machines Are More About Safeguarding PCs Than Killing Consoles

jseale Re: What's the difference? (296 comments)

They will most surely do this IMHO. Does Ouya ring a bell? Yet another video game system that somehow transmogrified into a media player of sorts.

about 8 months ago
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EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

jseale Re: Henchman (1010 comments)

Aww come on, that was a wee bit morbid. Watch yourself.

about 10 months ago
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Google Starts Tracking Retail Store Visits On Android and iOS

jseale Re: surprised, yet not surprised. (157 comments)

Windows RT, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 don't have much in the way of Google apps currently (except for Chrome and that God-awful search app), so in terms of shielding yourself from Google's nastiness, you're good to go.

about 10 months ago
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Dell Dumps Keyboardless Windows RT Tablets

jseale Re: not low enough (186 comments)

AFAIK, Windows 8 is Windows 7 with the Start button ripped out of it and replaced by the Start screen, which after you've gotten acquainted with it, is pretty darn easy to work with. Launching desktop apps from there seems kinda pointless though. Hope this issue is resolved in Windows 8.1.

about a year ago
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Mozilla Planning Firefox Metro For Windows 8 On December 10

jseale C'mon Google! (179 comments)

What's taking them so long to offer up a Metro style version of Chrome? Fear of cannibalizing laptops running ChromeOS is a lame excuse, and as nice as Google's current Metro style app is, it's just a mini browser on crack and steroids.

about a year ago
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Wii Outselling Wii U, Only 160,000 Units Shipped Last Quarter

jseale Re:The move to HD hurt them (212 comments)

The Ouya does that better at lower cost, no soft-mod required.

Not to mention the availability of non-game apps on the device. Does TuneIn ring a bell? Not sure if the Ouya has the right video innards, but it could probably run Netflix or Hulu and become yet another Roku competitor.

about a year ago
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Google Chromecast Reviewed; Google Nixes Netflix Discount

jseale Re:What's the big deal? (128 comments)

Roku units are god-awful for playback of local content.

I'm running Plex on mine, which seems to work well. Gotta set the server up on a pc, but it seems pretty low impact.

Twonky is better for that kinda' thing. Just sayin'.

about a year ago
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Google Chromecast Reviewed; Google Nixes Netflix Discount

jseale Re:What's the big deal? (128 comments)

According to Wired.com "[I]f you’re running it in a browser, Amazon Instant video, Hulu, Rdio, and HBO Go all just work. As did video from Wired, Gawker media, and Flickr slideshows." I have a Roku and love it, but I also have Comcast. That means, in its infinite retardery, I can not watch HBO Go on my Roku. If this really does work as well as Wired says it does, I can watch it through the Chromecast Chrome browser, making my Roku a paperweight.

Roku only makes sense if you're a Time Warner Cable customer and you buy one the nicest Roku models, which of course makes holding onto your first-gen/second-gen Roku (for who knows how long) a no-no becuase these don't support Time Warner Cable's app. Having a Roku is a must in most newer Time Warner Cable markets (such as Louisville KY, where I live) because the ability to offer more HD channels than what you'd get through the cable box.

about a year ago
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Ouya Android Game Console Launches, Quickly Sells Out

jseale Re:Expectations lowered by all the crap out there (279 comments)

Exactly, comparing apples to oranges, how BRILLIANT!! If Ouya's manufacturers think they can compete with Micro$hit or Sony, they must be smoking crack. If I were them, I'd try to get some more audio/video-related apps onto the catalog so that I might be able to instead compete with Roku.

about a year ago
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John McCain Working On Legislation For 'a La Carte' TV Channel Packages

jseale Re:Sounds good. (614 comments)

you can't watch live sporting events over the internet jackass

Ahem, Major League Baseball, NBA and NHL let you watch live events online these days, and on your TV if you have their streaming apps on your Roku or other boxen of that ilk. The NFL will probably NEVER pony up with this kinda' thing in our lifetime unfortunately.

about a year ago
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Google Glass Is the Future — and the Future Has Awful Battery Life

jseale Re:Rev. 1 hardware, people (473 comments)

This is what they were able to build. Rev 2. (probably when they get to mass producing it) will have better battery life

You say this and yet a lot of us are still having this problem with our smartphones which have come a long way since they were first introduced to the geek public. I think it's time we gave an X-Prize to the person who can create a better battery for mobile devices than the ones that are available now.

about a year ago
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New Facebook-Branded Android Coming?

jseale Re:So, (112 comments)

Not to mention that the Facebook app gets bigger and bigger in size every time it's updated with a new feature. Heck! It's too big for most entry-level phones now (one of which I have, an LG Optimus T). If I want to have Facebook AND Twitter access on my phone, I have to use a two-in-one app. None of those are all that good.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Reader Being Retired

jseale Re:Alternatives? (386 comments)

I'm sure they want me to use Google+ for all this, or something else (Chrome apps) that they will kill in another year, or just can't be bothered to support (like Reader, at this moment)

Google+ is yet something totally different. It's basically a Facebook substitute which, unlike Facebook, seems to act a bit like a news reader (depending on who you +1). If someone were to combine full Facebook functionality (Pulse and Taptu don't count) with an RSS receiver (audio-video enabled, thank you very much), that'd be a coup.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Reader Being Retired

jseale Re:Alternatives? (386 comments)

Pulse and Taptu are nice. They're compatible with just about everything. They have web interfaces (both of which are top notch), and they use up very little flash memory. Taptu's even compatible with Google ChromeBooks.

about a year and a half ago
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The End Is Near for GameStop

jseale Re:Prices will come down? Hah! (393 comments)

Well, you may be paying a little less because it sounds like these games won't be delivered on hard media of any kind and therefore there will be no packaging. Think XBox Live On Demand with more current games. Wanna back-up your game library? Buy a bushel of flash memory sticks. Just sayin'.

about a year and a half ago
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What Will The Expanding World of ChromeOS Mean For Windows?

jseale Re:Windows 8 (263 comments)

I dunno...if doing this professionally, I'd say concentrate more on RHEL. From my experience, that is the predominate (if not only) version of Linux out there in big business and govt. server rooms.

Let's not forget that Ubuntu is based on Debian which is just as good a server OS as RHEL is, no LTS policy like Ubuntu has unfortunately.

about a year and a half ago

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jseale writes "The 20" monitor/TV combo has a max PC resolution of 1280x720 pixels and a max HDTV resolution of 720p. On-board controls are side mounted as are the input-output jacks (jacks on the left, controls on the right). There is only the usual VGA input for PC use, so you HD gaming lovers are left out. Also, the LT-2090WBK's stand does not allow for swiveling, but does let you tilt the set, a small price to pay for getting a PC monitor and TV in one unit for about $450. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2089521,00.as p"

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