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Millions of Subscribers Leaving Cable TV for Streaming Services

muppetman462 Cable is dead! (380 comments)

I severed the cord from Cable in 2007. No way I was going to pay over $100 for internet and channels that I did not want. We all know how to get shows via downloads, (torrents, ect). But now the streaming services (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Youtube) are starting to have their own content. Hell, my wife watches the Soaps she missed online, no bubbles, no troubles. Some of the cable channels get the whole online thing, just look at comedy central. I'm sure people that are connected to the internet would be willing to pay for channels they want to stream (HBO, ESPN, ect).

more than 2 years ago
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Looking Back At the Commodore 64

muppetman462 Oh the Memories (263 comments)

Man, the C64...does it bring back the memories. Load "*", 8 I got one when I was 6th grade, and I would spend hours messing around with it. Then in middle school, we started getting them set up on a network. It was really awesome! I also had a modem for it, where I would have to dial a number on the phone, the put the hand set on it to communicate. Nothing like getting on the boards at 16k.

more than 2 years ago
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Autism Traits Prove Valuable for Software Testing

muppetman462 Ass-burger (180 comments)

And now this company is on the look out for Cartman burgers, and we all need Jameson Irish Whiskey to make it through the day....

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Data-Only Phone, Voice Over WiFi?

muppetman462 Re:SIP on Gingerbread (208 comments)

If you do the google voice/sipgate thing, then you can use a program to do a data call to your sip number, and make a phone call that way (via data). I do this all the time when I don't have a signal (sprint) but WiFi. On 3g, the call quality is good, and people don't notice that I am on a data connection. It does kill my cell phone battery though....but it's a small price to pay for cheap phone calls...

more than 3 years ago
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8pen Reinvents the Keyboard For Mobile Devices

muppetman462 More keyboards (214 comments)

All these different types of keyboards for the android devices are making my head spin. Next it will be brain waves to text! I'll stick with SwipeIT, thank you very much....

about 4 years ago
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Google Testing Voice Calling In Gmail

muppetman462 I could see how this could be useful (114 comments)

If you could tie your google name to your google voice number, then instead of people getting your phone number, they could click on your user name, and then select call, it rings your phone, then when you pick up, it calls the other person. If that's the case, that would rock!

more than 4 years ago
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MagicJack Moving To Smartphones

muppetman462 Re:Good... (94 comments)

Man, I make data calls all the time, sipdroid and google voice, nothing easier than that.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Phone For a Wi-Fi-Only Location?

muppetman462 Google Voice (289 comments)

You could get a google voice number, and then do the SIPgate/sipsorcery thing with PBX.org. I have my wife set up with that now, and she uses it all the time while she's deployed. She has Fring set up on her ipod touch, and has the sip portion set up with pbx.org setting, the call quality is great. If you're with Verizon, then get an android phone and download sipdroid. Have the setting with google voice to ring your sipgate number, and you'll be all set. http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Ae8glDUXDsh9ZGR2eG43cjRfMzNkOTM4ZjNjeA&hl=en (how to set up google voice with sipgate/sipsorcery)

more than 4 years ago
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Most File Sharers Would Pay For Legal Downloads

muppetman462 Re:How Cheap? (370 comments)

That would be ok, if the item would be posted right after it aired (like bit torrent)....

more than 4 years ago
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IsoHunt Told To Pull Torrent Files Offline

muppetman462 Bah....Bah (392 comments)

First it's the Pirate Bay, then Mininova, Newzbin, and now IsoHunt? Where or Where are we to get our stuff from? Itunes?

more than 4 years ago
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Newzbin Usenet Indexer Liable For Copyright Infringement

muppetman462 Re:Damnit!! (168 comments)

Umm....No.....only thing is doing is messing up a great service. I wonder if the MPAA is going to go after Google now because you can search for nzb files via google......

more than 4 years ago
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Google To Challenge Facebook Again

muppetman462 Phones (197 comments)

Hmmm....it works on iphone, and Android 2.0+....yeah.....so, in order to even look at this via mobile, I have to either us Gay AT&T, or get a Droid or Nexus One. No thanks....Facebook works fine on my Hero...

more than 4 years ago
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Google Faces Deluge of Nexus One Complaints

muppetman462 Welcome to America (329 comments)

Google got all the hip going for this phone, and probably thought that only the "super geek" would get it. Now that Ma an Pa Bell are getting this phone, and don't know how to enter in the information for looking onto the cell phone network, or how to send text message, google will find out how "smart" the average american is :)

more than 4 years ago
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Lawmakers Caught Again By File-Sharing Software

muppetman462 Why not get rid of the 'net? (203 comments)

This is completely insane. Blaming P2P for the leak instead of having control over the documents. I know with the NMCI system, anything that is transferred to a external hard drive is encrypted. If the US Government wants to stop these types of leaks, maybe they should ask Al Gore how to stop his wonderful invention.

about 5 years ago
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The Decline of the Landline

muppetman462 Maybe the "phone" company should rethink (435 comments)

Maybe the phone company should rethink the business model and go with DSL. Hell, they have phone lines just about everywhere. Instead of going with "telephone" with the luxury of internet, they should sell DSL with the option of VOIP

more than 5 years ago
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Privacy In BitTorrent By Hiding In the Crowd

muppetman462 Re:If you are scared... (240 comments)

Sure they would, that's what youtube is for :)

more than 5 years ago
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Privacy In BitTorrent By Hiding In the Crowd

muppetman462 If you are scared... (240 comments)

If you are so scared about eavesdropping, why not set up stunnel, or pay for a service like secure-tunnel and run everything through that.....

more than 5 years ago
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Dell Selling Dual-Boot Laptops

muppetman462 I could see this making sense (289 comments)

I can see this from a business aspect, but I would think that people would be thinking, "why do I want to boot into Linux when I have windows right here?" Oh well, at least dell is trying.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Acknowledges NBC's Wish is Its Command

muppetman462 Just one more reason to use mythtv (417 comments)

Wow...So glad I use mythtv and don't have to worry about microcrap like that!

more than 6 years ago

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Newzbin 2 site up and running

muppetman462 muppetman462 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

muppetman462 (867367) writes "It looks like newzbin is back and up. Clicking on the site today provided this:

"We are pleased to announce that Newzbin2 is now live and featuring unfiltered NZB Reports.

There are catches and we don't want you having too high expectations for now. To be blunt, we've been struggling to understand the site code & systems. The backend is way more complicated than we realised. Some of it is busted and some services we don't know how to operate fully yet. We are working hard but we thought, based on comments on the http://deepsharer.wordpress.com/ blog, that it would be better to run a partial Newzbin clone now rather than leave it for a couple of months until we do grok it all. Understand that things are likely to be a bit wobbly for a while and stuff may well fall over, but we hope to kick things into shape soon.

We dont have a functional payment system in place yet so the site will be free for a week or two. When we get a credits system running we will be respecting the credits you have left over from Newzbin.

Obviously we hope that you editor administrators and editors will remain with us as you are truly valuable: all users have the same status they did when Newzbin shut down as we didn't alter anything. Obviously if you no longer wish to be an editor your status can be changed.

We'll try and answer your questions in the comments.

Mr White/Team R Dogs

Requests for SSL support noted. We'll try top get this working ASAP.

Newzxxx.com not yet working but we are on it.

There appears to be some kind of issue with our mail system and the sending of passwords: if you have an issue please add it as a ticket rather than a PM."

Of course surfing for p0rn is not running yet, but this is a good sign...."

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Google voice gives priority to military members

muppetman462 muppetman462 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

muppetman462 (867367) writes "The Google team is throwing a bone to the members of the US military. They are giving priority invites to members of the US military via https://services.google.com/fb/forms/googlevoicemilitary/ More information can be found on http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/audio-care-packages-for-service-members.html I wonder if this is a ploy to get more members to going the Army...."

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