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MplayerX Leaving Mac App Store

pete_p Re:Is this a genuine case? (225 comments)

You can drag and drop files into a Terminal window and it'll type the path for you. So you don't even have to type a path there (though honestly, if you're in terminal it's probably easier to type the path than to find the file and drag it)

more than 2 years ago

Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

pete_p Re:Way to keep us informed? (434 comments)

You can disable the annoying ad when you leave a game, btw. It's the "Notify me (with Steam instant messages)..." checkbox in prefs under interface.

But yeah, they probably should have pushed a notice through Steam.

more than 3 years ago

B&N Yanks DC Titles After Exclusive Amazon Deal

pete_p Re:Undermining promises... (125 comments)

By removing these books from their stores entirely, they're discouraging other publishers from giving Amazon exclusive access to their ebooks. Hopefully keeping closer to "any book, any time, anywhere" than just rolling over and letting Amazon get exclusivity.

more than 3 years ago

Google To Drop Support For H.264 In Chrome

pete_p Re:Great! Less choice! (765 comments)

I'll be on the side of "screw your video, gimmie the transcript"

'course, I'd be on that side regardless of what format the video is encoded in.

about 4 years ago

Apple Raises E-book Prices For Everyone

pete_p Re:Meh. (327 comments)

Amazon does allow publishers to provide books without DRM, though there is no indication to the buyer of this... I've only noticed it trying to strip the DRM and discovering that there was none to strip.

So, yes, if it's on Amazon with DRM, that's the publisher's choice.

more than 4 years ago

Do Retailers Often Screen User Reviews?

pete_p Re:The real question is... (454 comments)

Nah, it's probably direct from the large cat whose name is so lousy they buy other slightly less lousy names of failed retail stores to use.

more than 5 years ago

UK ISP Disconnects Customers For File Sharing

pete_p Re:I am an ISP and I support this (311 comments)

If the quality of the content was so low, there would be no consumers of said content to squeeze money from.

more than 5 years ago

Rapidshare Divulges Uploader Information

pete_p Re:This is what you get... (281 comments)

...when you distribute stolen goods. (Hey, if stealing cable is theft of service, stealing IP is too.)

more than 5 years ago

Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

pete_p Re:Gee, No Shit? (591 comments)

If you're going to advertise for all-you-can-eat, shouldn't you have to provide it?

Yes, but I don't have to provide it in perpetuity. If I'm advertising all-you-can-eat, and your four trips are costing me too much money, damn right I'm going to consider switching formats.

more than 5 years ago

Reading the New York Times On a Kindle 2

pete_p Re:I actually just tried the Kindle II... (193 comments)

You don't have to email your stuff to it. You can connect a USB cable and copy compatible files over that way.

Reading is step 0 of the process, sir.

more than 5 years ago

Upcoming Firmware Will Brick Unlocked iPhones

pete_p Re:I'm sure this is actionable! (605 comments)

You should feel happy that Apple creates software designed to destroy *YOUR* property? Are you forgetting its YOUR phone?

Who said the software was designed to destroy property? Isn't it possible that the unlocking tools do something they shouldn't (maybe erase a bit of currently-unused firmware that is needed in 1.1? I dunno), and Apple is just saying that they won't fix someone else's bug?

And hey, at least they warned you. If they wanted to brick phones, why announce it ahead of time? You still have the option to not update.

more than 7 years ago


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