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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

praxis Re:huh? (317 comments)

Woah, when did Netflix start showing advertisement? When I was a subscriber (before they doubled their rates) they had none and it was somewhat worthwhile to access their catalog. Then their catalog shrunk, then their rates went up and now I hear they've added adverts? I sure hope they lowered their rates or increased the size of their catalog.

yesterday
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

praxis Re:huh? (317 comments)

Network TV is $0 per month not $100 per month where I live (Seattle). Not sure why anyone would pay $100 a month for something that is being broadcast into their living room via the airwaves.

yesterday
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

praxis Re:no (303 comments)

you need to assume that your private keys and other SSL artifacts have been compromise. have fun regenerating your certs and getting them re-signed.

Re-signed by a compromised private certificate?

about a week ago
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GameSpy Multiplayer Shutting Down, Affecting Hundreds of Games

praxis Re:The Cloud! (145 comments)

I got bitten when I tried to watch a movie I had purchased from Amazon in my hotel room in Canada. They were at least nice and allowed me to refund all of my digital purchases, which I did.

about two weeks ago
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Paris Bans Half of All Cars On the Road

praxis Re:Paris had cars? (405 comments)

I think he or she meant that walking is not a viable mode of commuting for the majority of the working population.

about a month ago
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Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles

praxis Re:Having used both (314 comments)

Maybe modern cars have better traction control, but I've always had to turn mine off when driving up snowy hills and use the clutch. I drive a ten-year-old VW though so perhaps the traction control is dated.

about a month ago
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Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles

praxis Re:Having used both (314 comments)

I don't care if it takes me 2 seconds or 0.2 seconds to shift gears. That's not the performance I need from my car. What I need from my car is being able to downshift *prior* to needing to accelerate, like when anticipating a merge. What I need from my car is being able to use the clutch to apply just the right amount of power to the wheels to get traction on slippery surfaces, like when pulling out of an icy parking spot over snow onto a plowed road.

You are correct though, that a computer can control the clutch more quickly than I can, but it doesn't see (yet) when I need power and downshift before I need it or how to apply just the right amount of power to gain traction on surfaces that are not uniform (again, yet).

about 2 months ago
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ABC Kills Next-Day Streaming For Non-Subscribers

praxis Re:Blocking customers from the cash register ... (169 comments)

I think taking several hours to travel somewhere is pretty awesome stuff compared to a week of driving or many many months of walking. That's why I put up with the inconvenience of the airport.

about 3 months ago
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EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

praxis Re:Cop was "in his car"? (1010 comments)

Yes, if there is some probably cause, then I will agree. I'm all for probable cause. If we're going to call car plugged into outlet probably cause, then I have a problem with that. I rather not have police enter my car on my property because I was charging it.

about 4 months ago
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EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

praxis Re:Cop was "in his car"? (1010 comments)

That would imply the cop knew more than just seeing a car that was tethered to a mains. What part being plugged in implies foul play afoot? If he had received a complaint or some such, I might see it differently.

about 4 months ago
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EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

praxis Re:Cop was "in his car"? (1010 comments)

Ah yes, and a car plugged in is by default stealing power? That seems like a pretty flimsy reason to search a car. "Hold it there sir, you are eating a hamburger, I must ascertains it's not stolen!"

about 4 months ago
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EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

praxis Re:Cop was "in his car"? (1010 comments)

So, cops should search everything everywhere every time just in case there is something illegal going on? That sounds like a police state I'd rather not live in.

about 4 months ago
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62% of 16 To 24-Year-Olds Prefer Printed Books Over eBooks

praxis Re:price (331 comments)

Having a preference does not necessarily mean the exclusion of the other. I fall into the prefer printed book category (though for a different age demographic) but I own a good number of both. I prefer printed books but I have been working on reducing the size of my physical library because ebooks take up less space and I want fewer physical possessions to worry about.

Despite my preference for one, I use the other more but use both quite a lot.

about 5 months ago
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EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem

praxis Re:England (470 comments)

Presumably not as much of a problem in North America since no-one walks anywhere.

I walk to the greengrocer's and I do not use a cart. I find a hand basket to serve as a good measure of how heavy my groceries will be to carry home. I do seem to be in the minority though.

about 5 months ago
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I wish my cell phone was...

praxis Re:50% dumber. (495 comments)

If you only make phone calls and disable everything else then all you are left with is tracking, which happens on the other end anyhow.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

praxis Re:End users don't care about tech details (497 comments)

And historically, in Slashdot's home country, landlines have been one to a house and have had unlimited minutes.

I'm not sure in which history they had unlimited minutes, but I recall paying $0.10 a minute except to my local calling area, which was basically about ten exchanges covering my town and a couple of adjacent ones.

about 5 months ago
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Image Lifted From Twitter Leads to $1.2M Payout For Haitian Photog

praxis Re:Without copyright, copyleft is unneeded (242 comments)

Those games have been static for a long time, many binary releases of common software changes weekly. Doing the work once is different than doing the work weekly.

about 5 months ago
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

praxis Re:Contrarians against contrarians (730 comments)

I'm glad I'll be dead in a few years or a few decades, because frankly it means not having to give half a fuck about the direction everyone is going in.

You could just stop giving a fuck now and live a more present life.

about 5 months ago
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

praxis Re:Buy these morons a history book (730 comments)

You should maybe remove the countries not hat list that are not actually monarchies, if that's the point you are trying to make.

about 5 months ago
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

praxis Re:Winter is Coming (730 comments)

I understand you being against TV, but being against books!? What medium do you use for learning?

about 5 months ago

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