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Bing Translator Adds Klingon

robnator Re:Great! (103 comments)

This is really much funier than most other comments. Sad the /. crowd missed it.

about a year ago

Best Buy Follows Yahoo in Banning Remote Work

robnator Missing the point (317 comments)

Mayers had a point, Yahoo needs the creativity inspired by water-cooler talks. Best Buy, well their point is hard to buy hats for...

about a year and a half ago

Recession, Tech Kill Middle-Class Jobs

robnator Does that mean... (586 comments)

our tech jobs put us in the upper or lower class?

about a year and a half ago

Poll Finds Americans Think the TSA Is 'Doing a Good Job'

robnator Just goes to show... (523 comments)

polls don't reflect, well, anything but the pollster's spin.

more than 2 years ago

HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr Steps Down

robnator Next Headline: (212 comments)

Barr hired by Republican Party (or Fox)...

more than 3 years ago

10% of IT Pros Can Access Previous Jobs' Accounts

robnator (218 comments)

at NEXT, it was first initial last name -- no dot.

more than 3 years ago

10% of IT Pros Can Access Previous Jobs' Accounts

robnator well, yeah... (218 comments)

but how many CEOs can manage to change their passwords, assuming of course they can actually use a keyboard and set theirs in the first place?

more than 3 years ago

Nvidia Demos 'Kal-El' Quad-Core Tegra Mobile CPU

robnator Waiting for the C&D... (109 comments)

if DC doesn't have IP there... well I guess they'd have gone after Cage already if they did.

more than 3 years ago

Smartphones For Text SSH Use Re-Revisited

robnator Re:I use iSSH almost everyday... (359 comments)

Another voice in support of iPhone + iSSH.
Well-maintained, often updated app provides better-than-basic connectivity. If you really use it for work, expense the $10 (cheapskates!). If you really need to work long enough to tire of the screen keyboard, take more Admin for Bozos classes...

more than 3 years ago

When Smart People Make Bad Employees

robnator ...but #1 is usually right! (491 comments)

sad to say, the world is hopeless and run by morons.

(I am not a number...)

more than 3 years ago

Stargate Universe Cancelled

robnator Nit Pickers! (762 comments)

Oh well, this is Slashdot, I shouldn't be surprised. Let's try to remember, folks, as Brian says "You're all different" with differing tastes, different likes and dislikes. I know of some who wouldn't watch SGU just because they didn't like the Rush character, some who only became fans after the head-butt. The bottom line for me (as it should be for SyFy, or Hulu, or Netflix, or Roku, or Tivo, or Comcast, or anyone else expecting to make any money on distributing content) is this is one less show I'll be watching, a few fewer advertisers making their living hawking me their goods, a couple more actors waiting tables, one more step on the path to economic oblivion.

How can anyone expect to develop a following (in the age of ADD) moving a show's airtime and throwing hiatus everywhere? Not even capable of posting episodes in order? How hard is it to find both cheeks -- you have two hands!

I guess I should be happy; since SyFy's dropped the ball, as soon as my kids are too old for Disney Channel I can dump cable altogether.

more than 3 years ago

Stargate Universe Cancelled

robnator Re:Says you. (762 comments)

Don't give up so easily, KingSkippus! I started on SG1 (in the "using Hulu to kill time" mode) even though I had seen many of them when originally aired, then went on to SGA (although I never groked the series when it was on)... I still liked SGU, and I'm sorry to see it go. One of only three prime-time drama shows (others: the Event and Fringe) that grab me from the current selection. So, check out the older series; there are a few gems among those episodes to satisfy any fan's craving.

more than 3 years ago

Real-Life Gadgets For Real-Life Superheroes

robnator New Tag Needed! (391 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Could Anti-Texting Laws Make Roads More Dangerous?

robnator 159 years ago... (709 comments)

Darwin had the answer.

more than 3 years ago

Senate Approves the ______Act Of____

robnator Re:Ugh! (571 comments)

If the Zombies are after brains, they should steer clear of Washington, D.C.

more than 4 years ago



iTunes woes and censored commentary

robnator robnator writes  |  more than 5 years ago

robnator (250608) writes "You may have heard all about this by now from other fanbois, but for several weeks, Apple has been having some trouble with it's iTunes store. At least for subscribers to the Fox Television show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, it's been one trial after another. First, inconsistent meta-data marred the episodes, leaving words from the title or containing misspellings which left them seeming as separate shows to the iTunes browser. Then, possibly due to air-date changes by Fox, the episode titles and descriptions were mixed, causing duplicate episodes and download troubles. About 11 weeks into the "season" someone at Apple caught wind of the problem posted in over thirty reviews on the iTunes Store, and cleaned up the episode titles and other meta data for the existing episodes. This week struck a new low, with the canceling and re-issue of the season pass, delay of the release of this week's episode, and apparently omitting that episode from the previously purchased season passes. Also gone are the 50 or so reviews detailing iTunes shortcomings in this saga from the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Season 2 page (was >180, now ~130). Full disclosure: upon being made aware of the problem, iTunes support has offered to replace the munged episodes, and provided credit sufficient to acquire the missing episode, at least on an individual basis. However, in my not-so-humble opinion, a responsible merchants would not wait on individual complaints, but take the lead and inform their customers of the trouble and re-issue with out charge the mislabeled episodes, and take their lumps and leave the (fair but) negative comments."


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