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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

sixsixtysix Re:Thank Google, not Verizon (206 comments)

What if I want multiple true blu-ray quality (20-50Mbps plus uncompressed audio) streams? What about the 4K tvs and the eventual streaming of that?

12 hours ago

US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

sixsixtysix Jurisdiction? (176 comments)

Since we are so keen on going after foreigners breaking our laws outside of our jurisdiction, we lose the option of being outraged when another country does the same.

about two weeks ago

New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

sixsixtysix Re:Not Australian, but I support this! (153 comments)

No one said free, but in this day and age, they should be playing globally from the moment something is released. In fact, copyright should stipulate availability in order to be protected, given the ease of digital distribution and all.

about two weeks ago

Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

sixsixtysix Re:Fuck Amazon (210 comments)

And other things, like resale value and secondary markets. If you remove that sort of stuff, the price should drop accordingly. The same is also true of other media.

about a month ago

Physical Media: Down, But Maybe Not Out

sixsixtysix Re:"Criterion" style downloads/streams? (116 comments)

A vast majority of the Criterion Collection comes as part of a Hulu Plus subscription, nearly worth the $8/m8nth just to have that.

about a month ago

Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

sixsixtysix Re:Ultimately useless? (376 comments)

"cams" are straight-up, sitting-in-the-theater bootlegs.
"telesyncs" are shot from the projectionist booth, with a telephoto lens and generally use the equipment's audio out synced with the video.
"screeners" are are discs sent out, usually before awards season (but before the home video market), for people to screen.

The more you know....

about a month and a half ago

Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition

sixsixtysix Extradited for what? (253 comments)

Seriously, if he was breaking US law in the US and then fled, sure, go ahead and extradite. Anything else is completely fucked up and probably should be illegal. Does anyone with a brain realize that this would completely justify the obverse?

about a month and a half ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

sixsixtysix Re:I just switched myself (711 comments)

I guess I'm wrong, but seriously, all of this should be native in 2014, even XP could open them natively.
Do these additional apps also let you put the content into the correct folders for frequent access (in my case, an zipped mp3 album)? Of course there's still the other stuff that Apple won't allow you to do, and having to jailbreak is completely ridiculous.

about a month and a half ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

sixsixtysix I just switched myself (711 comments)

I just switched myself, but it was to a Galaxy S5 from an Iphone 4S. I couldn't be happier. How rad is it to download a zip file, unzip it, and view the contents, all from a phone? Until Apple can do this, and the many other things they won't allow, they can eat a bag of dicks.

about a month and a half ago

Kaleidescape Settles With DVD CCA But No Victory For DRM

sixsixtysix Re:DRM (76 comments)

the drm needed to be cracked BEFORE they could be ripped and then put online for download...

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can Star Wars Episode VII Be Saved?

sixsixtysix Re:painted into a corner... (403 comments)

The problem is that it's a fucking heinous thing to allow said fanboy fan fiction to published (for all intents and purposes, blessed by Lucasfilm) for money, and then shit all over it. It's a slap in the face to those authors and those who bought the works. If I were any more pissed, I'd demand they be forced to recall all of it.

about 2 months ago

EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

sixsixtysix Re:Lol... (329 comments)

perhaps jammie thomas-rasset should have been charged with 24 counts of misdemeanor theft then.

about 2 months ago

EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

sixsixtysix Re:Good luck (329 comments)

let me guess: he bangs mentally challenged girls on a short bus. probably runs a site for it to?

about 2 months ago

VHS-Era Privacy Law Still Causing Headaches For Streaming Video

sixsixtysix Re: Not causing headaches, preventing companies fr (62 comments)

Except that if you click a Facebook Like on ANY site, you are consenting to that like be made known on Facebook. KitFox was correct: the clicker made the share, not anyone else.

about 3 months ago

Report: Comcast and EA To Stream Games To TVs

sixsixtysix they better be dirt cheap (52 comments)

if i'm giving away my right to sell and/or lend the games, then surely the price should be under $10, and even that's asking a lot.

about 3 months ago

DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

sixsixtysix Re:Pay per pixel? (347 comments)

i'd wager that the look and sound is part of the experience.
as for the news, i think the resolution should match whatever it's being viewed on. if the tv is hd, the broadcast should be.

about 3 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

sixsixtysix any arms or gtfo (1633 comments)

where's my personal sam site and suitcase nuke? surely the founders meant any type of arms. any argument against those can easily be used against any other type of weaponry. it's all or none or gtfo.

about 3 months ago

$250K Reward Offered In California Power Grid Attack

sixsixtysix Re:If terrorism/sabotage was a real threat... (111 comments)

Or random, say 2-3, car bombs going off in major cities over a couple of days. If placed in the right spot, they could cripple those economies for weeks. Rinse and repeat every couple of months.

It is really sad all the money that we waste, when most of it won't stop something so miniscule yet effective.

about 3 months ago

Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

sixsixtysix how did his video get a takedown request? (243 comments)

I didn't rtfa, but..

The Dropbox web page warned him and his friend that 'certain files in this folder can't be shared due to a takedown request in accordance with the DMCA.

AFAIK, takedown requests happen after it is suspected that a file may violate the DMCA.
So, can you just browse/search publicly shared folders? Otherwise, how would any content company know what is shared (unless posted on some public page), so they could then file a takedown request?

about 4 months ago


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