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Popularity On Facebook Makes People Think You're Attractive

therealobsideus Re: Superficial stuff (116 comments)

Well, if you're hiring for a social media Jon.... Sure, those are indicators of your possible performance.

about 9 months ago
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AirPlay Alternative Mirrors and Streams To TVs and PCs

therealobsideus Re: Android OS rescrictions? (62 comments)

With the exception of Plex, that plays content locally. Www.plexapp.com

1 year,7 days
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AirPlay Alternative Mirrors and Streams To TVs and PCs

therealobsideus Re: Video latency (62 comments)

Alright. Looks like I need to drop the HTC Sense keyboard.. lol.

1 year,7 days
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AirPlay Alternative Mirrors and Streams To TVs and PCs

therealobsideus Re: Video latency (62 comments)

Chromecast is pretty great, but as it is merely an extension on the pc/mac within chrome all you can do is view a single tab of the browser, or use one of the services. I'm not concerned with broadcasting my entire desktop or laptop environment to my tbs, I just want access to all of my tvs, movies and music in he. With plex media server and plex apps, I now have easy, user friendly access to all my media on my tvs or other devices (cell, tablet, and my roommates can access my media content on their devices as well).

1 year,7 days
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AirPlay Alternative Mirrors and Streams To TVs and PCs

therealobsideus plex (62 comments)

Thanks, but I'll stick to plex and chromecast

1 year,7 days
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Warning At SC13 That Supercomputing Will Plateau Without a Disruptive Technology

therealobsideus Re:Argh Moore's Law is Over! (118 comments)

BASIC is where it's at, you insensitive clod!

1 year,27 days
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Warning At SC13 That Supercomputing Will Plateau Without a Disruptive Technology

therealobsideus Tianhe-2? (118 comments)

Totally off topic, but I ended up getting drunk with a bunch of people that are here in town for SC13 last night. Those boys can drink. But I'm surprised that there wasn't more talk about Tianhe-2 there, and how Chinese is going to kick the US off the top 25 in international supercomputing.

1 year,28 days
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I'd rather be spied on by ...

therealobsideus Re:Proud to be an American! (324 comments)

What worries me the most is that it is quite possible that a black ops unit exists, operating within the US, and targets US citizens solely for interrogation and assassination (similar to B613 in the TV show Scandal). I guess that doesn't worry me the most - what worries me the most about that would be the fact that it would most likely be a completely autonomous organization with no oversight by the military or elected civilian leadership.

about a year ago
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How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

therealobsideus Re: Pretty much. (385 comments)

Lucky you, but I have :P

about a year ago
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I'd rather be spied on by ...

therealobsideus Hrm... Tal Shiar? Obsidian Order? Section 31? (324 comments)

I don't know... I'm torn. It's a toss-up between the Tal Shiar, Obsidian Order and Section 31. Although, for anyone that's watched Scandal the TV show, Section 31 sounds a lot like the B613 black ops group... so maybe not Section 31.

about a year ago
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How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

therealobsideus Re: Pretty much. (385 comments)

Probably because most STBs are complicated as all hell and with each software update manage to mess things up on HD channels. Plus, HD channels experience a little lag when channel flipping that SD channels don't experience (usually).

about a year ago
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How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

therealobsideus Re:Pretty much. (385 comments)

I will miss being able to walk around a movie store and just see what's available - from new releases, to classics, to random indie or foreign films. Sure, I can probably find most of that on Netflix and their recommendation system isn't too shabby, but it doesn't replace that experience of walking around and talking to other movie watchers in person.

about a year ago
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Square Is Discontinuing Monthly Pricing On February 1, 2014

therealobsideus Re:It is not flat (114 comments)

There are other problems, sure, but this was easily fixed :P Truth be told, the owner didn't (doesn't) care about the restaurant as long as it doesn't lose her a lot of money. She mostly is across the country catering on-scene locations.

about a year ago
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British Operator EE Offers £8 Million Petabyte 4G Data Bundle

therealobsideus Re:expensive (53 comments)

Um, I worked for a Fortune 200 (telecommunications industry) and my team alone would generate over 5 petabytes of data every month and a half, give or take a few weeks. Mind you, my 'team' consisted of several hundred people, but we were a huge organization with over 40,000 direct workers and 39,000 contract workers. This type of organization is what this plan is aimed for....

about a year ago
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Square Is Discontinuing Monthly Pricing On February 1, 2014

therealobsideus Re:What is Square? (114 comments)

The $250k limit is a pa limit. It's actually $21k a month, and any transaction after that goes to 2.75%. Same for any transaction over $400. Running a drink place (coffee shop, etc) - sure, costs are a lot lower. But to that Chinese take out, or the small hole in the wall breakfast joint that is only open from 7am-2:30pm yet manages to employ 13 people... that's a huge blow to the owner who doesn't get much profit (if any) out of the business to begin with. In my small example, switching to Square and using monthly pricing started giving her (the owner) a profit of around $400 a month which she put aside each month to try and expand so she could hire more people.

about a year ago
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Square Is Discontinuing Monthly Pricing On February 1, 2014

therealobsideus Re:It is not flat (114 comments)

Actually, any single transaction over $400 was processed at 2.75%. All transactions over a monthly limit of $21,000 was processed at 2.75%, which equals a p.a. amount of around $250,000 a year. So this is essentially a huge blow to the small businesses (restaurants, food carts/trucks, pedicabs, etc etc). And they're selling it as a way for businesses to save money, by keeping the same 2.75% they've always charged per swipe. Oh, and the restaurant I managed (a small hole-in-the-wall) switched to Square's monthly plan because it saved us around $500 a month in processing fees vs phone or broadband based machines. Now I'm going to have to go back to that restaurant, I guess, and help them find a new solution - restaurants are low margin and our owner barely makes a hundred bucks a month of the restaurant, after paying food costs, rent and employing 11 people.

about a year ago
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The iPhone 5S Hasn't Been Officially Announced, Already Has Line

therealobsideus Re:reality show rejects (181 comments)

I've been swindled! Curse you all!

about a year ago

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12 dead, more wounded in Washington Naval Yard

therealobsideus therealobsideus writes  |  about a year ago

therealobsideus (1610557) writes "An active shooter was reported this morning inside Building 197 of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Story is still developing, with many agencies on scene including the ATF team that captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. One suspect dead, two are still at large. Security has been stepped up throughout the capital. NAVSEA is responsible for engineering, building, buying and mainting the Navy's ships, submarines and combat systems with over 60,000 civilian, military and contract personnel and a budget of nearly $30 billion USD."
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Fox sues DISH over "Auto Hop" feature

therealobsideus therealobsideus writes  |  more than 2 years ago

therealobsideus writes "DISH recently announced Auto Hop, giving it's customers with the Hopper whole home DVR the ability to "hop" past commercial breaks on PrimeTime Anytime Recordings. In response, Fox has filed suit against DISH in US District Court seeking to block the technology."
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DISH let's you watch commercial-free TV

therealobsideus therealobsideus writes  |  more than 2 years ago

therealobsideus writes "There are many people who use home media center software like the SageTV PVR to view their content, whether it's live TV shows or movies. However, until recently, commercial skipping on previously recorded content was only available as a plugin. ReplayTV, the last company to offer a PVR with built-in commercial skipping, went bankrupt a few years after their product launched over lawsuits. But that didn't stop DISH from announcing the ability for their customers to watch commercial-free TV on certain primetime recordings. In a time where most providers are trying to figure out how to provide more relevant advertising, it seems that DISH is enabling customers to not watch advertisements at all."
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DISH Network's "A Stream Come True"

therealobsideus therealobsideus writes  |  more than 3 years ago

therealobsideus writes "DISH Network and Blockbuster have called an ominous press release tomorrow, simply stating that they are announcing the "most comprehensive entertainment package ever." Their event, "A Stream Come True," is said to announce DISH/Blockbuster's Netflix competitor."
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