3457 posts • joined 7 Apr 2007
>The thing about the Chromecast dongle is that there will be apps for it, there's Plex for Chromecast already
FYI not to shill for Roku but they have a Plex channel along with like 1000+ other channels (with Roku think channels instead of apps but basically the same thing). Although admittedly most people will probably use single digit channels/apps regularly.
Good points. Being as antisocial as I am though I tend to watch the vast majority of my movies at my own house or else I go to the theaters lol.
Re: Doh figures
Yep long live internet TV even if the media studios hate it.
>Not sure why you wouldn't have your phone/tablet to hand in your own house.
Was thinking more of Grandma who might not have either in the house (though even that is changing these days). As for the dongle at someone else's house hopefully they have a guest network or else you have to futz with wifi passwords. I agree in general though the dongle is a cool idea and the cost alone is why I went with the Chromecast. I do think in a family setting with multi TVs it is great for all but the primary TV. Perhaps its just me being a typical American and having to have the traditional remote instead of a phone. Also Roku having its own interface and channels makes it perhaps more friendly than having to have an app on your phone for each channel. Roku also allows you to search all channels for what you are looking for. Like I said I like both and think they complement each other well.
Re: Local content?
>On my Roku 1 you can do local streaming with the Allcast Android app or with the Twonky Beam channel (is pretty flaky though). I believe that is true for this dongle as well.
What I meant to say is Twonky is a bit flaky but Allcast works right out of box no problems. I did some more research at home and found these two are great for playing media off an phone or tablet but if you just want to play stuff off a dlna compliant server than the way to go with Roku 1 (and probably this dongle as well) is with the Roku Media Player channel in the channel store. Its free. Basically install on your Roku and with no fuss it will play your movies,songs,images, etc no problems.
Recently (last few weeks) bought a Roku 1 when I cut the cord (triple digit cable bills fug that) and would have probably held out for this just for the dual band capability. Oh well waiting until April probably wouldn't have been an option. Once again instead of being on the bleeding edge I tend to be on the dumbass edge where I buy products a few weeks before the next big thing comes out.
The remote alone will make it worth the extra $15 for many people. Not everyone always carries their smart phone or keeps a tablet always charged and around (which you need to start playing netflix/hulu etc movies on the Chromecast unless you cast through Chrome Browser on a computer). I own a Roku 1 and a Chromecast and think they do compliment each other well on separate tvs in the same house.
Re: Local content?
On my Roku 1 you can do local streaming with the Allcast Android app or with the Twonky Beam channel (is pretty flaky though). I believe that is true for this dongle as well.
Lol wow should have watched that post. I generally pull em after 20 down votes. Will leave this one up and take my lumps. I was speaking in general about the open source community and my wish list but of course they would say fix it yourself.
Before fixing Broadcom's open source GPU drivers on Linux how about fixing ATI's first? Guild Wars 2 runs like a dog under Wine with linux on my 4850 (newest vcard my older Mac Pro desktop handles well) but runs like a champ under Mac OS X (also a wine port I believe).
Re: Luca Parmitano's calm demeanour in a terrifying situation
Yep they can be pretty picky about who they send into space and people who panic tend not to make the cut I assume. I heard an interview where an astronaut says the way they think in space is constantly asking themselves what's the next thing that can kill me and how do I deal with it now. He also said they test if you are claustrophobic by zipping you up in a little ball thing without telling you how long you will be in there and leaving you in there for awhile. I imagine claustrophobia is one thing an astronaut can never have.
The Twinkie Twins
When even Larry Summers calls you and your twin spawn assholes you are really have taken douchebaggery to whole new level.
Re: dum di-di dum dum
>dum di-di dum dum
What does this have to do with the Barney Miller (or I guess Dragnet if want to go even older school) theme song? (lol google it young uns)
>"Welcome to our newest attraction, the Dope-o-rama!!!"
Best of all the ride doesn't even have to move.
Perhaps more of a tactic to pressure Google into some type of concessions concerning Android(not sure what offhand)? Samsung is probably one of the few companies that can get their attention.
Always nice to see the sales drones having a whose dick is bigger contest. Meanwhile the market spoke long ago that it was going to prefer x86_64 commodity boxes whenever it could. Now perhaps ARM might be able to change that in the future but walking dead like SPARC and Itanium sure won't.
Re: It's not phone calls, it's data
>The idea being that if you're an American
I guess the one advantage to most Americans staying in America is they don't have to deal with this. You can drive 3000 miles and still be on the same network (unless your on a GSM network like T-Mobile or AT&T and then you do have to watch roaming). Yes yes I know the disadvantages quite well and am glad I spent time working in Europe (seeing in many ways how backwards some things we do/have) but damn is it nice to be home.
Re: If they were serious about punishment
>grow up for fuck's sake
The butt hurt is strong with this one. Shareholder, re-seller, ???
>"Climate change enthusiasts? People who are working for climate change? Curry, Linden, Mcintyre, Watts,"
Why the hate? Do you really think anyone is listening to the eggheads? Don't worry you and the Koch brothers are going to get the future you want careful what you wish for, etc. As for wanting people to die I guess you fear people when they have to something to say that is dangerous.
Re: "I have a RIGHT TO PRIVACY."
>"I have a RIGHT TO PRIVACY."
>Do you? Under which laws?
Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data
JDX once again show how many Americans think only their laws apply and their culture matters (Disclosure: am born and bred Merkin). Not every country out there only lets corporations make the laws. The EU has some serious data privacy laws which US companies tend to really hate because they cost money to implement.
The markets not really arguing. Many people don't want to pay be forced to pay $100 more for a device that makes them wave their arms around like they are pitching a fit when they just want to game. People can argue how one company is more evil than the other or about that or this exclusive but that's just mental masturbation.
>Ok, I'll bite. What kind of major legal action are you opening yourself up to, and why?
You are breaking the EULA on Mac OS by running the software on non Apple hardware. As mentioned above yes this a real grey area and may not hold up in court in many jurisdictions for users. However Apple has been quite successful going after companies that tried to sell Hackintoshes like Psystar. Personally I probably wouldn't bet my business on a Hackintosh even with legal uncertainty aside. Also personally I think Apple are bunch of wankers on this and I am tired of their crap software so am running Mint Linux on my home Mac Pro (windoze at work for me unfortunately).
This link discusses.
>Then Hackintosh. There are some bonkers crazy Hackintoshs running well over Pro spec's for well under Pro money. All you sacrifice is the nice looking case and if you choose a non-intel board dubious thunderport.
Which is fine until you actually use it for commercial work (using Mac OS X) and open yourself up for some major legal action.
>Do you not remember when the new york stock exchange ground to a halt and ceased trading
The price of dollar sure didn't swing that much when this happened which proves my point BitCoins behave more like securities at this point than currency as you do say.
It will go back up after the US quits borrowing money from China to protect the poppy farmers.
Can't resist. Oh well you can always trade your BitCoins for heroin which seems to be a lot easier to sell with less red tape lol.
Granted I am far from some economics professor but long term liquidity matters especially for a currency I would assume. This really seems to be a reoccuring Achilles heel for BitCoin.
What would worry me if I actually owned any BitCoins is not this exchange implementation issue per say but the fact that it caused the currency to fall more than %20 in a just a few hours. First world currencies don't do this. The volatility is hurting BitCoin probably more than anything else right now. Having to check the exchange rate minute by minute to keep from getting screwed is not something most merchants and people want to deal with.
Not to interfere with a good rant but keep believing NATO doesn't have as dirty of hands as Russia in Ukraine.
>yeah I know his made his millions but why chop off a whole chunk of your market,
Would that be the Microsoft employees and friends chunk of the market because that is who owns most of the Windows RT installs out in the "wild" these days.
Re: I don't understand any of this
>So why doesn't he just sell his shares, like ordinary mortals do?
He does eventually but only after he has stripped the assets and doomed the company long term all for a quick payday. TWA anyone?
Want to help Africa IBM? Sell a few Watson's at top dollar to energy companies and donate the money to infrastructure projects. When people are fleeing from war zones the last thing they need is supercomputer cloud time.
Re: What business has he ever started and built from the ground up?
Wow the first time I think I have ever upvoted JDX. Darn I must be wrong after all.
Its easy to argue a lot of executives don't deserve the mint they earn but a bit harder to claim that with Schmidt. He was the adult in the room and is a lot of the reason why a decade from now Google will still be around and Facebook if it is will be hanging by a thread.
Re: TMob vs Sprint//////Crawl
And Seattle is a bit more dense than say a Denver or a Phoenix. On the coasts GSM is great.
Re: This t-mo CEO is rude and unprofessional
Of course once voice over LTE becomes commonly available in the US then Verizon will be GSMy as well. That will be nice especially when the handsets that can do LTE well without heating up and burning down the battery are cheap on Ebay lol.
Re: This t-mo CEO is rude and unprofessional
Yes yes I have heard it all before about GSM being equal but the fact is at work I get four bars from Verizon's network (long live resellers so I don't have to sign Verizon contract and pay their ridiculous fees) but when I tried to go with either AT&T or T-Mobile I would go hours without being able to even send SMSs. I also work in the middle of metro area of millions of people near a very large university so its not like I am in BFE Oklahoma or something. GSM from a customer standpoint is inherently better as you are not tied to the carrier necessarily (plus phones from Google directly only come in GSM) and I loved it when I lived in Europe but it works much better in densely populated areas. The American west is all spread out to hell (even the large cities are very very spread out by western Europe standards) and it requires a lot more GSM base stations for the same coverage quality.
Re: This t-mo CEO is rude and unprofessional
Yeah if GSM coverage wasn't garbage (especially indoors) in my city (and from my experience many other cities in the western US away at least away from the coast) I would be a t-mo customer as well.
Really even Microsoft isn't as pathetic in their ecosystem unless it really is an existential threat (or they think it is).
Re: Don't worry
The NSA doesn't pay fair market value though.
Re: Not another NSA article
> ineptitude of most government officials wherever they are.
And as TJ Maxx, Target, Neiman Marcus, Sony, etc etc etc show its not confined to the public sector. Its just they are supposed to be easier to find out about due to supposedly being accountable to the taxpayer. Coburn can be an ass but for once he is doing something worthwhile outside the fever swamps he usually hangs out in.
Re: 23.5 degrees over 26,000 years
Which also affect climate, through the 100k cycles are the strongest (forgot exactly why and too lazy to look). Please no human climate change discussion though as their are plenty of LP and AO articles to go do that on.
At this point if you work for Dell in any capacity you should have a layoff plan for yourself well formed. Dell is the new Kodak and the train wreck hasn't exactly happened over night.
And in other news Lenovo continues to make money, expand, buy companies and enter new markets by kicking the shit out of bloated stagnant has been incumbents like Dell. Market forces can be brutal to the inept (lol Streak 7).
Re: I'm OK
>please put a sock in it, the whole "Windows is so insecure anyone can hack it" meme is very tired
The butt hurt is strong with this one. The joke was so lame I went right by until you caused me to reread the original post.
Re: Great, so that means they're going to issue cryptographically signed releases as well, right?
This is what happens when a government agency cares more about attacking the rest of the world (including its own citizens) instead of securing and protecting its own nation's citizens and their IT infrastructure. Even if Microsoft has done nothing wrong with all the secret letters and courts and such its very hard to prove it. Still I am not shedding a tear. The only thing that ever gets anything changed in government in my homeland of The United States of Corporate Whores is when some Megacorp starts losing money.
Re: What Sony they did 10 years ago bizarre bubble.
>I can't recall (off-hand) any ever getting back on its feet.
The one the fanbois always parade is Apple in the mid 1990s and my guess is they were junk bond status back then as well. Of course there isn't a lot of Steve Jobs waiting in the wings.
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