If it's anything like their ebook DRM it will be a steaming pile of crap, even when the cloud is working.
2939 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
I have the Duck Duck Go app installed on my Nexus 4, along with firefox with Duck Duck Go the default there. If for some strange reason I wanted it, they have a Bing app too.
I'm still far more pissed every time Outlook opens a link in IE when my default browser is NOT IE.
I've never had chrome open since I made the default Firefox on the Nexus.
When people log onto a Windows box they get Bing. They make the effort to switch to Google because Bing sucks, not because Google makes them do it.
"My smart phone has a Micro-HDMI port"
The DRM will require that this be turned off.
There will be a different player for each of the studios that go for it. Each will only work with a different set of 5 devices. Like 'Plays for Sure" it will be killed after a couple years and anyone dumb enough to buy anything will be SOL.
They come up with crap like this, UltraViolet, digital copy... remember the DIVX DVD phone home player? The self destructing DVD? From the same people who think putting the "you wouldn't steal a car" ad on a DVD (unskippable) that someone just bought is a good idea.
And they moan when we tell them to pull the other one and mock their great ideas.
Tell them we want DRM free, just like music and they act like we ask them to do something impossible.
I don't believe Microsoft want to help protect your privacy for a second. They are just not as good as google when it comes to collecting and selling your info, yet.
I used to use Bing to find official support sites as you didn't get as much crap as Google. No more, now it's even worse when you try a simple search for a make and model of something.
"this is simply the practice of writing a piece of code to do the buying and selling faster than a human being can possibly do it."
No it's not, it's digital coin clipping by parasites. If it was something an average person could do they would be thrown in jail. They are not even speculators.
Tobacco is not the only example of companies suppressing or confusing scientific evidence for short term profit. There was also lead in paint and gasoline as well where pet scientists and propaganda was used to hold off the ban of leaded paint and fuel.
If two scientists say different things, there are lots of people who will just go with what they want to hear without looking at the actual science.
If people still believe Wakefield (and even think he is a victim) there is not much hope.
Checking their FAQ I see I was right...
"What is Streem?
Streem is a "magical" cloud-based hard drive that offers unlimited storage space for your files. All files are securely stored in the cloud and streamed to you on-demand, saving you terabytes of space on your devices."
So soon I'll be streeming 4K video over dial-up to my etch a sketch.
Windows 8.1 Update?
What Windows 8.1 Update? No not a Windows 8.1 Update. It's THE Windows 8.1 Update. But there are lots of things in my windows update history called Windows 8.1 Update?
You would think that an update that "is a new baseline" would be at least 8.1.1 and there would be some way to tell it's installed other then there is a magnifying glass on your not-metro screen.
What are they going to call the next one? Windows 8.1 MoreUpdate? Windows 8.1 Update Again?
Another record company attempt to repeat the "everyone buy another copy of all your stuff" that they had with CD.
Yes lots of people have BluRay players in their home, most are connected to TV speakers, a sound bar, or home theatre in a box.
- So for most people ...
- Will not hear a difference over CD.
- Will only have one player, not in the car.
- Can't use iTunes to ripp it to your phone (a + on record company PowerPoints)
+ can put a whole box set on one disc (a - on record company PowerPoints)
So expect another DVD Audio type whimper.
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