I live in an area where I get every broadcast channel clearly in HD with a leaf antenna - I have a USB TV Capture card and a DVR app - and I have apps that can play to the TV via DLNA.
So there's a big savings for all broadcast shows I may wish to watch and record. For other shows that are cable only, buying a season pass on iTunes or Amazon or Google is still cheaper than the entire season would be in cable costs (about $70/mo). - I figured that even subscribing to a season pass for the shows I watch would still only cost me about 2 months of cable for the entire season.
This is keeping everything strictly legal and legit. The Gawker article is total click bait wtf.
Well, Honey Boo Boo aired on TLC which is also owned by Discovery Networks, so that's a minor point, but on the whole all of Discovery Network's channels (History, Discovery, TLC, Science) have plummeted.
TLC was The Learning Channel and became the trainwreck reality show channel, History became ancient aliens and hitler, I don't even know what Discovery channel is anymore and Science is airing Secret Alien Nasa Files and other dreck.
Mythbusters was the only show I still watched (I once upgraded my cable service back when digital was new to get more History channel stuff, back when they aired actual good content like Engineering an Empire and such) - and Mythbusters was doing a lot of BS shows like episodes that were advertisements for other DSC shows like Storm Chasers, and then an entire episode that was a big advertisement for The Green Hornet movie that had just come out.
The Mythbusters advertising wouldn't be so galling if Adam didn't proclaim loudly at eveyr chance he gets that they are real science.
Yet another example of why not everything needs to be connected to the internet - especially when security is not the number one concern when creating the product.
The biggest take away I had from this article was horror that they did this demonstration on a public highway with a good amount of traffic - this should have been demonstrated in a controlled environment where the only people who were endangered were the ones who knowingly participated - not every other car and passenger on the highway at the time. They cut power to the vehicle when there was no place to pull over - in a 70mph zone - completely reckless.
I am still thinking that this very stupid act is going to turn out to giving subcontractors who are possibly not from this country vague instructions on removing "offensive uses" (the term used in the e-mail set to developers affected) and the typically stupid Apple non responding to any inquiries at all.
These apps will likely return after enough ridicule has been heaped on Apple for yet another idiotic problem with app store rejections.
That the app wasn't actually waiting 43 days - Pebble revoked the version when it was approved and submitted a bug fix - that put it back to step one. Many other iOS developers have chimed in on other forums to point out this is all normal.
Techdirt is a fantastic site except when it comes to reporting on Apple - there is a decided bias and the usual well researched stories go for OMG APPLE BAD EVIL which is a shame.
They are not a public entity in the sense a university or other taxpayer funded organization is - they are not the government and therefore they have no capacity to stamp on anyone's freedom of speech. They are under zero obligation to provide a platform for behavior they do not wish to tolerate.
This serum is so experimental that there are serious bio-ethical issues involved in testing it - alternative headline if they started testing it in poor African countries "Big Pharma Uses Poor People As Guinea Pigs For Unproven Drugs"
Considering that part of Disney's Mouse Ears branding is just the silhouette, I find this way too close to the mouse ears on all things Disney related - if I saw this mark I would honestly think it was a Mickey Ears design.
Why were the off duty cops even participating in this illegal rally? Since they weren't investigating the biker group, they should have known that their presence in such a group should have violated a few policies....
WASHINGTON, June 27 - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation.