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  • Apr 28th, 2016 @ 9:26am

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    If Data was such a issue over the Network, why do they keep bumping speeds up? Why is the CAP the same for someone with a slower service speed then someone with a much faster service speed that will hit that cap much faster? These things never made any sense.

  • Apr 27th, 2016 @ 3:47pm

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    I'm disappointed in ROKU and won't buy any more of their products. If you're going to be in bed with the cable company's, I'm not sure why your product exists at that point?

    I have 3 ROKU's at home among Apple TV's etc. I guess no more ROKU's for me.

  • Apr 26th, 2016 @ 3:19pm


    That's a trick question!

  • Apr 26th, 2016 @ 12:35pm

    Re: Re: Re: Missed it

    You're not doing that for ALL of the video! You are only doing that for a part of a video that was requested. You request Officer Camera data for 2:35PM 24th, Feb for the incident you're requesting. Anything happened before or after that is left alone. So only a small part of the recording needs anything done to it.

    What happens with a false claim against a cop? Well now no proof either. So it works both ways.

  • Apr 26th, 2016 @ 12:18pm


    Except you now have more Product Placement Ad's. The ones really driving me up the wall lately are all the Microsoft Surface Product placement ad's into all kinds of shows. It makes me not ever want to buy one.

    I did cut the cord 4 years ago. I'm not going back ever. I get most of my TV from a Antenna and Netflix. So I already get NBC and SNL though I can't remember the last time I watched SNL. It's all recorded onto my TIVO Roamio, and these days, it's now a 1 button push to skip all the commercials for each break.

    How a 30% cut in one late night weekend show and adding more Product placements changes anything? Are these people this dumb? How about the Insane prices you push onto cable company's in the form of Re-Transmission fee's!!!! Something that in fact helps YOU get more viewers to watch your channel so you can charge more money for Ad's!!! There should be no fee, yet it's never enough. More and more money which in turn raises Cable costs much faster then inflation when in the end people have enough of the high costs and CUT THE CORD!!!

  • Apr 21st, 2016 @ 4:28pm

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    So thanks to the FBI, the Internet is going more and more DARK!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA I hope it continues and accelerates. Maybe the U.S. Government will then wise up and realize it's a global market and we can't go back in time and pretend Encryption doesn't exist or that criminals won't take advantage of weak security.

  • Apr 21st, 2016 @ 12:48pm

    Re: nuff said

    Yep, if they really didn't want Google to be grabbing a few lines of everything and linking to it. That 100% takes care of the problem NOW. That's been possible to do for years now. It's not some new thing.

    This is really about a Google shakedown for money!!! I'm 100% for Google to not link to anything form them. Their traffic would drop like a rock also.

    Quite frankly if I was Google, when a company complained like this, I'd get on the phone to whoever and say go ahead and BLOCK anything of their from being linked on Google as they're to lazy for a robot.txt at their site.

    Of course then they're want the government to go after Google for blocking them and how unfair that is. So really Google can't win either way.

  • Apr 21st, 2016 @ 12:43pm

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    If you go to a site and they block you for using a Ad-Blocker, I say they have every right to block you! Just like you have every right to block the ad's.

    When I run into that, I say, fine, Bye, bye!!! Then go someplace else. There's lots of other sites on the web to go to that don't block you.

    Fair is Fair and it should work both ways. I cut the cord, I get most of my TV over the air with a Antenna, FREE. I still skip all the commercials using my TIVO. I block ad's on my PC, etc using Ghostery. I'm tried of all the ad's. Ad's that can eat up to around 70% of your bandwidth!!! You go to a site for a article and your Web browser is grabbing Garbage from 20-30 other places at the same time. It's really just ridiculous.

    They brought it upon themselves. It was one thing if it was some simple banner on the top of the page. Now it's Video and audio going off, and animated crap all over. Hell trying to find the next page of a article in all the mess can be a hassle. I block most all. With Ghostery, I will allow a few things for sites. A couple I'll whitelist if they play nice. If you're web site is grabbing stuff form 10-20+ places, it's all blocked.

  • Apr 21st, 2016 @ 7:38am

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    You have your opinion, but I think Android is a shitty OS!

  • Apr 18th, 2016 @ 8:46am

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    This matter was settled 20 years ago. The FBI giving the same going dark,etc excuses. Congress already acted and came out with CALEA. So I don't get how the FBI can be pushing the "All Writs Act" anyway!!!

    https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2016/02/calea-limits-all-writs-act-and-protects-security -apples-phones

    https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2016/02/more-calea-and-why-it-trumps-fbis-all-writs -act-order


  • Apr 18th, 2016 @ 8:42am

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    This is why we need something like the FLAT TAX! That way, most people doing their taxes can then be done on a post card. That's it!!!

    Toss all the loopholes, the givaways, etc. Everyone just pays a little less in taxes in general. The IRS could then be greatly reduced in size.

  • Apr 18th, 2016 @ 8:37am


    Already exists, it's called using your Web Browser!!! Which is what I do every year going to TaxAct.com to do my taxes. So it's ONLINE. No software needed to install on your computer so it doesn't matter what OS you're using.

    There's no need to install that one time use garbage onto your computer. Buying and replacing every year. I still remember the days of buying TurboTax for my Amiga computer way, back!!!

  • Apr 14th, 2016 @ 8:59am


    It's amazing, Senator Ron Wyden actually Understands the issue at hand!!! To bad most in congress seem to be idiots.

  • Apr 14th, 2016 @ 8:43am

    Re: They keyboard is mightier than the pen

    They just need to ban personal computers, Smart Phones and anything else that's to complex. Everyone back to paper and pencil.

  • Apr 13th, 2016 @ 7:46am


    I was going to say that's a pretty LOW number of people downloading a copy! It's fantasy land if you think you can get that number down to zero or even remotely close to zero.

    The more you try and lock things up and make content harder to get, the more it'll be pirated.

    It's also really easy to get anything you want and normally in HD and commercial free. Plus be 100% automated where your pirated shows are grabbed all on it's own ready to watch on your AppleTV, ROKU, etc box. You don't even have to Torrent it.

  • Apr 12th, 2016 @ 7:32am

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    Normally I would say for the Government to stay out of it and let the free market work as it should, but in this case, we already have Government created Monopolies which put everyone into this mess, and now these company's are taking even more advantage of it. This whole CAP thing is just a scam to make more money. If you flee paying their TV service to just use Internet, now they'll get you on your internet. You're paying no matter what.

  • Apr 11th, 2016 @ 5:10pm

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    By the way, just looking over at A and they had a small projector called the iDGLAX iDG-787 that is currently on sale for $85.95. Rated 4.5 stars. While this CUBE is rated at 50 lumens, the iDGLAX is rated at 300 lumens. Both have a 20,000 LED bulb life which they say is around 14 years of use. It's a little larger. But the Cube can run on it's battery for 90 minutes, I assume that's why the LUMENS rating is so low, the other you have to plug in. No battery that I can see. So what is more important to you? To me, 90 minutes isn't very long, but for some that may be enough.

    The CUBE price is cheaper here. Like always check around before buying anything and see if it's the right price and option for you. Remember the Mac Cube? Ya, ended up not being very good. Is Cube shape really the design choice to go for?

    Would like to get a nice 4K projector. It's really the only way to go if you want 4K. These 50, 60,70" 4K display's are a waste. To small for 4K, you need 100"+ Anything smaller, 1080P is just fine. 4K is what you're watching at a Movie Theater. A small 60" screen is not cutting it. So to get a reasonable price to get the needed screen size, a Projector is the only practical way to go.

  • Apr 11th, 2016 @ 4:41pm

    Re: Re: Don't believe the hype!

    It's a LED bulb so it should last a lot longer, use less power and not get quite so hot as a normal light bulb.

    But I see no 120" picture with this tiny thing without a pretty dim picture.

  • Apr 11th, 2016 @ 4:21pm

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    I still remember when OBAMA was running how he was going to have the most OPEN Government ever. In fact it's the most closed off Government ever!!!

    Bigger Government gets, the more Corrupt it becomes. Really, what did you expect from someone with zero experience running anything, and just a Community Organizer. A joke of a job.

  • Apr 6th, 2016 @ 9:43am


    Netflix doesn't have Ad's!!! I have Ad-Blockers running and Netflix doesn't tell me to disable them. The only thing Netflix is now allowing any more is VPN's Trying to access content in the U.S.Netflix you can't get in your own country Netflix for whatever reason. Netflix has been putting a stop to that and the content providers have been bitching.

    There's NO ad's on Netflix Site that I'm aware of, and there's no commercial's in any of their content. I'm looking now to make sure.

    Yep, Main login Page, the only thing Ghostery is showing is (Signal) which is a beacons/tag manager. I'm blocking that. After signing in, It's still only that 1 item!!! It's about the cleanest site I've been to.

    I'm not sure what is going on. Let alone if Netflix in Australia is really any different. There would be no need to have any 3rd party ad's on their site. They make their money from the Subscription fee you pay every month.

    That leave me to believe you're trying to use a VPN and that's failing.

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