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Mark12547 replied to the Help With This Home Theater board. 4:53 PM

Re: HDCP Error

If I pull the power cord from the Roku 2 I can then play the video but it doesn't fill the screen giving about 6" of black space on either side of the screen.

Depending on the size of the TV, 6" may be about right for [more]

Fri Jul 31

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:55 PM

Re: register computer/device

At least in implementations I have come across, the "remembering" that the computer is safe is done by a cookie saved on your machine (i.e., in your browser's cookie storage).

If you regularly clear cookies (e.g., a browser [more]

Sun Jul 26

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 6:06 PM

Re: Sharknado 3

I enjoyed it (3 stars on the Netflix 5-star scale). It takes a large amount of suspension of belief, a triple portion; view it more of a comedy than a classic disaster movie; and an eye out for cameos by one's favorite actors (and favorite magician [more]

Sun Jul 19

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 2:57 AM

Re: Mr. Robot 071515

... but have about given up on it at this point. It's just gotten too surreal for me. I also am wondering exactly what is real and what might be a hallucination.

At this point, I really don't care what happens to the main
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Tue Jul 14

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Mark12547 posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:24 PM

Flash Player 18.0.0.209

A new release of the Adobe Flash Player has just been released this evening (July 14, 2015): version 18.0.0.209 at https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

This release fixes several zero-day [more]

Tue Jul 7

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:00 AM

Re: WOT

A new Web Of Trust version is out. I was able to use Firefox "Tools" -> "Add-Ons" -> "Get Add-Ons" and search for "Web of Trust" and install it from there. The new WOT add-on version is 20150705.

Thu Jul 2

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Mark12547 replied to the All things Sci-Fi board. 11:12 AM

Re: Once Was SciFi - Robot Insects Edition

Anyone else recall "Runaway"?

Not just "Runaway" with the deadly stinging robot bugs, but also "Minority Report" with the robot bugs that crawled through the apartment building and did an identification [more]

Tue Jun 30

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 7:17 PM

Re: Humans Ep1

On my first few DVD players, I had an "angle" button on my remote. When I asked about it, I was told by the owner of a DVD rental place that *some* DVDs had multiple angles on some scenes. But he said he had only heard of it being used [more]

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 6:41 PM

Re: Humans Ep1

Seems like the sex and porn industry is always on the leading edge of technology.

It's different for different technologies. It seems that gaming pushes the edge with some technologies (such as processing power), and porn with other [more]

Thu Jun 25

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 12:07 PM

Re: Mr. Robot Premiere

I wonder how it did on ratings. I saw it and ended up skipping through it and finally deleting it and removing it from my schedule.

Wed Jun 24

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 8:58 PM

Re: Dig

Is it still on? I gave up on this a long time ago when there was some ridiculous mixing of Biblical prophecy with outright fiction that just didn't make sense, and I already had a full plate of material to watch.

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 8:57 PM

Re: The Brink 062315

I am not sure if I like it or not, but since the first episodes of many series, including this one, are heavily loaded with explaining the premise of the whole series, and since it wasn't an immediate turn-off (though some scenes were), I plan to [more]

Tue Jun 23

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 8:09 PM

Re: Wayward Pines...

The last episode two weeks ago, "Truth", did reveal a lot ... if it is to be believed at face value, and did so within a certain level of plausibility (hibernation chambers, which is beyond current technology but is possible in [more]

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 7:47 PM

Re: Whispers

I'm still enjoying it, and in some ways it still reminds me of that classic, "The Space Children" (1958), and, like in The Space Children, I still think we are dealing with an extraterrestrial. But it does get a bit creepy with the [more]

Thu Jun 18

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:02 PM

Re: Last Pass & stolen emails

If the password for that email address is compromised, that would be a great benefit to hackers since many "Forgot my password" links end up sending an email, and clicking on that email then allows a hacker to then get your access to that [more]

Fri Jun 12

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Mark12547 replied to the Great Movies board. 1:20 AM

Re: A new genre

Yes, either "B Movie" or "cult" (e.g., a "cult classic" example is "Killer Klowns from Outer Space".)

And, yes, I agree with your "guilty pleasure" assessment.

Fri May 29

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Mark12547 replied to the Great Movies board. 12:26 AM

Re: Old Movies - North by Northwest

Is this the movie where the guy is chased by a small plane down a cornfield in the middle of nowhere?

Yes, it has that scene. And it ends on (not at, but on) Mt. Rushmore.

I thought the CGI was [more]

Thu May 28

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Mark12547 replied to the Great Movies board. 10:24 PM

Re: Old Movies - North by Northwest

I do point out that it's not that old movies were better, it's just that all the old CRAPPY movies get forgotten, and if something is a classic, there's a reason it's still being talked about 50 years later ...

In addition to [more]

Mon May 25

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Mark12547 replied to the Help With This Home Theater board. 4:53 AM

Re: Roku vs DVD player

Is your TV a HDTV? What video inputs does your TV have? (How many HDMI ports, composite or A/V ports, component video ports?) I'm trying to wrap my head around why you are thinking of a DVD player instead of a Blu-ray player.

As far as I am [more]

Tue May 19

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:49 PM

Re: Thunderbird hangup

That sounds like an old bug that had plagued me so much I no longer click on links I receive in Thunderbird. Instead, I right+click on the link, and select "Copy link location". Then I right+click in the Firefox address bar and select [more]

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