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Fri Aug 22

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dsbrady replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:51 AM

Re: listening to the radio on an iPhone/iPad

iMessage is a proprietary Apple technique for doing exactly what standard SMS messages can do, but with more spam plus giving Apple the opportunity to run big-data operations on your stuff.


So, you have essentially no knowledge [more]

Thu Aug 21

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dsbrady replied to the Television Banter board. 9:02 PM

Re: Just a Canadian Thing?

So why am I watching it?

Because it's on TV.


That's the same argument George Costanza made for why people would watch a "show about nothing". Maybe he was right after all.

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dsbrady replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:06 AM

Re: listening to the radio on an iPhone/iPad

iOS devices aren't the only ones that support iMessages.

geez. That wasn't exactly the most important part of my message, so please don't be so pedantic. (iOS users are the majority of the recipients of iMessages. Mac users [who are [more]

Wed Aug 20

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dsbrady replied to the Television Banter board. 9:19 PM

Re: Extreme Weightloss

They made a big deal that this was the first person to ever be "sent" home, but I wonder if he's had others that just didn't make it onto the air?

I could have sworn that in the show's first season (when it was called [more]

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dsbrady replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:25 PM

Re: listening to the radio on an iPhone/iPad

Does listening to radio stations and podcasts on an iPhone 4 use up data? What about an iPad?

...

Dh currently watches TV shows on his iPad via wifi to avoid using up data. Could he do the same with a radio app?


Data [more]

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dsbrady replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 10:00 AM

Re: Ballmer completely gone

He doesn't have time to serve on the board. He's too busy trying to figure out how to somehow turn the Clippers into the third best professional basketball team in LA.

I'm waiting for the video of him shouting, "Point guards! Point [more]

Tue Aug 19

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dsbrady replied to the Television Banter board. 9:39 AM

Re: free tv shows .. old and new

If I can't borrow a book from a friend and read it without "making sure that I pay someone"

There's a reason that this is legal and making a copy of a work violates copyright laws. Giving a copy of a book you own to a friend [more]

Mon Aug 18

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dsbrady replied to the Television Banter board. 12:02 PM

Re: free tv shows .. old and new

making a physical copy of a copyrighted performance (such as a TV episode) and mailing it to a third party is absolutely a violation of their copyright

I don't know if this is the case with blank VHS tapes, but blank audio cassettes [more]

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dsbrady replied to the Television Banter board. 10:27 AM

Re: free tv shows .. old and new

The line is not sharply drawn anymore .. like it or not.

No, the line is still quite sharp. Just because it's more "convenient" to steal copyrighted material now than it used to be doesn't make it any less illegal. You can [more]

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dsbrady replied to the Television Banter board. 10:11 AM

Re: free tv shows .. old and new

I don't trust it.

I could be wrong, but I don't.


You're not wrong. This is not legal watching of free shows.

The domain(s) are registered in Belize (by proxy), for what that's worth. I don't know much about [more]

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dsbrady replied to the Television Banter board. 10:05 AM

Re: The Leftovers Renewed for Second Season

With 2% a huge portion
of the population is not even touched by it.


Assuming that the 2% is evenly spread across the population, you don't think almost every person in the world doesn't know at least 50 other people? If you know [more]

Thu Aug 14

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dsbrady replied to the Great Movies board. 1:44 PM

Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

It was amusing and visually impressive, but it was no Spaceballs.

I loved Spaceballs when it came out when I was a teenager. Then I watched it a year ago or so and ... it does not age well. I laughed very few times during [more]

Wed Aug 13

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dsbrady replied to the Television Banter board. 12:53 PM

Re: The Strain 081014

First thing that came to mind ... aren't swastikas illegal in Germany? Yes, in Germany, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland

In Germany, at least (I didn't check the others), swastikas aren't illegal in all case. They're really only illegal [more]

Mon Aug 11

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dsbrady replied to the Gym Thread board. 5:21 PM

Re: August

Pretty much the past month:

dealing with bronchitis and related fatigue, so ... nothin'.

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dsbrady replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 10:01 AM

Re: Windows Phone

So the purpose of buying Nokia was...

To screw over Ballmer's successor.

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dsbrady replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 10:00 AM

Re: Windows Phone

I thought one of the advantages of the Windows phone OS over Android/iOS is that the "live tiles" make it easy to see when something has changed?

Can anyone tell me they can glance at the phone on the right in that article and [more]

Fri Aug 8

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dsbrady replied to the 24 board. 4:39 PM

Re: izzat it then?

The question is were ratings up enough to bump something else out of the regular season spot.

I don't think so. And, I'd rather have it not be in a "regular" season slot. I think it worked well airing when it did this time [more]

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dsbrady replied to the 24 board. 3:47 PM

Re: izzat it then?

From what I recall, the ratings were up this season from its final regular season. Which may be incentive for Fox to not have a new one every season and keep it as an "event" series. Or at least have it air on the same schedule (start at [more]

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dsbrady replied to the 24 board. 3:28 PM

Re: izzat it then?

Seems odd to me that with such a clearly 'sellable' show they aren't
scrambling to get the next season up.


I suspect it's a matter of getting everything lined up. And, I'm sure it's a pretty expensive show to produce (Kiefer [more]

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dsbrady replied to the 24 board. 2:44 PM

Re: izzat it then?

The only official news so far is that Fox would like to bring back another season of 24, but there's no deal for it yet. I don't know when they'd have to have deals in place if they were to bring it back next May, but the last speculation I read (on [more]

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