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Profile: RTietjens
Name: RTietjens Offline
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Topic: Seattle Dive Bar Among First to Ban Google Glass, A Losing Battle Begins   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 6:12:50 PM(UTC)

Banning the device is well within the bar owner's rights, just as requiring cell phones to be turned off in a movie theater is legitimate. However, “ass kickings will be encouraged for violators”.is a violation of law, and I sincerely hope some geek with more money than sense wears his device into the dive and subsequently sues for inciting violence. There's a reasonable exercise of ownership rights on private property, and then there's the Teabagger attitude that "I can do it because I'm right wing."

Topic: Roku 3: A New Flagship Streamer With A Faster CPU And New UI   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:14:16 AM(UTC)

@NickModrowski - If Netflix, Amazon Prime, ESPN, Hulu Plus, Crackle, CNS, NBC, and even Faux News and the hundreds of other channels available are "lacking," I suppose so.

Topic: ZOTAC Delivers StreamBox and RAIDbox Streaming, Sharing, and Storage “Accessories”   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 4:21:22 AM(UTC)

"iOS users are apparently out in the cold." No Apple douchebags? Good! I'm in!

Topic: Microsoft Offer Subscribers Updates To Office 365 Every 90 Days   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 12:33:13 PM(UTC)

And your "edit" button is broken.

Topic: Microsoft Offer Subscribers Updates To Office 365 Every 90 Days   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 12:32:03 PM(UTC)

You know, considering the huge problems Microsoft's "updates and upgrades" have caused me with Office 200, Office 2003, and Office 2007, I see no reason I should *EVER* buy a later version of office, and anyone who subscribes to any Microsoft product is simply throwing money down the toilet.

Topic: Hulu's Investors Consider Buying One Another Out, Could Shape Pricing Models   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 6:28:45 AM(UTC)

The problems with Hulu are (1) the "subscription model" is *still* ad-supported; (2) the interface of Hulu Desktop isn't compatible with Windows Media Center, which is arguably the most-popular way to watch media on a PC; (3) many shows remain unavailable on devices which are not PCs (such as the Roku) even when the subscriber has paid for Hulu Plus (can you say "bait & switch?"). Furthermore, Comcast, as a bandwidth provider, ought to be forbidden to also be a content provider because they have already demonstrated that they can and will take anti-competitive measures to protect their content-provider service from Netflix, Amazon, etc.

The American broadband scene is a mess due to non-compete monopolies, and until that's fixed, Hulu isn't going be really relevant.

Topic: Confirmed: Microsoft Office 2013 Licensing Tied To One PC Forever   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 10:40:36 AM(UTC)

Meanwhile, Kingsoft Office Free is tied to... Nothing. No charge.

Topic: Is BestBuy Reducing Its 30 Day Return Policy to 15 Days?   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:52:10 AM(UTC)

Best Buy - they'll lie, cheat, and if they think they can get away with it, steal. Shop elsewhere.

Topic: iOS Jailbreak App Evasi0n Installed on 7 Million iPhones Can’t Be Good For Apple   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:30:40 PM(UTC)

The best jailbreak is an Android device.

Topic: Samsung Laptop UEFI Bug Not Just a Linux Issue   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:47:02 AM(UTC)

This is a design failure in UEFI, at the bottom of it all. If logs are required (and clearly, they are useful in the event of a crash), the address space of the writable CMOS RAM *must* be totally separate from the boot code; only a PHB would insist on making them sufficiently close together to permit overwriting the boot code.