[telecom] Just How Dumb Is It For CBS To Block CNET From Giving Dish An Award?
Just How Dumb Is It For CBS To Block CNET From Giving Dish An Award?
by Mike Masnick
Jan 11 2013
As you may or may not recall, last year, pretty much all the TV
networks sued Dish Networks over a new feature it had launched,
PrimeTime Any Time (PTAT), with its Autohopper technology on its
DVRs. PTAT is where it would automatically record all the major
networks' prime time programming and hold onto it for a bit.
Autohopper would then automatically skip over the commercials. It's
important to recognize that these features, on their own, have been
consider...I know I only post when I want an opinion...
But I have found /Aura/ for �15 and, as I am trying to fill the void before
the release of /The Sims 2/, is it worth it? JA gave it a B+, but I know
their reviewers can be overly critical.
I have the demo from a magazine cover DVD and, whilst it's very pretty to
look at, the sound (especially the music) could do with being a little
beefier, but the puzzles are what concerns me - they appear to be on a par
with /Obisidian/ in terms of difficulty and I really couldn't get on with
that at all.
For example, there is a puzzle in the second room in the 'laboratory' ...Opinion needed
Someone posted the following. I am thinking of buying a notebook and
this seems interesting but slightly beyond what I can pay now. How much
will you pay for it?
Dell Latitude D600, 1.30GHz, Pentium M, 14.1 XGA
128MB 1 Dimm DDR 2100 RAM, 30G HD, Windows XP Home, 24X CDRW,
56K Modem, NIC, Wireless Network (Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 WLAN),
Battery Life: 4 hours
Dimision: 12.4x10.1x1.2 inch , Weight: 4.6lb (thin and light)
Three Year Warranty (End Sep-2004)
It's brand new and in sealed box yet. However I got another la...About Steve Yegge's 'Opinions considered harmful' post
Excuse me, but where in this post does anything about Ruby arise?
Maybe you misjudged the 'opinion' topic. Or maybe we're not on the
same page. I thought it to mean opinions about Ruby, the way it
works, even the community, and things directly related to it.
Your last two posts, though I disagreed with them, were well within
this definition. You were even syndicated in a few places with people
singing your praises. Deleting them seemed a bit rash to me, but I
didn't mind seeing them go seeing as they were a bit accusatory
towards the Python community, as you had mentioned...iOS7 "muddled" design? One critic's opinion.
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
On 2013-09-20 15:53:45 +0000, Alan Browne said:
&...Opinions on Sony Clie UX50
I know Sony is going out of the PDA business,
but I like very much the unique feature set
of Clie UX50 (Keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth) so
I am considering changing from my SJ30 (where
I have to use an external keyboard) to the UX50
(prices dropped a bit since Sony's announcement).
....Any opinion of any UX50 owner on features,
battery life, hardware aging (screen, keyboard)??
In article <Xns95312800BC32FIDToken@184.108.40.206>,
name <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello there,
> I know Sony is going out of the PDA business,
> but...Re: OT: Presidential views website- Compare your opinions #2
whoop!!! why doesn't that surprise me.... ol' GW came in at 19%. What
did surprise me a bit was that Kucinich came in at 100%.... Think I need
to follow him a bit more closely (not that his views, or evidently mine
either, have a snowball's chance in hell of getting anywhere).
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...OT: Keyboard opinions?
Well my old keyboard from 2003 is starting to fail on me with sticky and
sometimes unresponsive keys, so I guess I'm in the market for something new.
But before I open my wallet (watch out for moths when I do!), I was curious
what the general opinion here was of the Saitek Eclipse II and the Logitech
G15? In terms of price, I can get the G15 for $10 more than the Eclipse II,
but just wanted to know from owners of both what your day-to-day experience
has been like. Thanks. Personally I am leaning towards the Eclipse II.
I had considered a Microsoft keyboard, but I heard something ...in your opinion
Wondering, as a broad comment, do you guys thing c is the best
programming language I'm trying to have a vote so I can find out, so
if I want to learn it and move towards using it a lot more I will have
more consensus / census type info...
On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:57:46 -0700, Robin wrote:
> Wondering, as a broad comment, do you guys thing c is the best
> programming language
The best for what?
On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 16:57:46 -0700 (PDT), Robin <email@example.com> wrote:
>Wondering, as a broad comment, do you guys thing c is the best
>progra...GNU Fortran 95: Opinions?
gfortran (http://gcc.gnu.org/fortran) is the Fortran 95 compiler that will
replace g77 in the forthcoming 4.0.0 version of the GNU Compiler
Collection, GCC (http://gcc.gnu.org).
Since gfortran is still in development, I know many people have not
had a chance to use it. Snapshots are available from the GCC web site.
While an official release is still several months away, I'm interested in
knowing what Fortraners want from gfortran.
Note that I have *no* official capacity in terms of gfortran, though I
submit patches and do testing. For what it's worth, I'm a Fortran 95
progr...Re: Opinion Telegrams and Mailgrams
TELECOM Digest Editor wrote in response:
> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Does anyone remember when we used to
> have _two_ mail deliveries each day as a routine thing, and when
> postage cost only a few pennies at that? PAT]
Pat, I wouldn't complain too much about the US Postal Service. Take a
look at what the mail service is like in your neighbor to the north.
Canada Post doesn't deliver on Saturdays. If you buy a home in a new
subdivision, you will NEVER get mail delivery to your door. If you
build a house on a vacant lot, in between 2 houses that ha...my opinion
The people in this group who post messages simply to say something bad about
Commodores, why don't you just get the hell out of this group? Some of us
actually own the equipment and know what we're talking about. We like to be
able to read the real posts without searching for them. Go away unless you
have something useful to say.
"Gordon Pettey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The people in this group who post messages simply to say something bad
> Commodores, why don...How do i install a Wireless CARD BUS in UBUNTU?? CNET CNWLC-811
I prefer UBUNTu ALOT MORE THAT WINDOWS XP
but i just dont know how to install the cardbus
CAN anyone help me??
i have the drivers but i dont undestand
i cant install ubuntu into a PRESARIO 900, when installing it freezes
at 9% or 15%
i dont know whats wrong it just freezes!!
HELP ME PLEASE
i even left it onn installing for a day, and i guess it was freeze
because it didnt move from 9% or 15%
The racist, liar and software thief ryebra (flatfish) nymshifted:
< snip flatfish droppings >
You lately nymshifted to
Abbie Diaz, achmed.jones, Aftab Si...OT: opinions on Nokia 6600 ?
I need to replace my age, battered and often-dropped SE T68i very soon.
I'm looking at a Nokia 6600 as a replacement. It needs to be bluetooth
and iSync compatible and this Nokia is mentioned in the list. Has
anybody used one? Any good?
Hugh Chaloner <email@example.com> wrote:
> I need to replace my age, battered and often-dropped SE T68i very soon.
> I'm looking at a Nokia 6600 as a replacement. It needs to be bluetooth
> and iSync compatible and this Nokia is mentioned in the list. Has
> anybody used one? Any good?
I just heard an report a...This was funny on CNET today
...Opinions about MacKeeper
Just curious to know if anyone uses MacKeeper. What are
8^)~~~~~~ Sue (remove x to email)
In article <sme617x-099FE3.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Suzie-Q
> Just curious to know if anyone uses MacKeeper. What are
> your opinions.
Suzie-Q <email@example.com> wrote:
> Just curious to know if anyone uses MacKeeper. What are
> your opinions.
> 8^)~~~~~~ ...Opinions and Advice Please
I've alwaysbuilt my own boxes, but have mentioned to my wife that it really
doesn't make much sense anymore. So she buys me a Pavilion Media Center
m7330n for Valentine's Day. I am one lucky guy and don't mean to sound like
I'm looking a gift horse in the mouth, but I'm being cautious before opening
the box and officilly accepting her wonderful gift. Now about the machine.
Seems like I can't add a second internal hard drive. Is that true? Also, I
would definitely want to install an add-in video card. Would a power supply
upgrade be necessary? Any experience p...OPINIONS: Best Hard Drive
OPINIONS: Best Hard Drive - Western Digital Special Caviar Edition or
I'm looking for the BEST Big Storage External Harddrive, either with
enclosure or without. (I can put it in my own case if need be.)
I am seeing a lot of complaints about drive failures on the Western
Digital Special Caviar Editions. People are saying they fail after 6
months. This concerns me of course. But I don't know another brand that
may be better.
I had a Maxtor, and that broke after 2 months! I need something REALLY
I need the best 250 GB to 500 GB drive around for video ed...Probability-based technique with additive theory, opinions?
What happens if one tries to model a probability-based phenomenon with a
technique based on the assumption of additive linearity?
On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 17:27:45 -0000 (GMT), "Thornston Gurber"
> What happens if one tries to model a probability-based phenomenon with a
> technique based on the assumption of additive linearity?
Probability based? Implying, multiplicative factors?
Do you mean:
What happens if you model proportions using that is
ordinary ANOVA, instead of writing a logistic model?
Your model and tests...opinion
I need your opinion about
I'm not the author
...My opinion on Firefox 1.0
I had tried the older versions, even back when it was firebird. I didn't
particularly like it then, it was a bit bloated and slow, yet somehow too
feature poor....what can I say, I'm a Konqueror fan. So I finally decided
to try out the new Mozilla Firefox 1.0...I have to say it's improved. I
don't get as much of the performance slowdown with lots of tabs that I
did in the earlier ones, they must have fixed something. And I like the
extensions, the ability to optionally add the features you want to the
browser is very nice, the fact that the same extensions work regardless of
OS...[News] [Opinion] HP unveils plan for gaming future -- what's missing?
US computer and printer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard has unveiled
plans it hopes will make it a major force in the global video and
online gaming market.
HP bought specialist gaming computer firm VoodooPC at the end of
last year, and said it would now expand the hardware the firm was
able to offer.
Now the bad news.
is not a good start, as it's an aspx, but oh well.
The Voodoo OMEN, which costs $6000 (!), has no options
for a Linux OS, though it can be set up to boot up to 3
id like to hear your opinion about something.
I just started using Prolog yesterday and i have my doubts about it,
but it seems to me something like object oriented. so i wanted to ask
you how usefull prolog is. Sure this is no prolog newsgroup so my
question is: because it seems object oriented, how important is it by
understanding python and improving my python skills. because i just
started it, i may bee totaly wrong or i missunderstood.
On 2007-03-09, azrael <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I just started using Prolog yesterday and i have my doubts about it,
> but it s...opinion?
I am upgrading my computer and would like to have some opinions about
the components I am going to install. They are:
* Intel Celeron 2.4 GHz Boxed PC400 - Socket PGA478, 128kB cache
* PC2700 DDR-DIMM 256MB CL2.5 - Memory 184-P (for DDR-PC333MHz) (AMD
* Asus P4S8X-X Motherboard for S478/P-4 - SIS648, ATA/133, ATX, DDR,
8X AGP, Sound
Any comments on the different components?
> I am upgrading my computer and would like to have some opinions about
> the components I am going to install. They are:
> *...Re: Opinion on NEC Phone Systems #4
I would ask ... which NEC system are you looking at? Aspire? Elite?
Dave Phelps <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Pete@Spamfree.com says:
>> I just got a quote back from a vendor , with really good pricing
>> a new NEC phone system.
>> I have two options which is keep our Norstar system and just upgrade
>> or get a new NEC phone system for the same price.
>> The main difference on the features is that the NEC will support