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  • 2 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    You know the answer, money. They intend to sell this thing at some point. Especially if it requires a yearly booster like the flu shot, and they surely don't want any cheaper varieties on the market than needed.

  • 5 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    So... here you have that fun slippery slope of a private company doesn't have to follow the first amendment... I'm all for net neutrality and find all of this just stupid, but I am torn on this, we have gone through months of news programs now reminding us that private companies don't have to allow free speech because it only applies to the government. Wouldn't it be easier to let the free market dictate this, oh wait, most places there is little to no competition in that market.

  • 9 days ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Hey guys, using your phone and driving is now a crime, don't take your eyes off the road!!! Oh hey, how about you enjoy this new giant touchscreen that will replace your radio, cooling system and dashboard, no dangers here.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I am also concerned with the lack of charging stations and the amount of time the cars take to charge. In the city it's not a problem, but some of us travel and there just aren't enough stations to go from Charlotte to Atlanta and back.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Does more, cost less. It's that simple... or not...

    Seriously, I liked the Apple devices in school and always wanted one, but never enough to justify a switch from Windows laptops that are cheaper. When I got tired of Windows I dabbled in Linux, now I dual boot. If I had the money I'd hackintosh a new computer just to do it.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Microsoft sent out emails today about getting refunds for people that are having problems, they probably don't want to pull it because it seems to be working well with the Series X.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    They should exempt them from or give them a discount on the recycling program if they are willing to actually support their devices for a longer amount of time. I'm not saying you need to update the ios version for 10 years, but maybe patch for security flaws so finance apps and others that require up to date security will stick around keeping devices out of landfills, I have an iPhone 5c sitting in a drawer that still turns on, can make calls and receive texts, but it's no longer updated so apps have moved on because it's on too old of software so I had to move on. They could also maybe offer more than a dollar of trade in value on these things, it's not worth the time to mail my old device back if they are only giving me 10 bucks for it.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Still, these on-demand streaming services aren’t as bad as cable. You pay $15 to $60 a month and you aren’t stuck with any contracts. You can cancel your subscriptions whenever you want (or rotate them to save money), and best of all, you don’t have to deal with the cable company.

    So much this on rotating them out, if you are willing to wait a month or two and binge an entire show from Hulu or CBS/Paramount+ or HBO Max then it's worth it to still do on demand streaming services.

    The problem comes when you subscribe to services like YouTube TV, Sling, or Hulu with Live TV, which are direct replacements for cable. Like other streaming services, these live TV platforms are steadily losing content and increasing in price, to the point that they often cost more than a cable plan.

    It's obvious that they used the drug dealer model with these services at the start with networks giving these channels to the services dirt cheap with the idea to test the waters of this seemingly niche idea. Now, it's not so niche and the channel providers want their cake back now that it's on a different plate.

    If you aren't a "reality" TV person or a sports person there is little reason to have any form of "live" TV at this point because within a year most stuff comes to streaming. You can watch CBS News on YouTube/or their app for free, if you don't want CBS you can choose from several options on Pluto TV free, you can watch your local news usually through their websites or smart apps, you can also potentially use locast, but that's shaky as they are being sued and could disappear, and they also only cover select locations.

    Your average cable provider, on the other hand, offers a 120-channel plan (with Fox Sports) for around $60 to $70 a month. Bundling that cable plan with 100 Mbps internet service pushes your monthly bill somewhere between $75 and $90 a month, which is still a better deal than streaming TV because it includes your internet. (Note: Some service providers may not offer bundles at this price, especially if you’re in a rural area.)

    I'm in a major city suburb and can't get prices that low, we need to pay close to $150 for that package and that's before the taxes, hidden fees and mandatory gateway rentals.

    The only streaming TV service with a better price than cable is Sling TV, which starts at just $30 a month. Sling is a fantastic alternative to basic cable or a “starter” cable plan, but its limited channel selection won’t jive with people who prefer larger packages.

    Sling is great, if you can live without Fox Regional Sports owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, for around $60 you can get every channel they offer in English, I think it's around 80 for English and a handful of Spanish channels, but... we had a major problem with Sling, after we left a few months later somebody, I think Sling itself, reactivated the account, we called and they said tough, no refunds, and said somebody must have done it. I went through disabled the account, made sure to clear the passwords and cookies from the browser, deleted all the apps and it was fine, for a while. Then about a year later they did it again and refused to even talk to us, telling us this is not a problem on their end but ours, so we called the bank and the lady in the charge back department said this is not the first problem they've had with Sling and that it's happened to others and that the only option was to block Dish from doing business with our accoun...

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  • 1 month ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Tribalism is bad, but hey we just bought a major game publisher and they are going to make their games bigger, better and best with our ecosystem... so don't buy that PS5 eh.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I always considered Apple moving to their own chip was a way to stop Hackintosh users, I never considered it would also keep Apple users from swapping to Linux once Apple inevitably moves on from the systems the way they do with iPhones. Win-Win for a company that wants to sell new systems in 3-5 years.

  • 2 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    It's very interesting in a maybe I have some disposable income kind of way, but not as a phone, FireFox and I believe Ubuntu tried this and flopped, there just isn't a real market for niche devices to make them worthwhile. Windows Phone and WebOS tried and failed, some of their features ended up in Android and iOS, but they died and they had Microsoft and HP behind them. On top of that you only get a 30 day warranty, so... that doesn't make me feel great about build quality or longevity.

  • 2 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    What is there to pay more for? They have cancelled a ton of stuff all on cliffhangers because they don't have the balls to tell producers and writers not to write them that way, they are losing content from Marvel/Lucas Film/Disney (Hulu and Disney+), Time Warner/WB/HBO (HBO Max) and NBC Comcast/Universal (Peacock)... at this point only the Netflix originals will be left and if almost none of their original TV shows have endings, why should or would I bother. I don't see much in the way of "if we produce more original content you should pay for it" that they told the investors when the bread and butter that is other peoples content is being pulled constantly.

  • 2 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    That doesn't seem like bullying, that seems like a business transaction... can we use your building, yes for a price, but I also want to have a cameo. Deal.

  • 2 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    The streamer says its terms of use are clear: what viewers are paying for is a limited license.

    Yeah sure, and they know nobody reads the terms on almost anything, it's the reason they use a buy button instead of a license button too, they don't want people actually knowing it's a revocable license that the publishing company can take back from Amazon at any time and in turn Amazon can take from you at any time.

  • 2 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Because deep down you know you want to share your personal data with Google and Microsoft!

  • 2 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    You know what I did when all those assholes were calling me a fag and fucking my mom every night? I muted them and moved on, how damn hard is that, why do we need to encourage whining instead of encouraging the ability to ignore idiots. There is a difference between harassment and edgelords, one you report and one you ignore. Of course at first this seems to be coming to party chat, which is usually you and your friends from my experience, why would they want to record that, let alone report that. Just don't invite people you don't know into your party chat maybe? Or maybe I'm way off base on all this and am too old to understand why this is a good idea.

  • 3 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Sure, and they also took shots at Apple when they removed the headphone jacks and then removed them too.

  • 3 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    It's not like if they wait any longer the price will suddenly get better, cordcutting is here and no matter how much they stick their heads in the ground it probably won't stop for the time being. Of course now that cordcutting tv services are showing the same price hikes that cable has had who knows what's going to happen in the future.

  • 3 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I vehemently disagree with it being pretty good now. One Wasteland is a clusterduck that has left those of us that enjoyed staying in the low level areas and just doing our own thing dead. I don't have the time to build out a solid character or the want to have constantly leveling enemies, I wanted the game I used to play where I knew not to go into the ash heap until I was strong enough, if I wanted to shoot some Super Mutants with a shotgun two or three times in New Ghad it would kill them, my build was mostly a shotgunner and one wasteland made it start taking 7-8 shots per Super Mutant to kill them, I ran out of ammo making my stats worthless. One wasteland has taken a game I really enjoyed and made it one I don't want to play anymore.

    My understanding is if you are starting out or if you were level 100 or more the game re-balanced well for you, for the rest of us, it screwed us and I hate it.

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  • 3 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I know a lot of people will be super excited to remove campaigns for online functions, but I'm the opposite, I can't wait to just download the 8 hour campaign and not the online function.