| Tech Board|| re: Tell me about dropping cable. - efrad on 3/1/15 at 2:15 pm|
[quote]Looks like I'm stuck with cable then. I'm not a thief.
You don't need to be a thief to cut the cord. It just depends on what content you watch, and whether you're willing to adjust your browsing habits.
This will be pretty much solidly the case once HBO Go stops requiring a c...
| Tech Board|| re: Cutting the Cord: Cox Cable Scare Tactics - efrad on 3/1/15 at 4:49 am|
Don't even bother calling to cancel cable.
When you call in, you get routed to someone in a call center whose job it is to make you not cancel. Their entire job performance metrics are designed to reward them for how many people they can get to not cancel.
Instead, just disconnect all of your ...
| Tech Board|| re: Internet neutrality - efrad on 2/26/15 at 2:21 am|
[quote]Because they want to regulate CONTENT[/quote]
Can you explain to me, in technical terms, any possible plan in which this can be accomplished?
Really, the simple thought of it is downright fricking absurd.
Now, if you said they were gonna up the ante on [i]surveillance[/i], I would to...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Lions cut Reggie Bush - efrad on 2/25/15 at 9:09 pm|
| Tech Board|| re: Iphone 5 with IOS 6...any way to update to IOS 7 instead of 8? - efrad on 2/25/15 at 8:46 pm|
afaik it was fixed in 8.1.3 but I never had any problems myself on my iPhone 5 or my iPhone 6. ...
| Tech Board|| re: Google Doubles Capacity of Play Music Libraries to 50K Songs - efrad on 2/25/15 at 7:58 pm|
[quote]Will Google remove or close your account if what you store is ripped from CD.s or acquired from torrents?
of course not
why on earth would they close your account if you ripped tracks from CDs???...
| Tech Board|| re: coaxial to hdmi question - efrad on 2/25/15 at 7:48 pm|
[quote]This isn't exactly true. There are two third party boxes capable of decrypting all the cable company's channels IF AND ONLY IF you buy their tuning card. Two isn't perfectly accurate- basically all tivo cable models + Samsung gx-smf530 or something like that. The gx and 530 are correct. Don't...
| Tech Board|| re: Google Doubles Capacity of Play Music Libraries to 50K Songs - efrad on 2/25/15 at 7:34 pm|
[quote][quote]that seems pretty pointless for 99% of people.[/quote]
Most people over 30 already had a decent digital music collection before the streaming services got started.[/quote]
How much music do you have?
In my iTunes library, I have 20,461 songs, which is 54 day...
| Tech Board|| re: Iphone 5 with IOS 6...any way to update to IOS 7 instead of 8? - efrad on 2/25/15 at 7:11 pm|
When you install a new version of iOS, your device connects to Apple's server and obtains a signature to use the software.
Apple no longer signs iOS 7 installations.
So the answer is no. There is no known way around this. It would take a vulnerability within the hardware to work around it....
| Tech Board|| re: Is the USENET still relevant? - efrad on 2/24/15 at 10:52 pm|
Piracy is still rampant on Usenet. Most people don't bother with it because most ISPs have discontinued access and people who are interested in piracy generally don't want to purchase access to Usenet, and it's a steep learning curve.
But there's tons of shite on there and pretty much impossibl...
| Political Talk|| re: This is what you once were democrats. Please go back to this philosophy - efrad on 2/24/15 at 7:27 pm|
[quote]Stop with the fricking strawmen, punkass.
I don't necessarily disagree with you on the whole Grover Cleveland thing but how is his response not the exact same fricking shitty post you made?
You're both cherrypicking bull shite from both sides of the aisle. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Reddit cracks down on nude photos after Fappening scandal - efrad on 2/24/15 at 6:04 pm|
[quote]I hate to be a party pooper, I like to look at hot females as much as the next guy, but I think it's a little much when people are hacking into accounts to stealing photos. shite isn't right. I don't care to see anyone naked that bad.
I don't get why this is being downvoted so muc...
| O-T Lounge|| re: car battery has a mileage warranty... - efrad on 2/24/15 at 5:42 pm|
[quote]That's a shitty way to live my man. Also, for him to shite on NAPA and say AutoZone is badass? That's just ignorance. Anyone that works on cars or buys their own parts knows AutoZone is the worst. Cheap prices and cheap parts.
I will never set foot inside of a NAPA if I don't abs...
| Political Talk|| re: Can someone be a feminist and outraged at "college rape culture" simultaneously? - efrad on 2/24/15 at 12:25 am|
While I feel that modern feminists are naïve in many ways, your naïveté is unmatched. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Opinions on Sowden, NSA, Whistleblowers & the future of our privacy? - efrad on 2/23/15 at 11:20 pm|
I haven't seen it yet but I will watch it this weekend with some friends.
I have held Snowden in high regard since the very beginning however. He may have done a massive dump of documents, but I felt the way he executed his plan was well done, and I believe he had the best of intentions.
| Political Talk|| re: Obama has taught me a history lesson: I thought I knew it all - efrad on 2/23/15 at 3:49 am|
[quote]being a history minor I thought my LSU college degree served me well.[/quote]
[quote]A minor in history requires a total of at least 18 hours, including any two-semester six-hour course sequence at the 1000 or 2000 level; three courses at the 3000 or 4000 level; and one add...
| Political Talk|| re: If you don't love America - efrad on 2/23/15 at 3:19 am|
[quote]how about this? "honor thy mother and father"
use that comparison
more profound, more appropriate/fitting
think about that[/quote]
Yeah, let's blindly worship the state. Sounds like exactly what the Founding Fathers would have wanted....
| Tech Board|| re: Sling tv keeps buffering on fire tv - efrad on 2/22/15 at 9:36 pm|
[quote]Are you on the free trial? I suspect the service lags for non-paying customers.[/quote]
Isn't the point of a trial to showcase how awesome the service is to convince someone to buy it? Why on Earth would they make it lag for customers who are considering purchasing the service?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: So I ordered an old-fashioned last night, and bartender puts rock candy in it - efrad on 2/21/15 at 2:13 pm|
[quote]And you have no idea the amount of "bartenders" that can't make the staples.
A few months ago I had a bartender who couldn't even make a bourbon and coke.
First she picked up the rye whiskey and asked me if that's what I meant. I said no and she found the bourbon, then proce...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Oral sex is a good way to get cancer - efrad on 2/21/15 at 5:06 am|
[quote]these kiddos will have no idea who that is :lol:[/quote]
I remember jerkin' it to her videos in like 8th grade :lol:...