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Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-06-25, 01:21 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 69,423
Posted By audacity
57 I apologize. I was using software...

57

I apologize. I was using software developer lingo when you're thinking in end-user lingo. I'll try and explain this to you and keep the technical jargon to a minimum.



That's just a...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-06-24, 06:56 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 69,423
Posted By audacity
The actual message protocol has a category...

The actual message protocol has a category "Presidential Alert". That is the category that all the Canadian alerts use. So, AMBER alerts don't actually use the AMBER alert category in Canada. They...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-06-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 69,423
Posted By audacity
57, in Canada over the past year I haven't...

57, in Canada over the past year I haven't received anything other than presidential alerts. All the AMBER alerts and the weather warnings were categorized as "presidential" and didn't use the...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-06-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 69,423
Posted By audacity
You're giving me the horrible impression of...

You're giving me the horrible impression of someone who doesn't read the posts they're replying to.

The central problem here is that presidential alerts ignore your ringer volume and "do not...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-06-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 69,423
Posted By audacity
It's especially bad when the system has a...

It's especially bad when the system has a specific category for AMBER alerts, and that category is being bypassed, and everything is a presidential alert.

I'm considering making a "how to"...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-06-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 69,423
Posted By audacity
I'm frustrated/annoyed when "AMBER" alerts are...

I'm frustrated/annoyed when "AMBER" alerts are sent out as presidential alerts - especially when they're sent out in the middle of the night. When I'm sleeping, and my phone is supposed to be on "do...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2018-11-29, 06:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,669
Posted By audacity
IMHO, Netflix is generating more high quality TV...

IMHO, Netflix is generating more high quality TV content than any other content producer, including Disney. Like the Haunting of House Hill (I just finished that series); it was very well done. In...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2018-02-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,350
Posted By audacity
I think Shaw's recent employee buyout offer...

I think Shaw's recent employee buyout offer (which has been popular with employees) is more evidence that the traditional cable TV (and satellite) businesses are diminished.

At a dinner party...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2018-01-24, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
Posted By audacity
Who are the "reputable local dealers"? Are there...

Who are the "reputable local dealers"? Are there any businesses/chains that use high quality (new) batteries, and stay away from the knockoffs one finds on eBay?
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2018-01-24, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,073
Posted By audacity
Sometimes it makes sense for the video to be...

Sometimes it makes sense for the video to be filmed in portrait mode, just like it sometimes makes sense to take a photo in portrait mode.

If the intended viewing audience are using TVs, sure, I...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2017-12-23, 11:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,350
Posted By audacity
Whose to say which is the "supplement" (cable vs...

Whose to say which is the "supplement" (cable vs streaming). By supplement meaning less "screen time".
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2017-12-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,350
Posted By audacity
https://www.fastcompany.com/40509728/netflix-vs-ca...

https://www.fastcompany.com/40509728/netflix-vs-cable-subscribers-are-neck-and-neck-now-says-pwc

According to this article, in the USA, Netflix has pulled even with cable companies (re: market...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2017-12-05, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,118
Posted By audacity
This is part of the reason why BDU video quality...

This is part of the reason why BDU video quality has historically been relatively poor. In order to have the additional bandwidth to provide these "zombie" channels in traditional (non-IP-TV) style...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-11-05, 06:30 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 187,414
Posted By audacity
No, 57's original quote was thus: I'm...

No, 57's original quote was thus:



I'm arguing that in order to push the price of Internet up to the price of Internet + TV, you need to acquire a number of streaming services to make up the...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-11-04, 07:20 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 187,414
Posted By audacity
This is false, unless those people wouldn't...

This is false, unless those people wouldn't otherwise be using the Internet much.



Again, this is false. I would encourage you to educate yourself around the different video streams provided...
Forum: Windows Computing   2017-10-27, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By audacity
Linux is pretty horrible when it comes to driver...

Linux is pretty horrible when it comes to driver updates, especially if the hardware provider provides closed source drivers (i.e. most of them). Sure, if you strictly limit your hardware (like you...
Forum: Telus Mobility, Public Mobile, and Koodo Wireless   2017-10-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By audacity
I've been in fringe areas of Alberta, and it was...

I've been in fringe areas of Alberta, and it was true there. Specifically, the two phones had the same service level.
Forum: What's On Television?   2017-10-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,759
Posted By audacity
I preferred BSG to what I'm seeing on STD thus...

I preferred BSG to what I'm seeing on STD thus far.

On STD the acting is reasonably good, and the special effects are great. The problem is that the writing is horrible.

Oh well.
Forum: Telus Mobility, Public Mobile, and Koodo Wireless   2017-10-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By audacity
My understanding is that this is false. But...

My understanding is that this is false.

But even if it's true, my experience is that the signal strengths are hardly different.

I know this by comparing identical phones that my SO and I have,...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-10-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 187,414
Posted By audacity
Netflix and HBO can't block access to pirate...

Netflix and HBO can't block access to pirate websites because they don't control the network.

In the USA, the DMCA is the "law of the land", and there is a "safe harbor" provision that ISPs are...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-10-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 187,414
Posted By audacity
I think Netflix has demonstrated that they reduce...

I think Netflix has demonstrated that they reduce the demand for pirated content.

Why Netflix Is Winning the Online Piracy Wars...
Forum: Apple Computing   2017-10-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,181
Posted By audacity
The reason why FF was less secure than Chrome was...

The reason why FF was less secure than Chrome was primarily because of their shared memory architecture, and the lack of partitioning between the browser and FF addons.

Mozilla can be reactive and...
Forum: Apple Computing   2017-10-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,181
Posted By audacity
I switched from using FF to Chrome shortly after...

I switched from using FF to Chrome shortly after Chrome got their addon system in place, and subsequently got a decent ad-blocker.

While I still use FF, it's mostly for compatibility testing.
...
Forum: Telus High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2017-10-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,697
Posted By audacity
I've got Telus Internet 150/150 + Unlimited for...

I've got Telus Internet 150/150 + Unlimited for $70/month, which is a ~$15/mo discount from the standard price. That's a much better deal than what would have been available prior to Shaw becoming...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-09-18, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,270
Posted By audacity
I'll put the "technical expert" hat on now and...

I'll put the "technical expert" hat on now and say this: all OTT streaming services that I've ever seen all stream via HTTP/HTTPS, and that's the furthest thing from a proprietary protocol that I can...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-09-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,270
Posted By audacity
You can get a Roku for $50. It works great. A...

You can get a Roku for $50. It works great. A Chromecast is even less. Many (most?) modern TVs include apps like Netflix, so no additional hardware is necessary.
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-09-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,270
Posted By audacity
This is a good thing. Compare TV today to TV...

This is a good thing.

Compare TV today to TV ~10-15 years ago. Frankly, there was very little superhero content to be had. We had the occasional Marvel movie, and "Heroes" on NBC.

TV shows...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-09-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,270
Posted By audacity
Shocking! From what you've said in earlier...

Shocking! From what you've said in earlier posts, I thought your position that if you don't have cable you must subscribe to every last one.
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-09-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,270
Posted By audacity
If Netflix @ $12/month isn't worth it, that's...

If Netflix @ $12/month isn't worth it, that's setting your value requirements so high, no other service would be "worth it" either.

Can you point out any non-free video service that is "worth it"?...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2017-08-23, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By audacity
DVD quality is a resolution of 720x480,...

DVD quality is a resolution of 720x480, interlaced (30fps).

OTA TV (ATSC) uses 1280x720 (60fps), or 1920x1080 interlaced (30fps).

Both technologies do use MPEG2 compression, but that just means...
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