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Forum: Video Game Consoles and PC Gaming   2015-06-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,133
Posted By tech40
So I'm confused. If it's the same game, why do...

So I'm confused. If it's the same game, why do you need to download a "digital edition?"
Forum: Video Game Consoles and PC Gaming   2015-06-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,133
Posted By tech40
My guess is you posted the answer to your...

My guess is you posted the answer to your question with the following.



My guess is the original game will NOT play in the Xbox One so you will literally download a modified version that has...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2015-06-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,850
Posted By tech40
CHFI changed format some time ago. Started around...

CHFI changed format some time ago. Started around 2000 (after Daynard left) but become even more edgy about 5 years ago.

In the 80's and 90's CKFM (99,9) and Chum-FM (104,5) ruled the roost with...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2015-06-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,323
Posted By tech40
Should Solomon have been fired? IF the reports...

Should Solomon have been fired? IF the reports are true, then yes.

Regarding the CBC. While they don't always manage or handle the PR right, they do seem to be trying to do the right thing.
...
Forum: Windows Computing   2015-06-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 55,460
Posted By tech40
I think you are both right. The way I have...

I think you are both right.

The way I have read it is:

1. the free upgrade from Win 7 or 8 is available for 365 days. Once that time is past, you will have to pay for the upgrade.
2. Once you...
Forum: Windows Computing   2015-06-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 55,460
Posted By tech40
+1. Currently, I use W7 and W8...

+1.

Currently, I use W7 and W8 interchangeably and frankly, I really don't see much difference so until I find a compelling reason, I'm not upgrading.
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2015-06-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,850
Posted By tech40
Curious. I get why stations compress audio when...

Curious. I get why stations compress audio when streaming over the internet but what is the benefit of compressing FM signals? (is it an attempt to sound louder than competitors?)
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2015-06-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,858
Posted By tech40
A wired system, such as the one you are...

A wired system, such as the one you are contemplating, is fine provided you have an easy way to control them and its a good quality amp. The big benefit of this type of system is aesthetics beacuse...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2015-06-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,241
Posted By tech40
Agreed. I don't think that was intentional rather...

Agreed. I don't think that was intentional rather they simply had to reduce scope to get the basics working. I'm sure if they started anew, it might be considered.

For history buffs, from RFC 791...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2015-06-06, 02:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,241
Posted By tech40
Easy. I'm not arguing with you. I simply...

Easy. I'm not arguing with you. I simply suggested that Bell's most likely approch would be an appeal with the CRTC.
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2015-06-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,241
Posted By tech40
Via CRTC. The same way Rogers and Videotron went...

Via CRTC. The same way Rogers and Videotron went after Shaw and Bell for allowing Account Stacking.
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2015-06-05, 08:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,241
Posted By tech40
TorontoColin, there are some very simple ways...

TorontoColin, there are some very simple ways that Netflix could stop the majority of it. As an old-timer who remembers the cross-border satellite Wars of 95 to 02, I can think of four or five ways!
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2015-06-05, 04:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,241
Posted By tech40
Yes, hiding your true location using VPN's is...

Yes, hiding your true location using VPN's is very sneaky. I've heard that some companies use VPN's to hide the actual location of their Customer Service Reps or other personnel so consumers think...
Forum: Windows Computing   2015-06-05, 02:44 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 55,460
Posted By tech40
Does anyone know how MS would know that Windows...

Does anyone know how MS would know that Windows was previously installed on the machine? There must be some type of unique identifier or something but what?
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2015-06-05, 02:19 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 87,306
Posted By tech40
Not moot. If the CRTC buys into PIAC,...

Not moot.

If the CRTC buys into PIAC, Telus, and CNOC argument that Rogers and Shaw have caused damage to other ISP's (which they have for the reasons Telus so elegantly lays out in their...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2015-06-05, 01:30 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 87,306
Posted By tech40
And clearly all of their competitors agree about...

And clearly all of their competitors agree about the "beta" phase.

From Telus' submission (which is great reading) to the CRTC this week.
Forum: Windows Computing   2015-06-04, 02:31 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 55,460
Posted By tech40
In W10 Home, Windows Update will be automatic so...

In W10 Home, Windows Update will be automatic so you better get used to MS putting crapware, such as the charm, on your system with future updates.

Remove Windows Update KB3035583 in control...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2015-06-03, 02:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 45,705
Posted By tech40
Pretty standard for Rogers. My guess is the...

Pretty standard for Rogers. My guess is the person you were talking screwed up when they were talking to you and then did not call back because they would have looked like a fool trying to explain...
Forum: Windows Computing   2015-06-01, 05:44 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 55,460
Posted By tech40
No. That was eliminated in Windows 8.1. Two...

No. That was eliminated in Windows 8.1.

Two reasons why I won't upgrade my W7 machine. First, I use media center on it which will be disposed of by MS. Second, I don't want to have to sign into a...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2015-05-29, 02:33 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 87,306
Posted By tech40
The CRTC currently classifies shomi and cravetv...

The CRTC currently classifies shomi and cravetv as VOD services which subjects to a lot of regulations, netflix is not. Don't think I can post links but see Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2015-05-29, 02:19 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 87,306
Posted By tech40
Yes I know but frankly I wonder if the social...

Yes I know but frankly I wonder if the social media person who responded really understands it themselves. Having worked at Rogers and having followed them for many years, it wouldn't be the first...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2015-05-29, 12:18 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 87,306
Posted By tech40
To be clear, I never said it wouldn't be...

To be clear, I never said it wouldn't be available to cord cutters in the future. I just wanted to clarify for casual readers that it was NOT available to cord cutters today as a previous poster had...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2015-05-29, 10:48 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 87,306
Posted By tech40
shomi is not currently available to anyone but...

shomi is not currently available to anyone but Rogers and Shaw customers. Yes, they did announce that it would be available later this summer to "all Canadians," however the press release was very...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2015-05-28, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By tech40
Yeah, 1500 watts is probably about right. In...

Yeah, 1500 watts is probably about right. In Toronto, that would work out to about 25 cents an hour in peak. It could reduce your Natural gas costs ever so slightly since your furnace should have to...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2015-05-28, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By tech40
Where they talking about "STOOPID" Canadians or...

Where they talking about "STOOPID" Canadians or threatening to kill anyone? :o
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2015-05-26, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,828
Posted By tech40
No. Same bitstream.

No. Same bitstream.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2015-05-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,442
Posted By tech40
This is a real issue for many of us HTPC users. ...

This is a real issue for many of us HTPC users.

Personally, I hope to hang onto my W8.1 with Media Center for quite a few years so I don't have to deal with it!

I tried NextPVR a year or two...
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