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Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2012-02-12, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,551
Posted By Walter Dnes
Mods... please change the thread title... it is...

Mods... please change the thread title... it is totally misleading. There are 2 aspects to the issue. The Supreme Court ruled on only one of them. I'll give an example. I'm a Teksavvy internet...
Forum: On the Web   2012-01-02, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,361
Posted By Walter Dnes
Oops, that should be before the "and".

Oops, that should be before the "and".
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2012-01-02, 10:17 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 139,968
Posted By Walter Dnes
There's a hidden agenda here. The biggest...

There's a hidden agenda here. The biggest "broadband" companies are ATT and Verizon. They also happen to have IPTV (FIOS and Uverse) as well as making money off of streaming content to mobile phones....
Forum: On the Web   2011-12-26, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,361
Posted By Walter Dnes
It's almost "Engrish". "WE ARE A AUTHORIZED...

It's almost "Engrish".

"WE ARE A AUTHORIZED CASEXX KNIFE DEALER"

"WE ARE A CASE, BOKER, GERBER AND <missing a comma here> BUCK KNIFE DEALER"
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2011-12-26, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,201
Posted By Walter Dnes
Actually, this would be the ideal scenario for a...

Actually, this would be the ideal scenario for a subchannel
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2011-12-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,506
Posted By Walter Dnes
The sad part is that BDU providers could serve...

The sad part is that BDU providers could serve all their customers with one signal per channel. Use only the HD version, and have a digital box with 3 outputs...
HDMI output for newer TV's
...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2011-12-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,764
Posted By Walter Dnes
One thing to check for is overscan. See if you...

One thing to check for is overscan. See if you actually get the entire 1920x1080 image. I don't know what the manufacturers are thinking. This is 2011, not 1961. Digital TV pictures do not shrink as...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2011-11-27, 01:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,572
Posted By Walter Dnes
Another issue is the gain/bandwidth issue. Back...

Another issue is the gain/bandwidth issue. Back in ye olde days UHF antennas had to cover channels 14-to-83, then it fell to 14-to-69, and now 14-to-51. Similar antennas can get higher gain if...
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2011-11-16, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,992
Posted By Walter Dnes
Interesting, I've got a Real Canadian and a...

Interesting, I've got a Real Canadian and a Shopper's near my place. Canada Computers' website has only 1 entry for Eneloops, the "family pack". I don't need ANOTHER CHARGER or the 2 AAA's that they...
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2011-11-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,992
Posted By Walter Dnes
Best quality rechargable NiMh AA batteries in GTA?

I have a Pentax K-x camera that can use rechargable NiMh AA batteries, or lithium ion, or in an emergency, alkalines. When the original lithium ion batteries were getting low, I got some el-cheapo...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2011-11-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,403
Posted By Walter Dnes
Get well soon.

Get well soon.
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2011-11-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,368
Posted By Walter Dnes
Extremely cynical reply... The next big consumer...

Extremely cynical reply... The next big consumer electronics thing will be Macafee etal pushing anti-virus products for your internet-enabled phone and car and fridge and TV and etc, etc.
Forum: On the Web   2011-11-10, 12:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,801
Posted By Walter Dnes
Like they say "we're so bad, we know we're good",...

Like they say "we're so bad, we know we're good", actually, they got it right when they said they were so bad. This was apparently an entry in some internal competition at Southern Food Brokerage......
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2011-11-06, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By Walter Dnes
Note also that "Caller ID blocking" does NOT...

Note also that "Caller ID blocking" does NOT block ANI (Automatic Number Identification). The only way to defeat that is to forward the call via a forwarding service, and their actual number shows...
Forum: On the Web   2011-11-06, 02:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,801
Posted By Walter Dnes
Lord of The Dance theme as done by a bunch of...

Lord of The Dance theme as done by a bunch of trained monkeys...

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Or if you're into country music, here's a longer mix...

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Forum: On the Web   2011-11-06, 01:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,801
Posted By Walter Dnes
Hydrogen versus Boost "translated for white...

Hydrogen versus Boost "translated for white people". This is probably still NSFW even though greatly toned down

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Forum: Linux   2011-10-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,646
Posted By Walter Dnes
So what are they going to use for names after...

So what are they going to use for names after "Zippy Zebra"?. :p Curious minds want to know.
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2011-09-24, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,483
Posted By Walter Dnes
My camera has the same plastic cover, and the...

My camera has the same plastic cover, and the same 8 megapixel camera.

I got the camera from an Ebay merchant. Then I paid someone I found on Kijiji to unlock and root the phone. It now has a...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2011-09-24, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,483
Posted By Walter Dnes
How do I get back cover off HTC Desire HD?

Executive summary.

There is a CHEAP plastic cover over the lens of the HTC Desire cameras
Taking off the plastic cover immensly improves image quality
Here's a video I stumbled across on...
Forum: Windows Computing   2011-09-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,468
Posted By Walter Dnes
I don't know how that can be avoided. The problem...

I don't know how that can be avoided. The problem is that Asus/Acer will get a master Windows image, and for the next 3 months burn that image onto every system they produce in a particular product...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2011-09-10, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By Walter Dnes
I see two reasons for opening a financial arm... ...

I see two reasons for opening a financial arm...
When someone pays them via credit card, the credit-card company takes a cut. Rogers is trying to cut out the middleman.
"The Next Big Thing"...
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2011-09-05, 03:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 678
Posted By Walter Dnes
Any Android rooting + CyanogenMod install services in GTA?

Not sure if this goes here or in the Android forum. But since I'm looking to pay for a service, "general buying" seems more appropriate.

I got an HTC Desire HD from an Ebay reseller. First, it...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2011-09-02, 01:24 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 222,489
Posted By Walter Dnes
Had to reset my Panny TH-50PX75U

Had a bit of a fiasco. There were 2 versions of 9-1, 41-1, etc on according to my TV. And the remote control always went to the wrong one. :( The old versions refused to go away, even with numerous...
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2011-08-31, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By Walter Dnes
Not expecting to find it there, but I ended up...

Not expecting to find it there, but I ended up getting one at the local Source (now owned by Bell) a 10-15 minute walk from where I live. Yes, they're cheaper elsewhere, but a 2 way trip is $5 on...
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2011-08-29, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By Walter Dnes
GTA area: SHORT microUSB-to-USB cable.

I have a smartphone, with a cable that links the phone's microUSB port to a regular computer USB port. I'd like to carry one around with me, but the thing is approx 4 feet long, which is a pain to...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2011-08-29, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,708
Posted By Walter Dnes
BTW, here's the original ISO-100 photo...

BTW, here's the original ISO-100 photo (http://clients.teksavvy.com/~walterdnes/misc/IMAG0033.jpg). You can see noise on the purple "cloth" on the front of the cart.
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2011-08-28, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,708
Posted By Walter Dnes
That's what I finally got, from an Ebay reseller....

That's what I finally got, from an Ebay reseller. The HD's 4.3" screensize is just right for my hands. The FM radio and wifi are quite sensitive.

There are several HTC Desire variants with the 8...
Forum: Windows Computing   2011-08-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By Walter Dnes
Many OEM Windows computers have a hidden "restore...

Many OEM Windows computers have a hidden "restore partition" that, when booted from, wipes the C: drive and restores the C: drive to what you had when you opened the box... "craplets" and all "trial...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2011-08-17, 04:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,708
Posted By Walter Dnes
I had started another tablet-only thread after...

I had started another tablet-only thread after being disappointed by the small dinky-phones on display at the local superstore. Thanks to Hugh for pointing me to the CyanogenMod supported devices...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2011-08-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,464
Posted By Walter Dnes
I think that's more a question of territorial...

I think that's more a question of territorial rights. CTV/Global/CITY have bought Canadian rights to most US shows, so Hulu won't stream here, even if the CRTC disappears tomorrow. However, music...
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