Posted January 8th, 2014 @ 02:22pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Netflix's dumbed-down algorithms
Netflix's big problem, it seems to me, is that it can't afford the content that its subscribers most want to watch. It could try to buy streaming rights to every major Hollywood blockbuster in history — but doing so would cost hundreds of billions of dollars, and could never be recouped with $7.99 monthly fees. What's more, the studios can watch the Netflix share price as easily as anybody else, and when they see it ending 2013 at $360 a share, valuing the company at well over $20 billion, that's their sign to start raising rates sharply during the next round of negotiations. Which in turn helps explain why Netflix is losing so many great movies.
John Gruber also links to Can I Stream.It?
Posted January 7th, 2014 @ 01:57pm by Erik J. Barzeski
How is this legal? How can they seize my laptop or cell phone for any reason?
A federal judge today upheld a President Barack Obama administration policy allowing authorities along the U.S. border to seize and search laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices for any reason.
Alarmingly, the government contends the Fourth-Amendment-Free Zone stretches 100 miles inland from the nation's actual border.
Posted January 6th, 2014 @ 01:46pm by Erik J. Barzeski
A Speck in the Sea - Worth reading. And how big of a jerk would Jimmy Buffett have beef he had said "no, let's keep fishing?"
Posted January 5th, 2014 @ 05:02pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Back this Project on Kickstarter, please. I'd like to see it get funded.
Posted January 4th, 2014 @ 06:24pm by Erik J. Barzeski
That was unexpected. I can't sing for crap.
Posted January 3rd, 2014 @ 08:01pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted January 2nd, 2014 @ 07:29pm by Erik J. Barzeski
John Siracusa graded Apple's year based on his list from February 2.
You'll have to click through to read his thoughts, but his grades and any short comments I have are below:
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Posted January 1st, 2014 @ 12:18pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Every now and then I feel like I "miss" MacsBug, but really I am just remembering an earlier OS. In no way do I actually miss MacsBug.
Posted December 31st, 2013 @ 01:19pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted December 30th, 2013 @ 09:46am by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted December 29th, 2013 @ 09:42am by Erik J. Barzeski
I'd like to buy two sew-on patches each of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers. Ideally they'd be about 4" x 4".
What's the best place to buy them?
Posted December 28th, 2013 @ 03:33pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The uploader's goal: squish the heck out of the video. Goal achieved!
Posted December 27th, 2013 @ 05:00pm by Erik J. Barzeski
A letter sent by NASA:
Posted December 26th, 2013 @ 04:57pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The beginning of an email. I've gotten a few of these, and absolutely none of them strike me as "obvious."
Perhaps the fact that they're all found in my spam folder is what is supposed to make the sender "obviously" a "professional social media business manager?"
Posted December 25th, 2013 @ 09:59pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Don't watch it if you're aggravated by cursing. The other Nerd3 videos are funny, too, but this may be the funniest.