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April 6, 2010
1:00 AM
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Locutus said:

I don’t think VLC is authorized, and I especially don’t think my cell phone is authorized…


 

LOL!

April 6, 2010
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Locutus said:

That’s a secret until I have all 10 seasons of SG1 downloaded.


 

Man, that’s one huge 73.3 GB d/l.! Have been at it like for ages and about 67% done so far.

Don’t get SyFy in my location so have to rely on d/l’s for SG-U. Have all up to S01E10. Are there any more to find?

Haven’t tried HuLu yet, but think it may be blocked by my ISP. Is it worth investigating further? And, if so, what’s the “secret”, tell me more..Smile LOL

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
April 6, 2010
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I doubt your ISP would block Hulu – it is a completely legit website. Rather, Hulu is for USA only; anyone not from the USA will be blocked from viewing (unless you use a proxy, of course).

That said, forget Hulu. They plan on putting up a paywall later this year so it will be useless to most of us soon. Find other sources, like http://www.fancast.com/.

April 6, 2010
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No offense, but doesn’t the iPad suck like hell? Here are the reasons why:

-3-4 drops on the carpets will create “lines” on the screen”

-coffee spill will completely destroy the iPad

-whoops… it fell on to the hard floor… it’s done.

-screen is un-scratchable, the back is highly scratchable

 

So you got the iPad right? Just to let you know, go buy the world’s best protection gear, including arm strap, back case, front case, and protective screen cover thing. Oh, and don’t forget your trusty iPad bag or what ever. :)

 

~Joji~

April 6, 2010
2:27 PM
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Hey I’m not the only Stargate fan here! Stargate Atlantis FTW! pssh… pssh… torrents… cough*

April 6, 2010
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Nope I like my gadget “naked”. I’ve had my iPhone for almost two years dropped it to a tile floor from counter height (luckily landed on it’s back), had it slide off of the trunk of my car, etc. Never had a problem with it. The iPad feels much more sturdy so no I’m not worried about it. Even if the back does scratch it’s not going to affect it’s use.

And all of those things you mentioned would definitely destroy my 17″ HP laptop. I’m much less worried about the iPad. I may end up getting a bag for convenience but not really for protection. And a coffee spill is much more likely to destroy the laptop because it would just go in between the keys and get on the circuit boards. E iPad has many fewer openings for the liquid to get in.

And in general, laptops, net books, iPads, etc are not really toys. If I planned on treating my things like a child, I wouldn’t have bought them in the first place.

April 6, 2010
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@Joji: I am not really an iPad “fan” nor am I trying to “defend” it, but I would just like to point out the cons you mentioned to the iPad are pretty much there for other laptops/computers/tablets also Surprised.

April 6, 2010
4:56 PM
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Hope this isn’t what you had in mind….

April 6, 2010
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@Ashraf:  Those are all rumors about the paywalls… currently the most up-to-date rumors are no paywall for now, but optional extras like episodes from further back and (ahem) an iPad app (/ahem) for $$.  They actually made profit last 1/4.

Oh, the site that was :(
April 6, 2010
6:48 PM
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@Locutus: Not rumors, fairly strong statements by Hulu insiders/owners (most notably News Corp who stated all News Corp properties will have pay walls soon). That said, I am hoping Hulu insiders come to their senses and recognize how useless Hulu will be if a paywall is put up.

April 6, 2010
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I love the “Will it blend” videos!!! 99% of them are fantastic!!!

Good find Jyo! Laugh

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April 6, 2010
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@BrotherWolf:  I know!  Although I heard that they removed the aluminum back before smashing the iPad.Yell

Oh, the site that was :(
April 7, 2010
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I’m waiting on the HP-Slate which will be running win7.

In the end everything will be OK. If it's not OK then it's not the end.
April 7, 2010
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Jabtano said:

I’m waiting on the HP-Slate which will be running win7.


For better and for worse…here’s the comparison I’ve seen: http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/05/hp-slate-to-cost-549-have-1-6ghz-atom-z530-5-hour-battery/

April 7, 2010
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Ashraf said:

I doubt your ISP would block Hulu – it is a completely legit website. Rather, Hulu is for USA only; anyone not from the USA will be blocked from viewing (unless you use a proxy, of course).

That said, forget Hulu. They plan on putting up a paywall later this year so it will be useless to most of us soon. Find other sources, like http://www.fancast.com/.


 

Many thanks Ashraf. LOL – will try out the fancast link, it looks interesting.Smile

As for HuLu, I am outside USA – that’s why it’s blocked…Cry

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May 27, 2010
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JAILBREAK JAILBREAK JAILBREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May 27, 2010
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Jyo said:

Hey I’m not the only Stargate fan here! Stargate Atlantis FTW! pssh… pssh… torrents… cough*


 

Hells yea! SGA is the best. they only showed the first 2 episodes here, how bif of a file is each episode?

 

I just rent the dvd’s, and since i’m paranoid, i make a “back up” so i can still return/replace the dvd’s. (and put it on my itouch…..)

May 27, 2010
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sean said:

I just rent the dvd’s, and since i’m paranoid, i make a “back up” so i can still return/replace the dvd’s. (and put it on my itouch…..)


 

Oooh, that’s illegal! Surprised You’re a bad bad man (not saying I’ve never done it with Netflix DVDs…) Wink

Oh, the site that was :(
May 28, 2010
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iPad = 2-3 drops on the ground = screen broken

iPad = falls into puddle of water = completely dead

 

Take the iPad with extreme care! Don’t believe me? Then google it… I don’t see why an iPad is so special. It’s just a larger version of the iPhone. No offense really…

 

…and Flash! Why, how can I survive without flash? :(

 

~Joji~

May 28, 2010
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@ Joji:

iPad = 2-3 drops on the ground = need to see doctor because of motor coordination problems or need to lay off the grog.

iPad = falls into puddle of water = need head read for carrying it across a body of water without sticking it in a bag first or need to lay off the grog for thinking you could carry it across a body of water without potential repercussions.

 

 

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