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Forum: Digital Home Events 12-16-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 15,092
Posted By onlydarksets
I would give the larger notebook to my sister,...

I would give the larger notebook to my sister, who I just found out is on email, but who does not have her own computer (we're 20 years apart). The other large laptop would go to the kids' daycare...
Forum: Zune Talk 12-16-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
Sigh...that's exactly what I (and David) said. ...

Sigh...that's exactly what I (and David) said. Rewording it does not undermine my point (or his) and make it your own.


This is the same conceptual difficulty that many have with subscription...
Forum: Zune Talk 12-16-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
That's not "whatever" - that's "whenever". You...

That's not "whatever" - that's "whenever". You can't listen to what you don't own.
Forum: Zune Talk 12-16-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
I get it, but it is irrelevant to the analogy. ...

I get it, but it is irrelevant to the analogy. For those who don't understand the value proposition of Zune Pass (or other subscription music services), it's similar to satellite radio - you are...
Forum: Zune Talk 12-15-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
Your lack of logic is my fault because I...

Your lack of logic is my fault because I introduced the analogy? That just makes so little sense it's bewildering.

Can you provide anything to support your position? If not, I'm done trying to...
Forum: Zune Talk 12-13-2008, 03:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
It really doesn't. With radio you do have a...

It really doesn't. With radio you do have a right - the right to listen to it. With subscription, you have the right to listen on demand. The difference is in the rights, not the media.
Forum: Zune Talk 12-13-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
The analogy is apt - in both cases you are...

The analogy is apt - in both cases you are listening to music you pay for but don't own. How you access the media is irrelevant - it's your rights to the music that matter. However, this seems to...
Forum: Zune Talk 12-12-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
Not to mention Zune Pass nets out to $5/month...

Not to mention Zune Pass nets out to $5/month ($10/month in "owned" music), which is far less than the $13/month Sirius XM charges.


Falling on deaf ears...
Forum: Zune Talk 12-12-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
Link, please?

Link, please?
Forum: Zune Talk 12-12-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
Ah, yes, well the discussion must be over, then...

Ah, yes, well the discussion must be over, then :rolleyes:. The point is that it's a positive thing that the Zune is supporting it's previous generation hardware. Apple is not, and, if what you say...
Forum: Zune Talk 12-11-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
Word - well said.

Word - well said.
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 12-07-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By onlydarksets
Like this one: ...

Like this one:
http://daringfireball.net/2008/12/apple_psystar_john_does
Forum: Zune Talk 12-05-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,187
Posted By onlydarksets
That's why Sirius XM has 18 million+ subscribers?...

That's why Sirius XM has 18 million+ subscribers? Not to mention the millions using Pandora, last.fm, etc. (admittedly, these are free solutions, but the "10 for $15" model gets it pretty close to...
Forum: Digital Home News 12-04-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By onlydarksets
Apparently they had some issues on Black Friday,...

Apparently they had some issues on Black Friday, but they are attempting to address them:
...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 12-04-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By onlydarksets
Windows Mobile growth declines, while iPhone's increases

WM down 3%, iPhone up 328%. (http://www.macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/gartner_apple_overtakes_microsoft_as_worlds_3_smartphone_os_vendor/) Not really much surprise there.

On a...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 12-02-2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,461
Posted By onlydarksets
Don't get me wrong - I registered mine several...

Don't get me wrong - I registered mine several months ago after receiving a bunch of calls. They dropped to zero afterward.
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 12-01-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,461
Posted By onlydarksets
Yep, this is false. There are only two news...

Yep, this is false. There are only two news releases from the FTC today:
FTC Office of Public Affairs - News Room (http://www.ftc.gov/opa/index.shtml)

The originating site should be embarrassed...
Forum: Zune Talk 12-01-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 733
Posted By onlydarksets
Now Fox knocks Apple

First, NBC (or, more to the point, Chuck) took a swipe at the Zune:
http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/f5/why-nbc-kicking-zune-91120.html

Now, Fox (via The Simpsons) knocks Apple:...
Forum: Digital Home Events 11-26-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,198
Posted By onlydarksets
I can't get the site to load. However, don't...

I can't get the site to load. However, don't forget you can also get 25% cashback from Live.com for purchases made via Buy It Now on eBay...
Forum: Zune Software 11-26-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,929
Posted By onlydarksets
Perhaps, perhaps not. If the URL cannot be...

Perhaps, perhaps not. If the URL cannot be entered into the browser, what's the point of the second check? The Zune software has already checked your machine for compliance, so this is just an...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 11-26-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,921
Posted By onlydarksets
I already did it for you :D ...

I already did it for you :D
http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/f5/why-nbc-kicking-zune-91120.html
Forum: Zune Software 11-25-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,929
Posted By onlydarksets
What does that do? Insert "eh?" into every...

What does that do? Insert "eh?" into every sentence? :D
Forum: Thoughts Media Status Updates 11-25-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,372
Posted By onlydarksets
How's this for timing: YouTube Now in Widescreen...

How's this for timing: YouTube Now in Widescreen (http://www.geektonic.com/2008/11/youtube-now-in-widescreen.html)
Forum: Digital Home Talk 11-25-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,872
Posted By onlydarksets
+1. I'll be sleeping. I went one year around 9a...

+1. I'll be sleeping. I went one year around 9a to get a price adjustment (MPx-220, anyone?), and it was a zoo.
Forum: Zune Software 11-25-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,929
Posted By onlydarksets
I never understood why the TOS went through the...

I never understood why the TOS went through the web browser instead of in the Zune client. That makes it a real PITA.
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