Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Lord Dave

Pages: < Back  1 ... 286 287 [288] 289 290 291  Next >
5741
Science & Alternative Science / Re: Honey & Lemon
« on: December 27, 2013, 03:53:35 PM »
I use plain sugar instead of honey.

5742
Technology & Information / Re: My phone has been shipped!
« on: December 24, 2013, 10:15:24 PM »
I've heard you shouldn't charge a battery unless it's low on charge because it reduces the maximum charge the battery can hold.  Makes sense because my phone's battery life sucks and I used to charge it and leave it plugged-in overnight.

Li-ion batteries don't suffer from battery memory like ni-ca.
You should charge your phone when you feel like it.  However, avoid using it while charging as this will cause a heat buildup that will damage the battery.

5743
Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Trek
« on: December 24, 2013, 11:23:16 AM »
Congratulations on your achievement.

Now you have the entire new universe to explore. 

May God Help You..

5744
Technology & Information / Re: Chromecast
« on: December 21, 2013, 01:50:50 PM »
My computer monitor is 19".  My TV is just under 50", I can't remember for sure.  However, there is a considerable size difference.
It shouldn't make a difference.  Your TV automatically scales the image it receives.  If you're getting pixilation its because either the signal is bad and its being broadcasted at a lower resolution to compensate or the source is low resolution.  But if your Netflix is set to HD, you should be broadcasting at 1080p.

5745
Arts & Entertainment / Re: Duck Dynasty Controversy
« on: December 21, 2013, 12:22:01 AM »
Are you trying to make the point that the backlash he is receiving is also freedom of speech?
No.  I'm saying that freedom means lack of consequences.  All speech has consequences.

LD, I have no idea what you're saying or where you're going with it.
I am trying to argue that the larger your audience, the less freedom you have when you speak.  At a national level, you have very little if any at all as the consequences are not only immediate but usually grand.


Nothing you have cited prevents A & E from ceasing business activities with a party they deem to be damaging to their brand.
I never said it didn't.
As far as I'm concerned, he screwed himself over.



Here, let me try to simplify what I'm saying:
Every word you speak to someone has consequences.  Sometimes those consequences are so little, they're virtually irrelevant.  Other times, not so much.
Also, as the number of people who see/hear/read those words increases, so do the consequences.  If he were to speak to his family only on the subject, it's likely nothing bad would happen to him.  If he were to speak to his church, he may have some murmers but nothing life style changing.  Town hall meeting: Maybe a petition.  State level: maybe some protests.  National level: Well.. you get the idea.

He did not have the freedom to speak his mind to that reporter anymore than I have the freedom to tell his boss off (assuming he needs the job).

In fact, that may be simpler to say:
Why do we not speak our minds to our superiors if we dislike them? 
Because we don't want to deal with the consequences.  We are restricted from speaking our opinion.  From expressing our feelings. 

5746
Arts & Entertainment / Re: Duck Dynasty Controversy
« on: December 20, 2013, 09:59:25 PM »
How can the government protect someone from public opinion based on their own statements?  That's an idiotic idea.
Exactly.

Freedom of speech means without consequences from the government, not from public opinion.
How can it be free if it's only free from one entity, especially when the elected officials are there based on public opinion?

It's a freedom of expression only.
The first amendment clearly says speech.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

5747
Arts & Entertainment / Re: Duck Dynasty Controversy
« on: December 20, 2013, 08:54:30 PM »
Freedom of speech means without consequences from the government, not from public opinion.
How can it be free if it's only free from one entity, especially when the elected officials are there based on public opinion?

5748
Technology & Information / Re: Chromecast
« on: December 20, 2013, 07:25:13 PM »
No, I use Netflix Desktop PPA.  It basically runs FireFox in Wine and tricks Netflix into thinking that you are running a Windows OS and it uses Silverlight.  Moonlight still does not support DRM.  I read something about Pipelight, but I have not tried this method. 

http://lifehacker.com/5963726/netflix-finally-comes-to-ubuntu-in-the-form-of-an-unofficial-desktop-app
I assume that works fine without the broadcast so most likely its software related.  Unless you've got a slow ass network card.


I would more likely assume any issues to be video card related, seeing as my network adapter is 802.11N and so is my wireless router.
I doubt it.  If it looks good on your PC, your video card isn't the issue.  Unless its broadcasting the video signal but that just sounds weird to me.

It could be your PPA being inefficient.  Or it could he EM interference between your PC and chromecast.
If you have windows, try it there and see if you get the same results.

5749
Arts & Entertainment / Re: Duck Dynasty Controversy
« on: December 20, 2013, 07:04:22 PM »
Then how do you define freedom of speech?  If the government put people in jail for voicing anti-american opinions, that's just a consequence right?

5750
Technology & Information / Re: Chromecast
« on: December 20, 2013, 06:25:00 PM »
No, I use Netflix Desktop PPA.  It basically runs FireFox in Wine and tricks Netflix into thinking that you are running a Windows OS and it uses Silverlight.  Moonlight still does not support DRM.  I read something about Pipelight, but I have not tried this method. 

http://lifehacker.com/5963726/netflix-finally-comes-to-ubuntu-in-the-form-of-an-unofficial-desktop-app
I assume that works fine without the broadcast so most likely its software related.  Unless you've got a slow ass network card.

5751
Technology & Information / Re: Chromecast
« on: December 20, 2013, 05:55:51 PM »
How are you streaming Netflix without silver light?  Moonlight?

5752
Science & Alternative Science / Re: RET riddle
« on: December 20, 2013, 01:41:17 PM »
From what perspective?  On the Earth, over the Earth, over the solar system, galaxy, or universally?

5753
Arts & Entertainment / Re: Duck Dynasty Controversy
« on: December 20, 2013, 01:29:36 PM »
Quote
you no longer have freedom of speech

yes you do. You just don't have the freedom to have an international platform to speak from.
But freedom of speech means that you can say what you want (within reason) without consequence.  Telling a bank teller that you're robbing them isn't covered but saying you like bank robbers is.

When you get onto the national stage, your opinions have real and very sharp consequences.  If Justin Beiber went on stage and said "I hate Christians", his career would likely be over instantly.  Not because he did something illegal, but because his freedom to express his opinions is now weighed against the nation's opinion.  It's not much different than being in a strict Muslim country and talking about women's rights.  Or protesting gun violence at an NRA meeting.

5754
Arts & Entertainment / Re: Duck Dynasty Controversy
« on: December 20, 2013, 12:59:33 PM »
Meh.
A silly thing for him to say, honestly.  When you're in the spotlight of the public eye, you no longer have freedom of speech.  I'm shocked that this wasn't explained to him when the show was first created.  Or maybe it was and he just slipped.

In any case, what he said was foolish and may have just killed his career on television.

Every man has the freedom to speak his mind.  They are not, however, immune to the consequences of what they say.

5755
Technology & Information / Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:51:35 PM »
Fucking up your HD is not as bad as bricking your Xbox.  Unless you have a lot of unbacked up data you need.

5756
Technology & Information / Re: Chromecast
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »
It works with 2.3?  Shit.  That's pretty good. 

5757
Flat Earth Community / Re: Zetetic Council Election Thread.
« on: December 19, 2013, 01:53:56 AM »
We should have every council member officially post that they accept the position.

5758
Technology & Information / Re: Chromecast
« on: December 18, 2013, 10:47:47 PM »
What is your phone OS?

And was the Netflix resolution good?  Like 1080p?

5759
Know what's funny?
Those nominates haven't even confirmed that they'll accept the position of elected.

Or at least, last I saw.

5760
Technology & Information / Re: SteamOS is out
« on: December 16, 2013, 02:41:04 AM »
I expect Parsifal to tell us how to install ati drivers soon.

Pages: < Back  1 ... 286 287 [288] 289 290 291  Next >