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The Orville is so close

I’ve been watching The Orville since it launched, and I’ve been mostly loving it. Mostly. I’ve never been a Seth Macfarlane fan, like ever. I wasn’t sure I’d like the Orville entirely because I was afraid it’d be ‘Family Guy’ with all its over the top idiot humor, but in space. Sometimes it is, sometimes it’s incredible Sci-Fi. When it’s not ‘Family Guy in Space’, it’s the Star Trek I was hoping for in Discovery (That’s another post). That’s the shows biggest problem; It’ll go from an episode with a great story and a moral to an episode with no value and terrible, raunchy slapstick, that takes two steps back. Case in point, green slime guy, who seems to exist for no other purpose than to say disgusting things like…

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Dear @HBO I want to give you money. You too NBC and CBS, even you Fox

Was going through my Drafts, and found this, started in May 2011.  Figured I’d post it now, given that both HBO and CBS have woken up to the vast amounts of money they were leaving on the table, by ignoring cord cutters. I find it hilarious, that about the time I started this Draft, the President of CBS, was convinced Cord Cutting was a fad, and that no they’d never offer their content online. How times change. — Original Post — I’ve been thinking on this topic for a while now. I love TV. I’m not sitting around watching Real Housewives of Atlanta or anything, but I enjoy good TV. This came up because HBO has started airing Game Of Thrones. Based on the awesome, and hugely well written serious…

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Where’s the iPad fit in?

I saw this post, and it really echo’d thoughts and conversations I’ve had lately about the iPad. There’s been a lot of “You shouldn’t upgrade”, “You need to upgrade” articles about the iPad Air 2. I’ll say this, moving from an iPad 3, to a Air 2… WOW. Money well spent. Will I move to an Air 3? No. 4? probably not. 5 or whatever is next? Likely. But that’s the cycle the iPad fits in for me. I’ve talked to a few folks (friends) that almost never touch their iPads. Their iPhone 6/6+ or Macbook Air do the trick. Each is light, sufficiently large to do things, sufficiently small to not be a burden. I use my iPad several times a day. Whether it’s catching up on interesting things…

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Defend the internet

Why something that was born from academia, transcends (mostly) national borders, and brings together people and idea, even needs defending is beyond me. That said, it’s clearly not beyond our government. Whether it’s the NSA or our congressmen, it seems like the fight for a free and neutral internet hasn’t stopped in years. When one idiotic bill is killed (SOPA/PIPA) another is introduced with much the same goals. I’m taking part in today, because I think it’s a big deal. Already we’re seeing the effects of a less than neutral internet, and it’s been less than a month.  Many have posted great examples of what a non neutral network could look like, and sadly the above is one that was common “…Now imagine a future where Netflix streaming is twice…

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