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Streaming Movie Services Review 2013-2014

Streaming Movie Services Review 2013-2014


Pull up some popcorn and fire up the Roku! Here’s a quick review on a few streaming media services! I picked a group of 10 for this review that is a good sampling.


Mainstream Services:


1)Netflix: 10/10
Pros: Solid service with the largest library of titles avalible. Fast streaming with little buffering on my Roku 3. New UI adds more detail to shows and auto episode progression for those that like to marathon series. Fast UI on the Roku 3 and works smooth. Previous version was smooth as well. Flat monthly fee that has made it less attractive to torrent content. Responsive website. Great mobile app that runs fast.

Cons:Old version that’s confined to the Roku LT,1,and 2 does not have episode progression, has a dated feel, and lacks as much detail as the new version. Sometimes has episode progression issues. 

2)MGO: 9/10
Pros: Very fast streaming. Integrated into the Roku UI. Easy to use. Higher quality then Netflix. Ultraviolet support for cloud stored …

Remixedcat's 2014StarterPackVol1

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MALWARE WARNING:Bettersurf

MALWARE WARNING:Bettersurf This addon for both firefox and google chrome has been installing itself randomly on lots of systems. Even those that have only gone to a limited amount of websites. 
This malware/addon appeared on my sister's chrome install today. 
Some developers that have workstations that only go on thier company's sites and development related sites have reported this addon installed itself.
There are lots of other reports of this from various users on various configurations. 


Firefox reports: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/977507
StackExchange reports: http://webapps.stackexchange.com/que...s-malware?lq=1
http://webapps.stackexchange.com/que...efox-extension

Reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/1ql6tx/

UPDATE!!! I have found an anti virus client that was able to delete the source file where this malware came from called updater.exe and I am an affiliate of them so I am able to give you guys a HUGE discount on this!
You will need to click …

Tech Quickies: Mozilla FirefoxOS/phone: No USA launch planned

So Mozilla is putting thier browser even more on the backburner for this?
http://gizmodo.com/mozilla-doesnt-plan-to-launch-the-firefox-phone-in-the-1464254678 

and it's not even releasing in the US where it would be doing the best. They only plan on having it in"developing nations" which would mean EXTREMELY limiting market share and make it not seem worth the effort, and resource redirection. Mozilla has lost its way and it's mind!

They have been making dumb changes to Firefox for years, not fixing the bloat/crashing, Ignoring users suggestions/reports, and sitting with thier fingers in thier ears and now they misredirect thier allready drained resources for this and then blow it.

Mozilla has really lost it.

SOE will ban players from games for social media posts?

ALERT! If you are on a lot of social networking sites/forums you better watch what you say and do because you might just get banned from your games!!!
"Abusive behaviour on Twitter could see the perpetrator banned from playing Sony Online Entertainment’s online titles.
That’s the message from SOE’s director of global community relations Linda Carlson, who told Games Industry that ensuring their games offer a friendly and welcoming environment is one of the company’s top priorities.
"Not only will we ban your forum account, but if it's serious enough we'll call up customer service and have you banned from all of our games,” she stated. “We do not need those individuals as customers."

I completely think this is gonna hurt the company more, people will avoid their games and with that kinda distrusting attitude towards customers, they won't get my money! 

Architects are trying to kill us

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Architects are trying to kill us....



There's this architect called Rafael Vinoly that designs very striking and curved buildings that have curved people's perspective on buildings. He has top tier clients like Vdara and 20 Fenchurch. Now if those clients wanted to generate solar power for thier buildings and surrounding commmunities it would be praised and awarded on so many fronts, however this is not the case, as instead of generating enery they are generating a hot mess of melted cars, carpets, shopping bags, cups, and swimmers!


The first building is the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. A high end resort hotel that has all the high end amenities including thier very own "death ray", as called by employees. If you want to have the full sensual spa and luxury experience and then wanna "end it all" after loosing millions in Vegas why not go out by a stylish pool?



Also check out this film someone made of it!!



The second building is 20 Fenchurch. Dubbed &qu…

Amped Wireless RTA15 and ACA1 review-Part One-Combined Performance

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Cool tools of the month-July-2013

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Here's my first Cool Tools of the Month episode!
First off is Amped Wifi Analytics: Use this tool to get detailed info on the wireless networks around you so you can optimize yours
Second is an awesome Google Chrome addon called Stylish that you can alter the apperance of many websites.


 if facebook or google are too white and hurt your eyes than you can make them darker  or just a different, more pleasing color.
Third is a network tool called PRTG and you can monitor uptime of various "sensors" of your network like bandwidth, uptime, packet sniffing, etc. 


I use this to check on server health and performance

Babies afraid of cows??? o_O

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OK, Now I know that you all saw that babies were scared of Elmo.... now It's also true that they are afraid of cows too. This is very strange and do any of you know how or why they would be afraid of cows? Is it becuase they think the cow is making fun of them for being fat? Is it becuase the sounds reminds them of a nasty sound in the womb? Please tell us why you would think that so many people would be afraid of cows? Even a adult was afraid of a cow!


Cow 1:

Cow 2:

Cow 3:

Cow 4:


Cow 5:




Could this be the weirdest restaurant ever?

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I think this meme is appropriate here:

Ok, here we go. There's this place called Harold's chicken shack and it's a chain place. They have a location in Madison,WI and here's the story:

It's a chicken shack so there's not much to expect. However I will get to the points:

There's a guy there that walks around and sells bootleg DVDs.
There's a cook that goes around calling everybody "fool".
The cashier keeps a baby under the register.
The manager likes to go out in the rain, come back in dripping wet, and serve the customers in the dripping wet.


That's right and this place is known for that.

Please click here to access the Yelp! reviews


Have any of you eaten there? If so, please share your experience!

Innovation Cooling CEO throws tantrum on TechPowerUp forums!

The CEO of Innovation Cooling LLC, Makers of IC Diamond thermal paste/compound/TIM offered a challenge on the widely popular enthusiast community TechPowerUp. They offered to send some samples of the product to the members and to post before (using competition TIM) and after (using ICD).
Members were interested and posted thier findings, however some members have reported that the TIM has damaged coolers/components. Instead of offering corrections, the CEO was denying the problems and accused the community of doctoring images and conspiring to bring his company down. However this was not the case, they simply wanted the issue corrected and for the CEO to be honest about a defect in the product.

The defect was large particles that were highly abrasive and left knicks in the components/coolers. Also some staining was reported as well.


Original thread intro: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170121

The crap hits the fan on this page: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh…

Apple Seeks Patent For Waze-Style Crowdsourced Navigation

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Apple is seeking a patent for crowdsourced navigation with traffic data. ifans are prolly getting very excited about this but there's just one problem... It allready exists through applications such as Inrix Traffic! and Waze.

The process of reporting looks very much like the screen for reporting an incident with Inrix and the general layout and feel of the application looks like Inrix as well













I really think that apple's implementation of this will not be as successful as Inrix and everyone knows how terrrible thier shot at mapping related software was!

I actually hope Inrix takes action against this.

MGM Grand review 6.6.13

MGM Grand review 6.6.13

Intro: Check-in went pretty smooth and no issues. Hotel layout is very strange though and there is a very long walk from one thing to the other. it could have been designed better.
Room detail (negative): The room itself looked very nice and had a nice feel to it. However, the rooms lack a mini fridge and microwave to reheat stuff and also there is no coffee pot in the room as well. WARNING: DO NOT USE THE 'MINI FRIDGE' AS A FRIDGE! IF YOU TAKE THE STUFF OUT TO PUT YOUR OWN IN THEY WILL CHARGE YOU FOR USING IT. They did give us a notice that we can ask housekeeping for one for 35 bucks, however they did not tell you a notice before we got into the fridge! Also the plug for the laptop on the lamp is broken and the plug slides in and the laptop does not indicate being on AC power.The bathroom faucet was very loud and my sis's ears were ringing. 

Room detail (positive):The wifi did connect right away and there is no login needed. They also recently up…

Candlewood Suites Extended Stay Hotel Columbia review 6.3.13

Stay location:Columbia,MO

Stay duration: 6.2.13 to 6.3.13

Room rate: 10,000points

Please note: I did not do the booking, my mom did. She used points instead of a credit card.

We are just staying here for the night on the way to Vegas.

Pros: Large rooms, decent layout, full kitchens, wifi has strong signal (4 bars) toilets flush good, big laptop work area, bedroom has closing door.

Cons: They lied about having free breakfast. The holiday inn site specified that it had that, however it was not present at this location and that was one of the deciding factors to choosing this place. They also gave us the wrong room when we got here. we booked a standard suite (1 bedroom) and they gave us a studio. We have 3 people in our party. They did move us to the proper room. Wifi has a wierd login that is finicky on my android. Also needs to have both a username and password instead of just using a WPA2 key or just a password on a page like the other holiday inn brands do. hotel has cramped feel an…

Remixedcat’s Tech Company Response report 2012-2013 Part one

Remixedcat’s Tech Company Response report 2012-2013 Part one 5/18/2013 11:30:33 PM Brand Type of inquiry Rating detail Rating speed Comments Inrix Traffic Product suggestions/general 9/10 8/10 Quick and smooth responses




SimEx Iwerks Service questions/park creation assistance 10/10 10/10 Amazingly quick response to a weird inquiry!


Restaurant Rants: Amy's baking company

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Restaurant Rants: Amy's baking company
This is the most evil restaurant I've ever seen. I have no clue how these people stayed in business so long and It makes me sick how assinine companies like them get tons of business while lots of good people would kill to have those customers.

Gordon Ramsey was only trying to help these people become a world class eatery and they refused it.

I really love this show and I think there needs to be more shows that expose crap like this and it betters us all. 
More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy%27s_Baking_Company_(TV_episode)

Amped Wireless PLA2 Review

Amped Wireless PLA2 Homeplug AV500 adapter kit

 Review Note: Please see this: http://remixedcat.tumblr.com/post/109896334147/issues-that-amped-wireless-needs-to-address

Logitech Ultimate Ears 350vi review

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Logitech Ultimate Ears 350vi review
1.Intro/features 2.Sound (Music) 3.Reliability and support experience 4.Comfort 5.Overall
Intro/Features The Logitech Ultimate Ears 350vi are an entry level premium In Ear Monitor set. They’ve been laser tuned for heavy bass response and are tuned for listeners of electronica, house, and hip-hop. The vi’s feature iphone/ipod controls for answering calls, switching tracks, adjusting volume, pausing, previous and next tracks, etc.
Sound (music) The UE 350vi IEMs have a very deep bass response in comparison to the Maximo imetal i390s that I have.  (Please note: I was unable to obtain a response curve from Maximo, neither have I gotten a reply from their support about it)
Here’s the frequency response curve of the UE350s


As you can see it’s tuned for bass for EDM fans. I really love that for my kind of music, however those that prefer a more balanced soundstage for acoustic or guitars would be best off with one of their other models or look into another brand…

Architecture Fail:The guard rail

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NEUT by APOLLO
This isn't gonna be safe for the kids.... they will still fall down the stairs! This house is fine if you don't have kids but if you do they will fall down the pit! They could have at least put another bar in it! Otherwise it's really nice!

Musical Mayhem! Part one: will.i.am rips off popular trance song

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This has me furious! I'm a huge trance fan and our genre gets crapped on all the time and this is just disgusting.

Will.i.am released his song Let's go-Feat. Chris Brown and trance fans were furious.

Here's the reason. That song is a blatant rip of the song Rebound by Arty and Matt Zo and will.i.am has not been authorized to use that track. What will.i.am did was illegal.

For your convienence I have posted both versions. First is the original version by Arty and Matt Zo:


The second is the song Let's go-Feat. Chris Brown:


As you can tell this is not just a remixing of the melody or a rehash... it's a TOTAL AND COMPLETE RIP of that song! They didn't even have permission to do this. They make millions off this song. The original artist is NOT COMPENSATED for it. will.i.am is pathetic and this shows how  bad he is that he would stoop so low to do this.

Architecture Win:Bathboat Designed By Wieki Somers

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Designed By Wieki Somers
This is the perfect idea for a bathtub and I want one!

Remixedcat's Wallpaper showcase 2

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