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Dec 31st, 2014 at 6:52:01 am

tcr! · Dec 31, 2014 at 6:52 am

hands up if you love star wars

#starwars

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Google maps you

tcr! · Dec 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

Google Maps is tracking everywhere you go

Google Maps is tracking everywhere you go

All of this is either fine or incredibly creepy. Luckily, it’s very easy to turn off the tracking ability on your phone. For Google to record data on your phone’s location, you must have enabled both location reporting and location history. Luckily, Google has provided step-by-step instructions for how to turn those off in case you’re entirely creeped out. And if you’re not, well, now you have Google to help you remember all those times you’ve gone down to the corner store for milk because it was the only thing open at 4 a.m.

This is one of the reasons why Google has turned my stomach in the last year or so. They’re an advertising company and that kind of business model depends on user data — whatever kind they can get.

#privacynews #google

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Lady (You Bring Me Up) by Commodores

tcr! · Dec 30, 2014 at 10:26 am

Peeps, here is your video for today — white shorts and all.

#musicvideos #commodores

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Robocop vs the Terminator comic

tcr! · Dec 29, 2014 at 1:37 pm

JR's Comic Book Collection : ROBOCOP VERSUS THE TERMINATOR #1 (1992) Cover Art...

JR’s Comic Book Collection : ROBOCOP VERSUS THE TERMINATOR #1 (1992) Cover Art…

ROBOCOP VERSUS THE TERMINATOR #1 (1992) Cover Art by Walt Simonson

I’d kill for this now.. It came out during my non-comics period.

#comics #robocop #terminator

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Dec 28th, 2014 at 11:09:59 am

tcr! · Dec 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

dali cats

Cats — it’s bad enough that I change your litter box. You don’t need to stand around and watch.

#cats #arts

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Amazon and their Fire TV and cloud storage

tcr! · Dec 28, 2014 at 10:15 am

amazon fire tv gamers bundle

stolen got me the Amazon Fire TV Gamers bundle for Christmas and it can easily suck me in for hours on end. For a hundred buck you too can have all the delights of Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon’s own Prime Instant Video.

We have an Apple TV that’s been the hub of our entertainment but there were a couple of things missing: the Prime Instant Video and games, games, games.

I have a suspicion that Amazon hasn’t and won’t build their video app for other platforms simply because they want people to buy their own hardware instead. Sure the video app is on iOS for iPhone and other tiny handhelds but who wants to watch movies on a screen that can fit in your pocket? Nobody who cares about movies.

Asphalt 8: Airborne is everything you’d want from a racer and Deus Ex: The Fall on our big screen was just as addicting as when I played the original on the PC back in 2001. Check out Ars’ 15 games worth playing on Amazon’s Fire TV for more games to get. I’d also bet as more and more developers realize the potential, more and more great games will be built and ported.

Both the Apple TV and Fire TV are under a $100 so if you want the best entertainment that the online world has to offer, you can’t go wrong with either. And don’t bother with the streaming sticks, get a hockey puck device.

In related news, Amazon Prime members get free, unlimited photo storage with their subscription along with free streaming of millions of songs.

I want to use them both, I really do. After the iCloud bullshit I’ve been looking for a solid replacement for cloud storage of our music and photos.

Amazon Cloud Drive is pretty sweet for viewing in the browser and the mobile apps but it’s utterly ridiculous that there isn’t a standalone Mac app to sync my stuff up to their cloud. I’m not going to use a browser to manually upload new files or navigate around on both sides to update files that have changed. Fail.

Prime music also looks pretty sweet. You can listen via the browser and the mobile apps of course but the standalone Mac app is one slow piece of shit. Seriously, it’s worse than iTunes in how slow the fucker is. When I search for an artist or song, I see a spinner (not the pinwheel but Amazon’s version). For real. A native app on my computer searching for music on my computer and the app has to think about it. Fail two.

I realize that companies, the internet, the world at large are all moving to mobile apps but c’mon — there’s literally millions of people that still use their notebooks and desktops to do their computing.

In conclusion… there never may be the computing nirvana that I seek but we’re leaps and bounds from when I used to hook up a Linux desktop to our TV and force the family to watch movies complete with the horrible pink (not black) banding.

#amazon #firetv

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Dec 27th, 2014 at 10:41:17 pm

tcr! · Dec 27, 2014 at 10:41 pm

I haven’t done much of anything today but eat pizza and play videos games and take naps. Two naps. And eat hot tamales.

#meanwhile

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Moss on a log from our hike today

tcr! · Dec 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm

moss on a log from our hike today

#photos #naturerocks

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Dec 25th, 2014 at 9:45:25 pm

tcr! · Dec 25, 2014 at 9:45 pm

franken christmas

#christmas #frankenstein

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 27, 2014 at 1:23 am

frank looks sleepy

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 27, 2014 at 8:56 am

Little sleepy. I was more concerned about the wrink-ly.

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Merry Christmas from Michael Myers!

tcr! · Dec 25, 2014 at 7:54 am

merry christmas from michael myers

stolen knows me well.

#christmas #michaelmyers #photos

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