Free Switched iPhone app - try it now!
AOL Tech

Asim Fareed

Member since: Sep 18th, 2007

Asim Fareed's Latest Comments

Blog Activity
Blog# of Comments
Joystiq21 Comments
Engadget19 Comments
Download Squad6 Comments

Recent Comments:

Audiogalaxy reinvents itself as free, access-your-music-anywhere service (with Android and iOS apps!) (Download Squad)

Oct 14th 2010 5:04PM Ohh of course, I get it. But come on, who turns their computer off anymore =p

Audiogalaxy reinvents itself as free, access-your-music-anywhere service (with Android and iOS apps!) (Download Squad)

Oct 14th 2010 4:25PM Well I just mounted the NAS to a drive letter, then pointed Audiogalaxy to it via simple file browser, it could not have been easier.

This was a huge contrast to programs like Mozy or Windows Live Folder Sync, which refuse to recognize NAS entirely.

Audiogalaxy reinvents itself as free, access-your-music-anywhere service (with Android and iOS apps!) (Download Squad)

Oct 14th 2010 3:14PM OK I can't get Subsonic to stream from a NAS. Also, streaming to a mobile phone via Subsonic costs 10 euros. So.... I'mma stick with Audiogalaxy, even though it can't do FLAC.

Audiogalaxy reinvents itself as free, access-your-music-anywhere service (with Android and iOS apps!) (Download Squad)

Oct 14th 2010 2:49PM Just tried this, it seems, well, pretty perfect.

I can now listen to my music from any computer and (when I get a droid) anywhere I want. I was trying to do something similar using port forwarding from my ReadyNAS but it was so slow. This is instant.

The quality is also pretty great, I can't tell the difference between streaming an mp3 and listening to it from my HDD, though I am listening through Koss Portapros at the office right now.

I like the idea of having all my music accessible anywhere, especially since it's too big for an iPod (300gb+). I was thinking of waiting for Windows Phone 7 and then using Zune Pass to pull similar music from the cloud, but that's an extra $15 a month. This is free!

Again, this seems awesome, are there any similar programs/sites I could also try?

Court awards $16.5m in 'Hold Your Wee for a Wii' radio stunt death (Joystiq)

Oct 30th 2009 7:35PM How are those grossly different things?

Going on a rollercoaster is a thrill, jumping off an aeroplane or a bridge is a stunt, but if your parachute doesn't open you can bet your ass the person responsible at the parasailing school or bungee jumping company is getting sued.

For an even closer analogue, eating competitions are stunts and contests and yes, a little dangerous, but every organiser has medical personnel and an ambulance standing by in case the worst happens. That was clearly not the case here.

For the average person, water intoxication and its consequences are not memorable facts, you or I wouldn't know how much water one can drink without dying. But a person organising a water drinking contest really should have known and been aware of the risks, and either made them clear or prepared for the consequences. Neither happened, and thus every cent of that settlement is deserved.

Court awards $16.5m in 'Hold Your Wee for a Wii' radio stunt death (Joystiq)

Oct 30th 2009 3:15PM @Bob:

Uhhhhhhhhh.... No. Just stop before you embarrass yourself further.

When you go to a restaurant you order food off the menu and eat it like everyone else on the planet, you don't ask to inspect the kitchen and every ingredient before every meal.

Similarly, at a supermarket I can guarantee you've bought frozen food and cooked it, without knowing its condition before freezing. Equally, you probably drink coke/beer/orange juice straight from the can/carton without checking if there are any impurities or dismembered fingers in it. When you take a bus, you don't check its tires or the engine, that's the bus company's liability.

And even sensory inspection doesn't prove anything, that hamburger you inspected, bought and cooked thoroughly could still give you E. Coli and its the job of the manufacturer to ensure it doesn't, just as its the job of the contest organizers to ensure their actions don't kill people. If they screw up, they get sued, just like Cargill gets sued for selling tainted meat.

Gears of War 'Delta Squad' getting boxed for UK gamers (Joystiq)

Oct 25th 2009 4:54PM uhhhh...... Wot?

I've had the Marcus Fenix figure sitting atop my desk (repelling the opposite sex) since January, bought from either GAME or gamestation.

Fitbit review (Engadget)

Oct 15th 2009 12:34PM Despite really looking forward to the fitbit, this review is a little disappointing - $100 for a pedometer is seriously overpriced...

The software/meals side can easily be improved but they should include some sort of heart rate monitor to better count calories and sleep, maybe a way to measure body fat %...

And maybe, (if the device is successful enough to release new hardware), have a few buttons on the device itself for preset routines/meals so you can enter in your exercise and food intake instantly instead of having to remember it all at the end of the day.