Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For
Yup, exactly right. Seems like the author just learned the difference between value and cost and freaked out. Sure, value will go way down, but our current costs are so darn high and the cost reduction overall so significant, it will be worth the value loss in higher cost per channel. Really looking forward to this happening.
My toy collection is ...
Yep, my thoughts as well. I answered the poll as toys as in action figures and trading cards and shit, so I went with non-existent. But, if we're talking about big boy toys, well, yeah, I got big boy toys.
The View From Inside A Fireworks Show
"The question remains though, when did this place become digg?"
Right around Dec '04.
Favorite Star Wars Movie?
Exactly this. I will never forget 5 yr old me and my 3 yr old brother watching Star Wars with my mom and dad in the theater back in '77. It had a huge pop culture impact on our lives. It's the movie that started it all.
Empire is a better movie, but Star Wars has a special place in my heart.
Drone Camera Tornado Coverage Raises Press Freedom Questions
They don't want to pay him for the footage & don't want others to have the footage.
Champions of Freedom and the 1A, right there.
Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips
Scalia w/ the liberal females in dissent and Breyer in the majority w/Thomas, Roberts, Alito and Kennedy? On *this* issue Breyer sides w/Thomas et al?
I don't even....
Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?
For reference, Android household here.
There haven't been many apps we've felt compelled to buy. I think we still have like $15-$16 of the $25 credit/rebate from Google when we bought the Nexus 7 back in '12 - Titanium Backup and Beyond Pod come to mind as apps I've purchased.
Other than that, I just haven't seen much of anything I need that I'd be willing to spend even 99 cents on. Also, you can get a free paid app everyday from Amazon. I have gotten some good ones from that, but I'd never pay for them otherwise.
Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?
You're sending them to live somewhere else until they die. Or, they can stay here and die, too.
Let's let it be by choice, if there is a benefit to mankind.
Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"
May I mambo dogface to the banana patch?'
Ask Slashdot: Experiences With Free To Air Satellite TV?
Try Satellite Guys. There are a bunch of ppl there who are way into satellite tv stuff and who are eager to help.
Interview: Ask John McAfee What You Will
What the fuck, dude?
Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?
Everything about the --AA entertainment industry is purposely inconvenient. That way they can sell you the next, slightly more convenient version of the same content you already purchased.
Major Wikipedia Donors Caught Editing Their Own Articles
I'm sure others will tell me why I'm mistaken, but this doesn't bother me so much, mainly because it doesn't surprise me.
Basically, you're telling me that a document that can be edited by anyone is being edited by people to show themselves in a more positive light, ToS be damned.
Physics Forum At Fermilab Bans Powerpoint
PPT is a tool, nothing more. People either use it effectively or they don't. If they don't, that's hardly the fault of the tool. There are plenty of people who use PPT well giving presentations, seminars, interactive talks every single day.
My suggestion: get better speakers.
Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:
The rest of my family? Well, I'm pretty sure we're responsible for about 40% of global bandwidth usage during prime time.
Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page
Anything after that is kind of irrelevant.
Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps
The 1st link is to the Florida case that was resolved last year. The 2nd and 3rd links are about a Missouri case that was decided this week and only the 2nd even mentions the Florida case. The summary makes it sound like this is all about the Florida case.
The point stands, i.e., this has been ok'd in court in 2 jurisdictions, but what in the actual fuck, Soulskill?
Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'
Or, it's a game show that people watch to be entertained and perhaps they don't find it as entertaining, regardless of whether or not it's a smart strategy.
Ken Jennings won 3 million dollars and something like 75 matches in a row on Jeopardy. But, he did it in an entertaining enough fashion, so people didn't bitch like this. It's not about hating on the smart guy.
Kansas Delays Municipal Broadband Ban
They didn't delay the ban because there was never a ban in place, just like last week when public broadband expansion wasn't restricted.
There was a bill to do so. They tabled hearings on it because of public opinion. Learn the process and write intelligently about it.
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