The Beatles On iTunes
Don't forget that in the US most online purchases don't even bother with sales tax. (I don't use iTunes, so I don't know if it's any different).
Gulf Oil Leak Plugged?
And gas is around $3/gallon where i live in the US (admittedly my region is usually below average). The price increase would be more like 150%. It's more like your 1.2GBP/litre rising to 3GBP/litre.
"Phone In One Hand, Ticket In the Other"
Unless the passenger is reading a book.
Or is a screaming two-year-old.
Or is blind.
Or really just likes to hear themselves talk that much.
Adobe Evangelist Lashes Out Over Apple's "Original Language" Policy
I suspect /.'s discontent here has absolutely nothing to do with the technologies involved. The controversy is a question of freedom: the freedom of a developer to develop in whatever language they choose (whatever the compilation target) and the freedom of the user to install whatever they want on a device they rightfully own and (theoretically) control.
Freeedom > Openness - With freedom you can choose to leave the closed system for a more open system. Without it, the openness of the system doesn't really matter as you're stuck with it either way.
Scientists Turn T-Shirts Into Body Armor
I think that was his point.
Foursquare Turns Down $100M
In an economy where people get rich by betting that other people can get rich placing the right bets on what companies will be profitable, "worth" and "value" have somewhat arbitrary meanings.
OpenGL 4.0 Spec Released
The XBox 360 is most certainly not the only console which gives access to indie developers. I know of a number of games in or coming to WiiWare straight from indie developers. World of Goo, for one.
Graphene Transistors 10x Faster Than Silicon
To be fair, if i knew i was obsolete, i might be throwing things too.
USPTO Awards LOL Patent To IBM
Microsoft Finally Open Sources Windows 7 Tool
You would think that most people here would have grown out of the "M$" phase.
You must be new around here.
Bing Gains 10% Marketshare
But if that one result on Bing is exactly what the user wants, then what's the point of millions more results? From the Bing-vs-Google results page, that one result included links to Google Image Search, Google Video, and a half-dozen other Google products. Google took the whole first page to provide basically the same results. The biggest difference is Google's news links at the top of the results (which in my opinion is just extra clutter, but whatever).
And seriously, who would search for just "google" and not be looking for the search engine itself?
Russia Recalls Modern Warfare 2
Make a game that portrays Americans in a negative light and sell it here...
Isn't that what they did with GTA?
"Time Telescope" Could Boost Fibre-Optic Communications
So, cloud computing is a client/server system rented out to third parties?
GBA Emulator Released For the DSi
They removed the GBA slot with the DSi.
Comcast Seeking Control of Both Pipes and Content?
No, the real concern is that it will be the other way around. If you buy Comcast, you can only watch Disney movies. Which will be even worse for those with whom Comcast is their only available provider.
Shaw Cable Again Blocks Firewire On Canadian Set-Top Boxes
It doesn't really matter whether it stands up to scrutiny. The cable company could just turn it back off when no one is looking. And even if it doesn't stay off, many people still may believe that a 3rd party DVR could effectively stop working at random and so go to the cable company's solution just because they can trust that the feature won't be turned off at random.
Downloading Copyrighted Material Legal In Spain
No one expects a Spanish Inquisition!
In Round 2, Jammie Thomas Jury Awards RIAA $1,920,000
I have no divine providence over my finished work...
The theory is that yes, you do. Perhaps not divine. It's a social contract where we all agree that in return for making something, we'll give you a bit of say in what happens to your work. If we like it enough, we play along. Otherwise, we go find someone who either makes something good enough that we're willing to put up with them or they're open enough that we'll put up with slightly lesser quality.
If you don't like the terms, you can "go" somewhere else.
That said, there's really no excuse for the RIAA. There is no way that a song is worth that much. I might could understand $100 or so as a deterrent, but nearly two million is insane.
How Much Money Do Free-To-Play MMOs Make?
No no: that Mac is *why* they're plundering the furniture. ;)
Church of Scientology On Trial In France
I've been in churches all my life and that's the first time I've ever heard such a thing. But then, maybe Presbyterians are just weird.
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