Will you get grumpy?
Will you get grumpy?
I'm turning off the web server right now!
I store all of my media locally. I imagine most people do.
Did the person who wrote the question actually mean something completely different? e.g. "How much of the movies, TV shows, and music that you watch or listen to originates from your own personal collection?
Not that I necessarily disagree with the guy's expressed sentiments; but the complaint "the world wouldn't give my friend a chance, but now they're throwing billions at Snapchat and Pinterest" just sounds like a typical grumpy old man complaining about the state of the world.
However the summary reads in a way that makes me wonder if that jibe was his, or if it belonged to a grumpy old Slashdot submitter.
If you weren't ready to make that post, you could've called in a bomb threat.
I applaud them for trying. I also applaud them louder for realizing it didn't work and ending it.
I'm not against government mandates per se - the clean air / clean water acts were hugely necessary. I'm all for minimum fuel efficiency standards. I also believe government has a necessary role in funding stuff which requires a long-enough term investment that the private sector is unlikely to find it worthwhile to get involved.
BUT I don't like it when the government says "here's how you're going to accomplish this goal", because they just about ALWAYS screw that up.
This is a perfect case in point. They certainly identified the problem correctly... but then they had to meddle because there was just too much political hay to be made. Even when this corn ethanol program started, it was already pretty well established that corn was the wrong source material to use for fuel. As I recall, there was already a near consensus among researchers that switchgrass was probably the way to go. But they let some powerful legislators from the midwest shape the program in a manner designed NOT to be good for the country's long-term interests, but good for their short-term political gain. And, predictably, now many people see the whole idea in a negative light - it raised the price of food, it raised the price of fuel, and in the end it didn't work.
If the government is going to do this sort of thing, they should stick to setting broadly-stated targets. If they want to say "XX% of your energy/fuel must come from renewable sources by 2030", that's fine with me. But don't dictate that it has to be ethanol, or wind, or solar, or geothermal, or whatever. Let the private sector figure out how best to get to the goal - but don't relax the standards for them when they whine!
Of course recoiledsnake is a well known paid microsoft shill who will misrepresent facts.
Anonymous name-calling isn't very convincing. If you want to dis someone, put your name behind your words so we can see what your own agenda might be.
Googles not in the fuddy-duddy category like Microsoft is... but cool it ain't.
But it's rural enough that the neighbor's cows had to be chased out of our yard more than once.
Anyway... even here, we've got 25mbps down / 5mbps up cable internet through Comcast - and I could get 50 or 100, if I chose to pay for that. But we can see our neighbors, and perhaps the poster is living out more in Kaczynski territory.
The world, it's a changin'.
What, too soon?
The studios have been pushing their own Ultraviolet digital copy scheme for a few years now (interestingly enough, Disney was one of the last holdouts). Even if you set aside the well-earned distrust most of us already have for the studios, it's obvious they're trying to play yet another game with the media we purchase. With at least some of the disks (and perhaps all of them), the purchaser's right to view the digital copy of the movie/show has a finite lifespan of just a few years (like 2-3)!
Thank heavens these guys are stupid enough to keep shooting themselves in the foot often enough where even non-tech-savvy people mostly don't buy into it.
On the rare occasions I decide to purchase a movie or show, I just buy the disk. As soon as it arrives, I rip it - then the disk gets put away in a closet. There are no issues with latency, quality, or bandwidth when I'm streaming my own movies to my TV - and I'll have them ten, twenty, even thirty years from now.
The majority of Dutch people are too nice and prefer to avoid violence, otherwise those rude dicks (and have quite a lot of them over here) would have been taught a quick and painful lesson in manners early on in life.
A little-known fact about the origins of WWII: Anne Frank wrote some pretty nasty stuff about Hitler in her diary, and word got out.
I agree - I've been happier with recent LED bulbs. The color is decent - unlike some I bought a couple years ago that give off a very harsh white light. Also, it may just be small sample size but - it sure seems like Feit, at least, underrates their light output... I've got some "40-watt replacement" LED bulbs that give off significantly more light than some 60-watt incandescents I had in the fixture previously.
They are still freaking expensive, but the prices are gradually coming down. However it does seem wrong that I have to think about budget when I'm contemplating the purchase of new light bulbs...
Why would you become a politician, if you didn't want to tell other people what to do? That's the whole point of politics.
I thought the whole point of becoming a politician was it doesn't carry the social stigma of being on welfare?
You'll get hit automatically! It's a win-win!
Although the moon is smaller than the earth, it is farther away.