Do you think that we, as a species, will ever evolve beyond the need for a god?
Yeah, seriously, Sir Mixalot should be PISSED.
Let's get some perspective here, folks -- this is an arrangement of a song that Coulton himself didn't even write.
It's like when Led Zeppelin sued Pearl Jam for releasing a song that they thought sounded too much like Going To California -- when Led Zeppelin had been ripping off American blues artists for decades without paying a penny for it. Robert Plant's always been known for the line "squeeze my lemon 'til the juice runs down my leg," which he stole from Robert Johnson.
Enough with the OUTRAGE. Music belongs to everyone. Once it's out of your mouth, it no longer belongs to you.
I was a Linux user beginning with Redhat 3. I went through Redhat, Mandrake, Fedora, Gentoo and Ubuntu. I've also used Solaris for a daily workstation.
Then I was assigned a Mac at a new job (running Tiger), and have never used anything else for a desktop since. I've had no reason to. I still keep an Ubuntu box in the house, but it's a server.
My name is Anecdotal Evidence, it's true, but whatever. I went Mac, and never looked back.
Ritalin, Adderal, the list goes on.
in the land, air, sea and space domains
That pretty much covers everything, no?
Yeah, by writing this article in the first place.
I mean, what does "peace" mean?
Does it mean that a government with nukes can abuse the crap out of its own people because outside forces dare not intercede for fear of starting a nuclear war?
So you have all this amazing tech, but no phone camera or digital camera?
...doesn't lead one to even want to try it.
MS has proven for well over a decade that they have no idea how to build a useful portable device. I've tried one of every iteration except this latest, and even owned a few over the years, and had nothing but disdain for the entire experience. My first HP Jornada lasted 3 days before I had my boss return it. I kept my Palm.
I finally gave in and tried again with the Tilt upon a friend's recommendation, and eventually backed over it out of spite.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, three times, four times, you're on your own.
I want nothing to do with it.
I call shenanigans.
I was thinking the same thing.
"I'll take Takei for the tip."
Wait, let me rephrase that....
Also, DirecTV's DVR is like an exercise in "How Not To Build An Interface."
I quit the DAY that my 2-year contract was up. It wasn't that the programming was bad, or the cost or anything, it was that the interface was a constant source of annoyance. It really is THAT bad.
They don't give a shit what they hand the customer, and even when they add something nice, like DLNA abilities, they wrap them in a UI that makes you want to set fire to the hardware.
It's pretty much the polar opposite of Apple. They *should* be scared.
...it's "Offer" refunds.
Sure, you can give Apple back the iPad, and they'll give you your money back.
It's not like Apple will have trouble selling that iPad, and now you don't have one anymore.
Winners everyone on this one, eh?
I use my iPad for everything from checking my email to composing classical music, from playing games to using it onstage to improvise a funk Hammond B3 solo.
That said, I have never in my life read as much as I have since I picked it up. I've burned through more books than I did when I was a Literature major.
As an ADD person, getting to the library to get books was hard enough -- returning them on time was nigh impossible. Getting to the bookstore would never happen. But buying books that I want to read as soon as I hear about them? Win.
I don't get the argument here. I mean, I understand it, but I've never had that issue. All the arguments for e-ink are bunk for me, I have no problem reading on my ipad for hours. Barth, Pynchon, even Faulkner.
Battery life's never been an issue, I've never gotten a headache, all this FUD is pretty lame, IMHO. I'm glad you like your paper book, I'm glad you like your old-school Kindle, I'm in favor of anything that gets people to read more, but really -- it's a non-argument to me.
I drive a Jeep Wrangler, which is as secure as a tent. Basically, it IS a tent.
So the passenger's side floor is pretty much always full of Dunkin Donuts trash. I slide my laptop bag under it all, throw a few empty coffee cups on top, and noone's going to think there's anything interesting to steal.
Out-of-sight, out-of-mind works very well.