Yes, price discrimination is probably part of it. Amazon is probably also involved, since Netflix runs on AWS, and a "virtual DVD" would compete directly with Amazon Instant Video.
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I would have liked to hear from Ric Weiland but it's not possible since he died in 2006. He was responsible for the BASIC that I learned on: The Microsoft BASIC-in-ROM that came with my family's Ohio Scientific Challenger 4P (a 6502-based system from 1978 that had hardware similarities to Commodore systems). It also featured the first "Easter Egg" I remember: The system's boot prompt was "C/W/M?" (i.e. cold boot, warm boot, monitor). If you selected "A", it responded with "WRITTEN BY RICHARD W. WEILAND."
Did the anonymous submitter disclose their ties to Wikipediocracy?
Wait, this is Wikipedia. How could they not be confronted, when anyone can do the confronting, even the writers at Wikipediocracy.
...cellphones are at least as common as wallets at this point.
For comparison, we should see the statistic for how many robberies involved a wallet, and then perhaps some legislation to require mandatory kill switches on our money.
Who else has the money?
A few foreign governments?
Some facilities such as the Mahwah, New Jersey, NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) data center have rolls of fiber so that every cage has exactly the same length of fiber running to the exchange cages.
That just seems silly. They should be charging higher rents for the shorter cables.
I had wondered about a steganographic secondary purpose behind the grammatical-but-semantically-empty seemingly-random paragraphs that used to appear at the end of spam messages to confound filters.
Yes, and actually that someone was TFA, which begins:
“Picture yourself in a boat on a river” And make it a river of liquid hydrogen and helium deep within the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn.
Adam and Eve were ashamed of Uranus.
Perhaps, but he certainly put more class into the delivery
Do you mean "class" or "crass"?
Google isn't hiring people to actually look at the code and submit changes if problems were found (either internally patched/unreleased, or publicly available; The license allows for either). That would be the truly responsible thing to do.
Maybe they plan on hiring people, but they're establishing the market wages for that job in advance.
I prefer the nearly equivalent "Sufficiently advanced cluelessness is indistinguishable from malice."
...and they have continued to produce "Star Gazers" episodes with new presenters since Jack Horkheimer's death in 2010.
No... I think people want something in between 70 words and 56 pages.