For lols you could prank the glass wearer by tapping their glasses and saying stuff like:
"Ok, glass, goatse lemonparty tubgirl"
You could claim you were a member of Pussy Riot.
The club I used to go to in London had a 'no photos / filming' policy to protect it's customers. People were allowed to take their phones in, of course, but they just weren't allowed to use them to take photos and film. The club was for alternative culture people, and the policy was so they could dress the way they liked without worrying about photos of them getting about town.
I'm in Australia, so Netflix, Hulu and most that other stuff won't even work without proxying and other trickey. My net connection during peak hours is now massively oversubscribed so any streaming service is worthless until I get backhaul relief. OTOH I have 4TB of movies and tv shows in a range of formats, mostly MP4 but some MKV and I can't watch any of those without leaving on my expensive power hungry main machine with iTunes open. Streaming radio I can get through my amp, so I'm not concerned about that.
The AppleTV could be a really cool little device, everything is in place except for the parts Apple deliberately didn't give us, mostly I think to protect copyright holders.
Cover it with a good thick layer of whale oil...say Minke or Blue Whale, still got plenty of those left!
Why not fire up your own private WoW server and play on your own or with a few mates? Most of the solo stuff works pretty well on them.
If it's like Apple TV it will require you to own a PC or Mac and have that turned on and running iTunes in order to play anything. Sure, it can connect to an Itunes Server, but you don't get any of the UI experience, in fact, it's measurably worse than DLNA. At least DLNA can play my MKV files.
I was expecting HURD to come out at the same time as Duke Nukem Forever and the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Who would have thought Duke Nukem would be the first one out the gate from those three!
HURD will be too little, too late. Hell, it would have been too little too late a decade ago, now it's just a joke.
And that paint would come in a really fancy tin with incredible packaging, but still come out of the same factory as the generic brand stuff at 1/4 the price.
Toggle switches, bitches! Anything else is modern and not to be trusted. Ever see a computer programmed with toggle switches become self aware and take over the world...no, and you never will!
You're forgetting the complexity of learning each language and how repetition aids retention. Languages like LUA and Go have as few as 25 keywords and can be learnt in an afternoon. Try and do that with Japanese.
Languages take time and effort to learn. Try to remember, C++, although complex by the standards of most computer languages is ridiculously easy compared to learning French. If the programmers spent a proportional amount of time on the foreign language, I think they would have the same level of mastery.
I'm similar. While I can read French to a reasonable degree my ability to understand it while listening is poor, and my ability to speak it is laughable. OTOH I can read pretty much any computer language and am fluent in...um...a lot...I can't really recall.
Oh, Krieger san! (Archer)
Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982