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Comment Re:So when are they making something we can AFFORD (Score 4, Insightful) 321

I remember seeing my first flat screen TV in a high end electronics showroom back in 1997. I don't remember the exact size or price, but it was at least 50" and over $20k. I thought it was ridiculous that someone would pay that much for a TV and that I'd never be able to afford one. Walmart has a 50" LED TV that's probably has better technical specs in every way for $300 on their website.

New technology is always expensive for the early adopters. But after that new technology is a generation or two old, newer revised generations is often drastically cheaper.

Comment Re: Fail idea (Score 1) 288

I understand that if you upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10 then your W7 license key is invalidated by the upgrade so you just can't go back even if you have a full backup.

Incorrect. Your old key continues to work and you can restore from backup or reinstall your old OS. Legally you're not allowed to upgrade to W10 and then use the W7 license for another computer, a VM, etc. But if you decide W10 isn't for you you can go back to your W7 license. It's the same thing as it's always been for commercial software upgrade licenses.

Comment Re:Why does this API exist? (Score 4, Informative) 106

Why is there an API for sending a text message from a web page? Why does this need to exist at all?

You'd think someone at Apple, when they came up for this idea for this, would be shot down by someone else saying "Sorry dude, this is a feature that can be abused."

It wasn't shot down when mailto: was included in the HTML spec. As long as the API doesn't allow you to actually send it without further consent, how is it any different than every other app's "Send to Facebook|Twitter|Email|Whatever" functionality?

If entropy is increasing, where is it coming from?