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Comment: Re:ebooks in brick-and-mortar bookstores, please. (Score 1) 204

by Centurion5 (#35829986) Attached to: E-Book Sales Have Tripled In the Last Year
Book stores should be able to let you fully browse any book or magazine on your reader while you are in their store and click on a buy now button to allow you to walk away owning it. If you leave without purchasing the item it should no longer be available on your device. Barnes & Noble could do this with their nook and it would draw digital readers into their stores. They could co-op with private book stores and allow this in their shops too. Just a thought...

Comment: No more explainations needed (Score 1) 955

by Centurion5 (#32322908) Attached to: <em>Lost</em> Ends
Up until their catch up preshow last night I wondered how they would tie up all the loose ends but then I realized I was over thinking it. The ending was obvious and would eliminate the need for any explanations. The entire six seasons were Jacks hallucinations brought about by his death. This has been done before, the movie "Jacob's Ladder." That was a 2 hour movie not a 6 season tv show.

Comment: Re:Transparency (Score 1) 545

As another post in this story says (and I totally agree), one of the biggest problems in our current form of government is a lack of involvement in and lack of importance placed on our democracy.

First, not sure what country you are from but America is not a democracy and never has been. It is a democratic republic, there is a difference.

next Pres. Obama said:

"With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,"

The iPods, Xboxes and PlayStations were never meant to be a "tool of empowerment" but a rather "a form of entertainment", To confuse that fact shows how out of touch he really is. The iPad is a tool, how one uses it defines what it is a tool for. This from a man who cannot live without his blackberry.

Comment: Aircraft navigation equipment still uses floppies (Score 1) 558

by Centurion5 (#32015518) Attached to: The Mystery of the Mega-Selling Floppy Disk
Aircraft navigation equipment still uses them. Pilots load data into their older GPS systems with them. The navigation equipment is still up to date but updating to CD or USB input would cost $10,000 to $15,000. So, pilots get dozens of floppies and spend an hour or more a month updating their navigation data.
Microsoft

+ - M$ yanked its sponsorship of Family Guy Presents->

Submitted by Centurion5
Centurion5 (1180605) writes "After viewing an early version of "Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show" Microsoft executives pull its sponsorship saying "We initially chose to participate in the Seth and Alex variety show based on the audience composition and creative humor of 'Family Guy,' but after reviewing an early version of the variety show, it became clear that the content was not a fit with the Windows brand,"

The show contains "typical "Family Guy"-style jokes, including riffs on deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest." I supposed that does not fit with the cute Windows 7 commercials containing little kids, but what were they expecting?"

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Comment: Re:what would be the cost to refund (Score 1) 313

by Centurion5 (#26592139) Attached to: Microsoft 'Vista Capable' Settlement Cost Could Be Over $8 Billion
I thought of a solution that would hold M$ and Hardware Vendors responsible and provide restitution to their victims. Force M$ and the vendor to provide XP downgrade disks WITH proper drivers to their victims.

I would be satisfied with XP working on the two computers, 1 desktop and 1 laptop, that I was provided only Vista for. Neither have drivers that are XP compatible. A steep discount on the Windows 7 would be a nice gesture too. Win7 is faster on my laptop but the headphone jack stopped working. Cen5

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