In the car I'll naturally gravitate to the CBC (or NPR if I'm near the border).
If the band on SNL is interesting, I'll listen as opposed to skipping ahead, but I haven't actually bought any music in years.
If you're vaccinated, it's not going to affect you
Not true. Herd immunity helps ensure that you're protected, even if for you, the vaccine didn't work.
No Trash 80s had a 8 inch floppy stock
I present to you, the TRS-80 Model *2* with a Shugart *8-inch* drive -
Complete with the 'orange button' referenced by the GP.
Who's "trash" now, punk? Now get off my lawn.
they could have branched into home automation and other tech items that were not mainstream, but hobbies
Sure, but how many stores could that business model support? One per town, probably, not one per mall.
There isn't a place for a Radio Shack that won't commit 100% to being the hobbyist shop they started to be
It's important to note though, that even in its glory days Radio Shack was much more than a place to buy blister-pack transistors and soldering irons.
They sold metal detectors, HiFis, shortwave receivers, tape recorders, CBs, walkie-talkies, "flavor radios," speciality batteries - Tons of high-margin stuff that supported the hobbyist who spent two hours in the shop pouring over resistors.
Flip through this RS catalog from 1975 to see what I'm talking about -
It's not like they can go back to that business model now.
What does Scotland have to do with anything?
Auto Race came out in 1976
Some people are also thinking of Tomy's "Digital Derby" which was actually all mechanical, but was still loads of fun (batteries not included) -
Is it really so hard to just grind the beans and brew it yourself? I do this every morning.
It is if you don't want to wake up your three and five-year-olds. I'm sure there are quiet grinders, but all the ones I've used are very noisy and tend to wake up the house. Let sleeping kids lie.
(Now granted, often the reason you're grinding coffee is *they've* woken you up, so that negates the first concern, but this usually brings up concern number two: The sound of a coffee grinder causes your children to break out in tears.)
[Insert obligatory 'Another reason to not have children!' Slashdot post here.]
Please describe how it is a pain in the ass
In a Windows context, pre-iPod MP3 players mounted as a drive letter and simply allowed you to drag over a file structure and related files, which were mirrored on the player.
iTunes required you to recreate this structure, renamed and, in some cases, moved all your files - And don't get me started on iTunes inability to list files based on filename. If you didn't have the 'title' tagged correctly in the MP3 file you were S.O.L.
what exactly does "computer-directed flight control" mean for a plane from 1939?
This whole article is full of lazy incomplete writing.
To wit -
WWII Bugatti 100P Plane Rebuilt: Jet Fighter that Could Have Won Battle of Britain for the Nazis
A group of airplane enthusiasts have rebuilt the Bugatti 100P, an advanced fighter jet from 1940
The word 'Jet' appears nowhere else in the article, nor does it appear the 'jet' was ever built as a 'fighter.'
As founder and CEO of the Ouya (pronounced "OOO-yah")
Never understand why people start up companies with difficult-to-pronounce names.
Here's a tip: If you have to *tell* people how to pronounce the name of your company / product then you have the wrong name!
You''re a fucking pussy if you think that's actually difficult.
Hey you Anonymous Coward, you ever ridden a bike 20 miles in somewhere like San Francisco? Or is your sum total experience on a stationary bike in your mom's basement...?
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.