All we have to do is get a law passed saying that each C&D claim has to be reviewed by a real human who is employed by the company whose content is supposedly being infringed, plus specify a minimum amount of time necessary for the review. Huzah! At a minimum of one minute per C&D review (which could certainly be increased to five or even ten minutes if necessary,) 6.5 million C&Ds per week is at least 2,700 new jobs, and if the number keeps doubling every year... In less than two decades we could have an entire economy based around C&D letters!
And perhaps even more importantly, both of them aren't intimately tied to the file system! I still remember the first (and only) time i accidentally added a file to iTunes and then immediately deleted it from iTunes only to find out that the actual file had been deleted in windows! It was also the last time i ever used iTunes for anything other than downloading podcasts.
And i still use the winamp. And as other people have mentioned elsewhere, i've had others comment on the fact. Twice in the past month or two coworkers have wandered by my desk and exclaimed "wow, you still use winamp?!" Everyone else seems to have moved on to streaming music players, but i've already got most of my music locally and don't see any reason to waste bandwidth downloading it over and over again.
So hopefully they'll give us some new spontaneous material to drive into the ground with endless repetition for decades to come? (And i admit, i'm as guilty of that as the next geek.)
To be fair i've said the same thing about every other 3D movie i've seen (with the possible exception of How to Train Your Dragon, where at least the "let's show off the 3D in the middle" scene made me go "ooohh" rather than flinch) but Gravity isn't necessarily going to cure everyone of a preexisting case of 3D apathy.
I'm afraid that might be the problem, exactly - you can't fit the same specs with a decent battery life in a smaller package easily.
Or you might, but at a premium, and the larger devices are already pushing the maximum the market will bear (there are not enough people willing to buy a smartphone at higher prices to justify large-scale production).
I'm pretty sure the first half of that isn't true, though you may be right on the second half. The lion's share of space taken up internally is by the battery. However the thing that uses the most power is generally the screen, so if you reduce the screen size you don't need as much battery.
The Droid Mini came very close to matching its larger cousin's specs. The only shortcoming, and it's a pretty large one, is that it only has 16 GB of storage. I don't know what the form factor is for internal flash memory but i doubt there's a significant difference in size between 16 GB and 32 GB, or even 64 GB. If they'd just included a decent amount of storage, and it wasn't exclusive to Verizon, i would have bought one instantly. But going by what seems to be the standard cell phone pricing scheme, the extra 16 GB of storage would have cost $50 more, and i guess they didn't think enough people would have been willing to pay that to make it worthwhile.
It looks like a really nice phone, i just wish it wasn't so large. I know it's only "slightly" larger than the Nexus 4 due to the reduced bevel, but the Nexus 4 was already too large. I really want a nice phone with a 4.0" or 4.3" screen. (And no, the "Mini" versions of the HTC One, Galaxy S4 and Droid don't count. They reduced the CPU and/or RAM and/or Storage for all of those when they made them "Mini".)
Possibly. But in that case they'd just convict you of a lesser charge and instead of giving you the death penalty they'd throw you into the black hole as well.
Then there's the bit where they keep deleting lists of things inside articles, particularly lists of trivia. Trivia lists are one of the quickest and most rewarding things to skim through. (This is why every site on the internet these days frequently posts articles in the form of lists. They get a lot of hits.)
Which is why for any kind of fictional thing i often head to TVTropes before checking out Wikipedia. It's sometimes less informative but it's usually more fun, and i don't get the feeling there's a band of people running around deleting the stuff i'm interested in.
Wait, do you honestly think you're going to find anyone from California who's eager to defend the Prop 65 signs? At least i presume that's what you're talking about. I started saying a long time ago that they should just start posting signs at every border crossing, airport and port: "This State contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm." It would cover all the bases and save us a lot of trouble.
I sometimes wonder if the creation of that proposition was actually a very clever black op by the people most liable to lawsuits from _actual_ contamination. Now they can put up signs to get out from the legal liability without anyone paying any attention to them because everyone else has the same sign out front.