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Comment Space is NOT a destination (Score 1) 684

Space is just the quasi-emptiness you have to pass through to get somewhere.

Space exploration is NOT about the exploration of space. It's about the exploration of the stuff IN it.

Mars may not be the GREATEST place to go, but it's what is within our reach. Until something better comes along I say go.

Comment Apple IOS Developers & tvOS will kill Roku (Score 5, Insightful) 89

What this announcement shows, is that players like Roku need to be VERY afraid.

Say all you want about the fact that the new Apple TV specs wise is ho hum (and I'd agree with you), but the fact of the matter is that all those people who are familiar with Xcode development and the IOS APIs now can develop for tvOS.

What that means is that in a VERY short amount of time the number of apps will go from zero to crazy in no time at all. Roku has struggled for a LONG time to get a good set of apps for people to use. There are hardly that many games for Roku (the major ones though like Angry Birds are there) and everything else are screensavers, streaming channels or Church apps (for the most part).

Say what you want about how the Apple TV sucks, the fact that millions of Xcode developers for IOS can develop for it means it will pretty much sink companies like Roku.

Comment Human Nature (Score 1) 379

Both A) And B) are populated by human beings.

Being in one or the other does not change basic human nature. Option A would only be the lesser of two evils if it were not also run by people.

If a Republican wins the White House with Republican Majorities what's to stop a newly appointed FCC chairman from using Title II to the advantage of Verizon and AT&T?

Comment Re:Still will cost around $100 for an OEM license (Score 1) 570

Oh I don't disagree with your analysis, it's just that from a revenue perspective MS really does not NEED to charge $100 to home builders. It's a pittance to their bottom line and would generate some nice karma from the home enthusiast build your own PC crowd.

Yes, my home rig runs Linux, but if I could get Windows for cheap or free I'd load it and use it on occasion when the need appears (some specific game or whatever).

Right now though, between browser and Steam I can't think of WHY I need to shell out $100 for Windows. I'm not a heavy shooter gamer and the longer time goes on the games I do like (Like wasteland 2) are available.

Comment Still will cost around $100 for an OEM license (Score 2) 570

If you are building a home PC, it's still going to cost you around $100 for the software. Big OEM producers, current license holders get to upgrade or install for free.

But screw you home builders. Pay the tax to join the club. No free OS for you. Once you are "in" THEN you can upgrade for free.

"I have five dollars for each of you." -- Bernhard Goetz