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Comment: Re:I thought current consoles were like current PC (Score 2) 117

You're right, total brainfart on my part. I knew they were Jaguars (hence anemic), but I was thinking jags were put together the same way as the Bulldozers. Still--my point was that it's an Athlon 5150 with more cores (same speed, architecture), which really isn't enough to feed modern games at 1080p.

Comment: Re:Why single out Whole Foods? (Score 1) 794

by DirePickle (#46373103) Attached to: Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience
Whole Foods has some very attractive looking produce, but it's 3x more expensive than any other store in my area, even comparing organic to organic. Their bulk granola was a good price for a while, but then it shot up, and now it's more expensive *and* has more sugar than the organic boxed stuff from the normal grocery stores. They do have a nice wine-tasting thing on Fridays, though.

Comment: Re:A correction: (Score 2) 207

by DirePickle (#45803363) Attached to: Sherlock Holmes Finally In the Public Domain In the US
I think that at some point society becomes inseparable from the creative works that influence it. A culture becomes so suffused with references and allusions to novels, music, movies, that they become almost essential knowledge. At that point (and this is what the expiration of copyright is supposed to enforce), the rights ought to go to the public. This concept where copyright could last for 90 years is a pretty new one. It was supposed to be much shorter.

Today's myths and legends and fairy tales and other cultural keystones were someone's creative "property," once, and it would be bizarre if one were, say, prevented from reinterpreting King Arthur, Robin Hood, Beowulf, Shakespeare, the Bible, the Iliad, etc. etc. Some things from a century and less ago like Holmes, Cthulhu, Superman, Mickey Mouse, and so on could be argued to be getting pretty close to a level like that.

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