The licence is compulsary for any device capable of receiving broadcast media. That includes Internet, TV and radio.
If you can honestly declare that you don't use anything with those capabilities, then you do not have to pay.
It will be just like my Gameboy from circa 20 years ago!
So, you think that Facebook is full of idiots?
Anyone who drives slower than me is an idiot.
Anyone who drives faster than me is a maniac.
A few weeks, possibly even months ago, Sony announced a feature that would let PSN+ members store their saved games in the 'cloud'.
What happened to that? Are all those members now locked out of their saved games, or did the feature not go live yet?
I wonder if they'll still be touting that as the next big thing?
If speeding is as dangerous as claimed why not save themselves some cash and instead of buying the data from Tom Tom simply examing their own records.
They would simply have to look for roads where the most accidents ocurred and set up their speed-traps there.
An interface to Watson will most likely end up being available for 99cents as an 'app' so that idiots can ask it trivial pub quiz questions.
When AI reaches a level approaching sentience it's going to be furious about the mundane tasks we've been issuing it and will probably exterminate us out of boredom.
What he means is, if a human doesnt learn ANY language before some critical point... For example cases of children growing up in the wild brought up by animals for their early years, are somehow incapabable of learning any language at all.
And the hardest part of all is making sure that the end-user actually bothers performing the updates!
They flip on a dime. True story: saw an accident between a Honda Del Sol [swaqvalley.com] and a Ford Expedition* at an intersection. The Del Sol was dented but able to drive away from the scene while the Expedition was flipped, turned upside down...
And I'd like to take a second just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air.
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