Chrome defaults to Google and asks you on the first startup if you're OK with it or if you want to change it to another search engine. At least with the latest public build...
It's rather the point though. Small games have a much lower break-even point. If you make a small game in a couple of weeks and a thousand people buy it for $5, you're doing okay. If ten thousand people buy it, you're doing really well. The game cost around $5k to make, including online distribution costs. Now scale that up to a game that costs $50m to make and you've got to sell a million copies at $5 to break even. Or a hundred thousand copies at $50, but both are pretty hard. Now look at the small game again, and imagine it selling for 50. Now it's in the impulse by category; it costs about as much as a pack of crisps. Now you need ten thousand people to buy it, but you can do that pretty easily.
Blockbuster games, like blockbuster movies, have a huge investment cost. If you've got $50m in capital to invest, then it makes a lot more sense to finance a load of smaller games than a single big game. The single big game may flop and you lose everything. The smaller games are all likely to break even, because they have to please a lot fewer people to do so, and a few of them may end up doing spectacularly well.
PopCap is doing incredibly well by realising this.
What's more important is variety. Are you really going to get both Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2?
I haven't played that particular series but if I like a game and find it completable then i'll amost certainly buy the sequal (sometimes if I like it enough i'll buy the sequal even if I can't complete the first one), heck the last two consoles I bought (PS3 and XBOX 360) were bought primerally because I wanted to continue following a series (R&C for the PS3, GTA for the 360)
I don't deny that they exist, but your sample group was insufficient to determine if all cheap switches are really switches.
I never made that assertion. I was merely offering a single data point to disprove your assertion.
If you can get 5 ports for $20, it's a hub.
My data point showed that this statement is not true in all cases.
I could make a chart for you if you like.
it takes ~10 minutes boot-to-boot to bring up a raw windows system in a known state.
So 60 times longer than bringing up a new EC2 instance from an image, and when you're not testing, you're still paying for the hardware.
The lack of a steering wheel might increase the risk of back and neck injury in an accident, however, due to the increased space you'd have to move in (even with an airbag).
Compared to the alternative of my body trying to occupy the same space as the steering column (or vice-versa)? Assuming a shoulder belt and head rest, the middle seat in the back is generally the safest seat in the car, precisely because there is less chance of a piece of the car intruding in your personal space.
Of course, life may be different for you water boys on the end of a hoseline.
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