Gotta say TV. Nothing beats memories of tuning in week to week to see the latest instalment...
People keep grimy, grungy screen protectors on their phone the entire time they have them.
They have this beautiful, pristine sheet of glass they're "protecting"... and they never actually see it or get to touch it.
It kinda bothers me.
Matt Smith is far better than David Tennent to me, and I grew up watching the Fourth Doctor.
Bob's Burgers is great, but it's a bit different than what people expect in a "cartoon". It's a situation comedy based heavily on dialogue, much of it improvised. In fact, the show would probably work equally as well audio-only.
hydroelectric power plant in my city is 100MW - that single power plant could power two bitcoin mining networks
How many houses and businesses could that power?
I bet Google's servers use more power than this...
Google is actually useful to hundreds of millions of people.
Apple Inc.: Mac OS X Version 10.8 Mountain Lion on Intel-based Macintosh computers
The "iOSification" of OS X is overblown hyperbole at the moment. Yes, Apple's simplified some of the core apps like iPhoto. Yes, Apple's made the Calendar app fugly. They added the "Launchpad", which you never have to actually see unless you invoke it, and they added the Gatekeeper security feature, which you can switch off with a few clicks of the mouse.
They also recently got rid of the guy who was responsible for some of that stuff, so we may see a roll back on the nasty skeumorphic nonsense.
The core OS, and its UX in general, are still excellent, and every single app distributed outside of the App Store still have as much freedom as they used to.
Your site is collateral damage. They're not blocking your site specifically, it's just that ad-blocking is turned on by default.
So, if anything, blame all the sites out there with awful, intrusive ads that drove people to ad-blocking.
Brilliant. That's like buying new software that requires Windows XP.
Well, they did say "Holy shit! This is the way of the future, let's investigate this distribution option...", but they ended it with "... and try to hold it back as long as we can."
Ya, x86 isn't the best architecture, from my limited understanding of these things (I'm not a programmer), but it's pretty much become the "standard". The writing was on the wall when Apple switched to it. (Then there's ARM, which is entrenched in the mobile space.)
So, by going with x86, Sony's guaranteed to have legions of developers who are intimately familiar with the architecture, and have libraries optimized for it. Far more than their semi-obscure CELL platform. Microsoft's going x86 with Xbox, too, leaving Nintendo the only one on the old PowerPC boat.
Ah, OK. Simple misunderstanding.
Echo chamber for people like me? Nope. It's an echo chamber for people piling on to say "This thing that a subsidiary caused happened 10 years ago! NEVER FORGIVE!!!"
A dedicated gaming console doesn't have the desktop OS overhead to deal with. You can squeeze more out of less in this case. Especially with devs working to a fixed target.
Slashdot isn't a singular entity. The minority with a burning hatred for Sony may be vocal, but they don't represent us all.
But the same talking points dominating every discussion get tiresome.