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They are not even trying to compete with the major torrent trackers/piracy sites anymore. Instead of massively reducing pricing and DRM the media industry is putting up even more hurdles. If I buy a movie, I want to be able to play it on any device I own, at any time I want, and I want the right to make backup. Also I need to be able to downconvert it to lower resolutions to play it on lowlier devices. Nothing that is possible with DRM-infested media, and all of that is possible with pirated movies. They finally need to understand that piracy will stay, and treat it as competion.
When I see the battery lifetime of my old Nokia phone, or recent iPhones, I notice the obvious problem is Android. I am lucky if my Nexus 4 isn't drained empty after 24 hours. Google can achieve "better batteries" (at least for their phones) by developing a new OS.
From my experience and knowledge, browsers on mobile devices don't have ad blocker plugins, and certainly the youtube apps for mobile platforms don't have them. I guess that's the market they're aiming for.
If the telescope is meant to detect brown dwarfs, why is it not called the Spud Webb Space Telescope?
You can notice that all across western societies. People who are actually productive and produce value for companies are paid less and are laid off, while at the mean time management, bureaucrat and "soft skill" jobs are on the rise. In the end you will have half of companies consisting of people discussing amongst themselves but unable to produce a screwdriver.
What social justice warriors get wrong is that they say that diversity is the ultimate goal, and everything else must bow to that. They think that diversity is an aim and not a symptom. But what does "improving" diversity mean? There might as well be people who argue that less diversity is an improvement. So SJW have already pre-decided what the "best" outcome without using any form of metric other than the ratio of men to women.
Why invest in coders when we can invest in outreach programs like GNOME does?
To quote Stephen Fry:
"Of course 'too much' bad for you. 'Too much' of anything is bad for you, you blithering twat. That's what 'too much' means. 'Too much' water would be bad for you. Obviously 'too much' is precisely that quantity which is excessive. That's what it means. Jesus!"
There once was a browser which supported this out-of-the-box several years ago.
It's not about math, but about honesty. First of all, we "math junkies" don't say there is proof that there is no audible difference. That is useless null hypothesis. What we're saying is that the burden of proof is upon those who claim that they can hear a difference. And the mere statement "I can hear it, it's obvious" is also not in any way sufficient, because the currently used method to assess these kind of perceptual questions are double blind tests. If you're unwilling to conduct an honest and scientific tests you're not necessarily a liar, but at least dishonest.
On the other hand it is well known that the placebo effect exists in medicine, so it is not unexpected that it exists in audio too. The amount of people affetced by placebo in audio seems to increase with age and audio equipment cost. It also seems to be correlated with the aforementioned "dishonest" people.
What people like you hear is that the actual released records sound diferent on CD and Vinyl, and that is because of different mastering practices, especially the fact that CDs can be made much louder because the playback system is not inherently flawed w.r.t high peak amplitudes like a Vinyl turntable.
It is well known that differences in audio quality between digital formats (CDs, MP3, FLACs, etc.) to Vinyl are due to different mastering for the respective media. HA has also set up a wiki page regarding misconceptions about Vinyl mastering and Vinyl as a medium. Vinyl is an inherently flawed medium, with problems like wear, necessitating expensive gear and knowledge for playback, and low audio quality compared to digital media. That some people still prefer Vinyl releases shows that they either don't really have good hearing, or that contemporary music is mastered so that a medium with roughly 13 bits of dynamic range is sufficient for even "critical" listeners. That means CD quality audio is simply excessive for that audience. Interestingly enough the same Vinyl crowd will glady buy 24bit/192khz releases, which are even more excessive.
I guess we have to take your word on this regarding the reasons, instead of using Occam's Razor and just accept the most likely answer.