How about unusable outside the USA? In many stores in Belgium the staff does not even know how swiping works.
Really? I was in Belgium in February and I didn't have a single problem with it. Everyone took one look at me, knew they had an American on their hands, and did everything properly without hassling me one bit.
The XBox unit is profitable.
You sure about that? Microsoft Is Making An Astonishing $2 Billion Per Year From Android Patent Royalties
I have nothing against the creators, but when one broadcast format gets preferential treatment over another, I don't see how that serves anyone.
And yet people still listen to the crap when there are plenty of easy alternatives - including podcasts & personal music collections. I really don't get it. Sports and other live events are the only decent reasons to turn on the radio.
I really cringe at how often music is repeated on a music radio station, it's the same 20 songs repeated every hour or something like that.
I think it's meaningless and a waste of time. The people in charge today didn't commit the offense, and if you want to address past offenses in UK history, a more important place to start would be at Smithfield anyway. I am more in favor of finding people whose rights are being violated today and doing something about that.
It is not meaningless. There are people in Britain and worldwide who still want to roll back the clock on gay rights. This move would signal that there is no going back by appropriately acknowledging the collective shame that Britain bears for treating their hero so poorly. It is 2013. Gay oppression is, or ought to be, a thing of the past.