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I think the bottom line is you just don't know where you'll find inspiration. Maybe you've missed out on a lot yourself, and I don't think that's something to be proud of.
There are still a ton of windows XP PC's out there capable of running 8.1. Any Core 2 (and some last gen P4's) or Athlon 64 PCs or Higher will run it fine as long as it's got at least 2GB of RAM, but it's the transition that's the pain, especially since MS removed Windows Easy Transfer From Windows 8.1
There is talk that MS is going to release a Free edition of Windows 8.1, but it will most likely be gimped or restricted on who can install the OS, such as Large OEM's only. If they played their cards correctly (Like add the start menu back) they could get those users to convert and get some windows 8.1 share, but since that's not happening soon enough...
Probably as much as the Keurig Vue, which has pretty much bombed in the marketplace.
In fact, you would think Keurig would have learned from Vue sales that if you make a machine that's not compatible with existing K cups, it doesn't sell. Just adding K cup functionally to the Vue system out of the box (without some third party adapter) would have made them sell like hotcakes and give them the patent encumbered Vue Cups to upsell, instead their going to make a third (Technically forth if you count the Rivo) incompatible brewer that will most likely not accept previous generation cups and wonder why they can't sell the thing but the K cup units fly off the shelves.
Hell, it wouldn't surprise me if they stop making K cup machines altogether and really screw themselves over.
Ask TWC how that worked for them. One of the reasons they're a buyout target is because of the CBS blackout.
if CableCo's were smart, they would sneak a semi a-la-Carte Package (for example, a Disney Package, a Viacom package, a CBS Package, ETC) on content providers contract renewals and execute it in the program lineup. Any time the CP's decide to raise rates, the CableCo's simply nod their head "Sure!!" and proceed to immediately raise the rate on just the affected package 1:1. When Sub's Cancel, the CP's will get less because Less people actually get the content now (which can now be officially documented since the CableCo's are A-La-Carte Now), and they'll think twice before raising rates.
Now I know this will never happen, because most of those contracts explicitly state you cannot do this sort of a-la-carte tiering, but that's where the lawyer sneakiness comes in.
Considering that he is sort of an icon to nerds and is dying of a recently announced disease, I would considering it newsworthy.
Although I doubt that smoking is the main reason he has COPD now considering he stopped smoking so long ago, but it may have been a contributing factor. He was an avid Photographer, and if he did a lot of darkroom work, he could have contracted the disease from breathing in the Caustic Developer Chemicals.
I've been on this site for a long time. My Low 6 digit number should be a testament of how long I've been on this site. Hell I don't Even use Deathlizard any more as my handle on any site but this one. but I can tell you what my Display Options are set to.
1) I Use the Classic Interface because I like the classic Interface. It's simple, Loads fast, and gets me my News For Nerds and Stuff that Matters.
2) I use the Classic Discussion system, and not the one that was reworked the last time the site had a modernization.
What makes this site special is the simple fact that it is so customizable. I don't have to update my look of the site but others that want to can get the new whiz bang tech site that the kiddiez crave. I can keep it the way I want and the Kids get the new wave look because they are either not logged in or they signed up with a new account with the look turned on by default.
I know it would be a pain to maintain both looks, especially since it looks like they want to do away with the generic icons as news points and replace it with stock photos, but I can't imagine it being so hard to maintain when it's pretty much been the same for over 15 years now and pulls data from the same database, and I think it would be worth maintaining rather than lose your user base to other options or even to a forked, Slashcode running, classic slashdot site.
Basically, this has happened in the past, and while it changes the cost/benefit ratio it has done nothing to stop these trolls. Now they're starting to target people more discriminatingly. While that's better than the shotgun approach they've been taking, now they're suing one downloader for much higher sums, sometimes in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Had the same issues with Seagate 500gb Laptop drives. We had anywhere between 10-25% failure rates on those on a 400 laptop batch. Hitachi's were lower (about 8 to 15% on the worst batch) but not much in the 7200 spindle speed. 5400 Hitachi's on the other hand were rock solid (I can remember replacing only 3 in a 400 Laptop batch), and I would take those Seagates over Fujitsu's or Toshibas any day. Hell one batch of Fuji's back in 2003 had an almost 50-70% failure rate over three years. At least you had a decent chance of getting data from a failing Seagate. Most other drives were unreadable when they failed.
My last straw with Seagate was when my 2GB External Ghost image drive failed with our historical backups on it. It would read and write, but it was pause for 2-30 seconds randomly clicking the whole time. When I replaced it with a RAID External I couldn't get the drive RMA'd because it wouldn't fail Seagate Diagnostics (although it would fail smart tests from other test software like HDAT2) It finally gave me a Seagate code when I tested it non stop for 3 weeks.