Yeah, but it's great for when you need admissible footage of some criminal screaming "DICK JONES! I WORK FOR DICK JONES! HE OWNS THE COPS!"
Rob can actually be funny sometimes, you know.
Just let us programmers handle the UI.
GIMP is just a cute acronym for "GNU Image Manipulator," and will in no way make people not take this application seriously or hesitate to adopt it in any serious environment.
Management says that this patch of 60-hour weeks is just a fluke and once everything is back on track it won't happen again.
Screw that, I want some of those cool tusks for the front of my truck.
Well, I don't know about phones. But my Roku supports it.
But to say "+$X is still worth it" is retarded when you don't know where someone draws their line.
Yeah, that's why I said "You must not use it much if an extra $20 a year is a deal-breaker for you." Obviously, everyone has to make their own value judgement on this. But $20 over a year is not that much of a bump for anyone who uses it more than a few times a year.
will they expand their video selection?
I've been using it for a long time now, and I can say that it has been expanding significantly. It's still nowhere close to Netflix, but it is improving. Conversely, Netflix seems to actually be declining lately. I'm not sure if Netflix is concentrating too much of their resources on their original programming or what, but I can say that I've noticed a lot of movies disappearing in the last year, and not too many being added. And even more perplexing, I've noticed a trend lately of Netflix losing individual seasons of certain TV shows. I've got some TV shows in my queue that originally had all the seasons of the show available, but that now only have 2 or 3 seasons available. I wasn't aware that Netflix licensed shows by season, but apparently they do.
Fair enough. But for me, it really wasn't a marginal bargain to begin with. I order a lot from them, and so it was a no-brainer for me. Plus I have a Roku and so their streaming service is a very nice bonus. It really depends on how much you're going to use it, how much you like 2-day shipping, and if you're going to use the streaming and Kindle bonuses. For some it would be a waste of money, but for a lot of us it would probably still be worth it at twice the price.
The notion of true Sustainability without massive acreage is timeless.
Yeah, it's also bullshit. Real farming is HARD FUCKING WORK. Believe me, I know. True sustenance farming is even harder. Sure, it's easy enough to grow a vegetable garden for fun. But when you're growing to survive it takes a lot of acreage per person, especially if you're growing on marginal land or weak soil. Even the most experienced of sustenance farmers usually have to supplement their diet with hunting/fishing and food bought from side work. A lot of sustenance farmers have starved to death on the frontier because of a single crop failure or drought (yes kids, people used to starve to death right here in the good old USA).
It also doesn't help that a lot of the hippies who dream of this stuff these days would balk at the idea of using GMO crops, pesticides, raising livestock for milk and slaughter, or hunting/fishing. Real sustenance living doesn't give a fuck about your ideals. Get milk and meat or starve.
Back in the 60's and early 70's, I remember all these communes popping up all over the place. A bunch of hippies would get together (none of whom knew the first thing about farming, of course) and decide they were going to form a community and "live off the land." So they would go buy (or squat) some small piss-poor farm somewhere and start growing their glorified vegetable garden. And pretty soon they would realize that farming was actual hard work (guess they thought they could just plant, sit around smoking weed all day for months, and then harvest at the end). And pretty soon after that they would realize that farming takes a LOT of acreage per person to actually be sustainable. So then the inevitable squabbling and calling back home to mom and dad for bread would begin. And by the end of the first winter, the commune was no more.
Kids, learn from the mistakes of your elders. Don't be a hippie.
You must not use it much if an extra $20 a year is a deal-breaker for you. I use it all the time (along with the movie/TV streaming) and it's a helluva bargain, even with a $20 price bump. And I haven't even looked into the extras I could get on the Kindle.
I have both and Netflix is definitely better, but Amazon has been catching up (especially since Netflix has lately seemed to be moving backwards, with more and more movies and seasons of series disappearing from my queue). And Amazon also offers the advantage of being able to mix in movies and TV shows that you've purchased individually on Amazon as well, with a HUGE selection on that front. I wouldn't exactly call it a Netflix replacement, but it's improving. And the price sure is right.
I'll spell it out more clearly for you (I'll put it in simple hillbilly):
Them people what pay money get to see the writin' 20 minutes before the nerd yellin' starts. Them people what don't pay money get to see the writin' 20 seconds before the nerd yellin' starts. The writin' is red before the nerd yellin' starts.