So you're saying there is a direct cause and correlation regarding low corporate income taxes and a country going bankrupt? I'm sorry, but I fail to see a strong connection. I call total BS on your hypothesis.
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How the hell did you get a hold of Goldman Sachs' secret trading algorithm!?
"Creepy, bland, or forgettable" is in the lead? Are you fucking kidding me?
Yeah, the last 15 years or so of his life were extremely dull musically, and super bizarre personally. But to outright not care about the huge cultural impact this man made in music and entertainment is saddening to me. Especially on Slashdot of all places. I thought nerds/geeks at least admired some of his talents, or liked a couple of his songs. Have most Slashdotters never attempted to do a moon walk? Did only a handful of you enjoy "Thriller"? Did most of you hate that uncredited episode with him on The Simpsons? Did none of you like the music for "Sonic the Hedgehog 3" and its eerie similarities some of Jackson's tunes?
These are a few of the things that I, as a geek, appreciate from Michael Jackson. I would not say I was that much of fan of his. I only ever owned one album of his (a greatest hits album), and I did not feel so sad as to shed a tear for him today. But I do appreciate his massive impact on our culture. I think the world was made more interesting these past 45 years thanks to him.
Stop repeatedly using his full name, as if you want to rub in how foreign it sounds. It makes YOU sound like the xenophobe. Why didn't you use Hillary Clinton's full name?
Even if they don't sue, it's something the church can throw onto the "we're being suppressed!" pile of propaganda.
I think this was an unwise move on Wikipedia's part. It won't solve anything. All it will do is add fuel to the fire.
If my math is correct, the pixel density on the "Zune HD" is roughly 167 dpi. If the resolution were 1280x720 on the same size screen, the density would be about 445 dpi.
I would say that yes, there would be a significantly distinguishable difference.
I, too, use automatic updates and installed SP2 that way. I do have automatic updates set to the "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them" option, though, if that makes any kind of difference.
The funny thing is, when windows update prompted me about a new "important update", it didn't say at all what it was. Just that it was a 300+ something megabyte file, to which I immediately thought "holy shit, wtf could that be". I figured it must have been a service pack, but I didn't expect it to come out of the blue like it did. I saw no mention of it on the news sites. I guess I was expecting some kind of fanfare before its release. Anyway, once it finished downloading and started the install process, it finally identified itself that it was indeed Vista SP2.
As has been said, this product is not being marketed to Joe User. It's being marketed to businesses that rely on legacy apps and geeky power users who understand what it is they're getting.
Your average consumer will have the Home Edition of Windows 7, which will not include the built-in virtualization of XP. In other words, Microsoft is not promoting this to the average consumer as a way to make all your XP stuff compatible with Windows 7. Your average PC user won't even know that this "virtualization thing" exists.
Mod parent informative. AC is wrong. The second generation iPod Touch DOES NOT have a built-in microphone, but it does have a built-in speaker. I can personally vouch for that.
I find it very doubtful that the average person who would subscribe to XM/Sirius is now streaming "Net radio" in their cars. What's more likely is people are just penny pinching and discontinuing their subscriptions and simply going back to their terrestrial radio, CDs, or iPods.
Ah, but that does not fix the underlying problem. The underlying problem is the spend-yourself-into-huge-debt mentality that has gotten people into this problem in the first place! Bail them out now and they'll just find themselves back in the hole later.
You don't save a nation of starving people by supplying them with free food for one year. You save a nation of starving people by doing whatever you possibly can to help them become self sufficient.