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I'm only disappointed that Microsoft didn't abandon ARM for a low-power x86 chip, and just put out one version of Surface 2. Win8 is an excellent tablet interface, but I don't want to have to sacrifice so much battery life (and low heat generation) for a comparatively noisy 'full OS' version. If they've solved the noise issues and extended the battery life in a meaningful way, then it might be worth it to me.
But comparing the x86 version to a portable-native OS is disingenuous.
What a load of drivel.
The market can't grow indefinitely - saturation is unavoidable, particularly when you have a quality product that does everything users want them to without a fuss. The industry is just expecting too much out of its customer base.
Sims 2 was the better title, by far. I went back to it, and couldn't be happier. Also? No EA sign-in!
I grant you it's convoluted. But as online activation schemes go, it's hardly onerous. I've only had one steam launch negatively impacted by download numbers, and that was ages ago, and it was a question of server download rates, not activation/verification/prove-you-bought-me bullshit. I'm happy EA pulled its new titles from steam - a launch like this would give valve a bad name.
There will always be those who reject technological advancement. Let them have their information.
Your reply suggests that the only thing preventing him knowing how to perfectly secure his electrical possessions is that he can't spell "surge", or doesn't know of this google thing.
Buzz off. Anyone can google for a product. The question wasn't "are there surge protectors designed to protect a home", but "what are my options? what works well? can I trust a single device to do all I need it to?"
You gave us a comparative shopping list. Brilliant.
The schools have been paid, have they not? That's the whole point of a loan - lender pays now, and you pay the lender.
And, as others have said, it's a little short-sighted to stand in the way of those in debt, since the best way for them to pay off those loans is to be successful. Again, that's the whole point.
Any institution engaging in this sort of behavior is way out of line. In fact, it's rather rare to see such a clear-cut case of wrongdoing when it comes to financial/political entanglements.
Back off, universities. You are not moral guardians, gatekeepers, or creditors. You are educational institutions, and your obligation is to the students, not to whatever twisted group of people suggested you monitor you alumni for credit score violations.
A declining credit score is already one hell of a millstone - like weight gain, it's much easier to damage your score than improve it. The last thing we need is universities undercutting those students who need their credentials the most - those who essentially gambled a portion of future success on the hopes of a beneficial education. Do they want us to pay our loans off or not?
This show's almost over, folks. Just takes a while - at this point he is 'treating' very few, and these suits from him will probably be the last we hear of him doing much more harm. I hope.