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Comment Re:Transition (Score 1) 208

Amen, brother! As a 62 year old who wears ever-stronger glasses just to see how to get around, I want the largest television screen I can afford.

And I want it to be as dumb as a box of rocks, without sound if I can get it that way. I just need a monitor for cable television, Blu-ray player, FireTV, computer, etc.. Just give me one with plenty of HDMI inputs (my current one has three) and I'm a happy camper.

Comment Re:Surveillance reduces sales and corrupts democra (Score 1) 333

"In a democracy, citizens are allowed to participate in government."

See? You have it assbackwards right there. The citizens formed the government and gave it limited powers. We've let the government usurp our power over the years because of uneducated and apathetic voters. The evidence that we've fallen too far already is your own statement. There is no hope left if everybody is hopelessly ignorant of their own power over government.

Comment Re:Don't evolve your business model (Score 1) 213

For people who read the site regularly those two choices are fine, but for those who might visit the site only three or four times a year, ad blocking seems to be the only choice.

There are a lot of news sites that I visit only a handful of times a year. I'll be damned if I pay for access when I rarely use it.

Comment Re: Already solved (Score 1) 107

I bought a new fridge about 5 years ago. I moved house and worked out that the difference in power consumption between the old fridge I had and the new one that I bought meant that the new fridge paid for itself in 2-3 years. Newer utilities are significantly lower power than ones from even the '80s and '90s. I bet that the next set of low-operating-cost white goods will all have some kind of Internet-related insecurity as standard.

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga