Robaato writes "Wired Magazine's Epicenter blog reports that Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes is baffled by the success of Netflix. "I've been frankly confused by this fascination that everybody has with Netflix," he said in an interview.
Keyes also expresses the belief that since HE is only interested in watching new releases, EVERYBODY is only interested in watching new releases. A film buff he is not."Link to Original Source
Robaato writes "While Spirit and Opportunity's endurance is certainly amazing, the Voyager missions, launched 30 years ago, are just as incredible if not more so.
Which do you think is more impressive, the Mars Rover's survival in the harsh conditions on Mars, or Voyager 1 and 2's sheer longevity?"Link to Original Source
With the nuclear-powered Voyagers tipped to keep transmitting until at least 2020, Mr Murray has to show younger staff how to maintain the vital hardware. "I find it funny that I send people I am teaching to go and get parts for these machines that are older than them," he said.
Robaato writes "In his blog, David Still writes about how he had an idea on how to streamline the process of keeping editors informed of article approval requests on Citizendium. He got favorable responses from several people, including a member of Citizendium's editorial committee. However, when he tried to post it on the Citizendium-L list, it was blocked by Larry Sanger himself.
If this is how Sanger is going to treat his editors, why would anyone want to become one?"
You are not welcome to participate in this way, particularly since you have proven that you lack the good sense and diplomacy to know how to work with actual adults.
Robaato writes "According to this article, YouTube's response to Japanese content providers' complaints was "not satisfactory." Although YouTube seemed sympathetic to their complaints about the large amount of copyrighted material posted, no changes were made."
Robaato writes "Stephen Levy writes in the Guardian about the perception of randomness, or the lack thereof, on an iPod set to shuffle. From the article:
My first iPod loved Steely Dan. So do I. But not as much as my iPod did.... I didn't keep track of every song that played every time I shuffled my tunes, but after a while I would keep a sharp ear out for what I came to call the LTBSD (Length of Time Before Steely Dan) Factor. The LTBSD Factor was always perplexingly short.