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Comment Re:Price (Score 1) 477 477

It was definitely about the price. If Blurays were the same price as DVDs they would have taken off. To get Blurays from Netflix adds an extra charge - no thanks.

And if a media exec is reading this, make your media go directly to the main menu, and have a menu option to watch the trailers, because in 6 months time no one's going to care. Oh and quit disabling the skip and FF buttons.

Comment Canola is a GM crop (Score 1) 571 571

Except for canola oil. Canola is treated as "organic", but it's really another GMO. The name itself comes from CANadian OiL. There's no such thing as a canola seed, it's a modified version of a rapeseed, which is a poisonous plant.

The best thing you can do is look at the ingredient list.

Comment Re:Already determined (Score 1) 121 121

There's a certain amount of content that you lose by dropping cable/satellite TV, and going Netflix/Hulu. However, the savings of maybe $80+/month sure makes this choice a no-brainer. You could even buy those few series that you lose out on, on DVD so there's really not much of a loss.

I finally persuaded my spouse to drop TV early this year, and we don't miss it one bit.

Comment Re:Cramming and the art of innovation (Score 1) 99 99

What the ?

If you are on crunch, you have absolutely ZERO time to innovate!

All you have time for is implement, quick test, check in. Then later on someobody else has to fix your crappy rush job because you created a dozen other bugs.

Crunch times cause more problems than just trying to get a product out on time, plain and simple.

Comment Re:Heh, figures. (Score 1) 346 346

What likely happened is he was one of the unlucky ~30%. Then he gets shipped somebody else's badly refurbished RROD. This process then continues until he is lucky enough to get shipped a brand new console. Good luck.

For my anecdotal story. I have all 3 current gen consoles. My 360 gives me read errors. When a game comes out that is for both 360 and PS3, I always buy the PS3 version as I get a flawless play experience. Shame on MS for producing such a shoddy console.

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