But you have to set it up BEFORE the show airs. Say you bump into a coworker on Monday who says he saw a great show the day before. You can't get it because you didn't know about it on and record it. It's ridiculous.
I haven't had cable for eight years. Haven't missed it one bit. The very idea of letting TV schedule when I can sit and watch is ridiculous. Same goes for a DVR, where you have to both know about a show before it airs and set up the DVR to record it. Netflix has a terrible selection here in Canada so I tried that for whatever the trial period was and then ditched it. Turns out I ALWAYS have better things to do than watch TV, and when I give in to the urge I just hit up a torrent site.
And when you need more printing medium it's cheaper to just buy an entirely new printer rather than a new cartridge.
People don't want 'prints', unless you consider the odd set of fifty year olds getting married these days. People want to post images online. They want to create their own derivative works - like turning some into B&W.
McDonalds has plenty of chefs that create their menu items. If you invent the McHaggis you don't get paid for every single McHaggis sold. You probably get your salary and that's it. Any chef could have created that same McHaggis but it takes an entire industry of people to market it, source the ingredients, manage the company, train the minimum wagers how to nuke it in a microwave, etc. So NO, the inventor of the Big Mac shouldn't be paid simply because they 'invented' a damn hamburger.
It turns out that for the vast majority of tasks a 2D remote camera is just fine and controlling it with a mouse or keyboard is ok too. There are very few tasks where the added cost of a 3D head mounted display with a head tracker is worth it.
Maybe they'd developed the tool and wanted to use it. It's faster and easier than asking MySpace to go digging through their logs, and they got some experience using the technique.
A guy running a one man shop selling foam hassled me when I wouldn't give him my name, address, and phone number for a $10 piece of foam. He actually said, "what are you worried about the FBI or something?", and this was in Canada. I started to walk away, leaving him with the unsellable piece of foam he already cut for me, and he wised up and suddenly figured out how to process the payment in whatever shit POS system he was using. In short, merchants are complete idiots when it comes to stuff like this.
The actual people who came up with the characters sold them for money.
Ads, even full top quality HD, load up just fine. Then when your video is actually supposed to play you just get that stupid waiting symbol. Then the video starts to play and just as it's getting to a good part it pauses while it loads again then rapidly skips the part you actually wanted to see. Maybe, just maybe, YouTube could make their site not suck before asking people to pay for it.
We have NFC enabled devices at retailers everywhere here in Canada yet Google Wallet only works in the US. Seems they have given up on the idea entirely.
This is just an easy way to install software without much popping up on the screen to alert the users. I wonder how long it'll be before reports of infections using this installation method. What we really want is someone typing Install-Package Chrom and getting infected because of a typo.
It's fashionable to complain about the replaced start menu in Win 8. It isn't a big deal. It has never been a big deal.
Buy a computer because you like the shape of the case. It's how you guarantee quality.
Judging by one of my coworkers I'd say it was still going on around sixty years ago.