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Comment Re:Don't evolve your business model (Score 1) 211

The freeloaders, parasites really, are the ones buying and selling my personal information for targeted advertising.

I have (almost) no ads now, but for the last few years I still manage to buy services and content. Sites like /. would be in trouble of course, and they might have to move to a wikipedia-like funding/shaming model. Eventually the stuff people aren't willing to pay for will wither and die, and we'll have to learn to accept that. I'm not willing to let my PC participate in blasting me in the face in ads.

Comment Sell OS and Computer seperately (Score 1) 491

No pre-installed anything, you take the OS you already paid for on your last computer and install it on your new computer. It's just another piece of software. Or you buy a newer OS for your old computer. A lot of our problems could have been resolved if we never had so much damn lock-in that granted one company control over all our PCs.

Comment Re:No Goddamned grey text (Score 1) 491

Hey man, I don't want my CRT to get phosphor burn. It's not "light grey" it's regular intensity, versus "high-intensity". It was for bitmap fonts on CRTs that weren't really capable of multiple font weights, so different intensities were used to simulate different weights.

How would you like it if all text had the maximum weight?

Comment Re:Why? (Score 5, Insightful) 166

I think your first two points are the reason. People using iOS are far more likely to actually PAY for a game (or any other app for that matter). The fact that the iOS platform is far more homogeneous (At any point in time you have to cover 2 versions of the OS, three tablets and three phones to address 90+% of iOS users) make also development costs lower. Lower costs, higher profits, yes, the iOS platform is most likely an order of magnitude more profitable than Android.

Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!