Microsoft has become excessively greedy, even for them.
So no point in taking the console on vacation if you have no internet, also if you're internet is down for more than 24hrs you're screwed. The 10 person limit on playing your own games is laughable. No thanks M$, I'd would actually like to control the things I own.
Probably to real life.
The figures only include people who actually paid income tax.
Actually it's less than $9 per year for an average income American ( http://nasacost.com/ ).
This article is misleading. Most sites will lock you out after so many failed attempts.
I've played fps's, including the Unreal Tournament series, for years using a keyboard and mouse. I love the responsiveness of the aiming and the ability to put the crosshair exactly wherever I need to and as quickly as I need to. I gave this a try using a keyboard and mouse for UT3 on the PS3 and was greatly disappointed. The mouse was not nearly responsive enough. There seemed to be many frames of lag between moving the mouse and seeing the result on screen. It was like aiming with a wet noodle. I've tried a few different mice and settings to no avail. At least with the PC there was usually some work around for this situation, such as turning down max pre-rendered frames to 1 or 0. Unless this issue is fixed I would honestly rather use a gamepad for FPS's on the PS3. I believe this is part of the reason the keyboard + mouse controls never caught on for the PS3.
How about they just uncheck 'accept cookies' if they don't want them?
This is just one more reason we need a massive effort to develop Thorium reactors. It can't meltdown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium
I think some comments were left out: "Upon investigation, we were [not at all] stunned to find that the formula [if (bars=2) then DisplayBars(4)] we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong [and unethical since it unfairly makes our product seem as if it has better reception than the others]"
My concern is not so much for known or theorized particles being created, it is for the unknown particles that may be created. The potential discovery of previously unknown particles is part of the purpose of this experiment. I still believe the probability is low that any harm will come from this experiment...at least not on the global scale, but how low is low enough when the potential to destroy everything we are could exist.
These collisions have likely occurred on earth for a long time but never anywhere near the density which they will in the LHC. The natural collisions are spread out over a much larger area and much longer time. Also with natural collisions only one particle is moving at high velocity which might cause any harmful particle or black hole to move through the earth very quickly. In the LHC two particles of about the same velocity collide. This could cause any potentially harmful particles to linger by some or all of the momentum being canceled by the collision. The natural bombardment of cosmic rays into the Earth cannot prove the safety of so many of these collisions in the same place at nearly the