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Comment Re:I think they're missing the point (Score 1) 226

Too much Science Fiction in your statement. VR has been out for quite a while in TVs.

There's at least one difference between you and I: you see what is and I see what will be. I'm not wishing for it nor am I imaging it; it's where we're headed and all your reasoning and justifying won't make the least bit of difference. In fact, this greatly reminds me of a conversation I had with a camera shop owner in '94 when I warned him what the coming of digital would mean. Like you, he articulated all the "valid reasons" why I didn't know what I was talking about."

Comment Re:I think they're missing the point (Score 1) 226

I think what Microsoft may not be understanding, or may be trying to ignore, is that people aren't buying new hardware because their old hardware meets their needs.

Their old hardware meets their needs for now but wait till everyone and their brother wants portable augmented reality in their pocket and fully interactive VR rooms in their homes. I was hoping to see Linux become the dominant platform for this emerging scene but politics prevailed (Linux support from Oculus/Facebook has obviously taken a back seat to DirectX); there'll come a day in the not-so-distant future when families will be getting second mortgages to finance upgrades of their Microsoft Home Worldservers or whatnot...

Comment Re: Show us the data (Score 0) 415

What about the externalized costs of wind farming? All those fan blades pushing against the wind will surely have an eventual effect on the dynamics of the planet; think about how much fracking we'll eventually have to do [to generate the watts needed] to spin all those fans the other direction...

Comment Re:In 7th grade... (Score 4, Funny) 249

I hope you didn't damage any essential components.

I didn't really have a chance as it was a short-lived experiment; while I liked to consider the basement workshop to be my own RC lab (aka super-secret lair for The Devising of Strange Contraptions to Masturbate With), the reality was that I needed to disassemble Said Device before I risked having to explain the Purpose to my dad...

Comment Re:Can't Take the Heat........? (Score 2) 925

Technical excellence does not require uncaring aggressiveness.

What kind of idiot would even think of trying to claim that Linus doesn't care?! If his "aggressiveness" (lol, "Don't hurt us, Linus!") isn't an indicator of how much emotion he's got invested in Linux, I don't know what is! ;)

The Macintosh is Xerox technology at its best.