If all DRM were implemented the way it is implemented with Steam, then we wouldn't be having such heated arguments about DRM.
Strictly speaking, sound waves are not made of atoms, but of energy passing through atoms.
This politician's point isn't about making children read his favorite books because they're his favorites. He wants children and teenagers to read Science Fiction because it makes science and math interesting, which in turn, turns more of our youth to those fields of study. I seldom agree with politicians, but this guy is absolutely right-- if we want to improve ourselves as a species, we need to get our youth interested in these subjects. Getting them to read Science Fiction is one good approach.
Our population grows at an exponential rate. Strictly speaking, we're not overpopulated now, but in a few generations we will be. We probably won't run out of room before food production can no longer keep up. We may find a more efficient way to produce food that can keep up, but the fact is that this will only slow down the problem. When we do run out of room (or approach that point, anyway), illness will spread quite readily, the end result being plagues, regardless of our collective hygiene. We could solve this by having regularly scheduled mass death events every few hundred years, such as nuclear wars, or maybe we can get playful with it and do some kind of gladiatorial games. Perhaps better yet, is to just get a large portion of our population to colonize new worlds. That's perhaps the only practical solution that doesn't directly involve people dieing.
This solution doesn't address the environment. This is not meant to be a solution for the environment. This is a solution for human kind. There's no reason why we can't continue to develop environmentally friendly technologies while working toward colonizing other worlds. In fact, I'd say the goals are quite compatible, as technologies which require fewer resources will contribute nicely to founding new civilizations.
Steam for Linux isn't really about bringing games to existing Linux users. This is preparation for their Steambox hardware. They're creating a market for viable game development on Linux, so that when they release the Steambox, developers won't be hesitant to develop for it. By using Linux, they don't have to provide Windows licenses for every device, thereby keeping the cost of the device down.
So you see, the existing Linux userbase really isn't an important factor in this, though that it does exist and they are interested in games, certainly furthers their goals.
The Wii sold 99 million units (making it quite easily the most popular of the generation), and was the least powerful unit of the generation. The PlayStation 3 sold 70 million units (making it arguably the least popular of the generation, though the Xbox 360's tendency toward hardware failure may very well make up for the 5 million unit difference between it and the PS3), and was the most powerful unit of the generation. Modern video game graphics are well beyond the point where we need to be desperately concerned with the limit of simultaneous colors or polygons. Nintendo is just the only one whose marketing department acknowledges this.
If you could make a thing go away by making it illegal, why would you need to ban guns?
The package contained an incredibly detailed replica of “University of Chicago Professor” Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It looks only sort of like this one, but almost exactly like this one, so much so that we thought it might have been the one that was for sale on Ebay had we not seen some telling inconsistencies in cover color and “Ex Libris” page (and distinct lack of sword). The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included. It’s clear that it is mostly, but not completely handmade, as although the included paper is weathered all of the “handwriting” and calligraphy lacks the telltale pressure marks of actual handwriting.
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Are there any print video game magazines left? That are still printing physical copies, that is. I'm not aware of any.
Game Informer is still being pushed pretty heavily by GameStop.
If you need a spreadsheet, then use a Spreadsheet format. If you need a Presentation, then consider a format appropriate for that task. RTFs are for text documents that require formatting, and this injudicious mingling of datatypes is exactly what's wrong with Microsoft Office document formats.
That's a problem with Adobe's support for Flash in Ubuntu, not specifically a problem with Ubuntu, itself. Were Ubuntu the popular OS instead of Windows, likely you'd see the problem in Windows but not Ubuntu.
RTF. It has strong standardization, and so far as I know, it's universally readable.
Also, it's much easier to pass legislation for a fee, than it is to pass legislation for a tax.
We really do need punctuation to denote sarcasm on the internet.
That idea works well in an ideal system where everyone earns an income within a fairly narrow range. In the real world, however, the range of individual income goes from losses each year to millions each year. Sticking with an income tax is really the way to go.