I agree, I'm all for having a bit of fun and jokes on April Fools Day, but this doesn't come off as funny, just really irritating.
Now that I think about it, since it says hardware, I suppose games wouldn't be included anyways since they are software.
If i'm understanding this correctly, this would mean a game developer would have to have a working copy of the game to use kickstarter to acquire funds, or would a working demo be applicable? I ask this because I've seen a number of projects that were little more than storyboards.
This is no proof at all for the "expanding earth" theory. The thing is, elsewhere on earth, you have crust being subducted and remelted into the mantle.
I agree, the Rio Grande Rift is well known and you have a clear and visible history of recent past volcanism in the areas in and around it in New Mexico. About the only thing new in this article is it listing the speed of expansion based on GPS data.
That depends on if you are talking left/right from a financial, social, or international stance (after all, left/right in politics is different in the US vs other parts of the world). As for me, I'm more of a socially liberal (left), financially conservative (right) libertarian
Well there is always the hypothesized possibility of mantle plumes carrying/moving heavier materials to the surface (thru volcanism at or near the surface).
My degree is in geology; while I have no problem with the idea that some of the deposits came from asteroids and the like, there are far too many other ways that many of these deposits can be formed here on earth. I know that for precious metals like gold and silver, hydro-thermal deposits are quite common sources of these ores (with a large number of these being found in or around granite sources.)
Indeed, right after Walmart began this program, I decided to give it a try. Little did I know that the music wouldn't work on my mp3 player at the time and you couldn't transfer the music from one computer to another (I wanted to play my music on my laptop as well as my desktop). After this, their music service was dead to me and I never looked back. Luckily I only lost about $5 on the test, so I wasn't put too far in the hole over it (basically about the cost of a meal at some fast food place). I am curious though if this was to prioritize their new video on demand streaming service they recently rolled out with.
One problem with your assessment, ObsessiveMathsFreak, the majority of those big telcos are also ISP's, so they to would be set to the same standards. While I see the merit in what you are saying about government regulations, do you have any idea the outcry that would happen if the government (especially in the case of the US) tried to take over a private enterprise (various ISP's and/or Telcos) and turn it into another state funded bureaucracy. I suspect any such actions by the government would likely go over like a lead balloon.
I agree. If implemented, I could see ISP's trying to distance themselves from throttling. The only problem is, you need a sizable group of consumers to actively participate in order to have enough "teeth" to give the ISP's a metaphorical bite to the rear.
It isn't awful by any means, but I think they need a lighter color font for the black bar at the top. Also, I swear they have shrunken the size of the font and search box on the main google page. Is anybody else encountering this?
I have to agree, nowhere in the article did it say, "because a "Democracy" would have "Democrat" in it." I'm actually disappointed that nobody pointed out the bad summary earlier, more-so that CmdrTaco, left it in the summary.
Mozilla was at it's best with FF2-2.5; simple layout, highly customizable, and easy to use. Since the introduction of FF3, I've seen more bloated memory use, more complexity added to the browser, and an overall less simple layout
.Mozilla has lost it and this just further shows how out of touch the Mozilla folks are. The only reason I keep using Firefox is the customizations, but now Chrome is nearly as customizable as Firefox.
The main reason I don't go to a "smart phone" is the data price involved. The prices are so outrageous for not only the phones but especially for the data plans that most networks force upon you. I'm sorry, but I'm not paying upwards of $30/month for 1GB of internet use (that can be used up in less than a day with many of the apps on the various smartphone OS markets).