No they weren't Lorien's race was the first, Then came the Vorlons and the Shadows.
That is fine for a processor and maybe even RAM. However, I don't care how well you treat or baby your laptop, your battery will be gone in about 2 years. If you can't swap that out, you are stuck with an under-powered not-so-portable computer.
This is AOL, they would rather burn it to the ground and piss on the ashes than give anything to the public.
God, I hope not. I love Shoutcast. I would be sad to see it go, though, to be fair, podcasting has pretty much taken over as my primary music and radio source.
The best part is that after publishing the comic, Tim received his PS4 and it too had the Pulsing Blue Dickpunch of Sadness.
If you want local multiplayer, get a Wii. Most multiplayer these days is over the internet. As for tying up the PC, who doesn't have their own PC these days? Between laptops and tablets, that is practically a non-issue.
Yes, I will be the first to say, Let us all start eating more pussy!
For the price of a game console, you could always just buy a 30" TV / Monitor. I would rather look at a 30" screen at desk length than a 50" screen from across the room. Put some money into a good executive-style office chair and who needs the living room?
But what does browsing for the book on the shelves get you over searching Amazon.com? You still get the same 'about the author' and plot taglines on the back...
Well, for starters, most books aren't shrink-wrapped. I can pick it up, leaf through it, and start reading to see if it hooks me. Sure some of Amazon's books give a sample chapter maybe even a "Take me to a random page" function but it isn't the same as holding it in your hand.
The comparison is apples and oranges. Blockbuster was dead the minute Netflix became a viable option. In some cases, Disc is a far superior product between bonus features and if you have a crappy internet connection you don't have any significant load times. However, the convenience of internet steaming with the all-you-can-eat nature of streaming was the final straw for brick-and-mortar stores.
Books and bookstores are not obsolete. They still have many advantages over ebooks and online distribution. First, paper is a great medium; It is dirt cheap; doesn't need batteries; I can annotate and highlight; If I ruin it, there is no huge loss; I can sell it when I'm done; and it comes in many sizes from trade paperbacks to huge coffee table art books. Bookstores are great because you can sample the merchandise. At blockbuster, all I can see is the blurb on the back of the box with a few pictures, the same stuff that can be found anywhere. In a bookstore I can pick it up, leaf through it, even read some of it. Best part is, if I buy it I have it then and there and not 3-to-5 business days from now.
Books and bookstores are going to be around for a long while. As long as paper printing a still dirt cheap, and as long as eReaders are still a big investment for most people (When I see an e-Ink reader for under $30 sold at brick-and-mortar Walmarts or Target, then we'll talk). Sure, bookstores won't be a prevalent as they once were but they are far from being dead any time soon.
I think you are missing the point, Von Braun (not Oppenheimer, as the GPP has stated) and many like him's only allegiance was to his work. He didn't care about governments or politics, all he cared about was his work and if Der Fuhrer was paying, he was playing.
Not everybody cares about who they work for or shares the same goals of their employers, they just care about the work. I'm sure there are plenty of smart people who would love the opportunity to work in a place with the projects and resources of the NSA. Because, in the end not everyone cares what it is being used for because the interesting part is making it happen.
Sure, there is a certain level of cognitive dissonance or some dubious morality but it isn't like they were keeping score of the number of people their missiles killed or throwing a party every time a city got leveled. Just as I'm sure that most people in the NSA are not masturbating to George Orwell books
Pfft, noob. Use real professionals have over 9000 xterms open and each one of those has screen running with over 9000 command prompts. Every one of those command prompts has over 9000 commands running as background tasks!
Better yet, enable 1080p on the machine and a second screen, maybe Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, and Amazon Video and sell that. Maybe it could have some weird TV integration that shows you whats on with descriptions pulled from Wikipedia and IMDB but nobody will ever actually use it. Release that machine and I'm sure people will buy that in droves. Oh, Wait....
So have movies, TV, and music. What's your point?