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Shame on the organisation behind it for creating it. And every one of you assholes who immediately started joking about it, you disgust me.
It's a microsoft product
S: "We clearly read a 0.1 Richter reading in your apartment last night around 10PM, but we can't confirm this with any other data."
In the end, instead of saying "this is gonna suck" without any basis (and none of us have ANY basis since the author hasn't even written it) we should give it a shot. I am looking forward to this. I enjoyed the LOTR movies and hope to enjoy these two hobit ones.
Is this step 1 to that?
A sequel NOT written by Tolkien? Ew. How about instead another prequel taken from The Silmarillion? That would be full of awesome, almost guaranteed to win several internets.
Funny, your message and writing style seem remarkably like this guy Copy So did you copy from this guy, or are you dual accounting?
I swear we wonder how we get people in congress who shoot down ideas or pass retarded laws that make no sense - when they have no clue about the subject matter (e.g. IP, copyright, net neutrality, patents)....well don't wonder anymore - our local politicians are doing the same thing the OP is doing speaking before they know what the subject matter entails...
They're interested in getting the most effort out of their employees for the least possible reward
Oh, that's quite easy. "Bring me a bag of gold...your reward...a ration". Failing = death, not doing the quest equals finding new work (e.g. being fired and getting a new job, assuming you meet the level requirements aka skillset)
To "own"? Let's not kid ourselves here... there's no real ownership involved unless there is a way to get DRM-free files in 720p off the device using anything other than your eyeballs. I seriously doubt there is, which makes this just a really expensive rental service. I'm sure there are already lots of services which feature renting movies from all 6 major studios while taking your money and laughing about it.
Really - your eyeballs can get files off a device? So should I call you Jordi LaForge?
Not that I would use this service (I prefer having the physical media), but if I get to d/l it to my computer, and it resides there as long as I so choose to keep it then I own the right to view the movie as much as I want. I don't own the movie, that ownership resides with the company that released it...but I own the right to view it. Same thing if I buy a dvd from a store. It's about preference. My friend prefers to have his movies on hard drive, i prefer to keep it on disk.
So studies that seem worthless today may be great tomorrow. The studies may return immediate useful results. Then there is always - because we are curious and satisfying our curiousity and feeding our brains (we are explorers) is a good thing.