What you're not explaining is that the people who are making all the money are able to dodge the taxes.
If you're that picky about your carriers and contracts, I wonder how the hell you own a cell phone.
There are a lot of features on that device that I have no interest in running, never had any interest in running, and will never have any interest in whatsoever, and yet there it is, sucking my battery dry.
*some* of us don't do cellphone contracts... In case you didn't know, theres all sorts of no-contract cellphone providers, where you actually pay ONLY for what you actually *use*, like http://ting.com/
And if you don't like the bloatware on your phone, chances are quite good you can root it, and remove that crap.... It isn't that hard..
Oh yesss... I was also born without the "sports gene"... It puzzles me why otherwise seemingly normal people go absolutely bonkers over a bunch of guys on a field chasing a ball and beating each other senseless, better known as football... Or what passes for the other "national pastime", baseball... Which is why I'm really tired of getting charged a fairly large sum of money (~$5/mo) for that ESPN crap.. I'd gladly cut the cord, and do streaming of what few shows I care to watch over my 50/12 cable internet connection, but wifey won't budge.. Oh well..
Those of us who were born without the "sports gene" would seriously LOVE to be able to get a tv package withOUT that ESPN crap.. Of course, if it didnt heavily contribute to the cost of the tv package, I wouldn't care, but since it DOES add to the package cost, it could die a gruesome death as far as I'm concerned. You GO, Verizon... Kick those ESPN lawyers in the ass....
Seriously, WTF is an article about energy vectors doing on
But it seems like an entire revenue stream (music sales) is drying up in favor of tours.
What? Most artists never make anything on record sales, they get their money from tours, doing commercials...
Remember hydrogen cars? They even built a hydrogen gas station near where I live. Cool right?... not really... basically no cars use it, the station is not economical, and I believe they may have only built one of these fucking things on the entire planet.
There's a handful of them on the left coast, and they're putting in another handful on the right coast. Statistically nobody in the middle of the country buys interesting vehicles anyway. Toyota is about to start selling a FCV finally, and they're licensing their fuel cell to BMW and it will probably make it into an i5 in a year or two.
The real problem with hydrogen is that it is horribly annoying at best. It's just dumb on every level.
same thing with maps and gmail. i've switched to bing maps ffs, because google maps have become slow as molasses.
I find gwebapps are slightly more usable in Chrome than Firefox. I use Chromium on Linux and actual Chrome on windows, so that gmail and gmaps work properly.
The Kindle app, for example, now likes to hang up so I have to kill it.
Amazon is probably doing something bad and stupid as usual. I had to remove their store app from my devices because it made them unusable. All of them. Locks, hangs, FCs, even in other apps. Amazon can't code their way out of a nutsack. You can see this in their site, too. They break it every few months.
I don't want some device I have to build in a kit every couple of months. I'm beyond the point where I want to endlessly fiddle with technology
That's not what we're talking about. We're talking about installing a bootloader and using it to install a community-tested, community-developed replacement for the OS. Something you can't do on iOS, even when you need to, because Apple has shit it up.
I have no interest in tracking my own CyanogemMod version, building it from a kit, hand bombing my install.
So like I said, you have no idea what you're on about. You just download it and install it. You don't build anything.
I like vanilla Android out of the box. I've seen the junk Samsung and others put on, and I have no interest in it.
So again, like I said, you get a well-supported device and then you install AOSP (I'm running SOKP on my Moto G XT1063) and then you don't have to dick with it. Maybe eventually I'll check back to see if there's an update. Usually you can dirty flash those, so there's not much hassle involved.
All you did was demonstrate your ignorance.
And yet Facebook never seemed to enforce it.
I have family members with multiple fake accounts that have lasted for years and years all so they could invite those fake accounts as friends in games. And they weren't even remotely sneaky about making them appear as real.
Yes, they didn't use the policy against farmvillains, only when it was important, like against trannies and whatnot. But their rights aren't important to you, so you didn't hear about that while it was happening.
Oh so you miss the days of manually setting sound card jumpers to set DMA and IRQ
What? I say, what, son? That shit went away with ISA, and it had nothing whatsoever to do with pulseaudio. Nothing. Pulseaudio did nothing to mitigate that because none of those issues went away if you still have that hardware, because pulseaudio does not handle that part of the audio system. Do you know anything about the software we are now discussing?
Please note that PA is for consumer audio, that means general purpose desktop and sound server use.
You know what's different about consumer and pro audio? Nothing. As it turns out, consumers also want high-fidelity audio, and they want to be able to mix multiple streams. The only difference lies in what the industry is willing to sell us.
It works great for that and doesn't drain batteries and so on.
Actually, pulseaudio has notably drained batteries in the past, because shitcode.
SystemD doesn't in any way resemble the "Windows way", stop being ridiculous.
Yes, it absolutely does. It ties functionality together in a way which is designed to be difficult to tease apart specifically because of NIH.
Since they claimed that the systemd developers are bad and inexperienced programmers that can't code or design,
We have seen this proven true with pulseaudio.
that the systemd design is bad and that the code is bad,
Which should surprise nobody
it puzzles them that despite all this, systemd have worked beautifully for so many years.
Which it hasn't, and many slashdotters have given examples in this and other systemd-related threads, which you have willfully ignored because they don't fit the narrative you swallowed.