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Comment: What the new Xbox is _really_ for... (Score 1) 572

by hillbluffer (#43370453) Attached to: Microsoft Creative Director 'Doesn't Get' Always-On DRM Concerns

Haven't you got it yet? The new Xbox isn't about GAMES anymore, it's about selling people's eyes to advertisers. These consoles are being used more for displaying media, rather than games. The mandatory Kinect and internet connection are a means to tell advertisers how many butts are in seats, watching their ads.

Want to see what the future will be like? Watch "15 Million Merits" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Black_Mirror_episodes

How about media that won't display unless your butt is in the seat, watching the ad?

The new Xbox will be one way to achieve that, EASILY.

Comment: Re:Tech jobs (Score 1) 510

by hillbluffer (#42295551) Attached to: Automation Is Making Unions Irrelevant
I've seen a FEW situations, where the company had a US based team to correct errors made overseas. But mostly, as long as CEOs and upper management can jack up their bonuses and pay, then bail out just before the results of outsourcing crashes their company, they simply do not care. Mangement is no longer in "for the long haul"... it's now "get mine quick and get out".

We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"

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