Bitcoin NEVER afforded real anonymity. It only afforded slight obfuscation. See: http://anonymity-in-bitcoin.blogspot.com/2011/07/bitcoin-is-not-anonymous.html
They specifically said that the licensing system would work similarly to the current XBLA system. If accurate, what this means is that when you install a game for the first time on a console, it is tied both to that console and that profile. So any profile on that first install console can play it, even a profile that did not purchase it, but only on that piece of hardware, and the purchasing profile can play it on any machine. If it's a same-screen multiplayer game, when I'm playing it at my friend's house using my profile, he can even earn achievements and save game progress on his profile as long as he's player 2/3/4 and I'm player 1. But when I take my profile home or sign out of my profile, he no longer has access to that game. If he comes over to my house and brings his profile and plays it on my console, he has full access to the game as if he were its owner.
Basically, disc games are just being moved to the existing XBLA game licensing model that already exists.
The Retron is garbage. Bad sound, video issues, etc.
It's running 3 VMs over a hypervisor. One is basically Windows 8 and does the apps and TV and movies and shit, the other is the Xbox OS which runs the games, and the third is a video compositor so you can seamlessly transition between them and have the little side pop-up things. It literally is running 3 OS instances at any given time.
Technically they call them "employees."
You missed the key phrase: "until well into their lifecycles." He did not say: "every console ever made."
PS2 definitely sold at a loss for its first few years. I don't know about the PS1.
Maybe they're going outside.
The DS version is polygonal and uses completely original graphics, so that's not even a logical comparison (and technically, it has 60% higher vertical resolution due to being two screens).
And in the case of the GBA version, you'd take 20 horizontal pixels over not having to play easy type, having a better translation, a bestiary, and having a massive post-game dungeon added to the game? Unlikely.
The PS1 versions of FF VI and Chrono Trigger are not better, IMO. Did you forget about the ridiculous disc load times? And other than that and some animated cut scenes, they're essentially just emulated versions of the SNES games.
Also, my favorite SNES games are things like Mario Kart, Mega Man X, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Earthbound, Actraiser, and Harvest Moon. Not sure I'd put the MMX games above the originals, but there are a lot of SNES games that I simply consider superior to their NES counterparts, or that have no NES counterpart at all.
I would definitely play the GBA or DS versions of FF IV before the SNES version.
1. I put toy in quotes specifically because I don't consider them toys and was describing other people's perception.
2. I don't give a shit about race.
There's a reason I put it in quotes.
If you're not using social engineering to get elevated privileges in your middle/high school's computer network, you're not really a computer geek. Of course, we never got caught (although I'm certain that my high school "computer class" teacher was perfectly aware and just didn't care or even approved as long as we didn't actually fuck up the network).
You might as well try to argue that because one child was a boy and the other a girl, that this story is evidence of sexism.
The more pertinent differences are:
1. One was an accident and one was intentional.
2. One will be perceived by the public as involving a bomb and one will be perceived by the public as involving a gun or possibly even a "toy."
3. There was a recent very public bombing. To fail to prosecute in what could be perceived by the public as a "bombing" case could cause negative political pressure against the DA. Despite the recent public shootings, there are many with a lot of political clout who would see prosecution of a BB gun incident as a move toward stricter gun control and act against it.
I'd say these factors likely weighed a lot more heavily than either child's race. I may not agree that they should be considered factors, and I find it likely that this case will be thrown out, but I have a feeling that if the children's races were reversed (or the same), the situation would remain identical, except we wouldn't have to listen to idiotic stories about how the DA is "racist."
Because the DA doesn't have to worry about gun control politics in the second case, and everyone is afraid of "bombs," especially in light of the events at Boston.