Don't confuse your liking Gates and liking his money. His money does great things.
You mean his money escaped from his bank account and started a charitable foundation all in its own? His money must be a lot better than mine. My money frequently escapes never to be seen again.
Also, what happens if the country in question falls apart and someone decides they want to give it back to you later in the form of a dirty bomb?
I don't think there are many vitrification plants in Kreplakistan. It's far more likely the waste would be sent somewhere like France or Canada. Are you really that worried about the Canucks?
They sent us Celiene Dion and Justin Beiber. I think that counts as a hostile country.
And don't get me started on Canadian bacon...
We have several dozen windows 7 machines running windows xp. Each of those I suppose was a 7 license reported as a satisfied customer. My main windows machine runs 7 because it is a good OS, and XP is a bit long in the tooth. But my windows machine is to run specific applications for work, and even if I wanted to 8 is not an option.
Back when Vista came out Microsoft issued a press release stating that all of the 100K+ desktops at the company I worked for had been migrated to Vista. Of course that is completely ignoring the fact that the corporate desktop engineering team had just started the Vista evaluation process a few weeks earlier and didn't expect to have a pilot in place for another 6-9 months. (Lots of custom mission critical apps that could barely be coaxed to run under XP let alone Vista)
But who says yhou put in voice grade copper? I think Verizon shpuld be required to replace the downed copper. That's what the maintenence fees the customers have been paying forever were to cover.
You are mistaken. The maintenance fees are for the maintenance of the bank accounts of the board of directors.
Good choice. Excellent Stevie Wonder song, Awesomely covered by Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Simple solution that politicians would have a hard time saying no to. All products that have DRM should be forced to display a DRM warning message on the outside of the packaging in print, TV and on line advertising. The message should explain in simple terms what the DRM does. IE - requires on line connection all the times, Requires Disk in drive all the time, prevents back up copies...etc. There should be stiff fines for selling products with DRM and no warning label. Then let the market decide. DRM is toxic to computers and users. So the proper warning is the right thing to do.
So it will end up like those 'this product contains substances known to cause cancer by the state of California' warning labels that are ignored because they are on everything.
That would coming mostly from China now, if you can find someone over there that cares.
They are easy to find. The prisons are full of them.
You must not have been paying attention. There were many third party candidates who were not on the corporate payroll.
I demand an end to corruption or a chance to participate!
The new games market is about 22 billion vs a 2.5 billion used game market. While Gamestop may make most of its money on used games, but the used game market is pretty trivial. Very, very, very few people make their game purchases based on how much they will be able to sell them for.
Yet the game publishers seem to be unreasonably concerned about used game sales.
I think the much bigger threat is the mobile phone game market. Your hard core gamers are still going to shell out $70 for a title to run on a console, but that isn't a big enough of an audience to sustain the game industry. The casual gamers are going to shell out $1.99 (or put up with adds and pay nothing) to play games on their mobile phone or tablet.
You can hold your Galaxy S III with one hand and touch every corner of the display without moving your holding position?
No, but I can reach enough of the screen to do everything I would normally need to do.
1. The iPhone 5 was approved by Steve Jobs way before he died. 2. The iPhone is the right width for the human hand. Any larger and you need two hands to use it. It's a phone, not a tablet.
My hands must be larger than I thought. I have no problem using my Galaxy S III with one hand.