Why should that bother people about Skype? The phone and e-mail work the same way. In practical terms, it's a total non-factor. We don't live in a place where our standard everyday communication is recorded in such a system, and later used against us. And philosophically, most people are willing to accept the idea of wiretaps. You probably come off as a weirdo survivalist if you keep posting about that stuff to your friends.
Right, only Europe has nearly three times the population density, and Japan has nearly ten times the population density. Have you ever been in a train? They're slightly better than a cheaper airline, but I just can't imagine comparing the cramped quarters to an actual office.
Starting up your word processor is as easy as running over and opening a door in Wolf3D!
If you get an iphone, you can sell the iphone regularly and make enough money to cover the $200 up front charge (and then some). With a friends and family plan you'll pay $50/month. It actually ends up cheaper than T-Mobile or MetroPCS or the no-contract companies, only you end up with a better phone.
I haven't ever in my life subscribed to cable, but what the heck. Why is a politician, in particular a Republican, telling cable companies how they have to conduct their business?
To be fair, his genocide was accidental, infecting Native Americans with numerous diseases. He also brought back syphilis.
Samsung S4 is already out, the S3 unlocked sells for a little over $400. Even the S2 sell for over $300, so no of course the S3 won't sell for $100 in a couple of months.
Additionally, an S3 would need a controller and HDMI connection to use it as a console.
Of course you need to pirate, otherwise the games will constantly be asking you to buy things in-app. The easy hackability of the console is the point, you'll be able to download a big suite of games off piratebay or something, along with a few emulators.
Not enough memory is the big thing, all the interruptions to load are a hastle and surely influence development, like the size of levels. Current graphics are fine to my mind too, but it's reached the point where Pc versions look better to normal people and not just internet nitpickers
What about when you buy a computer, and there's ads in your webpages? Or when you buy a magazine, and there's full-page ads? Or when you buy a TV, and there's advertisements? Or when you buy a shirt, and there's a little polo player on it?
When the console starts, you press "a" to play the game. If you put in a new game, you don't even have to do that.
You see a screen with a small ad on it, along with various other choices, for approximately half a second. It's much, much less intrusive than the ads game-makers themselves splash on the screen when you start a game, and have been doing so since the beginning of games.
Except agriculture is competitive. Go to Hawaii...sugar cane is no longer grown because Brazil does it so much cheaper, and corn syrup is so much cheaper. Pineapple is grown basically only for tourists, because it's cheaper in the Philippines. Cattle are no longer raised there, it's done in California.
Sure most countries heavily subsidize their food industries, so make it so mass food inflation is incredibly unlikely. Still, it's a competitive global market and the recent drought in the US meant higher prices for food all around the world.
Amateur electronica, generated in Garageband?
This is one of those subjective things that you are wrong about.
This is pretty common, actually. Accurately mapping the position of every bit of line or piping isn't practical in the real world.