Computers made in the last 5 or so years are darn fast, and unless you are a hard core gamer, will be plenty fast for the next 5-10 years. I just built my father a modern computer in the hopes he won't need a new one for about 10 years.
Pretty much this. I run a couple of repair shops and we end up fixing 5 year old computers more often than replacing them simply because for day to day browsing tasks, they are more than sufficient. Hell, most of them can even decode HD to some extent, which pretty much rounds out what 90% of the market uses them for. PCs are becoming a niche market, get used to it, it wont change. Tablets and phones are the future, especially as input methods improve (attachable keyboards, docking stations and such)
"Dwarf Planet" could be a cool name for a sci-fi sequel to "Dwarf Fortress".
Yeah, and here's how it would go:
You fire up the game and it immediately displays "Your settlers die a horrible death in a vacuum, wondering how the hell they got into space from their island"
the issue is taxes dont need to go up, as a new yorker, i already spend over 60% of my income on taxes.
Then go yell at your local government(s), you're paying the exact same taxes that I am in the midwest to the federal government (being a national institution and all). Seeing as it is that your income tax is no more than 35% (and if it is I have no sympathy for your 400k+ per year ass). Assuming youre getting taxed at around 15-25% that would mean that the local and state governments are getting you for far more, and the new taxes woudlnt have applied to you anyways, so your statement is ignorant at best, disingenuous at worst, and either way youre a fucking idiot.