It was a shill for a pay service. If you want to PAY for what is free elsewhere. Personally, I wouldn't pay for it. Chances are, the band who wrote it and plays it will never see the money, it goes directly to the owners of the song; the music industry. So, if you pay for music, you are actually encouraging an industry that steals intellectual property, rips off the artist and in most cases discards the artist after their peak of profit dwindles. Artists could do without the industry by simply giving away their music, as promotional, and charging to play live. No industry needed for this scenario. This is the age of the internet, the do-it-yourselfer, the tools are within everyones reach. A band doesn't need an industry, maybe a few friends to help is all, that is needed. Fuck the industry. Don't pay for music, it only encourages the middlemen to pump up the price and rip EVERYONE off, while contributing nothing of any real value. It is a parasite. Don't pay for music.
Because by not paying the artists will get more money?
As rooftop solar gets cheaper every year, electricity won't be the biggest environmental impact of lighting.
If you are going to count on solar to give you light when it's dark you might just as well save the money and not buy the bulbs.
Good thing I never used either FB or Twitter.
if you have seen any FB icon, you're on FB
If he really has no facebook&twitter because account, chances are that he is running ghostery and no icons will be seen nor will he be tracked in that way.
This 100w power standard is pretty stupid, though. We're talking power levels where fires will definitely be possible from damaged USB cables.
As opposed to all of the current laptop chargers, AC power cords, DC converter bricks, etc out there now?
Those cables are built for that power, do you want to carry around usb cables that thick for every device that uses usb? Unless there is a way for the chipset to identify the cable (no high power if the cable is a type that's thinner than a certain size) it could be a risk.
You can't trust users to decide sensibly if the thin cable would be safe to charge your laptop if the connector is the same as the thick cable that came with the laptop. Lots of people reason that if it fits, it should work.
Not really. The laptops really are great hardware regardless of which OS you run on it. Unless of course you are one of those people with an irrational hatred of all things Apple.
Same specced other brand laptop gets close to half the price of macbooks so it's not always irrational hatred, some people have limited funds.
Are there no phones for sale in regular electronic shops in the US? Over here we have some carriers with locked phones in combination with longterm contracts but most people just buy the manufacturer labeled phones (these are pretty clean installs with the usually manufacturer skins) since the "subsidised phones" are just expensive loans.