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Comment Re:Sliders (Score 1) 480

If you really cared about quality of story, characters, etc. Sliders was by far the best. It doesn't hurt that it's science was some of the best too. Most items on this list are melodramatic space opera.

I think you mean the first two seasons of Sliders.

Comment Re:Indicative of General Attitudes (Score 1) 153

The older people are eeking out what they can until retirement, but at the cost of preventing younger people from having access to jobs where they can build their skills. I fear that in 10 years, our country will be in trouble as the Boomers retire for good and there will be no one left to replace them.

So what you're saying is, we need "Carrousel"?

Comment Re:Reminder of who not to credit (Score 1) 151

Excellent point. I often wondered to what extent the first Guld war played in stopping the Soviets from the "military" solution, once things began crumbling. When they saw some of their best hardware defeated so handily by the Coalition forces, did that keep them from launching a military strike to preserve the Soviet state? Interesting to think about.

Comment Re:Rather cumbersome (Score 3, Interesting) 77

I'm guessing that if Amazon had added it to Google Play Store, rentals would have had to use Google payments where Google gets 30% instead of Amazon. That or it'd work only with Prime, not rentals.

That is an excellent point. I hadn't thought of that. Like Microsoft's fight with Apple over their IOS Office app.

Comment Re:Rather cumbersome (Score 2) 77

Amazon isn't making you change the "unknown store" setting--that would be Google. Android OS is set to only accept Play Store unless you deactivate that setting.

Actually they are since they could've added the app to Google Play like they do for all their others. Kindle is there, as is the main Amazon App.

Comment Rather cumbersome (Score 4, Interesting) 77

It's rather cumbersome, but it works. You can't install it straight from Google Play. You have to install the Amazon app and install it inside of that. They make you change the "unknown store" security setting in order to do it. Curious strategy on Amazon's part.

Now if only they would add ChromeCast support... I know, we customers are never happy.

Comment Re:Keyword$ on AdWords (Score 1) 224

The cynical amongst web analytics professionals accuse Google of hiding organic keyword searches from website operators in order to force them into paying for AdWords with its paid keywords.

I was wondering this myself, as someone who is very annoyed with the "(not provided)" entry in my Keywords list in Analytics. I know, hardly a big deal in the grand scheme. Call me selfish.

Yes, we will be going to OSI, Mars, and Pluto, but not necessarily in that order. -- Jeffrey Honig