Agreed. Once you understand how to use async/await, you realize how much easier it is than the old ways.
That's baloney... you CAN run their modems in bridge mode. Check their forums, people do it all the time.
The option to disable the hotspot was there before the lawsuit... the article you linked even says so. I think it was harder to find back then though. Still doesn't change the fact that nobody is "forced" to act as a hotspot.
Netflix recently started showing ads (just ads for their own original shows, they aren't selling ad space) at the start or end of videos, but they are rare, rare enough I've yet to see one myself.
"What would happen if Microsoft patched the OS so that you saw a streamed advertisement at the beginning of each game you played?"
Microsoft would lose a ton of customers to Sony and have to stop doing it. It would be a different story if Microsoft was the only console maker.
I agree with what you're saying about Sling, but your part about Comcast is false. No one is forced to run a hotspot for Comcast's network. For one, you don't have to use their wifi router/modem, or you can run it in bridge mode and use your own wifi router. Even if you do use their wifi router, you can disable the hotspot:
Then Mel Brooks sues Ludacris for prior, prior art.
"Ludicrous speed, NOW!!!"
Eat your heart out Mel Brooks.
I know flight sim fanatics spent big bucks on their gear, but I didn't realize racing sim fans spent so much.
I'll stick with cheaper virtual hobbies...
MSRP for this is $399.99, without the shifter, which is an additional $59.99. Do people actually buy racing wheels that cost more than the console?
It was when I was in college 20 years ago.
They don't. And voting is not on same day nationwide, except federal general elections. State and local election dates vary. Primary dates vary. Even with federal general elections, how would another town or even state have the proper ballet for your local precinct?
While I disagree with Shakrai, you point about college students isn't valid--college students can register at their college address or their home address. If you can't make it home, register at your college address.
So Snowden is going to be pardoned by Obama now, right? Because he's been proven to be correct time and time again, and congress continues to validate his position by voting to approve these counter-spy bills.
This is the one and only "counter-spy bill" they've passed (and it still needs to get through the Senate). Everything else from congress on this has just been hot air.
Low teens is still usurious.