If I don't like Apple's bugs or capacity problems, I have the option to never pay for another Apple product. I don't have the option to opt out of ObamaCare.
Exactly right. Personally I would have bought the show and then called the cable company to give me the $2 credit for the blackout. Then again, I got rid of cable few years ago and switched solely to antenna + purchased shows + Netflix, all via a DVR from TiVo. My family monthly TV expenses are less than half of what the cable bill used to be plus everyone is much happier watching commercial free purchased content they can watch downloaded on TiVo, or streamed to a PC or tablet. The only drawback is sometimes you get the show the day after it airs, but it's small.
You mean absence of legal FREE means, since they could have shelled out $1.99 and download it legally from services such as Amazon, no?
By the same logic, take the most expensive toll road in the US (think ~$1/mile on some privately run express lanes in California), the add up all the miles everyone in the US drives a day - wow, look at the tens of thousands of dollars the government is saving per car. I'm thinking a large percentage of people get more in "toll" worth from the government than they pay in income tax - 3 car family, 12K miles per year, $36,000 per year in toll benefits!
So what you're saying the new pass rates are for the school system, so they can say "we meet our standards of education"? I guess this is expected from a system that gets paid no matter what their results...
Yes, but they were all called Apple iPad, Apple iPod, Apple iPhone, Apple iMac - why does "Windows*" imply to you cross-compatibility but "Apple i*" does not?
Let's just sell diplomas to everyone with a credit card and we'll be the most educated nation in the world! So what if the people buying them cannot balance their checkbooks or figure out that $50/month for 60 months is way more expensive than a $1000 one time fee - hey, we'll be propping up the failing bank industry too!
What they are selling here is a way to measure stimulation while playing a game. The conclusion was that it would help develop peaceful games rather than even more stimulating violent games is simply subjective wishful thinking, or just press spin. The same MRI technology could be developed to tune the violence just the same.
If your single sign-on is compromised, the attacker gains access to all your accounts (and potentially locks you out until you can prove it is actually you who owns this single sing-on account and reset it, which is not always possible since there is not much verification at the time of signing up for a single sign-on account).
If you trust your cell phone to do your banking, one solution for you would be to get a password storage application that would encrypt and store (different) passwords to all the websites you visit.
Bingo! In addition to the aforementioned reasons consider battery life and potential bandwidth implications. A script running in the background pinging machines and performing other periodic tasks will eat up both your battery and your bandwidth allotment - battery life being the more limiting one unless you also get a backpack battery pack for your phone.
I hope they are ordered to pay maximum damages per Harry potter DVD sold!
"nobody has lost anything"?!? Is your basic premise is that intellectual property has no value whatsoever? Something tells me if you were the musician whose paycheck was directly proportional to the number of CD's sold you may have a different opinion.
TH: "The delay of BlackBerry 10 is not because we added stuff to it. The delay is because our software groups were actually so successful in coding..."
If coding the a set set of features (so no feature creep) too quickly causes overall delays in product release, either hire slower programmers or insist on long weekends every week for everyone! You'll make the schedule AND save money on paychecks!
Take away from the rich until everyone is equal and do this via total government control. It's been tried already in USSR, China and a few other countries that chose this ideology. And yes, you Obama fans will argue that the other guys just didn't implement it well - WAKE UP - if you divide all the wealth equally amongst all people we'll all be poor, there will be noone to give you a job exept for the govrnment.
Doesn't the glacial/ice melt reverse the thermal expansion effect by adding cold water to the mix? I would assume the melt is about as cold water as it can be in the liquid state (since it just changed from a solid ice state).