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Comment: Re:Lawsuits coming? (Score 1) 418

All the people who rent servers must have those one-way ethernet cables (http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/02/10/0257227/10k-ethernet-cable-claims-audio-fidelity-if-youre-stupid-enough-to-buy-it) then, so that the internet can access the servers but the servers can't access the internet...

Comment: Re:Open Source limits your business models. (Score 1) 208

by petteyg359 (#49043155) Attached to: Elementary OS: Why We Make You Type "$0"

Now with nearly everyone with high-enough speed internet access, such physical distribution of software is antiquated. And not a good business model.

It's a great business model. I quite like the nice printed books of artwork and stories I got with older games. Reading that stuff in a PDF is damn boring. Give me a dead tree, please (but remember to plant a replacement).

Comment: Re:Marvel's Cinematic Universe (Score 1) 98

by petteyg359 (#49026895) Attached to: Spider-Man Finally Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe
It's called "suspension of disbelief". When things get ridiculously illogical even with the alternate physics in whatever universe the movie is in and _character_s start acting ridiculously out of _character_, it becomes less entertaining and more groaning in pain as brain cells commit suicide.

Comment: Re:New TLDs will hopefully end this practice (Score 1) 175

by petteyg359 (#49013449) Attached to: The Man Squatting On Millions of Dollars Worth of Domain Names
When you want to buy something at Target, do you drive up and down every road looking for a store that might be Target, or do you go to the address where Target is?
When you want to get groceries, do you drive around randomly looking for signs that say "grocery store" or do you go straight to the street address of the local H-E-B, Kroger, Publix, or whatever?

The same applies to web sites. When you want to order a laptop, you check the sites of businesses you know that sell laptops (Dell, HP, Amazon, NewEgg, Fry's), or you go to a shopping comparison site (which, guess what, has a brand name as their domain!).

Search engines have absolutely not reduced the importance of domain names.

Comment: Re:Hyperbole Sunday (Score 1) 227

by petteyg359 (#48994781) Attached to: The NFL Wants You To Think These Things Are Illegal

3) It costs $10 more to get Internet access without also getting cable.

You're confused. It actually costs $30-$50 less to get internet access without also getting cable, because cable + internet is upwards of $90 after tax, while internet is under $60, even after the stupid "for the first 12 months" bullshit.

We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.

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