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So the fuel cell is creating a emissions of sort. It looks like they're using hydrogen and natural gas. Hydrogen will raise moisture levels and possible damage to the equipment. There is research to suggest that that burning hydrogen may have negative environmental impacts. Natural gas still has a carbon footprint and the switch to using it in wide scale production will cause a rise in price for all consumers.
The more we try find solutions to old problems the more we create new ones. If we switch to fuel cells we'll see a new green movement to fix those new issues.
Here is where I think the Big N is missing the boat:
* Lack of new IP's - Almost everything you publish is a remake of one of their core titles (Mario, Pokemon, Zelda, Kirby and Metroid in that order.) Many of these IP's are getting close to their 40's.
* 2D is a good thing - Most of Nintendo's successful titles lately has been nostalgic 2D versions of title that went the 3D route. I call it 'simply gaming.' People want simple games that are easy and fun to pick and play. Go beyond causal gaming by adding a gradual increase in skills and plot. Look at how indepth and dark the original Pokemon got (Many of the Pokemon were the result of genetic and physical experiments.) 3D often offers way too many distraction for many gamers.
* Get some power - You're innovation have been great (Wii's unique controller, SNES's graphics, sound and controller, and NES's simplicity and clean gaming experience.) But look at your under powered system and see how they fair. The GameCube and WiiU have their unique characteristics but the GC lacked storage (mini-dvd's) and raw 3d power. The WiiU has confusing specs and an under powered GPU. Really the WiiU is just a $150 tablet with thumb sticks and a $100 Linux server with an HDMI jack.
* Be Bold - When you do a Nintendo Direct you seem to be apologizing for everything you say. I know it's partially culture difference but I see Sony speaking boldly in their products.
* Make your title more ubiquitous - I want to play on something like Pokemon on my HD TV.
* Get a serious online strategy going - Why can I get 10X the in-game online interactivity with a free app on my phone then almost anything you have in your library now?
* Listen to what your customers want - Where is the frog suit? How long did it take to get a tanooki like suit back? Where is Earthbound 3?
[Personal Request] Can you bring back the Gameboy, or a limited edition system? The DS series is nice but I miss having a simply game system that plays fun game and the batteries lasts for days, not hours.
As far as I know Android has a standard as well. You use Java for hardware compatibility and C++ for speed. Most apps run on all modern versions of Android devices. MIPS processors are the only exception that I can think of. Does every app run on every iOS device? No, because of difference between the devices.
The best analogy I can come up with are trading card games.
* The card game Apple only sells their game in pre-built decks. Everything is same so everyone can play the same game. If you change the deck the wrong way (mods and unofficial add-ons) you may not play with the other kids.
* The card game Android sells everything in booster packs. You get more variety and can pick up cheap decks of discarded cards. But the cheap decks may have old cards from previous game version that are not compatible with way most people play the game. Or you have someone who decided to make their own cards which don't completely follow the core rules. More fun to play for certain people but doesn't work with the game as a whole (we're looking at you Kindle).
Which one would you have more fun with for the price?
Right now cable companies have to maintain a server system for providing and tracking payout of Movie and Pay on Demand services. In essence Netflix becomes a cloud service which removes a ton of their headaches. The cable company only has to provide current tv show episodes and special events on demands like sports (Olympics, WWE.)
The downside is that a Hulu could come in replace their TV Shows and Demand. Again sounds good but that means they slowing become just an internet provider and are loosing their unique brand an identity. What if Hulu, Netflix, and Yahoo/Google TV comes in takes the special event on demand? In the next decade their nothing more then a network connection to the world.
Yes, I would take a look at this mesh router OS that can run on thumb drives:
We already know that something between 1984 and the NAZI regime was being built. Snowden just brought it to everyone's attention.
The best thing we can do is either unplug all together or create custom P2P networks that breaks from the standard networks. We need to use disruptive technologies like CB, Zigbee, enhanced versions GPG, faxs, face to face communication, hell even FIDOnet would offer a level of privacy you usually can't get today.
If we go this route it will eventually create a new internet. The new internet will eventually become completely decentralized using P2P technologies like ZeeBee.
The NSA thinks it has trouble finding terrorist now. What will it do when every laptop, cellphone, tablet, and refrigerator becomes an independent node on this network? No one company will control it. You'll have trillions of nodes with data bouncing around. Tracking will become a whole new nightmare and they can thank companies like Verizon.
Der Spiegel said the European Union and the UNâ(TM)s Vienna-based nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), were among those targeted by US intelligence agents.
The original der Spiegel article talked about how the IMF and other corporations were also bugged.