Did anybody else notice that fifty dollars off a new game leaves you paying ten dollars in cash? I wonder how much they actually lose on that deal.
It was, after all, inevitable. Do they not feel urgently threatened by WebM? (Do they have any reason to feel threatened?)
"People are tired of facebook, so they're looking for alternative social networks." Simple idea. Do the stick figure illustrations really add any meaning?
i helped my uncle jack off of a horse
Why did you get credit for being funny when you just made the same joke as gubers?
The difference is that he's sticking it to the man magnanimously for paying 20 bucks, while you come across looking greedy.
Obviously people use it as hyperbole, but did the phrase "dead tired" ever mean anything besides "tired to the point of death"?
As a current student in the public school system, I believe that this argument is more interesting than insightful. It really is not difficult (for anyone who can remember what it's like to be in school) to tell a lazy teacher from a good one. My lazy teachers are not subtly different. They will literally sit at their computers and play for the majority of the hour. The students know the difference, too. In these sorts of classes, everyone will appear to be working, but you'll notice they're all working on different subjects.
The visual image of this analogy is fundamentally flawed. Everybody pays the same toll, but a small portion of users are driving not one car but a hundred down the crowded road. There's an analogy for heavy bittorent users on your internet superhighway.
Wrong. The internet backbone is fundamentally limited and, thanks to bittorent, it's finally being congested. Think about it this way: if everyone maxed out their connections all the time, everyone's connection speed would be a small fraction of what they currently take for granted. As media streaming -- bittorent, netflix, hulu, or whatever -- becomes increasingly popular, connection speeds WILL hit a wall. When people do realize that internet bandwidth is a limited commodity, something is going to have to give. I, for one, am not going to pay the same monthly fee for 1GB/month (to use basic sites like slashdot) that 100GB/month users use to download illegal media. Sure, I'm opposed to RIAA, as is everyone on slashdot. But there comes a point where I'm fed up with these bandwidth leeches.
(I'll have you know that my mother was one of them.) Ahh, precisely my point. No one with any talent would WANT to work in television! http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1015971480430&oid=13211036113
I'm a high school student (though clearly an exceptional one) with a cheap camcorder and iMovie, and I worked with my (equally exceptional) cousin to create a TV-show-length film in a few days -- one which has impressed several adults who are NOT regularly impressed with television content. Perhaps you are mistaking the networks' high quality cameras and microphones and well-polished, digitally generated transitions for quality entertainment. There's a difference.