That's LARPing (Live Action Role Playing). This is SCA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQjh8EQ5h40
This planet is already over-populated. The TSA has no business spewing forth rays of children in all directions.
People download this add-on specifically to remove ads, the presumption should be that all ads should be removed.
I disagree. Although I've known about AdBlock for years, I only recently installed it (a couple months ago). I did not want to block all ads - only the annoying ones. I believe it was an ad that started playing a loud video when I accidentally hovered the mouse over it for a second at 5am that finally got me to install ABP.
As a small business owner who has to run at least some ads to get new customers, it was a bit disheartening to see that by default, every ad on every site is blocked with ABP. I still can't find an option to only block certain types of ads - only the option to block ads from certain hosts. Since most of my customers and potential customers are computer savvy 18-30 year olds, a large percentage of them use AdBlock. I don't want to annoy anyone with ads, but if all ads are blocked by default, 95% of people would never change that setting, even if they aren't bothered by static ads.
I did three years of TIP as well, and loved each year. I got to do computer modeling, take psychology, learn several programming languages and more, years before I was to go to college. The best part though was the people. I have never been so comfortable around people I just met. It was like everyone was cool (I'm sure "lame" by someone else's definition though).
Why wouldn't you think about the possibility of the information being harvested? That's a main part of Google's business model.
I only skimmed the article, but I didn't see any mention of watching "instead of playing" as the Slashdot article is titled. They listed 9 types of spectators, but none of them were people who liked the game for a while, but find it more enjoyable to watch than to play, due to the stress. I think part of the reason I stopped playing is because a single mistake can (and often will) cost you the game. Not many games are that unforgiving.
It just left me more confused. Why only a "freshly opened" beer bottle? Are they using bottle caps which change shape over time after being removed?
Eh not really. Netflix content of TV shows is at least 1 season behind what you get from cable/satellite/antenna/Hulu.
Not always. I don't keep on top of current TV shows, but I know at least some shows are released shortly after they air. Heroes episodes were on Netflix like 3 days after they were on TV (though the last time I brought this up, someone said Heroes was the only show like that...maybe Netflix has started doing more since then?)
I've been without Cable TV for 3 years, and I'm not going back until they let me get channels à la carte (and at a reasonable price). I'm not paying $100 a month for top tier digital cable just so I can get Discovery, History, National Geographic and the Science Channel. Screw the other 245 channels. I don't watch them. I don't want to pay for them.
Hell, my father does not even use bookmarks, he just goes and gets everything out of history. It freaks the shit out of me every time I see him do it.
I don't use bookmarks either, and I'm a computer engineer who's been using the web for 17 years. I guess it's that using a bookmark means I have to use the mouse. I'm more comfortable with control-L, then typing the URL than I am with going to a list of bookmarks.
There really is no scenario in which piracy does not deprive somebody of something.
Oh please, not this one again.
If you want n dollars for a movie, I have n * 0.1 dollars and I instead copy the movie, have I deprived you of n dollars? Had I offered you 0.1 * n dollars you would've spit in my face...
What if I copy your movie as an alternative to not watching it at all?
These are both perfectly reasonable and likely situations.
Not THIS argument again. People downloading movies aren't too poor to pay to watch them. They're just too cheap to pay to watch them. If something costs n dollars, and you have n*0.1 dollars, either wait until it costs less or you've saved more. It's easy to say "I wouldn't have bought it anyway," when you plan from the start to download it rather than buying it.
I was wondering if I was the only one. I can't click on them in Firefox in Windows or in Safari on my Mac. I can at least right click and copy them in Safari though (can't have any interaction in Firefox).
I thought that seemed off by a few orders of magnitude. lol. $1,000 a ton would be pretty good for shipping freight on a truck.
Since you mentioned PBS, I'm assuming it was the NOVA special. I watched that a few weeks ago, and while they did say the pilots might have had "information overload," they showed that in a flight simulator, trained pilots correctly followed procedure to avoid stalling in that situation.
Maybe they should mandate that the elderly and young have to be more visible by wearing flashing lights and sirens that go off when something large approaches them.