Super Nintendo, of course.
I went with a Mac. The Mac Mini is perfect for this sort of setup, and runs all the software I need it to (XBMC, Plex, etc) and plays all the formats I want (I use VLC), AND streams everything I want (Hulu, Netflix). Never crashes, has a built in IR reciever that I use with a Harmony remote, and uses very little electricity.
Live broadcasts. For me, it's sports. There are a lot of sporting events that I want to watch that are only on cable/satellite. Even if there was someone torrenting sporting events (I've looked high and low, unless it's the super bowl, this doesn't exist), I would still rather watch most of them live.
Most people pee before the film starts, and do not need to again until it is over. Two to three hours is not long to wait. The few idiots who don't think of that or drink so much pop that they can't hold it anymore are the only ones who would need an intermission.
I will blow up what I want, when I want. It's not my fault your dog is a pussy.
I hear you can get maps printed on this material called paper, and they bind many of them together into a booklet. Sounds scary, but people tell me it's usable.
Safety standards, or lack thereof. Cars have to be heavy now to pass the government-required safety tests. Lighter materials don't hold up as well in an accident.
True, which is why a lot of people will open the display and test it in the store before they pay for it. Apple doesn't mind, because hey, they're buying an $800 monitor. They just seal up the rejects and sell them to less anal people.
seinman writes "I recently got engaged, and am in the process of setting up a website with information about us and our wedding. Now that everyone has digital cameras and camera phones, there will be hundreds of pictures taken by our guests that I'd love to have access to original, high quality copies of. I'd like to set up a page on our site where guests can upload their personal photos from the event. It would have to be private so nobody else can see each user's photos, but it has to be easy for all of our guests to understand and use. I was considering printing cards with instructions and/or a unique password for each user to hand out at the reception to help accommodate this requirement. Are there any good software packages (preferably open source of course) that would make this easy? I am not skilled in HTML or scripting, so would be unable to roll my own."
Who said anything about an iPhone? The OP just said cell phone, and didn't mention the "Find my iPhone" app or anything, just "GPS tracking." My brother had a $10 flip phone that had that feature. We had a service called family locator, and even the cheapest phones they sold supported it. I don't see a problem with giving a child an inexpensive cell phone, especially since pay phones are few and far between these days.
Alice will notice the difference. The text balloons for SMS messages are green, and they're blue for iMessages. It also says "Text message" or "iMessage" in the text box before you start typing your message to indicate how the message will be sent.
Exactly. I have been regularly reading Slashdot for about 10 years now. I come here for the comments, mostly. I tend to get the actual stories/articles earlier from other sites that I frequent, but the conversation here is always insightful. Yes, even now, I still feel that way; although the quality of the comments have gone downhill from the early days.
I do know a lot of people with iPads. I work in an environment where I see dozens every day. About half just have a smart cover, but the other half have all kinds of different cases and keyboards. The iPad accessory market is certainly thriving.
The Palm Pre DOES have a user-replaceable battery. I had three batteries for mine that I was constantly swapping out because they only last about 10 hours if you actually use the damn phone. I'm very happy with my new iPhone 4S, even if it does have battery issues and even though I can't swap out the battery, it still lasts twice as long as my old Pre did.
You're only getting 60% of what you've been promised, and you're calling that "pretty good?" I'd call that pretty terrible. I'm in the US on Comcast (so there's two things working against me) and I regularly get 90% to 125% of my advertised line speed.