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Comment Saturation? (Score 3, Insightful) 453 453

Whenever I see news or discussion about dwindling desktop sales I don't see anything about market saturation. Computers are relatively durable appliances that people aren't typically going to replace without the need to do so.

When was the last time you replaced your toaster just for the hell of it?

Comment Re:A new segment (Score 2) 692 692

Netflix worked just fine through the browser on the TouchPad from what I've heard... Until the fire sale, when Netflix blocked it.

Hulu did this, not netflix. Netflix is silverlight based rather than flash which was never supported on the touchpad. Hulu worked natively in the webos browser and they pulled support for it. I guess their ads aren't enough and they won't let you use it unless they can monetize an app.

Comment Re:If you steal a laptop (Score 1) 123 123

The answer is simpler than that. The ones who manage to get away with stealing the laptop despite being stupid belong to the 99% of cases that aren't reported in the news.

It just works out for them that their counterparts are equally unintelligent and would never think to install something like Prey in the first place.

Comment Re:Streisand effect? (Score 1) 86 86

The thing is £150 for a couple of motion sensors and a camera. If they're selling that at a loss then they're doing something VERY wrong.

I think you're not considering microsoft's r&d costs as something that may help $150 for each kinect sale amount to a loss when factored in.

Some people manage by the book, even though they don't know who wrote the book or even what book.