The average age of gamers was reported to be something like 35 years old. What we have now, is a high-median age for game players, but game developers that are designing games to A) attract the younger generation B) cater to the Facebook crowd.
They did it that way because their corporate is in the USA and they, unlike Google and many others, pay their US taxes. Their app store, etc is all hosted in the USA, and whenever an app is sold, they have to pay US tax on it, not UK or France, or Germany.
Actually, they already said they'd be using expanded universe content, but not directly filming any particular book from that content.
They also said some of the future movies may also be part of the Star Wars past, a la KOTOR.
They don't. Also, what should scare you, is the scanners that run customized versions of Windows XP Service Pack 2, and are directly accessible on the internet via the external to internal network bridge.
Yes, I have seen this at hospitals. As for their medical records departments, etc. That's all mainframe stuff, and quite a bit of it is even kept on tape.
No, it's actually quite good for it.
Example: Person A with illicit funds buys Bitcoins with said funds. Person A then has associate B place buy orders. Person A then proceeds to sell their Bitcoins to associate B by fulfilling the buy order. Associate B then is able to then turn around and sell to unwitting dupes C through Z, garnering now "clean" cash for person A without person A having to report any of it to tax authorities.
*Select not Slect. Derp derp me.
You want the XP/2K UI in Win 7? Easily done. Slect Classic under Themes, enable. Then turn off the Themes service, and voila. Looks and behaves almost identically to the 2k interface, only with the awesomeness of pinning your stuff to the taskbar still intact.
Wait until someone with enough financial or fanatical interest decides that this is the way to get attention to their cause or extort payments from governments/corporate interests.
Sounds like a bad movie script, but it can, and probably will, happen sooner or later.
I take it you'll be the first to work for the ten cents per hour the companies will be willing to pay you if minimum wage is revoked, and you'll keep your complaints to your fucking self about it.
The spammers get away with this because they intentionally route their calls through the more expensive LECS, CLECS, and ILECS. Don't assume it's the fault of the rural exchange, who is legally obligated to pass or terminate the calls.
We had one joker routing his crap up through Canada and back to the US, just so he could charge an extra $3.99 to the cell phones he called.
He means the ones that show up as 1-800-000-1111 and such nonsense on CallerID.
You need a PBX-type system to accomplish what you're looking for. Standard COTS phones won't cut it. This stuff can be software controlled. Try looking into Asterisk or something. In fact, I am pretty confident you can do exactly what you're looking for with a customized Asterisk setup.
I don't know. I live in PA, and most online companies don't have any warehouses, etc here (most are in NJ and DE). When I order from say Newegg or Amazon, they have no trouble at all attaching the proper tax rate to my purchases. It comes out in the final total.
Because the window being there and more than likely open during warm weather, is sucking all kinds of crap in through it and straight into your computer case (including rodent and bird feces particulates). The suction is strong enough to overpower the outgoing fan flow from your case fans depending on the setup of your home and which doors are open and shut.
Speaking of those aftermarket cooling units:
1) They do this mainly so they can lock certain models into only working with certain GPU or motherboard socket types.
2) Most of this can usually be worked around with a bit of creativity, such as zip ties, rotary tools, and fashioning your own extensions for mounting brackets out of spare Bic pens, etc.
3) Always remove thermal tape/paste pre-applied by the manufacturer and clean with 97%+ rubbing alcohol before applying a proper layer of something like Arctic Silver. Not only do manufacturers normally use too much, they also tend to use some generic crap that won't do squat anyhow.