Ok, I'm in for the Slashcott
DICE stooges will be by soon to pour hot grits down your underwear.
Yes. The parent company has some nerds in Beta that they are trying to shake the defects from.
In Soviet Russia, Beta loves you!
Ok, to be precise:
Neckbeards care about firewire interoperability and wouldn't buy a PC with a proprietary connector even if they don't actually use firewire
Apple fanbois, who for some reason might have been considering a Sony laptop instead of a Macbook despite their status as fanbois, might have cared. Or they might just have bought an adapter, which they are well used to doing.
Although I agree with you about not wanting to buy such a PC, it's mostly neckbeards who care about that kind of stuff.
For most consumers a PC is a disposable item they use for a year or two, and they don't know what a firewire is.
I think it would be more accurate to say, "another company ruined by the iPad"
Communism has always resulted in expansion of freedom and in no cases resembled a police state.
I don't see how this is different from warning people not to break other laws.
If I say to someone who is under investigation by law enforcement for trafficking narcotics "Hey, you shouldn't do that, you might get in trouble", am I committing a crime?
If my wife is driving and we are, unbeknownst to me, approaching a speed trap and I warn her to slow down, am I committing a crime?
If they pull me over for this, what do they charge me with?
So... you're thinking the introduction of government into this system will make the system cheaper and higher quality?
The reason Comcast is the only broadband provider is because alllllll the telecomm companies have mutually agreed to divvy up everything so that they can all keep rates as high as possible without competition to drive costs down.
This is why I do not believe google fiber is the answer. They are not going into dense cities who are underserved. They are going into over served areas and trying to take the low hanging fruit.
Well, they're going into areas that are already served and putting the garbage existing providers (Comcast, Time Warner, etc) to shame.
They have to prove that this is workable and profitable before it can go everywhere.
No one votes on issues anymore. Everyone has been conditioned to vote based on identity politics.
const "I am a (voting_block_01), therefore, I vote for (party_01)."
Comcast_blackhat_01: "They've got a better product, we'd better lobby to have them kept out for no reason. We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph!"