I find Black Mirror's view of humans generating energy with bicycles more appealing.
Wow, it's going to be amusing to see all the sociopaths on that spacecraft fighting for being the first human on Mars.
Now all Photoshop/Fireworks users can whine all they can but they probably had the greatest opportunity to overcome this if they helped/funded projects like The Gimp and Inkscape instead of crap over them as they've been doing for the past 10 years. Now f*** you and pay for the pleasure of being buttfu***d every month.
But you still can overturn this and instead of agreeing to this non-sense (a design app over the wire, come on!) contribute those $240 you'll be spending on a year subscription to those OSS projects. I can imagine that if The Gimp contributors had $100.000 they would probably add proper CMYK support and other stuff that might make the transition easier.
Since I think this is a good idea (not doing it secretly of course), I'm going to coin this kind of software as "Mineware".
The main problem I see here is when you have 2 or more Minewares installed and all of them are reaching out for GPU time.
A robot shall not make too thick/thin noodles.
Great, so now two pieces of metal (arm) joined by some bolts to some motor and encased in plastic is a robot? And this is 2013 when we were supposed to be on flying cars and have robo-hookers. You suck humanity!
how bad Fallout would have been if the Pipboy 3000 had a "Windows Ready" sticker on it. OTOH hand, I guess I'm not a target for such products, since my wrists are kind of thin, and anything bigger than a silver dollar looks inappropriate.
I work creating new products to try to break this market and our biggest resistance is time. Most small business owners don't have the time to learn your tool, learn your business model or to care. They're not going into your HTML5 dashboard where you show them visits, spending rates, high traffic windows, etc. They're not going to download your app because they might not even have a smartphone and if they do, probably, don't know how to install apps.
They're not going to go through the process (as Foursquare is experiencing) of registering their business just to get some hate feedback and loose the little customers they have left.
Also, any normal small shop can have 2-3 visits a day from providers and commercials trying to sell them stuff. So you're simply another guy trying to reach into their rather limited margins and there's no MBA that can break that.
Yeah, that worked out fine for Putin in Chechnya.
I don't know about you, but I (and my kids) still keep playing with a PS2, an Xbox and a Wii. So, for how long will MS keep those servers online after the next Xbox? 3 years? 5 years? Nice way of making a perfectly working and fun product go by the drain of obsolescence.
Just imagine if the Xbox360 was launched with this atrocity. I would be in fear that in the next few years my console would be a brick.
I guess we won't be playing this on 2016
I hope that at least Disney tries to get money from me by releasing HD versions of TIE and XWing as LucasArts did with Monkey Island
Today would have been the perfect day to kill Google Reader. I mean, I've already closed it because all my feeds are full of lame jokes on the wrong date
P.S. April's Fool is on Dec. 28th where I'm at (Día de los Santos Inocentes)
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OMG! Everybody! Run!
The great leader is an Apple Fanboy http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02522/north-korea-jong-m_2522857c.jpg
That should end this stupid war: move some of Apple production lines to the NK/SK frontier and let Kim brag about being the first to get an iWatch.
Funny, it could be him doing all those photoshops.