I think the $99 netbooks that are gonna be coming out this fall should just suck up these low end sales like a sponge. After all the new Atom and Jaguar chips are crazy powerful and at 8 inches it'll be just perfect for kids sticking into backpacks. i already have a dozen customers that have put off getting their kids a tablet to get one of these new netbooks and I have a feeling that without having the lowest cost these ChromeOS sales are gonna dry up, same goes for the low end tablets.
After all why would you buy a Chromebook that ONLY works on the net when you could have a netbook that runs all the apps a Chromebook can run AND run offline as well? Oh and the Linux guys should love 'em as both Intel and AMD have been pretty good about opening up the APUs so it should be a dirt cheap way to have a pocket Linux lappy.
I think you missed his point, his point is the old DOS game is wrapped in a Windows installer that often won't run on the platform he is using and there is NO way to just download the original files WITHOUT the installer which would allow him to trivially get it running in Linux.
While I have never been a fan of Linux I agree that is stupid for multiple reasons, not only does it make his ability to buy and use these games much harder (thus making it more likely he and those on his platform won't buy, thus hurting sales) but there are also plenty of DOS fans that use integrated launchers like D-Fend that could also use the raw files so they can just drop them into their custom DOSBox and call it a day. Considering you get the files AFTER running the Windows installer i see no reason in not just offering the option to download the game installer free.
This reminds me of the stupid 2K Humble Bundle I bought last week, the whole reason i bought it was "yay they have a GFWL DRM free version of Bioshock 1, no more needing a pirate version of a game I bought or dealing with GFWL removal crap, yay!" only to find that while yes their version was 100% DRM free it did NOT support torrenting, ONLY a direct download that was glitchy as hell and which wouldn't work with download managers....argh! I finally had to fire up 32bit IE of all things as that was the only browser that seemed to play nice with their download. If its already DRM free why not give me the choice of torrent?
Yep. It'd be in shadow all the time which means it would be perpetually cold. 26 to 35 Kelvin cold.
Space doesn't work like that. Without air to transfer the heat away you're basically living in an environment with really thick insulation at all times and you actually need to find ways of transferring excess heat away, not generating more of it. If you jump out of a space station or space ship without any suit it's not the cold that kills you, it's the pressure. It would actually take a long, long time for you to even reach the point of hypothermia in space, let alone anything worse.
and I can't swallow apple peels (my throat is fairly sure they're poisonous; they just won't go down)
Sounds familiar. Trying to eat tomato literally makes me spew nearly immediately, I can't stand potato peels, lettuce is both crunchy and soft and tangy and sticks to my mouth and also generates a similar reaction as tomato and so on. It's quite bothersome, I would genuinely like to be able to eat normal food.
Anyway, what if you run the food thru a juicer and then strain it?
That's pretty much the same thing as everyone else has offered. I guess I don't have much choice, but just eating goo doesn't sound terribly appealing. Besides, I have no idea what sorts of stuff goes well with others.
Also, a marked predilection toward sweets should always be investigated for hypothyroidism (which can cause juvenile reactions to other stimuli, too).
Oh, I don't really care that much for sweets. People generally assume that fat people eat sweets and stuff all the time, but I actually buy such stuff rather rarely. I don't really care for cakes, cookies, ice creams or stuff and just a single bag of chocolates can take a week for me to consume. It's the things I drink -- I drink too much soda -- and the fact that I eat lots and lots of just plain fatty food.
As for the rest of your comment, I'm really not following and beginning to suspect you must be a troll. You want processed food with homogeneous texture, but processing food in such a way to make it have a homogeneous texture "doesn't sound like much of anything worth eating."
I'm not trolling, I'm dead serious. I was specifically saying that goop isn't exciting or enjoyable in the long term. While I do like e.g. mashed potato I do add generally add chicken or chicken balls to go with it and some sauce to give it flavor and I still wouldn't want to eat it often. As for processed food; I do not know if "processed" is the most descriptive term, but I don't really know how to explain it much better. I like pizza, for example, but only with cheese and meat on it -- nothing crunchy, nothing tangy, nothing that's a lot different from the rest in terms of hardness. If the edges of the pizza are crunchy I cut them out and just eat the inner pizza because the crunchy edges feel nasty. I like chicken because most often it's got consistent structure and while I do like the taste of pig I tend to avoid it because it's got these tangy parts here and there, or the sudden splotch of fat. Bread? Not really, it's too dry.
I do also have problems with taste, but less so. I do assume I could train myself to get used to new tastes if I just tried and if only the food came in a form that I found edible. I enjoy garlic, for example, quite immensely, but only if it's in the form of paste or powdery seasoning.
The point is the problem is NOT unsolvable. Even if you only liked to eat some weird textured food that is generally only available in processed stuff, chances are you might be able to make it yourself in a more healthy way by using your own ingredients (under your control) and using only one or two chemical additives to get the special texture effects you desire (something modern chefs are experimenting with).
Oh, I don't assume it's unsolvable. I just don't know where and how to start and what's actually healthy. I mean, just look at all the replies I've gotten here: one person says this is healthy, the next says that is, the third one says both of the previous ones are bad for you and it's those instead that are the healthy foods and so on. Also, I have never ever been interested in cooking and it doesn't come to me naturally. It's easy for people to say "just learn to cook!" when it's one of those things you totally suck at -- not everyone can be good at everything. I posses quite literally zero creativity. I saw a food and nutrition therapist and asked her for help, too, but all she offered was "eat more veggies" and kept repeating that like a parrot -- not a single god damn recipe that I could actually try. Total waste of time.
What I meant was, you can train yourself to like healthy foods, to the point of craving them. Me, just eating one small burger from McDonald's makes me sick now.
That could be, or it could not be. I don't know. I would need to solve the food texture - issue first and I don't know how. Most what people offer me is "stuff it all in the blender and make it all the same, messy goop." -- doesn't sound like much of anything worth eating.
As for exercising, it make you feel good. It really does. It's a real buzz after an mere half hour of cycling or swimming.
Now you're trying to assert your own feelings and tastes as facts. I do not get any sort of "buzz" after excercise, I do not feel good about it, it just makes me cranky. I have tried in the past, I was once in quite good shape. I just couldn't keep it up because it was a major hassle, unpleasant and being cranky and tired was the opposite of what I wanted to feel like. All of you people who actually enjoy excercise always do the same thing where you assert that it's totally impossible not to like excercising and that everyone, EVERYONE, will feel the same as you about it.
Because you have by your description got a food phobia.
You're jumping to conclusions. Oversensitivity of mouth and throat is one of the symptoms that some people with Asperger's and it's possible that that's the reason for my issues.
And loading up on vitamin pills is not good either.
Vitamin pills? Why do you assume I'd be using such crap?
The stuff you are eating now is tasteless featureless slop. Not opinion.. Fact.
Yes, because you know what I eat, right? Go on, make a guess. I want to see how close you get.
I think you missed out on the overall long term feeling you have that induces you to take the pills. Which is a permanent feeling. It also then sucks to feel dependent on said pills to feel at all well.
But that's totally irrelevant. None of that changes how the food feels. Knowing that having your fingernails torn from your fingers and then having your arm chopped off would hurt like hell doesn't mean that stubbing your toe doesn't hurt anymore, and just as well the possibility of having to take meds in the future does not change how the food feels and how the texture dictates whether I can eat it or not. It is you who is missing what I'm saying.
Which is worse, texturally: swallowing a bunch of vegetables now or a bunch of medicine later in life for all of the cancer you got from never eating healthy?
The former. Pills are so small that you can just gulp them down with any liquid drink you have handy. I know you were trying to be cheeky, but you kind of failed at it.
Yet those of use who exercise and eat healthy seem to lead a happier life. With so much frustration and time wasting, it's a strange thing isn't it?
Not really. It's selection bias; those who do it tend to also like doing it, so of course they'll also be happy to continue with it. Those who don't like it tend not to do it. It's like asking people who enjoy chocolate if they're happy when they're eating chocolate.
Fresh fruits taste like shit?
colby jack cheese, lettuce and tomato tastes like shit? Oats stirred with sliced banana, raisins, greek yogurt and vanilla for breakfast tastes like shit?
Yes to all of those.
You might want to take your tongue in to the dealer and have it recalibrated.
If only I could! If it was possible I'd go and do it immediately