Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, Hulu and friends all make your cable provider moot. They provide the same interface as what you can cobble together with a Tivo and a really large hard drive.
Tivo and everything else like it was really just a stopgap measure between conventional TV and a full on-demand experience.
Until Netflix, iTunes, etc. are able to stream live non/sporting events, cable TV is far from moot.
The problem with all of the available services is there is no one single source, so I must app switch to find content (open app, search for content, close app - rinse/repeat). Additionally, subscriptions eventually add up to and exceed the cost of cable TV.
A penny a month per gigabyte... that's $10/month per terabyte... that is already what Dropbox charges for "fast" storage. So what gives? Why would I pay $10/month for a terabyte of slow storage when I can get the same amount of storage for the same price in a regular, fast format with Dropbox?
Why pay for a terabyte of storage when you are not using it to capacity?
Sure, Pandora can play tracks I have never heard before. But that's akin to throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.
I'd rather have talented humans help me to find new music worth listening to.
The only reason they want H1B worker is financial benefit. All the rest is spin.
Please don't take this as H1B's are cheaper or inferior -- that argument is a distraction.
it is a good thing valve has a steam client for linux
...which will limit you to Valve for games. I'm not confident they are going to get the numbers (sales) to incentivize big publishers to follow and develop for Linux.
Sounds like some loophole method of getting out of your debts
GM did it in 2010 and appears to be ready to do it again soon.
At least they scaled back the window borders a tad, I thought the borders were unforgiveably large.
However, the window borders still look pretty gigantic compared to other platforms.
I forget exactly where to do it since I've gone back to Windows 7 -- but I believe if you change the font size (in windows appearance options) to normal (100%), the borders and buttons will follow to a normal size. The default out of box was 125% IIRC.
They don't care that linux users will move on to other distributions.
That's what they want. There are already plenty of neck-beard oriented distributions.
This one is for the masses who want to only (or can only) use GUI tools.
I only point this out because you identify the hypocrisy of Republicans when it applies to almost everyone holding a chair in DC.
The $9.99 monthly subscription will give acces to select games, not their entire catalog. So yes, they are definitely similar to Netflix, where your streaming options are limited to many documentarys (many of which are excellent) and older movies.
I actually purchased a few games through OnLive because I own a notebook -- the service works quite well. My gaming rig days are over, I'm not a DRM zealot and I will pay for convienence. And it is nice to just turn on a game without installing it (using my SSD space), waste some time, then turn it off and get back to work or family.