Do you prefer AOL for IMAP over Google's IMAP? Or is there some other reason?
I use both because I like keeping a dedicated email address for subscriptions and other listservs; I have just noticed AOL's spam filter isn't as good, but it suits my needs.
But Slashdot makes it easy to ignore said trolls.
Speaking of which, have you visited http://goatse.fr/ lately?
If only I had paid the 0.99 cents I could have saved my eyes! The horror, the horror.
I don't think I'd call a strip club or porn shop unethical. By some standards immoral for sure.. but what is the ethical violation of a strip club or porn shop?
This boils down to a what is the difference between morals and ethics question. I think that wives of men that go to strip clubs feel that it is wrong in both ways, you would need to ask them for specifics though.
Not only that, but at $10/month, why wouldn't I just get Netflix? That's $9/month - and you can get DVDs in the mail of said shows, as well as many, many more.
That seems to be the elephant in the room hulu is ignoring, or is missing completely in their thought-process. Their customers are already savvy enough to watch shows online, do they really think they can't make the comparison between this and Netflix and not see that Netflix is the better value at the same cost?
I've been ignoring people who play Farmville since it came out. Perhaps the biggest waste of bandwidth on the Internet. That would be a good topic, what's the biggest bandwidth waster out there? Perhaps the entire Facebook "franchise"? Hope I haven't kept anyone away from their virtual cows (snicker...).
Interesting question, the people play it certainly shouldn't see it as a bandwidth waste, maybe a time waster for sure but they probably aren't thinking in terms of resources. While I would like to give the award for biggest bandwidth waste to Facebook I will have to defer it to Ubisoft, for their new DRM scheme, that to me is even more of a waste.
As long as I can continue to purchase and download software as normal I couldn't care less about an MS app store. The second they try to lock down Windows so you must use their app store, I'll be gone from the Windows platform and won't look back.
So, whatever. Don't care. If Microsoft decides to shoot themselves in the foot trying to push this, they are easily replaceable.
I really don't think MS is that quick to hurt itself, I think what they are looking to do is monetize development on their platform just like Apple does. To develop for the iPhone/Pad you need a Mac and the piece of hardware you want to develop for plus a developer's license, not only that Apple gets a cut of every sale. For Windows all you need is a copy of Windows and MS sees no money after that unless you get their development environment.
What I do see MS doing is pushing this as the best way to get software and downplaying anything Joe Internet user downloads, maybe going so far as to disable UAC for all app software to make it even more painless.
If Machiavelli were a hacker, he'd have worked for the CSSG. -- Phil Lapsley