Assuming LEDs last 2.5 times as long as LEDs, we conclude that LEDs last infinitely long and there is nothing superior except for LEDs.
The study was commissioned by an LED manufacturer. In order to reach the desired result, they had to redefine 2.5 as the multiplicative identity. At least they're up front about it. ("Up front" being, in fact, quite important-- you don't want to see what they did to the associative property.)
They need a better gimmick if they want me to buy it. No server = no buy!
You wouldn't buy it anyway, you dirty PC pirate.
Damn, everyone's really dismissing this out of hand.
But just think: if such a tax DID pass, it could raise as much as $154.5M!!!
I find it interesting that a website filled with people who are normally outraged at the idea of video surveillance in a public place with everyone's knowledge is so accepting of the idea of audio surveillance in a public place without everyone's knowledge.
I find it interesting that after reading a website constantly filled with talk of restricting government power and expanding personal freedom, you don't see a difference between government power and personal freedom.
for me, as a married guy with a kid, a hobby done in moderation means once a week, tops.
Your posting history shows that you post more than once a week. Is that part of your chores, or part of your job?
Why is there this sense that we have to be busy doing things all the time?
Please remain in your location. A squad will be sent over shortly, and you will be "optimized".
"There's nothing game developers can do to stop them."
Really? How much are you selling your used copy of Battlefield 1943 for? About the same amount you sold your used copy of Castle Crashers for, right?
This rant is years out of date. Game publishers are already figuring out all sorts of ways around the used games "problem". Rather than pursue the legislation red herring, they're trying market-driven approaches: lower prices; downloadable games; free content for registering; purchaseable downloadable content; long-lived multiplayer modes; "freemium".
Strangely, by pursuing market-driven solutions instead of lobbyist-driven solutions, it looks like both the publishers and the gamers will benefit. Weird.
Stolen property. If you steal property, you must report its fair market value in your income in the year you steal it unless in the same year, you return it to its rightful owner.
Since piracy is stealing, I don't have to pay taxes on anything I pirate as long as I seed long enough for the RIAA to download a copy?
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.