In Soviet Russia, you watch TV!
These hackers disappear for a few months and then come out with the information they have stolen?
That would teach quite a lot of people that not all problems can just be forgotten after a short while. (Or what it means to have everybody access your mobile number and e-mail address like on social networking sites where complete strangers could find enough information to host a surprise birthday parties at somebody's house.)
Court decision passed in 5... 4... 3...
That's for Australians.
What happened to the world? Didn't every country in the "Western World" praise democracy and freedom of speech as the ultimate goal of the government until now? And now these idiots collectively decided that these can't give them enough power and changed their minds. China has long been famous for being a police state, but now the US of A have started moving - no, racing - in that direction. PATRIOT Act? TSA? WikiLeaks?
I wonder that the majority of the world has let them act like this until now. I honestly expected people would see their mistakes when WikiLeaks started publishing all those documents, but the ones in power have proven to be capable of preventing that. I don't know how this will go on, but I'm pretty sure some people will be really screwed in the end. I hope it's not us.
I'm pretty sure in the next few years or decades, things are going to change very quickly. History is repeating itself for the nth time. How long will that continue?
I believe the Ukrainian government might want to say something about the risks of that.
Is there any reason for you to assume that Africans are unintelligent? Or is it maybe that greedy, morally corrupt Europeans and Americans totally ruined their continent a couple of centuries ago?
I'm not an expert, but you don't sound like you know much about this topic. Your sources are exactly what you said - glorious marketing literature intending to advertise cloud computing as the best thing since sliced bread.
the general experience has not been very deep.
Well, I can't agree with that. But that's dependent on your personal viewpoint.
Guess what? I played and loved Zelda and Mario 25 years ago. Guess what else? They got old.
To some people, they got old. I haven't yet played all mario games (platformers), but the ones I've played have a good replay value. Zelda games aren't as good in that point, but great nevertheless. And there are still people who are new to these franchises who enjoy the games as much as us.
McDonald's is very popular and has a broad impact on our eating habits. That doesn't make their food good. Now, that also isn't saying Nintendo's bad, I'm just saying that sales/affect don't make a company great.
That's right, sales don't make a company good, the foremost example being EA in this article. Still, Nintendo hasn't made its money by producing masses of cheap games sold for three times their worth. They have produced solid games that are worth their money.
I also don't want to be playing Mario and Zelda 25 years from now.
You know what? If Nintendo got up and produced a level editor for one Mario game, that's done for me.