So cops never solved crimes before telephones existed?
Of course they did - But 100 years ago it was much easier to get away with crime.
If you robbed or killed someone in Boston and then hopped a train to Chicago to start a new life, odds were very good you'd get away with it - Unless someone paid Pinkerton's to track you down.
Do people in the USA lack the basic ability to get along with others?
When I travel to the USA on business trips I'll sometimes go to a movie in the evening (otherwise I'd just be doing email and it's not like you're going to go on a summer stroll in the evening in somewhere like Houston). There are lots of Americans in the theatre behaving well and having a good time.
It's people on Slashdot that lack the basic ability to get along with others.
Try doing your job the old fashioned way..
The "old fashioned" way used to be to get a warrant and tap your landline. Can't do that anymore because the phone is encrypted, or the suspects chat via text. "OId fashioned" way used to be to get a warrant and search your house for evidence - Can't do that any more because the evidence is in an encrypted file...
How picky is the Xbox One's DLNA client, compared to (say) a living room PC?
I dunno how picky it is. We're a Windows household, so I turned on DLNA on the home PC and presto I was ready to go. Also works on my Sony Blu-ray and Sony TV.
Consoles provide a computer that, relatively, easily plays games. No tinkering or fussing required.
They also do other stuff, relatively tinker-free, that you'd want to do near your TV & sound system -
- Connect to streaming music & video services
- Play CDs, DVDs & Blu-ray
- Connect to video and audio content libraries in your home
- Control your TV with your voice.
Yeah, yeah, I know you can do all this stuff with a PC as well, but with an XBOX it's set-and-forget (and, most importantly, wife-friendly).
Can you name a single example where taxing people more, improved things?
Norway. Great standard of living, happy people with good lives.
but man listening to Art Bell on AM was awesome.
Yes, but did you ever buy a C.Crane radio?
If you can make them -convenient- (car sharing never was)
I don't understand this comment. I just checked the app and there are 10 Car2Go vehicles all under a 3 minute walk from where I am right now. If I drive one home I can probably park it outside my house - Certainly within a 1/2 block of my house.
I realize many americans are lazy bastards, but that certainly meets my definition of 'convenient.'
Cars sold in the US seem to be designed to break though, judging by the amount of maintenance you guys do.
That was definitely the case 15 or so years ago, but the US automakers have really improved things. For example, Ford vehicles are pretty well made these days.
Maintenance should be lower but tends to cost more.
I'm not so sure about that - My 1973 Datsun 510 needed regular "tune ups."
I had to re-gap or replace the points and the spark plugs. The rotor and distributor cap needed regular replacement. An oil change was a *lube* oil and filter where you had to crawl under the car lubricating all the joints. The overhead cam needed regular inspection and adjustment.
On my 2012 Nissan you don't do any of those things, and it had a four-year end-to-end warranty. That Datsun 510 probably had a one-year warranty.
I'd say the difference is that likely in the 70s many more people did that tuneup work themselves.
Everyone that says people won't own cars in the future is a massive moron.
Anonymous Coward Moron:
Will *some* people still own cars in the future? Yes, of course.
Will *many fewer* people own cars? Yes. Particularly in urban areas. Why would you bother owning one if it's cheaper, easier and faster to get from A to B using a car share?
You're already seeing growth in this year over year in cities with Car2Go.
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