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Comment Cue movie theater buy outs... (Score 1) 127

The industry's mea culpa will be for the major studios to buy out all of these cinema chains and close a significant portion of them down. That's the only way the theaters will agree to this. Regular movie theaters will go the way of the drive in with a few kept around for nostalgia. This is a good thing.

Comment AMP sucks! (Score 3, Insightful) 48

AMP is the most annoying new "feature" infesting the web. Half of the time, the pages don't load properly so i have to click through the link at the top to get directly to the page.

Instead of trying to make my mobile browsing experience better, why don't you deliver the damn content I asked for Google!.

Comment Go to the police! (Score 2, Insightful) 122

Anytime you find kiddie images, you must immediately report them to the proper authorities or else you will face prosecution. Had the BBC not spent time trying to make someone look bad and instead reported these images to the police, the police would have then contacted Facebook who would have removed them in a timely manner.

Here's hoping there was a lengthy penalty by the police to said "journalist" for trying to manufacture outrage!

Comment How is it running? (Score 1) 383

Are we emulating the hardware to match the differences in architecture (arm vs x86) or is it some goofy extraction layer (with apologies to WINE)?

If it's the latter, than it would be a lot like the internet back in 2005 with IE6 breaking web standards against other browsers and having to test it against multiple browsers to see what works.

Oh you said magic so I should disregard the nit picky things. Since we're assuming utopian technological advancements, then we'd probably only see two main platforms (laptop and mobile) since everything would be software agnostic.

Comment This won't go over well. (Score 1) 208

I find it odd that Facebook is giving people the ability to vote on the trust worthiness of the news. This will give the public a way to basically rate the mainstream media on a per article basis and as we all know most people don't trust the media. This is going to terribly blow back on all of their faces and make the MSM look even worse.

What a time to be alive!

Comment Most People Only Want a Window to the Internet. (Score 5, Insightful) 474

Right about 2008/2009 computer hardware became "good enough" to appeal to people's basic needs which really only centered on having a simple window to the internet. Netbooks became available and smartphones started to become good enough to browse the internet on their own. Consumers at the end of the day really only want a platform that's able to view into the internet.

Someone can correct me, but I believe such innovation is still occurring for server technology and niche fields like a/v production, cad, and animation. Though, I do yearn for the olden days when consumer technology was cool and exciting. Being a tech nerd in the 90s was something else!

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