It's difficult to find numbers for these kinds of things, but keep in mind that the PS2 was available in many more countries than the NES. The PS2 sold over 100 million units, sure, but I distinctly remember seeing a record showing the sales data in the US alone to be about the same for both consoles. I can't for the life of me find it, though. Ah well.
Well, the NES sold 34 million in the US (source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/historical_data/pdf/consolidated_sales_e0912.pdf), and the PS2 sold over 50 million, as of more than two years ago (source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/01/15/PS2-sells-over-50-million-units-in-north-america-breaks-console-sales-record/).
To make that even more significant, consider this: Sony contended pretty heavily with Microsoft and (to, I believe, a lesser extent) Nintendo for console dominance, whereas the NES completely DOMINATED Atari and Sega. Even though the NES had a MONSTROUS lead over its competitors, it still only sold about half as many units as the PS2 did.
As a matter of fact, the PS2 sold nearly as many units in the US alone as the NES did worldwide.
I've gotta say, the RC isn't bad. I hate that they've completely gone the Chrome route with the UI, though (although Opera did about the same thing). If some of my plugins (Logmein in particular) worked on it, I'd probably even keep using it (as it is, Logmein only works well with Internet Explorer and stable builds of FF).
If they finally go elsewhere, Facebook will miss them when they're gone.
Very true. I believe 100% that the biggest reason that Facebook has grown to the size that it is today is because of the (mostly shitty) applications.
People no longer play Farmville because it's on Facebook-- they go to Facebook TO play Farmville.
It makes me sad to say that.
However, I do have a problem with them getting money when I'm not using their content. I do not wish to pay for my neighbor's teenage daughter's music addiction.
I LOVED the ability to have multiple desktop environments when I was first introduced to them (I think in Ubuntu Breezy Badger). It was one thing that kept me using Ubuntu as my primary OS for a while. I eventually switched back to Windows because of school, and I've not missed Ubuntu since Windows 7 was released.
I would actually go as far as saying that Windows has a very nice interface. My only real problems with it at this point are:
A) The amount of viruses that seem to be able to infect even the machines with reputable anti-virus programs.
B) Some of Microsoft's actions as a company.
Really though, have you tried a fresh download and a new install?
I don't want to pay for "features" like this.
Also, I've only lived in Chattanooga for a couple of months (although I've worked here for years). The place doesn't seem half as bad as you're making it seem. Want to see bad? Go about an hour north to a place called Georgetown, TN. THAT'S a bad place to be.
Also, how many places around have Tigerdirect stores, anyways? They're not that common.
Unfortunately, EPB doesn't offer fiber at my apartment (not that I need 1000 Mbps anyway).
It seems like your ego is more important to you than the safety of the people on the road.
Please don't walk away from this mad. Think about it some. Maybe our comments have some merit?
Also, you're stupid. Stay away from traffic.
"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer