Microsoft's approach involves selling software and client retention.
No, their approach involves getting a monopoly on something by hook or by crook then keeping the riff raff out. The only markets they make significant money on, are the monopolies.
A camp. Or forward operations base, if you will.
I too am currently living on a FOB, so what would you call a place with 12k soldiers that gets rocket attacks by weekly and has trouble providing running water and intermittent power? I had to go with rural.
I was a huge fan of the series, but those movies were pretty atrocious. I'm not sure if they went with different writers, or maybe they were just off their game, but I sure hope the new season gets the old groove back.
They weren't as good because they were feature-length movies. The 20-something minutes of a TV comedy series often doesn't translate well into a movie-length narrative. 20-something minutes is a good amount of time to explore a particular scenario, you end up just stretching it too thin over a couple of hours.
How many checks do you cash for people you don't know? Legally?
If you do, can you take this package for me over to Australia, I will pay your plane fare?
He, if you don't look in the box, how could you get in trouble, you didn't know there was a dead head in there, or drugs, or plutonium.
Thank you. I suppose you have to live through it to understand.
Since our last "grammar" reform, new rules brang both closer; that separation might be unneeded from now on.
It's not a grammatical reform, it's an orthographical reform (spelling). In my opinion, it's rather useless, seeing as both countries will still have important grammatical and especially vocabulary differences.
It may be possible to write valid Portuguese for both countries, but it'll still be necessary to localize for anything but single words.
"It sounds more like hype to extract a higher profit margin...."
Oh, you mean like a 240 Hertz refresh rate, when the actual changes to the product cost virtually nothing? Or "LED" TVs that aren't driven by LEDs at all but merely backlit by them?
However cheap it gets, you always hear the cries of "not cheap enough". The only exception was probably AllOfMP3, but then those guys were setting the price as they saw fit, and not paying artists a dime (in practice).
From personal experience, it seems that the desirability of using "cheap and legal services" stems not so much from their availability, as from availability of money in one's pocket. I torrented all kinds of things in huge quantities as a student, but when I started to earn a decent living for myself (writing commercial boxed software, no less), it just feels unethical and cheap - pardon the pun - to keep doing so.
Convenience does play a big part in it, but only once there is some consideration given to the idea of spending money in the first place.
The cause and effect are reversed in your reasoning. Apps aren't restricted on iPad because it's not a general-purpose computer. Rather, it's not a general-purpose computer because apps are restricted on it - what other difference is there?
Once we get there, it takes one small step to understand that desktop OS X can be castrated in a same way, and all of a sudden your iMac or PowerBook also becomes an "appliance". But it's all just sophistry. It's a locked-down device in a category which hasn't, historically, been locked down. Therefore, it's a major step back for user and developer freedom.
No need for electolysis. Just extract it and off you go. Methane, CO2, etc could be used as well.
Most People without jailbroken phones won't bother because your app is not recommended by friends and they cannot try it
Most People with a jailbroken phone will try anything
The same goes for PC and console games, if people have the option to try it for free they will try many many games