Skyrim is 5 years old. Civ 4 is 11 (!) years old (and Civ 5 has native Linux support). Not all, but MOST of the top titles from the past couple years have native Linux support. Many of those that don't can be run just fine using WINE or even a VM, especially older games. Anything built in Unity will have native support for Windows, Mac, and Linux without much extra effort by the developer, and as such Linux support is now the norm for most indie games as well.
Here are some highlights with full native Linux support (SteamDB is helpful for this):
* The Witcher 3 / Wild Hunt
* Don't Starve
* Kerbal Space Program
* Almost everything by Valve (Portal, Half Life 2, CS:GO)
* Borderlands 2
As a gamer who just switched his main gaming rig from Windows to Ubuntu (in part because of this Windows 10 nonsense), while there are still some headaches, it's a better time than ever to make the switch. We're really reaching a tipping point.
Biggest client updates:
-UbuntuGnome (featuring Gnome 3.6 by default) is now an official flavor
-Improved support for CUPS
-Software Updater simplified
-Friends service replaces Gwibber
I love me some Second Amendment as well, but I really hope you don't have kids living with you...
This. Their NYC offices are the in the old Port Authority building at 111 8th avenue. Apparently they bought that particular building because there's a major fiber line that runs through it.
Source: I used to work out of the building before Google bought it.
Because I can easily opt out of not giving my data to Facebook or Google. If I feel that Microsoft has abused my privacy, I can switch to Apple, or to Linux. If Amazon sells my personal information, I can buy from Barnes and Noble or my local bookstore. It's (usually) an entirely voluntary relationship.
My relationship with the federal government is not voluntary. When Congress passes a law I don't agree with, I can't take my business elsewhere without moving to a different country. I'm stuck with it. It's all well and good to believe that government is supposed to be representing the interests of the people, but they cannot be everything to everyone. Some percentage of people will necessarily be unhappy with the outcome, often a large percentage.
That's why people like me are in favor of limiting its influence. That's obviously not always possible, which is why we also prefer those decisions that large percentages of people won't agree with to go to state and local governments. If my town bans gay marriage and I'm in favor of it, I can move to the next town over without disrupting my life too much. If my state's education department is awful, I can move somewhere with a better one. When you concentrate all that power in the federal government, we lose choice and freedom.
As a nerd, but also as someone in the mobile games business, I'd say there's definitely potential here. All they need is a big sticker saying "No accidental app purchases!"
Mobile games on an iPad run the risk of Junior buying $500 worth of virtual currency. The same moms who aren't tech-savvy enough to disable that feature are the same ones who'd more than happily spend $150 on a kid-proof Tabeo. There's also a dollar value on the fact that Mom doesn't need to spend any time or energy ensuring Junior doesn't download anything objectionable.
Those are just two examples- there are plenty of others.
So, if I read this correctly, NBC is its own owner again, and therefore also in charge of its own contents. Independence is important for a news provider.
Hope the OP was aiming for a "funny" mod.
NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC are all owned by NBCUniversal (as in Universal Studios; the two merged in 2004), which is in turn owned by GE and Comcast.
CNN is owned by Turner, which is in turn owned by Time Warner.
ABC is owned by Disney
Fox is owned by Fox Entertainment Group, owned by News Corp
Independence doesn't exist in modern media- at least not in the television space.
This nonsense is crushing innovation. It's one more in a long line of examples of how we need to reevaluate how we govern ourselves.
If you do something right once, someone will ask you to do it again.