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Comment Re:Unity? (Score 1) 255

Even the allegedly small footprint distributions are slower on every computer I've tried them on than Windows 10.

Yes, I used to enjoy "revitalising" old Windows machines for family who had given up on them only to return them with a fresh flavour of lightweight (or even full scale) linux.

But it appears that the small footprint days are gone.

Comment Re:A news? (Score 2) 190


Work provided me with a iPhone 4S when they were new. It has received regular updates and I have had no reason to upgrade the phone as it is really my portable email/phone-call machine.

My last personal phone was a HTC, which I loved as a tool. . 3 years later and never an OS upgrade received. Time came to update my personal phone and HTC, as much as I loved it when new, did not get any of my money. If HTC had provided updates, I would still be a customer now.

Comment We are not all back waters (Score 1) 161

and at one stroke eliminates the typical years of delay that occur when a U.S. program seeks foreign audiences.

Weeks, and months, but seldom is it years, and, if it is, this is likely because the Networks here did not see a potential audience for it.

I can only speak for New Zealand, We receive a high amount of out programming the same week and the same day as the U.S/U.K (especially for the most popular shows).

If not that quick, many others are being played before the series has run its course in the U.S.

Comment Re:But will they pursue charges? (Score 1) 214

Yes this! I hate how ticketing agents (ticketmaster) do not specify how many seats are actually going to be available for public or semi public consumption Or which seats are available for which grouping.

I have been granted access to tickets from Promoters "preferential presale" before. Been ready to buy right on the minute and had to deal with less than ideal seats, only to find that better ones are for sale come the general public sale. (And vice versa)

I have also found large areas of premium seating reserved for pomos - they have either gone to sponsors and their families or as radio giveaways. Each of these spots represents a space that a member of the public would have gladly purchased at a premium.

I do not know why the promoters do not want to see how 1st day/week sales are going before dipping in and using extra seats for their giveaways. . More dollars in the boxoffice should be good for them?

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