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Comment Re:3D TV is dead? (Score 3, Insightful) 379

So... in other words... 3D was a solution to a problem that no one seemed to have had. An answer without a question. The typical marketing-oriented wet dream to increase sales by addressing a problem that does not exist.

Comment Subject to the whims and bugs of Microsoft.... (Score 3, Insightful) 277

Really ... who on this planet is looking forward to running some manner of Linux emulation that is subject to the whims and bugs of Microsoft's current design and development process? Any of Microsoft's Windows Updates could cripple the very environment you would depend upon.

Yeah, that sounds like a success story.

Comment Wrong skill set (Score 4, Insightful) 196

..."by equipping librarians with the knowledge and skills to cultivate computational thinking and coding skills in our youth."...

Do librarians really have the appropriate innate skill set, and desires, to teach kids how to code? This sounds like Google was looking around for someone to do the teaching, and someone at the meeting said, "librarians!," to which everyone agreed (in typical meeting style).


Comment It's the content providers (Score 4, Insightful) 209

It's the content providers, not the content deliverers, that push the fat bundles. Try licensing ABC broadcast network without also licensing the expensive ESPN. So long as the content providers are able to hold the content deliverers hostage via forced bundling, the fat bundles situation won't change

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