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Comment Neat concept, but competes with smartphones (Score 1) 269

Here's what I see happening with this outdoor lifestyle that the linked YouTube video was driving at: people will figure out very quickly that now they have to tote *two* devices around instead of one. People can play some pretty excellent games on their Android / IOS devices, and those games are DIRT CHEAP. Now Nintendo has decided that in the war of consoles, the killer advantage is to turn the platform into yet another item that must be lugged around along with your cell phone. Sounds like a logistical PITA, and I believe people are smart enough to have the same realization.

Comment This actually makes sense (Score 4, Funny) 180

I'm an Android user, and easily the most humble person I know. As Weird Al put it in Amish Paradise:

Hitchin' up the buggy, churnin' lots of butter
Raised a barn on Monday, soon I'll raise another
Think you're really righteous? Think you're pure in heart?
Well, I know I'm a million times as humble as thou art

Comment Many on Slashdot can say, "I told you so" (Score 5, Insightful) 100

In past posts on Slashdot, the idea that the government should have backdoors into various systems that would allegedly be used only for legitimate criminal investigations. The security experts poo-pooed the idea, saying that all manner of things would go wrong, and this appears to be the day of reckoning. The government of course claims that this would never be a problem.

Security researchers 1, NSA 0

Is anybody here really surprised?

Comment Business Decisions Based on Economics (Score 2) 202

It's sometimes bewildering to watch companies with a responsibility to shareholders behave in ways that appear counterproductive to their own bottom line. If the study from Carnegie Mellon passes peer review *and* the movie industry does not respond in a way that actually curbs piracy, then one has to wonder what exactly drives their behavior. This is not a rhetorical question. If anybody here on /. has insight into this, please share.

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