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Comment Two all-beef patties, special sauce... (Score 1) 39

If I have to pay a different price (or have no access at all) just because I am traveling to a different country, that is pretty much the opposite of a free market.

Is that true of all goods? On an exchange rate basis, a Big Mac sandwich costs different amounts in different countries. That's why The Economist uses the ingredients and labor in a Big Mac as a product basket to illustrate which countries' currencies are undervalued.

Comment Re:What a joke (Score 1) 52

VR is fine, so long as the content keeps up more or less up and doesn't deliberately make the user sick...Making Descent work will be a huge challenge. Descent 2 was the most puky VR game ever.

VR also has it's killer app. Porn. Though, how anybody making any type of porn expects to get paid these days is beyond me. VR porn recording glasses will put the pros out of business, no professional porn starlet can compete with an equally hot exhibitionist. I digress.

Let's hope nobody makes AR porn.

Comment Windows isn't free; it's cheaper than free (Score 1) 154

Bash is free software (as in speech) on all platforms. But GNU/Linux itself is not free as in beer for those who need to replace an incompatible laptop with a compatible one. Furthermore, laptops warranted by their manufacturer for use with GNU/Linux, such as System76 or Dell XPS, tend to have a higher sticker price than entry-level laptops warranted for use with Windows 10.

Comment Re:planned for AFTER hillary's election (Score 1, Troll) 61

The only election that counts has not occurred. That's December 19, 2016, and it's not the foregone conclusion that some of Mr. Trump's supporters claim. For one thing, as Secretary Clinton's popular vote margin continues to rise, there remains the distinct possibility that close states will flip to her slate of electors. For another, eight electors have already announced intent not to vote for their party's nominee.

Comment Re:Airtime is still scarce (Score 1) 204

You're talking about per-user airtime. I'm talking about "only X songs will be played on the air in this city this week"

Per-user airtime times the number of subscribers in a city equals per-city airtime.

My point is that schools ban "disruptive" electronic devices from school property, meaning the only music source left is the FM radio on the bus.

Comment Re:Here's an idea (Score 1) 204

Thank you for the correction. Now what are your thoughts on the following claim?

Labels affiliated with RIAA are already finding your "favorite" bands for you. If I go through your music collection, 99% of it will be music from RIAA affiliated labels (or whatever IFPI affiliated marketing/promotion entity is in your part of the planet).

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