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Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 238

I understand, I just don't care. Neither do most consumers. They look at perceived picture quality and cost, largely. How is OLED significantly different in those metrics, other than being much more expensive?

Remember; most people are happy with LEDs. They're "good enough". So OLED brings...what to the table?

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 2) 238

I think many of us are kinda burned out from the TV industry selling "the next big thing" over and over again, when it's obvious they're only doing it in the hopes of getting fools ( read: consumers ) on a 2-5 year tv rotation.

It's always the same, "This is going to be huge! It's a revolution in TV quality" only to die off to little fanfare a few years later because it was an incremental upgrade at best, and not worth the extra cash for the vast majority of folks out there.

It'd help if the industry revamped it's marketing game and targeted only those who are purchasing TVs instead of attempting to manipulate everyone into upgrading.

Comment I want to believe (Score 3, Funny) 280

I want to believe MS has competent design managers working for them. Maybe they are being micromanaged to the point of irrelevance, but I want to believe that after 20 years of trying to make a decent web browser they'd achieve success...or lacking that, they'd fail because some idiot manager keeps fucking them up.

Because damn...I'm embarrassed FOR them. How do you not put out at least a baseline capable browser by this point? Multi-billion dollar company who's spent 20+ years in the market, and they still fuck it up.

Comment A note about piracy (Score 4, Insightful) 87

Piracy was only ever a symptom of the problem, not the cause. What's the problem? Music labels sticking their heads in the sand and ignoring changes to the consumer landscape. They were so used to dictating terms that they thought they would always get away with it. So much so that they continued trying even in the face of lost profits and outright consumer hostility.

Not that I ever thought piracy was ever that big of a contributor to the losses, mind you. I think they lost more from folks like me who started refusing to buy full albums for a single song, or pay 15-20 for a single album altogether.

Comment Re:Is it wrong to be suspicious? (Score 1) 406

You probably should only use words when you know what they actually mean.

The official story has a bit of an odor. Do I care if it really was an underwater military drone? Nope. Do I care that china snagged it? Nope. I'm pretty certain that kind of stuff goes on all the time, actually, on both sides. The official story, however, raised my curiosity.

Comment Re:Is it wrong to be suspicious? (Score 1) 406

Easy cowboy, you are making quite a few assumptions. I was just questioning the official story, which it seems you are as well.

I honestly don't care that China stole it, or what it was doing in the first place. I'm sure this kind of nonsense goes on all the time.

I just don't trust the official story is all.

Comment Is it wrong to be suspicious? (Score 4, Insightful) 406

Is it wrong I'm suspicious as to the actual nature of this drone? I mean, sure; it makes perfect sense for it to be doing what they say it was. However, it's equally possible it's gathering military intelligence.

I don't trust either country involved. although I don't know why China would waste their time on a meteorological drone.

Comment Strange how these things turn around (Score 2) 715

Today we call it a hack when a 3rd party exposes factually accurate information to the people and then get angry about it.

Meanwhile, I'm just sitting here wondering, "Didn't we used to call that journalism?" /kermit

In all seriousness, it's fun that people seem to be more upset about the "hack" and not the data contained therein. If it were enough to lose the election, doesn't that say more about the data and not it's means of acquisition?

Comment Windows Update is a dog though (Score 1) 102

It even says so while it's searching for updates for drivers; "This may take a few minutes". So now we have to deal with that AND the game installation?

Is the idea to drive people away from their software? Looking at their crazy behavior over the past several years, I can't help but wonder if their new "business strategy" is to tank the company.

Comment Re:government regulations (Score 1) 333

I get the joke, but I wonder if you see what's significant here. Sans regulation, the fraud was discovered. In this day and age of instant publicity and faux outrage, you can bet your ass there's going to be a boost in "Real Aloe Vera" sales. In fact, I'm a little surprised some enterprising company out there didn't create a "real" product first, then expose the fraud afterwards. Because capitalism.

This entire situation proves, if nothing else, that in this industry, regulation obviously isn't needed.

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