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Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 238

I mean this literally... other than CAR salespeople, who cares? Every decade or two, when it's time to get a new CAR, I go to the CAR store, and I buy something that they have in stock, within my budget. I couldn't care if it was GASOLINE, DIESEL, or HYBRID powered. A CAR is a CAR is a CAR.

I do. When I got a new car, I was purposely looking for an electric car. However, sort of to your argument, I purposely bought the most utilitarian car (electric smart car). I would have paid something for more range, but the "range anxiety" has mostly not affected me.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 238

I'm not claiming I will get a curved TV, nor do I deny that it's _largely_ a gimmick.

However, don't you agree that, in theory, if you were in the center, a spherical screen around you would be the best experience?

I think that the curved TV gimmick was _attempting_ to go slightly towards that, for the one person in the best viewing spot.

Comment Re:Flappy birds clone (Score 1) 88

Vast majority? How? It gets tons of NEW games each month, and many of those games are simultaneously released new to PC, so they are by definition not "remasters".

(BTW, I 'just' got a PS4, and purposely buy old games myself, and would rather play old/cheap games.. so I wouldn't care if what you said were true.. but it's not.)

Comment Re:no (Score 4, Insightful) 341

WhyTF should anyone hang onto ancient and obsolete technologies just to accommodate the media companies?

They're not "ancient and obsolete", since they provide BETTER picture and more usable controls (far less latency fast forward/rewind) than the streaming video.. Plus movie extras (I realize many don't care about those, but I like them a lot, even though admittedly most rental DVDs/Blurays have only a tiny portion of it if any).

Even though tons of "video stores" have gone away, if a company can put up tons of vending machines to rent movies and games, it seems to me yet another sign physical media is not dead.

Comment Re:Fake News? (Score 1) 789

But The Daily Show (and "The Colbert Report") pointed out hypocrisy of politicians on both sides, by showing video clips of them saying one thing and doing another, or flip-flopping (and claiming they weren't flip-flopping, or giving no reasonable reason for them having done so -- yes, of course there are good reasons someone can change their mind, but to do so and claim you haven't is wrong).

Comment Re:Top down decision (Score 1) 258

EVERYONE is paying more to cover the fee for those whose convenience is worth more to them than their money or privacy.

Yes, I said this originally.

We are all paying more. But since at each INDIVIDUAL purchase, RIGHT NOW, I am paying the exact same price whether I pay via credit card or cash, I will take the one that is cheaper (later) for me, AND more convenient, credit card.

In fact, today I paid with cash for something for the first time in a long time (except quarters in pinball machines), since it was so much less than a dollar I felt sheepish paying by credit card. (Was using up CVS rewards they gave me.. Not the rewards bucks, they just gave me $2 off grocery, no minimum requirement.)

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