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Comment Re:Uhh... (Score 1) 240

> 1. These "services" all offer an awful lot of service for free, but have to pay per song played.

How come there is no free (pirate) P2P music streaming service, or at least no popular one? Build it on top of the existing torrent network or something similar so you don't have to start from scratch, add a distributed database so you know where each song is, and tada... is it that difficult?

Comment Re:JavaScript Sucks, Rant [Re:Node.js] (Score 1) 536

>Most developers only use JavaScript because it's their only realistic option on the client side for web-based applications

Every day that passes that becomes less true, though. Apparently, C compiled to asm.js (or one of the alternatives -- I forget) is already faster than handcoded JS. Just a matter of time before a nicer ecosystem becomes available.

I, for one, am happy about that. While I don't dislike JS as much as you, having choices is good.

Comment Because ubuntu users don't already have a desktop (Score 1) 267

Yes, exactly what we need: Another poorly built gadget for people who already own 2 or 3 smartphones, plus at least one desktop and laptop, and want a new overpriced piece of silicon to, after a week or so of post-adquisition rush, collect dust on their shelves and end up in a landfill a year later.  Woohoo!

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