$1.29 Ringtones! It still boggles my mind that people accept this.
$1.29 for a 30 second sound clip compared to $.99 for the full 2-3 minute song. Insane. You know what would've been nice to have in the 3.1 OS update? The ability to choose a song on your phone and then making it your ringtone.
He's really just studying the behaviors of a community and what happens when you go against the established rules.
To take it out of the video game - think of a company buying a plot of land and build a baseball field on it. Instead of playing baseball, people have decided to use the field as a place to sunbathe. Along comes this person that wants to play baseball on the baseball field. Unfortunately, it's been taken over by people who are doing something else in it. The majority doesn't want to leave. The individual just wants to use the field for what it was built for.
So who's in the wrong there?
My HP dv9000 is horrible when it comes to overheating. I specifically bought a laptop cooler to keep it cool and operational. Google "hp dv9000 overheating" for a number of people with similar issues.
I wonder how much of the overheating is from the battery simply be improperly designed, or if the laptop's own design heats up the battery more than normal.
Seriously? You're gonna try and attach a $150 therapy bill to obsessively playing MMOs? You really think that's a likely outcome?
I would say you are far more likely to get injured doing a physical hobby and then you'd have to spend a lot more going to the doctor and then having to do physical therapy.
MMOs can be done in small breaks if you want to as well. I used to be a hardcore WoW person, but I experienced the whole "Why am I doing this still, I'm not having fun" and decided to stop. So I stopped playing, but then I started playing again because my wife still wanted to play. So I play with her now, maybe like once a week for an evening. We take it slow and I enjoy playing.
If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst