I care HOW they are USED.
They tell you in the summary, so your friends can tell you if your outfit is cute.
Why didn't he ever register as an engineer, or at least stop going around telling people he's something he is legally not?
I am NOT a lawyer. I am NOT an engineer registered in the state of Oregon.
There's a considerable difference between being a thing and being licensed to do a thing.
Someone is in Hawaii and they elect to stay inside playing games???
I tell you what...you come here and stay in my suburban home in the states with a high speed connection that will allow you to pwn everyone in the game, and I'll stay in your home in Hawaii, surf, scuba, hike, and lay out on the beach.
What about at night time?
Soon, the AI industry will be the only industry where people still can get a job. As soon as that passes, however, we will all be gone. What an intelligent way to eliminate ones own species...
And when that goes you can get a job as a foot soldier against our robot overlords.
Try imaging the animated Aladdin without the manic improvisation of Robin Williams.
They're ahead of you on that one, guess who.
At lease it's not Samuel L Jackson. Not that I have a problem with him or he's not good or anything but he is in seriously everything these day. You can barely see a sanitary pad advert without his mug popping up.
Artificial stars work here, too. The Archies had some hits, and Gorillaz did too (admittedly they have a real voice, but that can be switched out easily enough).
Just look at Hollywood, they're about as artificial as you can get while still being somewhat real.
I don't think so. Stars still have legal rights over their likeness. I think you'd have a lot of trouble getting away with saying something like "Starring... a voice like Paul Rudd's, a voice like Carrie Fisher's, etc...".
Star power isn't going anywhere. There's really no logical reason that famous film stars are also billed prominently for animation, and yet that's what we have.
No one, except maybe Morgan Freeman, gets hired for their voice*
*doesn't include voice actors and mr movie phones, obviously.
"Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer."
You mean they want your money and will do anything to get it? Shocking, simply shocking.
How about a train ride for ten grand?
I've been explaining this to users/clients/friends/coworkers/employers for most of my IT career to no avail. For example, 'free' email services have existed for more than 2 decades, let alone 'free' search engines. It's not that people don't give a shit, it's that they do not understand the value of their metadata, while companies making BILLIONS from it obviously do.
All so they can target me with ads that I'm not going to click on.
You've hit it right on the head, and add to this that the level of politeness in on-line discourse is orders of magnitude less than it is in most in-person interaction. I still have some trouble with the incredible incivility on
I have encountered exactly two places online I would describe as good places with zero toxicity and lots of helpful people who just want to get along. 1. The Elite Dangerous facebook group and, 2. The Ninja Gaiden 2 gameFAQS board. In the whole of the internet, that's it.
Euro-internet access is, on average, the same. 20mbit ADSL in Italy is about 35 euro plau 20%vat.
Do you really think that, with all of the competition in markets, they will actually raise their prices? Seriously?
The difference is in Europe there actually is competition.
We already have the most expensive broadband services of most countries (and not even the best performance), now the price is going to go even higher.
I can feel America returning to greatness at breakneck pace...
Cheap, good stuff isn't good for business apparently.
"Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth." -- Milton