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This is predicated on the assumption that the 'creative' types will continue to use Adobe's software regardless of how it's sold. Is it really so superior to the competition (honest question, as I'm not very familiar with this type of software - I mostly use Paint) that a lot of people won't simply abandon it in favor of something else?
not likely to change
I doubt this is a real effort to alter the status quo, more likely the DoJ just wanting to be seen doing something in our interest. Once the headline has had its intended effect, the matter will be brushed aside and forgotten about.
so it's Tom Cruise, big deal
Sure he's a whack job but he's also a fairly decent actor so I don't hold it against him.
Jane Fonda was pretty whacko back in the day but that never stopped me from going to see her films.
Actors aren't like you and me; you've got to take their off-screen antics with a few grains of salt.
Wouldn't you rip the CD to a .wav file, convert that to .mp3, then sell the CD? Just saying.
ooh ... shiny
So it's finally here and, yes, I would like one very, very much but geez, Louise, 550BP - that's like 2 laptops, and I'm assuming that's just for the 32 BG one, too. Oh, well. The lack of SD might have been a killer for me but I think I could easily live with 64 gigs.
One thing I'm curious about is why they'd put those nice stereo speakers on it but then not build in a kickstand of some sort for setting it on a table to watch a movie. Are they hoping 3rd party case makers will come up with something?
Long version: We want your skills to benefit our nation but we don't want you to benefit from those benefits you helped to create.
Short version: We want your skills but we don't want *you*.
We're all for the free movement of goods and capital but God forbid we permit the free movement of labor which produces those goods and capital.
multimillionaire seeks funding?
Owns lots of stuff worth lots of money but cash poor so he can't just bankroll it himself.
Being rich must be harder than it looks.
... and kitten/porn fanciers
While I like both kittens and porn, only a perv would fancy kitten porn.
<cough> Prometheus <cough>
Didn't we already see this in Prometheus? Not that it did poor David much good, as I recall.
Re: David's dangler
Or 'a grower, not a shower', as we used to call it..
re: clueless rubes
"... when you've had the sun up long enough to bake the landscape. By the time evening rolls around, things are actually starting to cool off a bit."
As a resident of a so cal desert area, I can assure you that after baking under a broiling sun for most of the day, the landscape then spends most of the night releasing that heat. The heat doesn't just 'disappear' when the sun goes down.
Re: great news!
$2 - $3 a 12-pack for the bargain stuff and I drink a couple a day at home, but I also go through 2-3 cans work every night, which is provided at no charge to me.
So, if I stop drinking diet soda (and I do drink a fair amount on a daily basis), the facts that I live from paycheck to paycheck, barely scraping by, and am being hounded by collection agencies for the medical insurance deductables I can't afford to pay will no longer depress me? I can just laugh all that off?
At least I could then stop taking the anti-depressents I'm currently prescribed but if I wasn't drinking all that diet soda I wouldn't need them, I guess.
That's kind the reaction I had when SAP was running all those ads on Hulu - big corp CTOs relaxing watching their faves on Hulu, seeing those ads and saying to themselves, "SAP! Why didn't I think of them before when considering back office/CRM software solutions?" (As opposed to John Q. Public's reaction to same of "WTF?!"
Kind of like the CDW ads running on Hulu now.
Same should go for copyright - if the work is not made available to purchase, if falls into the public domain.
Would love to rebuild my collection of opera recordings, most of which are no longer avaiable.
that Synergy shot
OMG, my Samsung settings page looks eerily similar to that Synergy screenshot.
OMG! Planet X!
This could well be the mysterious Planet X Niribu from the wierd neighbourhood at youtube.
Re: no lover of ads ..
I was referring to the bit regarding Dish's stated position - "For its part, Dish says its system is protected by 1980s judgements that home video cassette recorder makers are not liable when the devices’ users infringe copyright by recording shows off the air." - countering Fox's (rather specious) claim that by-passing of ads constitutes infringement.
Don't they still hold the rights to most of Maugham's works? Arrgh! Hasn't that bugger been dead 75 years yet?
... saying the company felt it could not deliver at the low prices that Apple demands of suppliers and have something left over to pay that billion dollar fine.
There, fixed that.
I've had a Nook Simple Touch for about a year and I just love it; it really reawakened the pleasure of reading for me. I have about 100 free books from Gutenberg but am about to make make my first actual purchases - the 2nd Forsyte trilogy, sadly not available on Gutenberg. :( (The 3rd not available on either - have to dig out my hardback copy, I guess.)
Why bother to build our own when we had perfectly good *functioning* ones the aliens gave our military and political leaders in exchange for being allowed to experiment on us? Sheesh! Don't you watch youtube?
Re: Location Errors
I'm me! Neely O'Hara!
Nazis, artifacts and - separately - aliens
Yes, thought for a minute that you'd wandered into the wierd neighborhood over at youtube.
There was a similar incident in Guild Wars a few months in where they mispriced what was supposed to be a very expensive vendor item for at just a few plat, players snatched them up in bulk and proceded to resell at a substantial profit. ArenaNet had to completely roll back the server to a previous saved state, one of only 2 times that the game actually went off-line (that I'm aware of).
regarding Uwe's, ahem, films
I had heard that Uwe's projects were specifically designed to be flops, as they were only meant to provide tax write-offs for the investors. His sheer lack of talent is actually a virtue in the regard, it would seem.
maybe that explains ...
the just-introduced Grauniad-ization of their home page - you know, where they convert a nice, clean lay-out to an "OMG, couldn't you figure out how to cram a couple hundred *more* things onto this gawdawful eye-sore?"
love LEGO but ...
I loved the little packs when they came out (I remember a little pirate set, especially, and one with a wizard and a dragon) but I was already well into adulthood by then; when I was but a wee lad it was Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys. OMG, I suddenly feel so old, I think I'll have a bit of a lay down now.
Unless it can penetrate the bunkers of Rockefeller, Rothschild and other assorted Illuminati, why bother? Better chances of success with the Yakuza ninja assassins Ben Fulford's been prattling on about.
Why seniors? Not only are some of these are quite attractive - #s 1, 5 and, especially, 9 - but not all of us need or want a phone that does anything more than, well, makes phone calls.
I have an extremely basic Samsung clamshell through Kajeet, a "kid-safe" service provider here in the USA. Although they offer many plans, including ones with texting, mine is the $5/month w/ 10 free mins, 10 cents a minute after that. I got it when I rode a motorcycle in case it broke down and I needed to summon aid and. also, to use to call my parents, since I don't have long distance on my landline. This phone is always turned off and only turned on when I want to make a call.
But, wait ...
Weren't they trumpeting just a few months (possibly during the previous administration) ago that Hadopi had resulted in lowering the volume of illegal downloads by some large amount?
I'm old, though, and forget stuff so maybe it was somewhere else that happened.
one possible difference
Judging from the photo, it appears to have stereo speakers, like the Playbook.
Re: Steam Ubuntu only?
I see now my title was unclear (though the post itself conveyed my meaning, I think) and should have said "Steam on Linux to be Ubuntu only?"
I was asking whether Steam on Linux would be confined to Ubuntu or would it work on other distros.
Steam Ubuntu only?
One I'm not able to figure out from all this discussion is will Steam only work on Ubuntu or will it work on other distros as well? If I switched to Linux, which only gaming is really holding me back from doing, I would probably go with PCLinusOS, based on some previous usage.
Not very different, then ...
"As usual, the definitions of what constitutes an ‘attack’ are left suitably vague so that police can in reality arrest whomever they suspect of being a trouble-maker."
Not very different, then, from our democracies where our more precisely worded laws can be twisted (or ignored, even) to achieve the same end.
mirror universe = bleeding obvious?
As a non-scientific type person - would that make me a noboff? - it's always struck me, in regards to the question of our universe's missing anti-matter, that the bleeding obvious answer would be a mirror anti-matter universe existing in parallel with our own.
Could you put ...
... one in Scotland, please?