Pocahontas with the most 2D bad guys ever to appear in 3D. I could not name one of them, unlike say Darth Vader.
But not the worst ever, Avarar 2 might have a chance.
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It's not helping anyone unless they start buying.
It's not food, people don't have to have the stuff they download and my decide just to do without, or they may be downloading stuff they can't buy even if they want to (like stuff that's only available on iTunes.com).
They might even be pissing off some people who were buying stuff before.
I don't see any evidence that this is helping anyone (other then the people being paid to run the system).
How about when after installing a service pack, windows asks you to "please insert your service pack 3 CD" but all you have is the stupid restore CD from HP/Toshiba...
Even if they have a SP2 CD it's beyond most users to create a slipstream SP3 CD.
Who come up on a day trip to fill prescriptions that are available as generic in Canada (drug patents last longer in the US). They are mostly seniors and can save hundreds a month. But that only works for people near the boarder, but the US treats any Pharmacy in Canada that offers service online or by phone the same as the fake viagra sellers, even if they only do renewals for the bus people.
The examples I've read about were all McJobs. They are just looking for people who will take a crappy job where they have you on camera because they don't trust you already.
Not the type of jobs were you have the domain admin password, or the key to the front door.
If you can find such a thing for sale, I'm sure you could find a charger for sale.
This would only be useful if you were stuck at home in a power failure and happened to have the parts in your parts bin to slap something together. I'm sure I do have the parts here, but expect even with the tech readers on this site there are very few people reading this that would.
"Napster also had other advantages, including a wider catalogue, thanks to its disregard for licensing. "
And they didn't carve up the world. Anyone, anywhere could play.
Spotify call their service "A world of music " but only if you live in the right part of the world. Canada? No music for you. There is iTunes in Canada but it's missing loads of stuff available in other countries. Amazon MP3? Sorry.
There is no way the control freaks at the labels will allow anything Napster like to exist.
There were only about 20 lined up across the street from my office in the morning. Long gone now, I could walk over now and buy one if I was willing to pay that much for a toy. The iPad 2 was much longer but they still didn't sell out.
I can see lining up if your favourite band in in town one night only. But for a gadget? Even if they do sell out they will get more a few days. Even better wait a week and see if any kinks appear when people start using them.
Just like the switch from VHS to DVD or record players to CD you get a few years of big sales as people replace the old with the new. There is no way this can keep growing forever.
Most people have there flat screen TV. Very few are going to buy a new one to get 3D or "smart" or what ever gimmick they add.
Some people will be buying a bigger/better TV, or a second TV, but there is no way sales can keep growing the way they have.
I have a TV now, while I might like a better one at some point...
I have no use for 3D
My Blu Ray player is "smart" and I never use that anyway, stupid walled garden + youtube.
They are going to have to come up with something much better if they want everyone to upgrade again.
More then one or two, including Microsoft. But they hid it in a 12 page TandC. At the time people were calling it "all your base are belong to us".
At least this is clear on a single page of paper that you sign and not hidden behind an "I agree" check box.
This looks like a Vanity scam as others have said (for 99.99% of the art who would want it on a mug other then family members?) but what if this were a well respected charity?
What is the difference between...
- Giving an hour of your time to charity.
- Spending an hour creating something and giving that to charity.
"when a 3d showing is available"
I find it's more the other way around. I don't like 3D since I already wear glasses and find trying to put the 3d ones over my normal glasses a pain so I look for 2d versions. For anything with a 3D version I only find 2D in small old (often scuzzy rundown) theatres. For example The Lorax is 100% 3D near where I work, or where I live unless you want to see the one 2D showing at 2:30pm.
Here we have a hybrid system. You vote on paper, but they scan the votes (with the ballets then dropping into a sealed box). So you get the fast results of an e-voting system, but if the vote is close, or there is a dispute they open up the boxes and count them by hand.
Still have to watch for the old games like stuffing the ballet box, gaming the voters list and such but it beats e-voting hands down when it comes to trust.
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