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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 19, 2012, 08:12
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 19, 2012, 08:12
May 19, 2012, 08:12
 
For some reason, I was thinking the first prank call to be in 1885 from a one 'Clint Eastwood.' To whom, I don't know. =/
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 18, 2012, 19:11
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2012, 19:11
May 18, 2012, 19:11
 
Shataan wrote on May 18, 2012, 17:20:
Games are just the tip of the iceberg.... peeps. Imagine no one ever having to buy anything accept an interface to log into THEIR GRID. Hell, they will prolly offer these Interface devices FREE. They will come stock in every new home, and as well you could get a retrofit for older homes.

Then of course ya gotta pay to get onto.... their GRID. And THEY have full control then. I know the U.S. Government would absolutely love that kinda control. They will prolly include all sorts of Big Brother apps to spy on everyone. Big Brothers eyeball... in every home.

All hail the NWO.

Only one problem with this.

Bandwidth caps prevents this from really taking off
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 18, 2012, 18:47
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May 18, 2012, 18:47
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 18, 2012, 13:53:
Cutter wrote on May 18, 2012, 13:31:
And the most entertaining part is watching how hard all the suits try to convince themselves that this is "it".
It sure wasn't "it" almost 30 years ago, it sure isn't now. Though as much as they try, someone will try to warp it into some twisted warped logic that yes, "it" is.

And then you get the interesting Catch-22... while having a "cloud-based" entertainment platform with monthly subscription fees may very well advantage publishers/distributors (who no longer have to worry much about variability in income), it disincentivizes content creators, as there's no way to get outsized returns (like there are in purchase- or pay-per-use-based markets). It's basically rewarding mediocrity, and quantity over quality.

Then again, you also have the idea of account-based cloud content systems, but those provide incentives to the content creators but not the publishers/distributors, which make them pretty much dead in the water.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 18, 2012, 18:39
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2012, 18:39
May 18, 2012, 18:39
 
Shataan wrote on May 18, 2012, 17:20:
Games are just the tip of the iceberg.... peeps. Imagine no one ever having to buy anything accept an interface to log into THEIR GRID. Hell, they will prolly offer these Interface devices FREE. They will come stock in every new home, and as well you could get a retrofit for older homes.

Then of course ya gotta pay to get onto.... their GRID. And THEY have full control then. I know the U.S. Government would absolutely love that kinda control. They will prolly include all sorts of Big Brother apps to spy on everyone. Big Brothers eyeball... in every home.

All hail the NWO.

You mean like power, water, gas, garbage, telephone, and cable already does?
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 18, 2012, 17:20
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2012, 17:20
May 18, 2012, 17:20
 
Games are just the tip of the iceberg.... peeps. Imagine no one ever having to buy anything accept an interface to log into THEIR GRID. Hell, they will prolly offer these Interface devices FREE. They will come stock in every new home, and as well you could get a retrofit for older homes.

Then of course ya gotta pay to get onto.... their GRID. And THEY have full control then. I know the U.S. Government would absolutely love that kinda control. They will prolly include all sorts of Big Brother apps to spy on everyone. Big Brothers eyeball... in every home.

All hail the NWO.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 18, 2012, 13:53
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2012, 13:53
May 18, 2012, 13:53
 
Cutter wrote on May 18, 2012, 13:31:
And the most entertaining part is watching how hard all the suits try to convince themselves that this is "it".
It sure wasn't "it" almost 30 years ago, it sure isn't now. Though as much as they try, someone will try to warp it into some twisted warped logic that yes, "it" is.
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"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."
--H.L. Mencken
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 18, 2012, 13:31
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May 18, 2012, 13:31
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on May 18, 2012, 12:45:
Cloud computing kills the desktop PC just like dumb terminals took over the market and... Oh.

Every time the economy takes a downturn the idea of dumb terminals comes back with a new name. Every single time.

And the most entertaining part is watching how hard all the suits try to convince themselves that this is "it".
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 18, 2012, 12:45
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2012, 12:45
May 18, 2012, 12:45
 
Cloud computing kills the desktop PC just like dumb terminals took over the market and... Oh.

Every time the economy takes a downturn the idea of dumb terminals comes back with a new name. Every single time.

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