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What's the difference between that and any other type of media on the internet? Take YouTube videos for example. An MP4 video file is also "nothing but a regular file served from a web page," yet YouTube doesn't include a "download" link for any videos on their site.

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Right. So one has to install additional software to automate jumping through their hoops and download the MP4 file. In other words: no difference – I wish they would just give us the file in both cases.

I already have a video player that works the way I want it to work. Same thing with e-books and audio. (Having an app to manage the library of media is convenient once the collection gets larger, but I'll choose the app myself.)

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Which podcast doesn’t just let you download the file?

I just checked all I’m subscribed to and they all just let me download the file, no problem. Subscribing just makes it much more practical and persistent.

There is no need for extra apps, they just make it more convenient.

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This was in the context of

  "Take YouTube videos for example. An MP4 video file is also ..."
But there was a podcast recently that took me quite a while to get the real URL for because they only linked to iTunes. They seem to have fixed it now though (with a libsyn.com RSS link).

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Wait until that guy realized 99% of the internet is just databases with skins.

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http://geoguessr.com/

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I feel bad that I had to look up "lawrence page" as it just didn't click.

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It didn't click when you saw "Larry Page" at the bottom of his post?

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Who reads signatures anyways?

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It doesn't seem like you actually read the article. The service doesn't just send you a box, but appraises and lists the item you're trying to sell.

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the picture changes every half-hour. Someone put together a gif of all the frames here[1].

[1]: http://primis.org/time/output.gif

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everyone might not end up painting, but to extend the analogy, most schools have art classes.

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First thing something would do with this: integrate it with Google Glass. While nodding your head or tapping a touchpad on the side by your temple might be awkward, discretely swiping up and down with your had would be more natural and less obvious.

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> Apps ought to provide some actual functionality, not just blobs of content wrapped up in binary files.

I completely agree with this. I've downloaded some apps for blogs on my phone, but I realized that they just sit there in a folder, on a home page a rarely visit, while my RSS app is front and center in my dock.

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At least on OS X, bullets are alt-8. Can't speak for any other OS. Looks like this: •

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Thank you. Thank you so much.

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