I first noticed the approach on The Verge and their sister site Polygon, and was okay with that. Cut to now, and even a local TV station does it. (Not that local TV stations are known for excellent layouts.) It kinda drives me crazy. I wish people realized just because some companies offer "web solution" doesn't mean they'll inherently fix your problems.
And in the same vein, while I'm not defending those who put their entire life savings into Bitcoin, to put their entire balance into an online wallet strikes me as the worse way to go about that. Paper wallets aren't comparable to dollar bills. They're comparable to security vaults from everyone online who would seek to separate people from their money.
>No, it's a Netflix subscription, so when they drop your kids' favourite shows you have fun explaining corporate politics as the reason they can't watch Bob the Builder any more.
I suppose this is as good a time to ask as any... Why has UltraViolet not taken off, in anyone's reasonable estimation?
Seems smart to me. I buy a UV film, everyone recognizes my purchase. I buy a film once. I own it. Do I have this wrong? I only own a few, mostly with other purchases, but it seems smart to me, and easy.
You don't own it. You have a lease until they shut down the ultraviolet service. You've giving control of all rights to the operator of the service. If they don't want you to have subtitles in your language then you don't get them.
It give up so many freedoms I can't wish for ultraviolet to die more.
There is no truth to the idea that ants are being sent to prison. That was the snarkiness in the comment. One can understand and agree with a sentiment (that sending those scientists to jail was bad) without trying to turn everything into a dig or barb at something else.
A large number of people liked and lie HN because of an environment best categorized as earnest, inquisitive, and constructive. I got the reference, and the post you replied to probably did as well, but even if not, the point still stands.
I wouldn't consider a private recording a "Big Brother" thing. It's when recording is mandated and that you have no choice in sharing it, that it becomes "Big Brother"-ish.
Personally, I could see a passive recording feature (say, the last five minutes) as useful in this way. But then we're talking battery life, and I haven't read enough to know about such things for Google Glass.