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Nov 29th 2012 12:23PM I can understand and appreciate that they are close, but because this is a problem that can easily be fixed, I find it unacceptable. Holiday Valley is drowning in money and it is relatively tiny compared to resorts on the east/west coasts that manage to keep their slopes properly groomed all season. But these conditions only exist because us locals allow it to, and it is disappointing IMO. We vote with our wallets and people keep giving them money because there are few alternatives. They have no incentive to improve unless it hurts their business. And for this reason I did not purchase a season pass this year, and will instead travel to Vermont a half dozen times.
Nov 29th 2012 9:05AM "We have Niagara Falls, the Niagara Wine Region, a bucolic Amish country and some good ski resorts right on our doorstep."
You used the wrong adjective when describing one of those things. We have some *bad* ski resorts right on our doorsteps. I traveled outside of WNY for winter sports for the first time last season, and was shocked to discover how utterly terrible our ski resorts are compared to other places. It is amazing what a difference proper grooming makes, and that doesn't happen at either of the 2 major resorts (holiday and kissing bridge). Holimont does have fantastically groomed snow, but you need ~$13,000\year just to get in the front door.
Aug 4th 2010 12:01PM @VIRGINA
I have the Samsung T260HD. It is a 26in widescreen and is the predecessor to this monitor. It has 1920x1200 resolution, DVI, and HD-tuner. It is nearly the perfect blend between computer monitor and TV.
It's sad to see Samsung remove features such as DVI and true monitor resolutions and still call this a PC monitor. It's just another HDTV. The Touch of Color line was the last line of monitors that Samsung made that could function as both a monitor and TV and do both *well*.
Oct 29th 2009 7:52PM Apparently you are not fmailiar with jailbreaking.
Jailbreaking DOES NOT allow us to "steal" software. Jailbreaking DOES NOT allow you to install apps from the regular app store free.
Jailbreaking DOES allow you to bypass the app store and install 3rd party apps that the greedy smug apple gods deem not worthy for us. And that's the whole reason behind it. Apple should not be dictating what is or isn't worthy to go on the iphone. They had their chance, but used their approval power to stifle competition and collude with providers (see: google voice fiasco).
It really has nothing to do with stealing software at all. Many of the jailbroken apps available still require purchase (paypal, usually).
Oct 28th 2009 7:59PM Yes. The OMAP processor used in the new Droid is much, much faster than any processor currently being used in any android device. There will be a noticeable speed difference between android 2.0 on the Droid and devices like the Hero.
Oct 28th 2009 2:35PM Did you actually read the definition of "dumping" before you posted that?
"where a company sells a product in a competitive market at a loss. Though the company loses money for each sale, the company hopes to force other competitors out of the market, after which the company would be free to raise prices for a greater profit."
Free != sell. Free is free. Google is giving the product away.
Also, for every person google GIVES this product to, they will not be making a loss. They will be increasing their revenue through more ad sales.
If you want an example of "dumping", you can look to the game console industry. Every manufacturer takes a loss on their console the first few years it is released in the hopes of expanding their market share. Expanding market share is just another way to say "force other competitors out of the market", unless you are aware of some market where the saturation can be greater than 100%.
If you don't, take your google hate and mis-information elsewhere.
Oct 6th 2009 6:21PM Google voice != skype.
Google voice is a far more complex issue. It is essentially a personal PBX. Not saying it shouldn't be approved, just saying they aren't playing the same game.
Sep 21st 2009 3:48PM 1.) What? Done? No, not really.
2.) They already can. My mother and father both consented to marriage. They were not forced into anything. Also, this has nothing to do with the FCC.
3.) This has nothing to do with the FCC.
4.) This has nothing to do with the FCC.
5.) This has nothing to do with the FCC.
I think you need to rewrite your FCC wishlist. Also, this is a tech blog. You will not find many who give a sh!t about your political agenda. That may be harsh, but also true.
Sep 18th 2009 8:53PM You let me know when spotify opens up. Until then I'll be on pandora.
Sep 10th 2009 4:32PM @Shawn
"By the same token, you can't run WoW on Windows without appropriate video drivers and possibly an upgraded Direct X. Does that count too? Many Linux distributions come with WINE pre-installed and will run WoW out of the box. Does that count? This statement by Microsoft is completely false and you know it."
No, not by the same token, actually. Video drivers are not equivalent to emulators, that EMULATE an OS. And what OS is WINE/Crossover/etc emulating? Windows.
Try running ANY program without video drivers installed. You are not comparing apples to apples, and you know it. This is the kind of twisted propogranda Linux zealots resort to.
Here lets try this: Install Ubuntu, WINE, and WoW, but purposley do not install video drivers. Let me know how that works out for you.
Wait, what's that you say? Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Mint/Fedora/whatever has built in video drivers that will work just fine with most graphics cards?
So does Windows.
Point = moot.
Let's move on to your 2nd incorrect assumtion:
"Call Microsoft right now and see what help you get. Go ahead. The do not service OEMs at all. You will be instructed to contact the PC manufacturer. Dedicated support can be purchased from companies like Canonical, Red Hat and Novell."
Please show me where I said you need to call MS for support? I didn't, even though its possible, which isn't for any free distro of Linux. But why would I?
What was that about no support for OEMs? Let me know if I can provide you with anymore MS supported resources for help with Windows.
"Is it really neccessary to go about this discussion in such an antagonistic manner?"
When you are making points like: "well, you need video drivers to run WoW on windows so windows doesnt natively support it either!"
yea, it's necessary.