“We have determined that we’ll be able to fill 80% of the user’s display with advertising before inducing seizures”
When cable was first announced, one of the biggest obstacles to adoption was getting people to pay for something that they’ve always received for free. One of the perks of cable was that there wouldn’t be any ads. Over the years, ads slowly crept into cable programming, getting us to the point today where there are very few cable networks without ads.
Streaming started down this path, but ads have slowly started to creep into the programming. With Disney thinking about adding ads to Disney+, would other streaming services follow? Most of them already have an ad tier, notable exceptions are Netflix and Amazon Prime.
I’m not dead yet!
If it’s not new and shiny, it can’t be any good. There are people that base the quality of a computer solely on looks. I’ve had people replace their 3 year old laptop with a new model that wasn’t much faster because they felt their older computer was “running slowly”.
The other problem is that a lot of places don’t have a dedicated IT person, or that person is overworked and can’t troubleshoot problems. In that case, it is cheaper for the company to replace equipment instead of hiring more IT staff.
What this means is that if you are look at building out a home lab, or just want some additional computers to learn with, look no further than your local business replacing equipment!
I liked the first Fantastic Four movie
The first Fantastic Four movie gets a lot of crap, but I didn’t think it was that bad. Casting was good, it felt more in line with the comic books, and the plot was decent. Now that FF is part of the Disney empire, hopefully they’ll be integrated into the MCU sooner rather than later.