English is not the "most spoken" language in the world (I'm pretty sure it's either Mandarin, Cantonese or Hindi, since mainland China and India have enormous populations), but the language of international commerce and technology is English, since it's easier to find someone who's bilingual and whose first or second… » 1/25/15 4:01pm Today 4:01pm

The ISPs keep stating that "no person needs 25mbps downstream," stating use cases where each customer is a SINGLE USER. Heaven forbid more than one person wants to stream a Playstation Now game or Netflix video at the same time, or use VOIP, Skype (with or without video), or more than any one high-bandwidth application » 1/24/15 6:36pm Yesterday 6:36pm

The Enterprise D was a ship of exploration and research, not just a military presence in the Federation, so there were a lot more children than just Wesley on the ship (Molly O'Brien was born on the Enterprise!), so having families with children among the civilian personnel was considered normal. » 1/23/15 6:04pm Friday 6:04pm

Chalk it all up to DRM. Sony wanted a memory card that could only be read and written to by the Vita; their own Sony Memory Sticks wouldn't do, and the (now) industry standard SD Cards wouldn't do, either. They also get to keep the prices unnaturally high, as a side benefit. » 1/22/15 7:18pm Thursday 7:18pm