@dudeglove: The way I interpret it is that your Xbox One is never truly off, just in standby mode.
So while you don't have to turn the unit on once every 24 hours, it always has to have a continuous internet connection so it can check in. Other wise the unit will brick.
I'm being lazy in reading the material (and I also missed the first chunk of the conference, only tuning in to listen to four boring white guys talk about how wonderful the process of making the device was), but let's go over this once again.
Say, I'm a totally new customer, never owned a 360 in my life. I register a new Live account, pay subscription and what have you, connect to their servers for authentication and pretty much do everything by the book. I also have the luxury of being able to keep my wifi router on 24/7 and connected to the mains.
But then suddenly I have to leave the apartment for whatever reason for more than 24 hours, and while I'm away the power trips out, turning off both the Xbox and the router. Right now neither the Xbox or the router is doing anything.
So does this mean - after I've returned home and cleaned up the mess left by a defrosted refrigerator - that when I go back to switch on my console, I'll be given an error message scolding me for not keeping to Microsoft's strict regime? And that the device is now a very expensive desk ornament, even though everything is back on (power, internet connection, subscription hasn't ran out, etc.)? Or does the console just need to reconnect again before letting me access everything i.e. I don't have to chime in every 24 hours or be kicked off my games, I just need to have to let my Xbox check in with the Internet and for the next 23h 59m I don't have to worry about being connected? The latter I can sort of understand (but not excuse). If it ends up being the former then I really don't know what to think.
Why the fuck do people like that Daft Punk song? It's seriously one of their most dull songs to listen to, unless you're at a club and it's playing as loud as possible. It's the Wonderwall of house music
Is this a fucking joke? Does MS really expect me to turn the console on once every 24 hours? Don't people at MS go on holidays or have work-related trips like the rest of us? Or am I reading this completely wrong and it only needs to be a one time log in authentication bullshit and that "session" will last 24 hours until you have to log in again? Serious question. Seriously.