When we lived in Maryland in 2006, we had one of the earlier FIOS installations. The 'outside box' had three cables going into the house: Cat3 (or something like that) for phone, Cat5 for data and coax for TV. I think they've gone through a few generations of equipment since then, but I'd consider our configuration true FTTH.
While PayPal may have evolved into a ripoff, when it first came out it was a godsend. Remember paying for things on eBay using money orders? Musk then turned his attention to big, serious engineering challenges that nobody else had the vision or cojones to tackle. Which is much more than can be said for you, Anonymous Coward.
Depends which iPad you're comparing to. The Surface's display seems to more like the iPad2's, which is $499 for a 32GB. In other specs, which may or may not matter, the Surface may be better. Pardon the pun, but it's hard to compare apples to apples here
That's exactly what we do. I drive a Nissan Leaf for my 10 mile commute and weekend errands. We have a minivan for everything else. I've been doing this for a year, and couldn't be happier (about this topic, anyway).
The free market, of course!
And his neighbor "h105" who yesterday was first-posting about the awesome new Outlook.
Seriously, cut this shit out. Every time an article with anything to do with Microsoft comes out, first post is from a new user and is full of praise. Nobody's buying it, so kindly cash your cheque from Redmond and fuck off
Seriously, WTF??? How many acronyms can you squeeze into 5 lines of text?
Pretty ironic that you don't know how to spell either, smartass. Who's the you?
They mean the same thing, trebleevenfall. Don't be a pedantic tool.
I've worked with a lot of chip companies over the years, and Broadcom is one of the worst when it comes to availability of collateral like datasheets and programmer manuals. To have access to anything beyond a marketing summary requires an NDA, and even then you only have access to a tiny list of things through one of the worst portals you've ever seen. As you've noted, there quite often isn't anything remarkable, but for some reason they feel it's important to lock it down. Contrast with a company like Freescale that makes all of their SoC datasheets available to anyone with a browser.
That's exactly how I'll remember him - jumping around shouting "Don't you know how fucking important I am!". Here's hoping his son isn't quite as nuts.
Do you know how fucking important this guy was?
I think I know the answer
Nice post - I wish more people held your nuanced view of the world. Wish I had mod points.