Because the new console can often improve the visuals or load times of the old games. The original PS3 upscaled everything to 1080p, which was nice. Also, it let you create unlimited virtual memory cards, which was a godsend after coming from the PS2. Finally, having backwards compatibility means one less thing that needs to be hooked up all the time.
Is that some or all printers? I can't imagine your garden variety inkjets from Office Max have such a chip; such a counterfeit would be obvious even to a child.
There are tons of deterrents in place against murder, but people still do it every day. Criminals are criminals, and someone sick enough to want to murder someone isn't going to care a whole lot that their tool of choice is illegal.
For my self, I'm pro gun rights. If we could snap our fingers and get rid of all the guns in the world, I would support it. But since that isn't the case, (to paraphrase a quote above me) my rights shouldn't be taken away because a very small percentage of people can't handle them.
Every once in a while, I go and evaluate all of the major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, IE). I just finished a several-month evaluation of Firefox. While it is very good, you're right--it's just not as good as Chrome. The Mac version has a number of integration problems (doesn't use system scrollbars or rubberbanding, for example), Mac and Windows both have sync issues (constantly telling me it can't sync; also a draconic requirement to enable sync on various devices), and the lack of the omnibar all make it just less fun to use than Chrome.
Firefox OS is neat and all, but does anyone expect it to do, well, anything? I might expect such a phone for free, if they also gave me a free data plan and let me continue using my current phone. They need to focus on their browser or they'll cede more ground to Google.
The original app was more than a glorified web browser--originally. When the iPhone came out, Youtube videos were all Flash, so the only way to get Youtube videos on the iPhone was through the app.
(To be honest, the current Youtube app is pretty much a glorified web browser, as to my knowledge it does nothing the website can't. It just runs faster.)
Google is not doing that, even though they've given Apple access to the same APIs. So taken by itself, Microsoft is in the right and Google is in the wrong.
Actually, Google makes the iOS Youtube app.
More pinned icons without needing to clutter up your desktop is what I like about it. You also don't have to move the mouse around the screen--just use the arrow keys. And I couldn't care less that it takes up the full screen, as I brought it up to launch another application, meaning I don't need to see everything else I have opened already.
Keyboard-based app launchers tend to be much faster than using a mouse, even with the scenario described. Don't forget that moving the mouse around is also wrist movement, and usually much more than moving your mouse hand to your keyboard. What I find interesting is that W8 feels like it has more concessions to power users than is typical. Using just the keyboard, I can fly around much quicker than I could with any previous versions of Windows, whether by keyboard or mouse.
Concession? Hardly. 8.1 is akin to a service pack, if it's even that big. What's weirder to me is that the download is through the Windows Store, not the regular Windows Update.
Actually, they started that in Vista, I believe. I don't have anything against it, though; I always just use the search feature, as it's faster.
Yeah, Kindle seems to have the best prices. Though I do buy Adobe-"protected" books, I always load them into Calibre and strip the DRM. I'm not sure what sites you buy from, though; I haven't had to install Adobe Digital Edition...yet.
In my experience, the Nook has a similar selection to Amazon, except perhaps for indie authors. I think the problem here is mindshare. Amazon was first, everyone and their mom shops at Amazon, and they've had the Kindle plastered on the front page for years.
I agree that it'll be a loss for consumers if the Nook disappears. However...
I've owned (or currently own) three Kindles, one Nook (the glow light version), and the new Kobo that got slashvertised here a few weeks ago. As I've posted before, Amazon simply has the best platform of the three (I haven't tried others). It's ridiculously easy to sideload books wirelessly, without jailbreaking, to all of your Kindles at once. More importantly, Kindle will sync the location of sideloaded books. Third-party publishers, such as Baen, already offer MOBI files, so you don't even need to use Calibre.
The only other eBook vendor I know of that syncs sideloaded stuff is Apple, and they don't have a dedicated eReader, and sideloading is a little bit trickier than the Kindle. I haven't checked out Google; how are they in this arena?
I've also found Amazon to be the cheapest, at least for books I actually want to read. Two books on my shortlist, A Fire Upon the Deep and The Last Colony, are both $2 more on the Kobo store. A couple dollars here and there add up. (My solution right now is to buy on Amazon and convert it for the Kobo.)
What makes it all so frustrating is that Amazon has the worst hardware of the three. It isn't that it's bad, it's that it's very utilitarian. The Nook has the best-feeling reader, while the Kobo has the best software (their text options are downright great), screen, and backlight.
You can cut (move) in the context menu by holding Option. Like I said, it's obtuse, but the functionality is there. I'm not sure why Apple feels the need to hide it behind a keyboard toggle.
We got one (a Samsung) for my mom to use, and she likes it. I like it because my tech support requests went way down after purchasing, though it does seem to take a while to connect to a network on resume, which leads to some frustration. She also says it doesn't give any warning that the battery is low, but I haven't verified this. Sounds like a big oversight if true.