And they often pay the price for it in court. (fraud and false advertising)
Because they can charge a 1000x markup for that extra flash. When a 64GB mcroSD card can be had for 20$, why should 64GB add hundreds to the cost of a phone? (greed)
Actually, the "improvement" in MPG is from capturing what would otherwise be wasted energy (idle, coasting, etc. ya' know, the things hybrid vehicles have been doing for a very long time.)
Right, because taking away a sliver of plastic will totally stop someone from driving. Just look at the stats for "driving without a license". Any technology put in the phone that can be selectively enabled (read: enabled by court order) can be disabled. And good luck getting Cyanogen to add that brain damage to the image. Plus, it's only the **DRIVER** who must be stopped; everyone else in the car is perfectly OK to text while in motion, but such technologies stop them too.
No, but they do make it an absolute joy to supplant their will and use other applications. In short, unless you've put measurable effort into it (and if you're using a Mac, this is highly unlikely), you're logged in to iCloud, and using iPhoto and iTunes.
a) police radios are increasingly encrypted. the days of analog radios are long gone.
b) the "secure messaging" system records everything. misuse could lead to disciplinary action. (not that there's a staff of people looking over every email.)
Then part (e) needs to be removed or amended. There's a very good reason "texting while driving" is illegal pretty much everywhere: it's fucking dangerous. If he needed to respond "immediately" then he should've pulled the damned car over.
(Also note, in NC cops can be assholes and write you a ticket if the car is on but in park because you are still technically "operating" a vehicle.)
Some "experience" there. I'm not a hunter, and it's been decades since "hunter safety" in high school (required in NC)... You don't f'ing fire on things you cannot clearly see and identify. "I thought I saw a deer" should be what they carve in his tombstone.
And to be perfectly fair, the issue hinges on glibc's completely idiotic insistence on free()ing everything at exit() instead of just f'ing exiting. The kernel knows exactly what to return to the free pool and does not depend on, or require, the application to return the memory it requested.
SysVinit doesn't have any way to restart services
Yes it does, and it always has. The problem is init didn't start cron. cron was started by a shell script that was started by a shell script that was a one-shot by init. If cron were a "respawn" task in the inittab, it would, indeed, restart it if it exited. (and disable it if it respawned too often.)
And now your e-penis is 3mm bigger.
You could not be more wrong. While ntpd may not be installed by default, it's purpose is very much time synchronization with one or more servers, very rarely is it installed as a time source. I have it installed on hundreds of machines, only two of them are servers.
Scope? You've got to be smoking some good shit. As an init system, it's job is to start and stop (and monitor) applications/subsystems. NOT be those subsystems. Start syslog, not replace it. Start login, not replace it. Start ntp, not replace it.
SMF doesn't try to be anything else. And it doesn't 100% eliminate shell scripts -- though they aren't in
If I need SNTP support (or full NTP), I'll f'ing install software to handle it. I don't need my damned init system to carry that spare tire with it.
The real question is why didn't it stop. Of course, anyone looking at the code should've seen the obvious possible infinite loop.