I think the big failure is that "Smart TVs" just aren't quite good enough to replace the "TV sticks", or at least not at a competitive price.
Also, TVs tend to last a while. The four-year-old 55" Toshiba in my living room most likely has at least twice as many years ahead of it. Streaming services and their associated gadgets come and go much more quickly. Netflix or Amazon will probably be around for the long haul, but what about those other services you've never heard of that the average "smart TV" of today supports? Long before eight years is up, they're gone, and your TV's support for them is about as useful as an 8-track. It's better to farm this support out to gadgets that are easily replaced as they become obsolete.
As a simple example, an EMP would wipe all your gameboy/atari 2600 cartridges but the console hardware would still be working.
Would they? I could see flash, EEPROM, or EPROM probably getting wiped by EMP, but weren't mask-programmed ROMs more common back then? Would they also be vulnerable?
I only wish they had brought in power on an unpopulated header connector instead of on a usb connector which I'm going to have to desolder.
Two of the pins (+5V and any GND) on the 40-pin connector can be used to supply power instead of going through the USB port. That's what I did with my beer-fridge controller: power for the whole system comes through the barrel connector on the 1-Wire/I2C interface board in the middle of the stack.
Since when has an acorn been a fruit?
So basically the "old tradition" starts and ends with "Apple".
Acorns are seeds, which are produced within what are botanically regarded as fruit (even if, like the tomato, it's not exactly something you'd think of as "fruit" when you're looking for something to eat).
As for Apple, there were lots of Apple II clones back in the day that adopted fruit-related names.
and Nadella has been replaced
Any sources for this? According to Wikipedia, he still is the current CEO of Microsoft.
Where are you seeing that?
I don't see anything like that on my system
I don't think they show up in the RSS feed either. I pretty much never go to
In most "high cost of living" areas the higher wages don't make up for the house prices.
QFT. My sister just learned that lesson and is moving back to Dayton, OH after a few months near Boston. She was being paid more, but probably all of the extra pay (and then some) was sucked up by the $1900/month rent for a tiny old house with no A/C and no garage (or even off-street parking). She was previously paying probably a bit more than half as much for something much newer, larger, and better-equipped.
All she has to do now is let the movers pack up and unlearn driving like a Masshole.
Politically-driven story? On Slashdot? That never happens.
I wasn't asking about the VW story, I was asking about GM. Incidentally, Snide Lmgtfy Guy googled for Volvo and not Volkswagon,
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Mommy, what happens to your files when you die?