Maybe their GSM phones, I don't know. But they sold a LOT of really cheap TDMA/CDMA phones in the US that were absolutely horrible. For years, when I got a call with bad audio, I'd ask "Do you have a Nokia?" and the response was almost always yes. I don't know if it was bad microphones or bad audio circuits, but Nokia was synonymous with bad phone. I remember being surprised when I discovered that they were European and not Korean (remember when Korea made low end electronics?) or Chinese.
And it was obvious to anyone watching that it would happen. I mean, a Microsoft phone? Everybody HATED their phone OS, and as soon as alternatives became viable (iPhone, Android) people ran screaming, never to return. Throw in that their new phone OS was even worse than their old one, and it was a forgone conclusion.
Throw in that Nokia made some of the worst dumbphones on the US market, phones that had a reputation for being cheap but having horrible audio quality, which is pretty much fatal for a phone where audio is the only feature, and they were doomed.
If that's actually true, you're an extreme outlier. Most people can speak much faster than they can type, and that's true for even very fast typists.
If by large percentage, you mean less than 10%, sure.
Very few of my clients have either boot camp or a VM set up, and the ones that do use it for one app. Most Mac users HATE having to deal with the GUI abomination that is a MS operating system.
What's "wrong" about watching a dubbed movie?
If I'm not interested in actually learning the language, it's not a learning aid.
If I'm reading the subtitles, I may not be able to pay full attention to the visuals.
If I'm watching the visuals, I may miss an important few words.
And if I'm just watching for entertainment, perhaps I don't want to devote my full attention to the screen, perhaps I'm listening to the movie, goofing off on Slashdot, and eating dinner, while occasionally glancing up at the action.
Sure, the director would probably prefer I learn his or her language perfectly beforehand and watch the original with full attention, but it's not the director's prerogative to control that. A movie can be just entertainment, and there's nothing wrong with that. Not everyone wants to learn every language, and there's nothing wrong with that. And not everyone enjoys reading the dialogue instead of listening to it, and there's nothing wrong with that.
No it doesn't. Just hit Command-Q at the registration screen. You get a Skip button.
So will doubling the speed of the cars.
Or adding lanes.
But carpooling isn't a solution unless two people are coming from the same place and going to the same place.
Oh, I suspect that anyone posting something like that DID get remuneration for posting, since I suspect they're being paid by some facet of the copyright industry.
Please don't worry about what Apple wants, release Firefox for iOS in Cydia.
Tiling? You're joking, right?
1982 called, they want their user interface back.
Well, Apple HAS been very badly behaved lately. If nothing else, the fact that we have had to wait until this week to install 6.x because we've been waiting for a jailbreak is incredibly wrong, there should be no such concept as a jailbreak because there should be no such concept as a device that the user cannot install his choice of software. It's MY phone, not Apple's phone.
Sure, they're nowhere close to as evil as M$, but they ARE evil.
And what's truly infuriating about that is that they are the ONLY ones making a good user interface for a computer. Linux got lost in the weeds first, with Gnome and Unity, then M$ upped the unusability game with Windoze 8. Apple had to get into it a bit with removing scroll bar arrows and making all window edges growable, but overall Mac OS is by far the best OS out there, nothing else is even close as far as useability. And iOS is quite nice as well, once it's jailbroken.
There's no such thing as a G5 Mac Pro.
They're plastic fans, and run at fairly low speeds. They're also not exactly readily accessible.
And I have stuck my finger in Mac Pro and G5 fans before, to stop them and see if that was the source of the noise. Doesn't even hurt, certainly doesn't break the skin. Quicker and easier than powering down and starting up with tape on the fan.
Everywhere I've looked lately has been out of ammo and magazines, they've all been hit with the current buying frenzy. I've even had trouble finding reasonable prices on 7.62x39, a year ago a case of 1000 could be had for under $100, now it's... significantly higher.
I'm seeing AR15 lowers for $150, but backordered until June, or not accepting orders at all.
I understand why you didn't share your sources, but it would be nice to find the reasonably priced stuff.
You do realize that RPGs, grenade launchers, and mortars are completely legal to own if you pay the appropriate "destructive device" tax, right?
Nukes are a bit different, since there's the small issue of the non-proliferation treaty to deal with, only certain countries are allowed to own them (and perhaps none of them should either.) So perhaps that's where the line should be - no privately owned nuclear weapons. And I believe just about everyone would be ok with that.
So why do you think it isn't a constitutional right to have a high-capacity magazine?