It's a filter. When a developer says they can make an iDevice app, Apple basically says "oh yeah, ok, pay up or shut up". Meaning, suffer the consequences for creating another me-too far app.
And yet, the entire GDP of Saudi Arabia is about 750 Billion. Or put it another way, if Saudi Aramco was its own nation, its GDP would sit between Ukraine and Kuwait; and that's just in the top 56 of 194 nations on the list.
Jobs had many products and ideas already in the pipeline prior to his death. To my knowledge, the only thing new is iPhone+. There's nothing magical about that decision. By the numbers, the market was clear in that people wanted a phablet. So they took an iPhone and increased the size; BFD.
I'm convinced the Apple Watch will be a flop. But then again, the R&D spent can be applicable in other future products. That's part of the cost of doing business; absorbing and learning from failures and moving on.
Nobody ever expects the extraterrestrial inquisition!
Interestingly, I oftened wondered if it was in the interests of intelligent life to focus their "expansion" inward to cyberspace vs. outerspace; transcending their evolution via forgoing the flesh bodies to machines of silicon based computers (or some such). Meaning, we're looking in the wrong places.
Doesn't matter. Look at Mexico (and rest of South America). Noticed how the rich live in gated communities with 24h guards? Real power is in wealth disparity, and fuck the entire population and its future to get to the top. It's a parasitic mindset from, well, a parasite. Why have two maids when four can be had for the same price? As for that "price"?? Just a number, and numbers are meaning less if you can jet half-way around the world to purchase your luxuries when in necessary; perceived or otherwise.
Kaspersky is good, but I'm not sure that I would trust them to be state sponsored free these days; if you know what mean.
Vipre Antivirus has been real good these last few years (will be using for personal use once my Kaspersky subscription runs out). Norton has also improved vastly too (lighter engine). Can't go wrong with either.
So um, is the speed of light 299,792,458 m / s - (minus) infinity? Meaning, at C, both the creation and discretion of the universe is instantaneous. C, being a reference for all things happening/happened simultaneously?. Thus, Time being an illusion in the disparity between the two??
Velocity stack intake is sweet on a roadster too.
The worst offenders are those that use blue headlight bulbs. It started out as a cheap imitation of incandescence bulbs to looks like HID lights, but then took on a culture of el-cheap-o to make them as Smurf blue as possible. And bright! All very fucking annoying.
I'll stick with my stock Sylvania bulbs. They last longer, and the human eye sees better in warmer lighting (yellows) conditions anyways; it's more safe for all drivers on the road.
You won't find many old rice burners in Houston, TX. That's because in Harris (and surrounding) counties, cars that are 1995 and older (pre-OBD2) are subjected to the Accelerated Simulation Mode (ASM) test. Basically, the car is put under load via dynamometer to measure the exhaust as though it was driving under normal conditions on the road. This test has failed countless modded imports and domestics. The only time you see casual drag racing is with either an expensive sports car, or a teenager goofing off with a car that's pure stock. All other mods one older cars are just for show. The Type-R stockers alone provide more HP.
Accelerated Simulation Mode
Yeah well, that's because a turbo dampens the sound as the turbine pulls energy form the exhaust pressure (by design). So these kids are opening up the backend to make it "fart" a lot louder.
From an exhaust note perspective, a NA engine sounds much better if it's tuned right. It's also important to take advantage of the scavenging effect for increase performance too.
-Dusts off my Palm Pilot-
Old friend, you will have new found life!