Cars have to deal with traffic. Amazon already has same-day delivery by road in some cities, but not in 30 minutes.
It's not just HTPC. Digital audio is also used for spears that use a digital connection (my 15 year old 4.1 PC speakers do), any USB headset, etc.
The number of hardware channels supported isn't really relevant anymore, since Windows moved to an all-software based sound architecture years ago (with Vista, I think it was?)
If you're using HDMI or some other digital output, the "hardware in the middle" isn't generating any audio, it's just passing along the digital information that was generate in software, or better yet, if you're bitstreaming, stored in the original recording.
Heck, when you're using audio over HDMI, your soundcard isn't even involved in the process, it's your videocard that's handling the audio data.
Soundblaster cards haven't done FM synthesis for decades. If you want to experience that today, you're going to want to do that with an emulator. Luckily, there are lots of Yamaha OPL-3 (the chip that the SB16 used for FM synthesis) emulators available. DOSBox has several, I believe.
And those noise problems don't matter if you're using digital audio connections, say over HDMI or TOSLINK or S/PDIF. In fact, if you're doing digital audio over HDMI, you're not even using your onboard sound, you're using your videocard's sound output.
Even then, the signal-to-noise ratios of onboard has been good enough for years now. Sure, you might notice a slight difference with a good pair of headphones, but in practice, not so much.
That's because you're on an interleaved profile rather than fastpath. Your ISP has, on your line, sacrificed latency for improved error correction.
First-hop latency on VDSL2 is less than one third that...
My first-hop latency is 12ms, and that includes a 600 kilometer journey from my DSLAM to my ISP's closest PoP in another province.
Did you look at the video I linked to? "Get ready to print 10x faster" is definitely a claim made in the video.
I will quote the kid's own video on the subject (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1Clhn9t-u8)
"The most advanced, the most reliable, the fastest 3D printer ever created"
The distance travel thing is perhaps not ideal now, but that's a problem that will be solved in time: Tesla alone is building a ludicrous number of such stations along highways in US/Canada/Europe, and their recent patent moves indicates that they'd like to improve on that even more by having other car companies build their own compatible stations and everybody shares all of them. They can probably never share the swap stations (just because the requirements on the car side of things for that would be way too specific), but just getting more charging stations would help a lot.
In terms of not wanting to miss a charging station, that shouldn't really be an issue, as you can have the car's satnav automatically hit up the charging stations along your route, so that you don't need to think about it.
You don't need as many supercharger stations, though, because they're not a direct replacement for gas stations. Mainly, the expectation is that you will charge your electric car at home overnight, starting each day with a full charge. Public charging stations, then, are only required if you will be driving a great distance.
Gas stations, on the other hand, are effectively the only way to refuel your gas car, so there needs to be a larger number of them.
If you get enough supercharger/swap stations to cover any likely long distance routes, electrics end up more convenient, because you'll always start each day charged and never need to stop anywhere during daily commuting and use.
They still have gender-specific tournaments. They've changed their policy, but they haven't fixed it.
They changed their stance slightly, they're still going for gender-segregated tournaments. They'll have "mixed" and "female-only" tournaments. That isn't an improvement.
We expected the new rules to increase the use of devices during takeoff/landing from 0% to not-0%... not increase the use of devices in general.