At some point I'm going to buy an uber cheap tablet to mount on the wall next to my bathroom mirror, and then write an android app that displays the time, weather, local traffic and RSS feed/slideshow of the morning's headlines
That's a world of difference, Capacitive or Resistive is the difference between a budget and a usable tablet
And yet the Pogo charger performs the same function with the same magnetic disconnect mode. It's used by a handful of top tier tablets and phones, but clearly someone has found a loophole in Apple's patent for the connector, as it's functionally identical.
My $95 Intel DF33FB board was decidedly mid-range and UEFI, if you bought a bottom tier (http://ark.intel.com/products/50377/Intel-Desktop-Board-DG33FB
UEFI has been avalible since at least the Core 2 Duo era, there's plenty of old pieces of crap that will run this. Most any mid-range computer from 2007 forward should run this just fine. My $100 intel motherboard I bought in January 2008 is a UEFI bootable board. That's six year old hardware at this point.
Most any game under $25 on steam will run on an ivy bridge laptop without a fancy/expensive/hot graphics card. The number of vidya games that require a non-intel graphics card is pretty small unless all you play is console ports. Even console ports like "mark of the ninja" run at native 30fps in native 720p resolution on Ivy Bridge laptops. Any game made before ~2009 will run just fine on an ivy bridge laptop.
I think the point here is that it's rapidly becoming a proven technology that has a less than 50% chance of injuring the wielder. AFAIK there have been 0 operator fatalities of the devices so far. The reason why nobody thought this was a worthwhile technology to pursue previously was because everybody thought it would detonate immediately. Turns out that the number is closer to 10 and greater than 0. Even 1000 or 10,000 is a pretty big number, up from 0 in less than a year.
It is interesting that it was lost to the point that they reported it to the media for help finding it, but then found by the roadside immediately after they pulled it out of it's radiation shielding.
A few years ago a guy traveling home from a radiation treatment (prostate thing, not marrow irradiation) was pulled over after a radiation sensor detected his car and police were notified in Seattle along the I-5 corridor. Cobalt 60 might be detectable from space, or at least a low flying airplane with the correct hardware onboard.
Some of us get to work from home two+ days a week. And/or do all their weekly shopping on the weekends.
If Aunt Jennie sends you a link to what Cousin Frankie needs, just find it on Amazon (or whatever specialty retailer carries it) and have it shipped, already giftwrapped, straight to Frankie's door. No need to roll out of bed that day. Leave the stop light for chumps.
Remained intact and still moving
European retailers publish their return rates by brand, OCZ has consistently been #1 by a wide margin, sometimes having as high as one in five (that's 20% for those of you following along at home) return rates for some models, the brand as a whole has been at around 8% for almost two years now. They're ticking time bombs. By contrast, intel, samsung et all generally have a return rate around 2% which is standard for retail items in general. Something is obviously very wrong. Also you should note that OEMs do not touch OCZ products with a 20 ft pole, you can only buy them at retail which should be a huge red flag.
I don't see a bunch of developers clamoring to port Unity to RHEL or FreeBSD, or OSX for that matter
Says you. I didn't read anything about a cowboy neal option in this poll you speak of.
RIP American Monarchist Party