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.
Question: From TFA:
"Dark matter may make up 27% of the Universe's energy density, compared to just 5% of normal (atomic) matter, but in our Solar System, it's notoriously sparse. In particular, there's just a nanogram's worth per cubic kilometer."
So then, if it's 27% vs 5%, normal matter occupies roughly only about 0.185 of a nanogram per cubic kilometer? That seems on the low side.
An insult to the ancient culture? Why's that? Are you uncomfortable talking about sex or does it bother you?
You projected an imagined issue onto me, that of "being uncomfortable with sex". You completely misread the meaning of my post when there was no cause to.
You provided not a shred of any kind of evidence whatsoever. That you even claim to is ludicrous. You're just looking for an argument, i.e. trolling.
Now bugger off, there will be further communication, you're not worth my time.
The reason why they are even around is because we are involved.
Strangely enough, when you kill someone family members, they hate you every single time. I guess you should stamp out that hate with more death and hate...
We enabled them, sadly, yes; created them, no. Their twisted ideology and version of Islam did that. The US, unlike Russia, does try to limit civilian casualties. It sometimes fails, and that can and will drive more people to groups perhaps like ISIS, but the big picture is, they only needed a catalyst. And it doesn't begin to explain in the slightest why ISIS has killed so many other muslims as well as Yazidis , who had nothing to do with the US.
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
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