Not to mention that even if you can hack it should you have to? Flash has been around a long time and is used widely. Someone bringing a device to market should support it period. You've paid your money for a cool device that does what it advertises it does (and they generally don't advertise disclaimers like "you tube will not work, CNN views will not open" etc) not for a hobby/side job figuring out their software/hardware glitches for them.
But they completely reinvent how we access the web every 6 weeks or so. I mean can't you feel the innovation when you go to
Since rapid releases I'm yet to see a feature that I really wanted. There might be one but I can't think of it. I have however had things break. I have ad block software and popups disabled and for whatever reason I get popups all the time. I get popups at sites that never used to give popups when I lived dangerously a few years ago and didn't block them at all (might be they are more aggressive with their popups now though). Regardless if the "block popups" button stops working that negates ALL the "features" since 4.0.
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Could work if each got a fixed amount of leave time. Generally get a year but can be split however you chose among the two parents. The issue is that it isn't fully paid leave it is "unemployment insurance" unless your contract specifies otherwise. In most cases either for medical reasons or just convenience for breast feeding it is the woman taking the leave. Also financially: it is rare that a woman is both making more money than her partner and not in an industry that gives her the better leave perks (education, healthcare etc tend to have union contracts with full coverage for the leave). Not universal but the fields that skew towards being dominated by women tend also to have the better leave packages.
That since 1900 is greater than a century right?
I could see windows going that way they are already pushing towards one kernel, UI, and API for phone, tablet desktop. At some point phones will be good enough to run a full blown OS and they might just have one build and just like windows does now it will realize you are on a bigger screen and adjust.
The problem I have with these mobile only fanboys is their solution always involves buying more stuff and hooking it up to fix a clear limitation in the platform. Don't like the security or size of storage? Carry around an external drive that is encrypted. Need a keyboard? Oh carry one of those too. Etc. Before you know it you are walking around with a suitcase of components and cables to connect them all together. Desktops are just too powerful and cheap to not have one. It is like you living without a freezer. Sure you can go to the store every day and buy just what you need that day but the convienence of not having too is worth the cost. It is a pretty large cost if every time you move around you have to detach things, put them away, and reattach all the cables (or dock etc). Even if it is only a few minutes a day you know what? I'll pay 500-1000 for a faster device and saving a few minutes a day for a few years and suspect most businesses will too.
You can do a lot with a tablet but it is still sub optimal for pretty much all kinds of input. Touch just isn't precise enough (and never will be by virtue of the size of fingers and peoples level of manual dexterity). You can't get over the fact that the screen is small. Yeah you can attach a keyboard and a mouse and a bigger screen but at that point I wouldn't call it a tablet anymore your using a tablet + buying and attaching a bunch of crap to turn it into a desktop.
Yeah that is a serious problem. Often it is agism (though I'm sure there is some sexism there too). A junior manager should be in their 30's, middle in their 40's, senior 50's and up. So you miss the junior promotion age range and then you are seen as too old (or just been here too many years to be only an X at the moment) for them to start you up the ladder. Plus, and none of them will admit it, what if she decides she wants another kid right after we kickoff a major project? Now we got to switch leadership mid-track (some change you can't control for but if you are willing to discriminate you are much much better off parental leave wise betting on the guy).
True we'd need the numbers but there is a fundamental difference between flying things and driving things. A car that stalls can perhaps still be controlled to move it off the road (even if it has to slow itself by grinding against parked cars down a whole street to do so). A drone will likely be both out of control and accelerating. Also there are biological factors: we are better equipped to monitor and adjust to things moving on the surface than things coming from the sky. That is part of the reason why urban warfare is so difficult: it becomes a 3D problem. Do we really want to live like a platoon moving though sniper country everyday just to make sure that we are aware of flying thingies?
Also: drones now and likely for the indefinite future have a smaller payload than a delivery van so you'd be replacing one delivery van with ~20 drones (or drone trips they'd likely benefit from avoiding traffic but still have to go back and forth to the mothership more frequently). Total miles traveled by the delivery vehicle would likely be much higher.
Yeah but I suspect the GP doesn't realize everyone isn't a 24 year old single. Not everyone has to use something for you to need one. With a household there will always be someone doing a school assignment, resume, gaming, video conferencing, wanting a decent sized screen for their porn, whatever that a household will still have a desktop. You might not have one in every room like you do now. Same as you might not have a TV in every room now like you would have in the mid 90's since all these other devices let people do other stuff instead if the TV isn't free.
Mah could be. I still see it more as maybe a household goes from everyone having a computer to having one in the living room. It becomes the "printer" everyone shares for those times when nothing else will do. I still don't see work going without laptop/desktops if nothing else productivity wins: there is a reason why devs/accountants/designers etc have multiple monitors: because even a "normal" PC isn't sufficient screen real estate for them. You aren't going to get them to deal with a ~4-5" screen for everything.
power users, developers and gamers: so the majority of users then? I think most people play games occasionally. It might be going the way of the cable package: you might hardly ever watch anything on your tv anymore (at least not something that isn't PVR'd, hulu, etc other equally available from the net content) but you won't cut the cord because well you might
I think a more realistic scenario will be that tablets/phones get powerful enough that people use docking stations when they need a bigger form factor, but to me that is still a desktop (not sure what the official categorization is) just like having a Mac Mini attached to a 30" screen and full sized keyboard would be a desktop. My guess would be that most corporate devices remain laptop desktop form factors for the next 10+ years. If they aren't portable they aren't getting lost/broken at bars. The hardware will remain likely cheaper but at worst the same cost as a smaller form factor, and likely will have a longer useable life (there is a cost to miniaturization and it is usually both performance and hardware faults both which lead to more rapid hardware churn).
If you drive the car like a Ford Focus do you run into problems or is it only when you drive like a douche?
Sorry led my spelling sucks because of my inbred heritage.
No I think this just proves ancient Europeans lead the world in inbreeding.