You're complaining? I've been here fifteen years, and I've never had a submission accepted either!
Strongly agree about safe-disconnect connectors. I think my next laptop will probably be a MacBook, even though I'll just strip MacOS off and put Linux on, simply because of MagSafe. I've wrecked two laptops, one from tripping over the charger cable, and one from it falling of the arm of a chair and landing on the charger connection. Both times, it resulted in motherboard damage.
OK, you can say I'm clumsy - but laptops are designed to be used on the move.
At one point, one of the OSS iTunes replacements could actually properly handle an iTunes Library XML file, assuming you regex replaced the pathing appropriately, but at a certain point it became an unsupported feature. I think it was in early builds of Songbird with iTunes plugin.
Are there any OSS apps that play nice with a live iTunes Library file with playlists, count, rating, etc. support? I currently migrated my iTunes repo to my home NAS and repointed my Macs to it by option-starting iTunes. I'd like to be able to point an OSS app on Linux (or even Windows!) to that same NAS repo and have it Just Work Properly.
Any recommendations on something that actually works well and isn't some buggy pre-beta kludgefest?
Using non-volunteer humans as experiment subjects is highly unethical, and I hope that it is illegal everywhere.
BTW, we are not eating chimps only because their food is not tasty.
And Bing is better because it is those nice trustworthy people at Microsoft who are watching everything you search for ?!?
The maximum airspeed in coffin corner is because the plane doesn't have any more thrust to go faster - not a structural limit.
It's coffin corner because it's relatively easy to stall there, not because the aircraft could go too fast and break up. There is little risk in immediately descending. Certainly, the risks of stalling are far magnitudes greater.
My source: A retired jet pilot who had precisely the same thing happen to them as what happened to AF447 - iced up pitots and loss of airspeed indicators.
Bear in mind, the captain was responsible for some of the mistakes that led to them running out of fuel in mid-air in the first place.