PS: Yes, I know there's plugins which disable version-checking of the other plugins but quite often the real plugins are truly broken and don't work.
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I'd be happy if they just stopped breaking all the add-ons with every single release.
I mean why do they even bother with (eg.) "appearance" plugins if they break them every week and you have to go back to the default.
They should just remove support for them and be done with it. Save everybody's time.
The fundamental problem is the whole concept of a "Web of Trust." How or why should I trust that a collision detection mechanism is in place, functioning properly, and has not been manually overridden? We've come full-circle to "I just have to blindly trust."
True, but lets get everybody used to using https and get it enabled on all the servers.
Once that's done, THEN we can tackle the problem of who to trust with the certificates.
"The longest journey starts with a single step", etc.
I just checked Windows update and my "update" is still there...
I don't have a problem with FTDI technology itself, the problem is with the hardware clones.
But FTDI could have taken a different route and instead show an annoying pop-up or only allow 300bps on counterfeit chips.
As an eBay buyer, how am I supposed to know what I'm going to receive?
A.... the clones do cost them reputation.
As opposed to bricking innocent people's devices, which doesn't?
Also lumber. Everyone knows a 2 by 4, but say that in metric. That'll probably be easy to fix though.
"5 by 10" ?
I'm still reeling over the fact they noticed that "Start Menu usage dropped" right after they removed the start button.
How is that possible?
State and local politicians know who elects them, and it ain't Elon Musk.
They also know they aren't going to personally foot the bill for the legal defense. The taxpayer will do that for them!
Maybe you wear baggy pants with elastic waistband.
Hipsters prefer the "two pin plug" look.
Practically everybody puts their phone in a case. Which makes wonder: why is phone thinness such a huge issue?
Because you don't want something to be an inch thick when it's in a case....
In the end a large flat object can be broken, that's just physics and no amount of design will change that.
If you bother to look at the videos you'll see they all seem to bend right where the volume buttons are. That's called a "weak point" and a certain amount of design will change that (and without violating the laws of physics!)
Remember that in realty Apple's has reports of just six actual phones being bent.
Riiiight....becuase Apple has never lied about product defects and never, ever deleted a forum post that pointed them out.
how do you get away from the "I nicked my iPhone dropping it out of my car, let me bend it and get a new one" crowd?
Simple: You make a phone that doesn't bend in normal use.
The general consensus that Consumer Reports seems to be getting at here is that the results that they observed shows that while the iPhones do bend, the amount of force required to do so results in phones from other manufacturers simply breaking under the stresses involved.
If by "phones from other manufacturers" you mean "the HTC One (M8)", then, yes, that is correct.
The real problem is the size. There's a physical principle called a "lever" which multiplies forces. Maybe you can google it...