It is gonna cost probably a couple hundred million in routers and modems that cannot support IPV6
...if you attempted to replace them all at once today. No one does that. Instead, IPv6 support will become a bullet point for purchasing replacements for EOL hardware and we'll transition to it naturally as IPv4-only hardware falls by the wayside.
The story never mentions that there are actually other pools that still contain a goldmine of addresses.
I also suspect that companies own big blocks that can be freed when the going gets tough.
I think the hit would be on the GPU which has to manage that many more pixels, which take up more RAM, which leaves less for other processes and causes garbage collection churn, etc. In other words, it makes the system as a whole less efficient. And for what, exactly? I think that's well into the "zero marginal benefit" range for almost all human eyes.
Retina displays were are nice (and tangible!) upgrade over their predecessors. I don't think 4K offers a measurably better experience, but carries a real cost that I'd rather spend on other features.
Part of their user lock-in strategy.
It's a piss-poor strategy, considering they host a webpage for deregistering your iMessage account.
They're actually fighting in court for the right to keep doing this, instead of not being dicks and fixing it.
Citation needed: that's an extraordinary claim, and one that's utterly failed to make headlines.
Or maybe, just maybe, Apple really doesn't like the Gummint trying to force it to do something that could hurt profits.
Which is the absolute best possible reason for a company to want to support its users. "Don't Be Evil" is only good until it starts costing shareholder value, and then investors revolt. You want it to be in a corporation's best financial interests to act in your best personal interests.
Every time Comcast increases my bill, I drop a feature that costs the same amount. They're getting perilously close to the point where that feature will be "TV".
An open message to Comcast execs: be absolutely sure you're ready to make customers decide between your content and Netflix. I bet you'd be surprised how often the response won't be what you'd hope.
This is a networked Windows XP computer
...which is probably hanging off the same switch as a backed-up NAS, where they could probably mount \\copserver\evidence as the P: (for Perpetrator) drive and be done with it.
And it's not a big deal for a young healthy person to get it...
In particularly nasty flus, a young healthy immune system is more likely to trigger a cytokine storm, a potentially lethal situation. Little kids, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to survive the really bad influenzas than your average otherwise healthy person.
Two is not equal to three, even for large values of two.