I'd love to have a laptop with a changeable screen (press the button and pop it out): normal and eInk. Or even: eInk, Glossy, Matte, very high-res, etc... It could also be a fun DIY project to take an eReader and add a video input, put the tablet in front of your screen and connect it to the DVI or whatever video port of your laptop.
It reminds me of a story from the late 80s (?) at a tech conference. The makers of a real-time OS with real-time snapshots would periodically pull the plug on their systems, plug it back in and it would resume exactly what it was doing, to the delight and amazement of all the techies in the assistance. In the much larger and much more expensive booth in front of them was a richer vendor. The techies started coaxing them to do the same. After much hand wringing, they did, and after a very long rebuild time the system came back as a mess. Conclusion: the 1st vendor went out of business, the 2nd one is still very big.
Every public distribution channel is amateur hour, open source or commercial.
This. If the download is compromised, it doesn't matter how secure the source is. Maybe what you thought was XCode is actually a CIA rootkit.
Why is there no gpg signature on Eclipse.org downloads? Why are the jars in the eclipse executable even signed if the signatures are not verified by default in Eclipse? Why does the Oracle Java 8 ppa:webupd8team for Ubuntu download and install from http sources just after I typed in sudo?
365 Days of drinking Lo-Cal beer. = 1 Lite-year