I used opera for years, was stuck with version 12, but now new Opera got most of the features of the old one, e.g. one key shortcuts, MRU tab switching, pinned tabs. The only thing that I miss in new Opera is "fit to width" feature.
Pardon me, but how does this show that Islam itself is not the problem?
It merely shows that being Muslim doesn't save you from Muslim fanatics.
Now, examples that you have mentioned, pardon my cynicism, were more of a collateral damage. The terrorists weren't after these people because they were Muslims. However there have been dozens if not thousands of Shia Muslims vs Sunni Muslims terrorist attacks in Iraq.
Problems with Islam:
1) Apostasy in a crime punishable with the death penalty
2) To qualify as apostasy, one doesn't even to renounce Islam or join another religion, just questioning "fundamental tenet or creed" of Islam is enough. (e.g. Sharia law)
In 23 (!!!) (as you'd guess, Muslim) countries apostasy is covered through criminal laws (which is a violation of universal human rights) it is THAT bad.
No, not at all.
Apple didn't allow competitors with DRM. (reminds me early Apple vs PC days)
Music industry decided it's better to have no-DRM + competition, than Apple only DRM.
In short: Mr Jobbs refused to let other players in, to a point when major "music companies" preferred no-DRM to DRM dominated by Apple.
25th of September 2007 was when BETA version of amazon music came to life, but DRM free music from major players came later:
In January 2008 it became the first music store to sell music without digital rights management (DRM) from the four major music labels (EMI, Universal, Warner Music, and Sony BMG), as well as many independents.
Before that happened:
The music companies had argued that Apple, which dominates the digital music market with its iPod player and iTunes service, should license its copy protection software to rivals. But Mr. Jobs has refused, saying that such a move would invite several problems, including the possibility that hackers would crack the technology.
Which led to:
Now, some music executives are privately backing the idea of dropping the software from music sold through virtually every service except iTunes, in order to strengthen AppleÃ(TM)s rivals and potentially diminish Mr. JobsÃ(TM)s advantage. The major labels have been upset with AppleÃ(TM)s inflexibility on music pricing, among other issues.
Yet EU isn't after googles dominant position as a search engine.
It's about google (mis-)using that position to promote other products.
Having better product never means you're an illegal monopoly.
Leveraging your monopolistic position to fight competitors in other areas does.
And exactly that is what evil EU is after.
Google can complain about "youtube losing money" while keeping ads price on youtube so low that competitors starve., cough.
Google has too much power for "free open market" to be able to "regulate" it, OK?
EU has both legal and MORAL right to dictate anyone in EU market how to behave IN EU.
The "bunch of idiots" forced phone manufacturers to support USB charging, mobile providers to drop roaming charges, to allow you to switch mobile provider while keeping your old phone number, they forced Microsoft to un-bundle IE, PC manufacturers to offer windows-less version etc.
NONE of that would happen just out of "free market" without government pressing them.
I've missed specs of a "PC" they were comparing it to.
PS4 has 7850-7870-ish GPU which is better than at least half of the PCs connected to Steam have.
I hope you won't consider it trolling as I'm being honest, I swear.
In ancient Greece they had gorgeous sculptures (paintings too?) of gods all over the place (and oh god, creating those sculptures was a monumental effort), were they objectifying them?
USSR had pictures/photos/sculptures of Lenin/Stalin/Whoeverisinpower all over the place, was it because they were objectifying them?
North Korean leaders sculptures/paintings all over the place, because they objectify them?
I think not. I'm pretty sure all things above happen(ed) because people were/are WORSHIPING them.
Now tell me why it is different with the beauty of an attractive human body. Why is it objectifying and not worshiping?
Government borrowed lots of money to save fucked up financial system, but what does that have to do with public investment? Public investment does NOT have to be a new debt, mind you.
ICEs existed well before Merkel came into power, not sure why you are bringing this.
In Fermi times Anandtech was comparing cherry picked OCed nVidia GPUs to stock AMDs.
"Trustworthy", give me a break.
How long did it take Apple to allow custom keyboards?
Widgets, does Apple (finally) support them?
What about widgets on the lock screen?
Did Apple stop using rectangular icons with rounded corners?
And well, it sure goes both ways:
When will Android ask me about an App trying to access my contact list?
Did Google start always asking for a password when buying/installing things like Apple does?
So we need to quickly respond to demand changes, somehow.
Truth is, that this need exists even if you don't go renewable, even in good old conventional power plants (although you need more of it, with renewables, indeed) and especially if you go nuclear power plants, which are supposed to run at near maximum capacity all the time:.
E.g. Dinorwig Power Station in UK:
Beaglebone Black does not cost 4 times more (anymore?), last time I've checked it was about 2 times more expensive.(about 60 Euro for BB vs 30 Euro for RPI)