Add in a wifi module, and the developer kits for your mobiles, and learn to program your mobile, write a web service, and the arduino/pi with it's limited C subset (and the module quirks). So for $200 + those, you've saved what over the $300 nest?
Finally someone who gets it, and +1 for funnies.
I didn't say China was scary, but.. nevermind take it how you will. I just stating that you should underestimate China is all. All things considered, China is a fairly peaceful country (in comparison to what they could be, or others as powerful as they are/could be).
Specifically replaying to "The same goes for China. Industrially, they're getting to where the US was in the mid-1800s. Their space technology is in the 1950s, and early 1960s. Socially, they're pre-1750s in many ways. Militarily, they're in the 1910s, at best." which is so wrong that the AC that made it is obviously a child.
You forgot these possibilities:
5) The NSA did nothing wrong, and no one noticed it.
6) The NSA did nothing wrong, and someone made shit up.
7) The NSA did nothing wrong, and no one reported it.
8) The NSA did nothing wrong, and people reported it, but nothing changed.
9) The NSA did nothing wrong, someone noticed it, and it changed.
10) The NSA did nothing wrong, someone noticed it, someone was about to report it but died in a car accident, and nothing changed.
11) The NSA did nothing wrong, someone noticed it, someone was about to report it but died in a car accident, and it changed.
12) The NSA did what every other government agency in the world does and a self-entitled righteous asshole noticed it and reported it because he was mad that his coworkers laughed at his homosexual advances.
There's a few hundred dozen more possible scenarios, but I have work to do, and I'm pretty sure I know which one is the closest to the truth.
Not an excuse.
I'm am an American, and as such, there are very few countries that I believe than in an all out war could rival us. China, is one of them. If you think otherwise, you are fooling yourself. Their technology is behind ours, but not so much that if they decided to switch their large manufacturing base (and resources) to such an en devour, it would be scary just how quickly they could out number us. Especially if either they attack first knocking out a large portion of our forces, or building in enough back doors to effectively cripple a significant portion.
They already outnumber us 4:1 population wise. You want scary? Give them a reason and a mission to motivate them.
Yes, the 8-bits loaded fast, unless you had a hard drive. That usually required a custom OS/DOS to be loaded and initialized from the hard drive too. I forget what the name of the apple 2's was. The Ataris 8-bits had RDOS/QDOS or equivalent.
The Atari STs had it in ROM, so booting took 10-15 seconds unless you wanted to boot a custom OS, and then it was just only twice as fast as the Amiga (OS was less than half the size and actually fit on one floppy).
Yes, they are. They suggested they would have paid 2.8m for their 10k in desktops. That's $280/desktop. As the GP suggested, it is actually closer to $35/desktop for licenses, nearly 1/8th the cost Munich put forth.
I think your memory is failing you. The Amiga took forever to boot, but then so did all computers back then sans the Atari ST.
I've gotten a ticket for excessive wheel spin, but that's Illinois.
All current browsers currently support h.264 (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari).
VP9 doesn't compete with h.265, it is 6% larger than h.264 and 112% larger than h.265. That's not even a competition.
Just use the VLC (http://www.videolan.org/) plugin or Aplayer (http://aplayer.open.xunlei.com/) plugin for IE and you are all set. The Aplayer even does hardware acceleration if available.
I'd put up my American sports car up against anything you drive.