I just did a quick search and couldn't find any numbers. I wonder how many people annually are blinded by lasik, vs how many people are blinded by accidentally stabbing themselves in the eye with their glasses. It could very well be that lasik is less risky than wearing glasses.
They usually get me laptops for work, and I've never had one last more than a year or so, usually with frequent heat related video card crashes for the last few months. Current one is an ASUS G73 series. It's generally pretty good but frequently has video corruption/bad rendering issues in certain CAD programs. I suspect that laptops in general just aren't up to doing much more than websurfing/email/MSWord.
BTW never had an apple computer and I never plan to.
Having an offline backup isn't 20/20 hindsight, it's the absolute basics of the basics.
This is equal to saying that wearing scantily clad clothing means a woman deserves to get raped.
It's more like saying that a guy who dies in a car accident because he was street racing while drunk, high, and not wearing a seatbelt got what he deserved.
Ugh, my 24 ESR is going away in just one more release? I thought I solved this firefox update problem for myself by going to ESR but I guess it was just a (very) short term bandaid...
Almost anything else can be made acceptable through some combination of good design, but if I ever hear even the tiniest peep from an ad your site gets adblocked until the end of time.
What exactly is it about this tech that makes it "good enough" for citizen gun owners, but not suitable for police use? I can't think of any possible reasoning that doesn't boil down to essentially "civilians shouldn't have guns anyway".
I'd need these two conditions:
1. bulletproof (lol) evidence demonstrating that the gun cannot be disabled by a 3rd party by any method that would not also work on a "dumb" gun
2. statistics indicating that the gun is at least as reliable as the most reliable "dumb" gun that exists.
#1 is a logical impossibility, and, as a software developer myself, #2 is somehow even less likely than "impossible".
Easy piracy due to non-invasive DRM
The DRM on video discs has no relation whatsoever on the difficulty of pirating. Here's how you pirate a movie, DVD or Blu-Ray:
1. search TPB
2. download torrent
No DRM involved at all. If anything the higher quality itself makes Blu-ray movies harder to pirate just because the download needs to be bigger.
Amazon can't delete "content" from my kindle, because it has never seen an internet connection. It has never seen an internet connection because I don't like the idea that amazon can delete my books. As a side effect, I can't buy ebooks from Amazon.
To get me back into their ebook ecosystem, Amazon would have to modify the kindle such that they are technologically incapable of deleting my books, even if compelled to do so by law.