If cars only do one thing, then so do computers. Cars move, computers compute. The engine in your car, on the other hand, doesn't only perform one task. It provides power to turn the wheels, power to all of the electrical systems, power for steering, power for shifting, power for braking, power to keep you nice and cool (or warm), the list goes on and on.
An engine could be compared to a CPU. A cylinder could be compared to a core. More/larger cylinders provides more power (generally). More/faster cores provides more processing power. As an 8-cylinder engine is typically more powerful than a 4-cylinder engine, an 8-core CPU is more powerful than a 4-core CPU.
His analogy is flawed, but only because he is comparing one thing's component (a CPU core) to another thing as a whole (lawnmower engine) instead of its component (a cylinder). His analogy actually proves him to be dumb when it used properly.
Hey Qualcomm, if you're going to use an analogy to show how your competition is dumb, you may want to make sure the analogy you choose doesn't make you look even dumber. Of course you don't throw 8 engines together to make an 8-cylinder engine. You throw 8 cylinders together within a single engine. You don't throw 8 single-core cpus together to make an 8-core cpu. You throw 8 cores together within a single cpu.
...if the advertiser is trustable?
Therein lies the problem.
There is no such thing as a trustworthy advertiser. Their profit is directly tied to ad views and they have repeatedly demonstrated that they have no respect for privacy or one's desire to not be force-fed their crap.
Aside from Apple I can't see anybody caring to do this anyways, most port combos are for related purposes not just trying to minimize space, which I also don't see an issue because it would be thinner to put SD and USB beside each other rather than over top. I'd assume you still want to be able to use both slots and not just one or the other.
Actually, their design appears to use the larger empty side of a typical USB slot for the SD card. Little is added to the height of the USB port while the width is increased since SD cards are wider than USB plugs. The drawings make it obvious that you won't be able to use both SD and USB at the same time.
Regulation is good when it forces other people to do what I want/support... Regulation is bad when it lets other people force me to do things I don't want/support.
I do love the hypocrisy of Slashdot.
Indeed. It scores right up there with off-topic replies.
No, that's not the sound of a fan...
blatant act of political corruption
On this planet, we just call that "politics."