My Opinion: I think that the big change in mindset stems from the notion that even with only a fraction of tech that was dreamed about in the 90's becoming a commercial reality in the years "Beyond 2000"(tm) there's been more than enough evidence that once a piece of tech comes to market there's always a significant cost to our way of life that moves us further and further away from Gene Roddenberry's technologically enlightened utopia and more into an Orwellian dystopia.
Case in point: The Smartphone. In the 90's the dream of having a computer more powerful than the conventional desktop of the time, all in the convenient form factor dangling from the hip... oh what dreams may come! The reality of it, however, has become a veritable privacy nightmare. Another: Infotainment systems in vehicles. Being able to talk to our cars to get navigation, make phone calls, fall asleep behind the wheel and let the car drive, etc... it was all the dream of being the Knight Rider. The real implementation? Yeah, our cars can have critical operations systems screwed with through an interface that's not even supposed to be connected to those systems...likely to fatal ends.
No, in the 90's when tech was all dreams and conjecture of what could be possible in the future, we've lived to see the reality of those dreams always implemented in ways that they only become living nightmares. I really believe that it's because the reality of implementation has almost always gone so awry from what the initial idea is, and it's happened so rapidly that people can actually be there to see both the the utopian plan and the dystopian implementation it became, that more and more people are rejecting many more 90's ideas from seeing the light of day...because they feel they know the implementors are going to fail them again, as they already have on so many other previous projects.
For my monthly Sam's or Costco run where I'm buying bulk, I'm taking my G20 Van and loading it to the gills. For the weekly Grocery trip, I'm taking my Yamaha Venture Royale with two large saddlebags and a trunk. Becoming dependent on daily drone delivery for the day to day necessities will actually increase my costs because it will be similar to when I was doing daily grocery shopping on my way home from work (thus, fuel costs were not a factor since the store was on my direct route home) just for that day's dinner ingredients. Pushing that out to a weekly grab actually saved roughly $100 per week in food costs.
Also doing the periodic bulk run encourages me to take a monthly inventory and rotation of my food stock so I always know how many days I can live without power or transportation availability on my current stores (I've learned through the school of hard knocks: never drop below a one week emergency supply of water and canned food, I don't care where you live). Becoming dependent on drones (how many drones does it take to transport the cargo volume of a G20 High-top Van, anyway?) will likely mean that I won't be as diligent in maintaining the emergency stores, and it's likely that attempting to be as diligent while using drone delivery would be prohibitively expensive.
Oi...numbnuts. GGP ended his statement with "Fuck Sprint..." while arguing for Boost Mobile plans. Going with Boost Mobile doesn't fuck over Sprint very much because Boost Mobile's money gives revenue directly to Sprint. Generally, when someone says "Fuck Sprint" that means that they don't want any money going to that company and will be using a competitor for service. Going with Boost actually means they get screwed in the ass by a bigger dildo with a Sprint logo on it. No roaming (tied to either bigger cities or Interstates only for signal), crappy phones at best, and the plans are actually a bigger rip off over the long term (doesn't even help your credit). If someone says "Fuck Sprint" that means by extension they need to say "Fuck Boost and Virgin USA too," otherwise they're just getting even more fucked by Sprint and Sprint will be laughing all the way to the bank.
You do have one thing right though. Boost != Sprint; Boost < Sprint. Boost is 100% Sprint's prime bitch getting pimped out.
The new Viking Broadsword from Apple!
If it doesn't make the cut... you're holding it wrong
calling anything vaguely related to money that displeases you 'socialistic' is dumb beyond words.
The poster did no such thing.
Um...yes he did. Emphasis mine:
Google employees can [share] their salaries all they want, the rest of the world does not want to follow this socialistic route.
And if to you the rest of the world is limited to the USA, you might be right... A good portion of the western world is actually more socialist than we are.
Lastly, sharing bonus and salary information is the way I ensure that my employer wishes to stay competitive in all aspects of what they do. Not just sharing that information with other employees, but using sites like salary.com to get a "temperature" of where my wages fall in line with other people who have similar Education/Experience, which when review times come up I always bring a copy of reports from several such sites, as well as the public financial numbers of the company, to the negotiation table. So far, this has served me and my bosses well in keeping my salary at a level that's comfortable and competitive for everyone.
They're also ugly as hell having absolutely horrible color schemes that make me want to rip my eyes out every time I see them. Neon Orange on Smoke Gray transparency? WTH?? Also, there's no dimensionality. It's all flat. The quick bar isn't so bad and I can get used to it...but those damn tiles all over the place in the start menu itself? Ugly as damn sin.
I grant that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what I behold in Win10 is ugly as shit to me. If you like it, fine. I'm happy for you. Enjoy that shit all you want. Me, I'd rather have a bit more complexity to my desktop icon design and I'd be less annoyed if MS allowed me to stick with Aero in the same way 7 could be made to look like WinXP or 98 with the classic theme. I was one of the weird ones who, while I didn't have anything outright against the plastic look of default XP and thought it looked leagues better than the 9x UIs, I saw the Aero UI in Vista and wanted to jump over that...but I didn't want the quirky shit of Vista's UAC. Thankfully in the interim there was WinXP Dark Edition that applied the Aero look to XP's core. When 7 came out and did away with several major issues I had with Vista (still had plenty of issues that I could live with that were patched out in SP1 anyway), and had the stability and usability of XP, I swapped as soon as I was able. Then they came out with windows 8 and not only did they come out with a crap interface I can't stand to look at, but also threw usability to the wind. Windows 10 as far as I've been able to discern has resolved most if not all of the usability issues, but kept the UI that makes my eyes bleed. If I can't stand to look at the OS UI to use the system, how am I going to get any real productivity going? Every time I move out of an app to a different one I'm going to be jarred out of the zone through noticing the UI "faults".
"Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows." -- Robert G. Ingersoll