Smart enough to do the job, dumb enough to keep doing it.
No, but they have to power to CONVINCE you to hand over stuff to them. That is a lot more insidious.
Well those baristas aren't bimbos right? I mean, they got a degree for something
Bandgap engineering is amazing stuff. I fondly remember sneaking into a device physics class as a sophomore and being bowled over by it.
Y'all are missing an important point. Most automotive headunits are designed to work best with Apple devices (eg. my Pioneer Z140BH - full voice recognition, album art, etc. only for iPod/iPhone sources). Out of no choice, I shelled out $189 back in 2009 for a 160GB iPod classic to essentially use it as a USB HDD in the car.
20Mbps is stupid excessive even for a 1920x1080 1.78 aspect ratio MKV video. That's approaching commercial BluRay datarates (~28Mbps on a lot of releases). 10Mbps for video (less if the aspect ratio is 2.4) + 0.625-1.5Mbps for audio (5.1 AC3 / DTS) is plenty.
There's a discernible difference between say a BluRay 25+Mb stream vs. a 10Mb encode, let alone a crappy Netflix 3Mb 1080p stream. And that's not even getting into audio (640Kb AC3 / 1.5Mb DTS / 1.5Mb DTS-HD vs. streaming)
Not trying to argue the pros/cons of each OS. Just so happens that a lot of folks need Windows to run particular apps. No, please don't trot out the tired out "But GIMP instead of Photoshop, etc." arguments. Just assume a "I want to use app X, and it only runs / runs best on Windows" scenario. While I like Linux and OSX, Windows does have it's place.
Sorry, until Windows fixes it's DPI scaling, there's not much point in having retina-like desktop displays.
Don't speak the truth here. You might get lynched by a xenophobic mob.
Crucial was late to the party. PNY already broke the $0.50/GB barrier using Silicon Motion's controller in their Optima line. Hell, even Samsung came close. I bought my 500GB 840 for $260 years ago.
Fuck this xenophobic bullshit. Curb H1B abuse, leaving only the genuine cases, and you solve the problem.
Don't worry, that would be balanced out by Murica ala Idiocracy.
An LCD privacy filter works wonders. That and my boss is short and can't really peek at my monitors without a ladder