" Microsoft is very good with backwards compatibility"
I am completely flabberghasted. They can't even keep backwards compatibility from one version of word to the next. It friggin blows my mind that someone would come here and post something that absurd. Seriously.
"It's why Cops dont have to call the mayor when they see a guy running into a bank with a gun in his hand and a big sack with a dollar sign painted on it."
Yeah. That's why I never paint a dollar sign on my big sack, or my gun either for that matter!
"This carries big implications in NSA's spying/QUANTUM program"
Oh, I totally agree. When the US no longer controls it they can exhert pressure to those that do, and then poin the finger elsewhere since they can say "But we don't control it anymore! We can't be held responsible!" Anybody who thinks the US won't control what they want through black-ops activities is an utter fool if they have been paying attention to any of this.
At 00:58:53 UTC on Sunday, 26 December 2004, an undersea megathrust earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean which caused a tsunami which killed 250,000 people.
Car dealerships are usually multi-brand. They're happy to see a new brand as long as they can profit from it. This is a big FU to dealership owners from Tesla, saying "we don't need you to sell our cars". And Tesla is right of course: they don't.
Never underestimate the political power at the state level of car dealership owners. They have name recognition and a marketing budget that dwarfs any state senator, and everyone in state government sees this. As an elected official, you don't pick a political fight with someone who already has his name and face across half the billboards in a major city, and spends more on ads every week than you did on your entire campaign.
That's easy for adults to manage but not so much for kids. I just think it's miserable that we're still making connectors like this in the 21st century - just make all connectors cylindrical, dammit. It's not like we're talking about 32 pins here.
Any cable that has any sort of orientation required to plug in is a crap standard and needs to die. All connectors need to be barrel or minjack style connectors, that are easy to plug in blind.
Fox News now has higher ratings than all other cable news networks combined. They have achieved their goal.
If you can actually find a news program on Fox News, it's the most accurate of the cable news networks (yes, really), but I don't think people actually watch these for the news, they watch them to see pundits shouting.
So now I have this cable from my tablet to my power socket. Where do I connect my USB speaker again? I don't think you'll ever have fewer cables than peripherals.
Let's remember who Google's customers are (hint: it's not the users). I think Google is specifically thinking of their customers in this move. It's the opposition from MS that baffles me.
Also, photons don't have cross-talk. That is a specifically electro-magnetic phenomenon.