They should have known better than to use Apple Maps.
Only if you purchased it from Apple. If you want to sync your local music collection to your iPhone you still need to use iTunes sadly.
"Emerging markets" is a codeword for "poor countries that can't afford our current devices."
If you live in the US they want you to buy the Q10, as it is more profitable for them. In other countries where very few to no one can afford the Q10, at least they'll make some money with the Q5.
It's a text messaging replacement.
It is most popular overseas, where flat rate text message plans, especially across international borders, are less universal than in the US.
In fact I have WhatsApp installed solely to text with international friends who don't have iPhones. It works damn well.
I think RIM is seeing the success of WhatsApp and wants a piece of that pie.
They already have the infrastructure in place and only need to code client software. In the future they could charge users on non-Blackberry platforms a small subscription fee.
WhatsApp charges $1 a year. It's negligible, but when multiplied by hundreds of millions of users? Not so negligible anymore!
Watched the show at the behest of a friend. Liked it, it was very enjoyable. Told a different friend about it.
She got about ten times more into it than I did. She started a meetup group in New York, then created a brony *convention*. She invited me to come up and help.
So I did. And I met a bunch of new, fun people in the process.
I always liked the show, but never took it as far as some of the other fans. The whole thing ended up causing me to meet a large group of fun, quirky people, so overall it was very positive.
I haven't been too involved in the past year, since a ton of drama started up and I got tired of hearing about it. I'll probably still watch the show, but my days of flying up to NYC for cons is over.
Though I'll likely be up there to visit friends in the summer. Oh, and Rarity is best pony. Sorry folks.
I think society would be a better place if people were less worried about "dorkiness" and more worried about being practical.
Another example is fanny packs. They're incredibly convenient for carrying random crap around, but because society has deemed them "dorky", nobody wants to wear them.
Heck, men can't even carry a small bag around with them because it will be deemed a "purse".
Why are we so caught up, as a society, on such idiotic things? We should just do what is convenient and works and not make fun of each other over it.
This sounds like something serious enough that a pre-written tweet is not the best idea. If a missile were inbound for my area, I'd want a real person to write the tweet, with actual pertinent details, rather than "releasing" a prewritten, generic tweet.
Something that can cause panic like this should not be automated.
It's because of idiots like this that we can't have nice toys. Laser pointers get banned and people who buy them get looked on with suspicion. All because some morons think pointing them at aircraft is a good idea.
How about we punish the idiots, and let the rest of us have our toys?
I wonder if you had a cacheless 486 system. These were very common in the early 90s! There were even "fake cache" chips that motherboard vendors would put in to make it look like you had cache when you didn't.
I suffered with such a system for a long time before realizing that it had no cache. I always wondered why my friend's 486 system felt so much faster, then I finally read about the cache issue in a magazine! Those were different times, when you couldn't just use Google to get an instant answer as to why something sucks.
Being a broke teenager, I suffered with that cacheless 486SX/25 (overclocked to 33) from 1993 until 1996 when I finally got a job and upgraded to a Pentium 166MHz. It was like getting out of slow computer prison.
I had a 486SX/25... overclocked to 33MHz!
I was a total badass. You can feel the badassery radiating from my body! Mwahahaha.
For quite a bit of time, Intel and AMD CPUs used the same motherboards and chipsets. You'd get the motherboard you want, and then decide whether you wanted an Intel or AMD CPU in there.
In fact, the whole reason for "Slot 1" with the Pentium II was to put a stop to this. They patented the slot mechanism and locked AMD out. I'm not sure why they couldn't patent the socket type; I'm guessing there was a legal reason why the pin arrangements weren't patentable.
The "Pentium 1" fan above is for a Socket 7 chip. These were the newer, lower voltage Pentiums. The ORIGINAL Pentiums used much bigger fans.
But yes, it's relative. We went from not needing CPU coolers at all to needing them constantly.
The Pentium's biggest strength was its FPU. It completely outclassed the 486's (per clock cycle) by a ridiculous margin.
The problem is back then very few applications actually used the FPU, because there were still so many systems on the market without them. The 486SX was an insanely popular chip, and it lacked an FPU. There were still 386s floating around, and competitor CPUs as well.
Once games like Quake started coming out, which used the FPU heavily, the Pentium became a lot more alluring because it was no longer an integer-math world. Quake ran like pure shite even on the 5x86/133, which would trample early Pentiums easily on integer math.
The 66MHz original Pentium. What a beast.
It ran on a full TTL +5V. So it sucked down power. Lots of power. I've disassembled first generation Pentium chips, removing the golden cover that protects the die beneath. The die is HUGE! Much bigger than any current production CPU.
In fact, the early models produced so much heat that we boggled at the big fans needed to cool them! It was one of the first Intel x86 chips that REQUIRED a fan for cooling. We used to run our 486DX2/66 and below fanless and they worked great.
All this for only less than twice the performance, at three times the cost.
The vast majority of us skipped the first generation Pentium, instead going for more affordable chips as the i486DX4/100 and the Am5x86/133, which was RIDICULOUSLY popular for several years! In fact, the latter was faster than a Pentium 75MHz for anything that didn't require the FPU. And not much needed the FPU back then.
Then of course we laughed our asses off when the FDIV flaw became known. Clearly the Pentium was the #0.9999999998855 processor on the market!