EVERYTHING comes with a price. In some cases, an RDBMS is the answer. In other cases, a key:value store is the answer. Everything has trade-offs, and there is no one answer that fits all use-cases. Dismissing an RDBMS because it doesn't work perfectly in some specific situations is short-sighted. Use the right tool for the job.
There's nothing stopping someone from setting up a "standards body" and trying to dictate what libs should and should not be used. All they have to do is get a few major distros on board, and convince people that's the way to go. Simple.
I've gotten change requests and requirements specs in Comic Sans.
The thing with the Beethoven symphonies was successful? I wasn't a fan of his interpretations.
Not only that, but PC manufacturers install all sorts of crapware. Just because you have a new PC doesn't mean it has a "clean install" of Windows on it.
Crappy/nonexistant local stations, low adoption of RDS. It comes on a lot of newer foreign cars, but not all station support it, and many stations won't do handoff, if they even have more than one transmitter. Many places are only covered by a couple stations, and your choice is country or preaching. Many places have no station that comes in clearly at all. Realize that I can drive for ten hours without leaving my state, and during that time there might be times when I don't see another car or so much as a house for 30 miles. And I don't even live in one of the huge western states with regions of virtually uninhabited desert, I live in Michigan.
I got endless hours of amusement by reaching across the imaginary line down the middle of the seat between my sister and I, waiting until she started yelling at me, then pulling my hand back and sitting there innocently before my mom saw. Kids these days are so spoiled.
How many stations do that? And what is their coverage like where I drive? Also, my radio doesn't do RDS. I love my Sirius radio. When I got it I pretty much stopped using my iPod and CDs in my car.
Yeah, they suck for color rendition. But the whole "make night into day" thing is overrated IMO.
In Detroit, they even take the wire from the stop lights. And depending on the neighborhood, it won't get fixed for months.
LPS/SOX is better, really; the spectrum of LEDs is pretty intrusive to observations. LPS/SOX is also more efficient IIRC, but the bulbs don't last anywhere near as long.