I pay 10$/month for a data-only plan in Canada that is "pay as you go" up to 35$/month for 5GB (Rogers/Fido/Telus have "iPad plans", but you can use them on any device).
Just wait until the marketing department of Apple produces slick ads that show cool kids using their in-vehicle tech, and finds a way for people to easily advertise their car as “Apple-powered”. As long as Apple keeps on playing the conspicuous consumption card, they'll sell. The fact people won't use it is totally irrelevant.
It appears an efficient way to dissolve a body is alkaline hydrolysis; use potassium hydroxide, add heat and pressure, go drink a couple of coffees, you're done, deal with the goo. Legal as a cremation substitute for a couple of years now in some North American regions.
create a competing standard that is designed specifically to avoid patents, and license it royalty-free
That's exactly what Xiph does with the Daala project. They're trying to implement lapped transforms for video (more or less the same principle as Opus does for audio) and since it's not based on traditional block encoding, Daala should avoid most patents. Their demos are already pretty impressive.
Guess it was too much trouble for you to visit the games on the Play store. They do NOT work with new ART runtime which is the only thing available in 5.x. *sigh*
Did you miss the part where the games are not compatible with 5.1? Unless the author of the games feel like updating them, what is Nvidia supposed to do? Would you have them leave the games and waste storage space -- makes sense -- SMH.
This is not even in the same REALM as what Sony did with the PS3. Sony had absolutely no reason to remove the functionality, and it wasn't optional. I have the SHEILD tablet and I have deliberately kept it on 4.4 because I can't STAND 5.x, and I have yet to come across anything that said: "You need 5.0 or above to use this".
Or, wait, let me throw another possibility out there... You would have Nvidia replace the two games with two other games? Yea, that is fair...
You want the games, don't upgrade. You don't care, upgrade.
'ell I mus' ba dum az shit -- an' Ima keep gettin' stupider.
Really? Eat a BALANCED fucking diet and you will be just fucking fine. Food scare 2015... *sigh*
I love the morons that don't have Celiac disease, but OMG TH3 GLUTENS they are killing me!!!!
I have given up on not laughing my ass off if I am out and someone I am with asks for gluten free and I say: "Holy SHIT! You have Celiac disease?!? I didn't know"
If this had been done with Windows 8, would it have been successful? Or is Windows 8 so bad Microsoft couldn't give it away. What's keeping people in Windows 7 doesn't really seem to be the cost...
You are wondering about Windows 8? I really don't think this is going to work with Windows 10 either. Yes, they have made a lot of changes, but those changes have only pissed off the tablet users. So now you have an OS that not only desktop users don't want to use, but tablet users don't want it either.
In the build 10147 release notes is states:
"When the user upgrades from Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, they are now able to downgrade to the earlier operating system, as expected"
Maybe Microsoft already knows something....
AFAIK, the encrypted versions weren't widely distributed; chances are that the documents weren't force-decrypted by RU/CN. I mean, if a cracker gets access to one of the few computers who holds the encrypted documents, he for sure can wait just a bit until the encryption key is entered into a keylogger. Snowden using weak keys? seems unlikely.
To anyone who supports a (D) or an (R) -- Go FUCK YOURSELVES!
To anyone who currently thinks the US government is doing ANYTHING good -- Go FUCK YOURSELVES (and be ashamed).
Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe