Fish is meat.
Don't forget the $100/year license paid to Apple to drive your Apple car.
The original iPad was (and still is) fabulously overpriced for what it is.
And yet, tablets as capable as the ipad for much cheaper abound. The iPad is still expensive.
And yet, the CEO of BlackBerry didn't exactly understand the cost of things, as the iphone was not the first touch-screen handheld.
And yet, Razer has created something more powerful than the MBP for less than the equivalently specced MBP. Also, Microsoft has released a piece of hardware specced like the Air, but with a high resolution display and a touchscreen, for less than the Air.
This is where "It just works" hurts you...
Portable consoles/mobiles can't handle STL? Please, give me some of what you're smoking.
> Also, they were designed for hardware architectures not relevant any more today.
Actually, that hardware is completely and still dominantly relevant in the gaming scene. Perhaps you missed the billion-dollar releases?
Insecure OS? It seems to be holding up with linux just fine at pwn2own.
MSSE is not bundled with 7. Defender (which is the same thing) is bundled in 8 and 8.1.
If they made a good security product, I'm pretty sure there would be much gnashing of teeth. Remember the uproar because MS dared to include a browser and media player? I'm sure if they put a decent antivirus product in Windows they'd just get sued again.
If it's a Win7+ machine, the built-in backup solution works just fine. It's also simple in case you don't have/want to use the software to restore: Files are in zip archives, the system image is a vhd which can be booted in a virtual - you can actually "test" your backup images by booting them in microsoft's virtualization software. It rolls over for hdd space and all, and run effectively maintenance free (in fact, don't touch it). I can't remember if vista had a built-in backup solution.
That's unfortunate, because most bay area companies will pay moving expenses. I actually won't work for a company that doesn't, even if I don't need to move to work for it - it's an indication, to me, of other things that could be wrong.
There is a downside to this approach, at least if actually taken "all the way": Tech companies will often pay for full moving expenses. Every company I've been involved with did, and all but one were quite generous about it. If he ends up having to completely hide that fact he's not in Seattle, he won't get that benefit.
> So far, there has never been a society that had Atheism as one of it's tenets
I think the problem with Stalinist Russia was Stalin. It was also not free of religion, it placed Stalin in that role instead.
The concept that you need religion to preach morals is completely preposterous. Religion is a human creation after all, so clearly we already have an ingrained sense of morals.