It's called a PC. It has all the same capabilities as this thing, and you can play games going back decades. Enjoy.
I think it's more we're conditioned to feel that way about our cars, thanks to decades of advertising designed to do so.
The reality is that we have very little control over our driving. Collectively we're spending billions of hours each year stuck in traffic. We burn billions of gallons of gas going nowhere.
Replace that with a largely automated system that can route around traffic issues, reduces the number of cars needed on the road, and you actually return control to folks.
Plus cars are old technology. The younger crowd doesn't really care any more (more and more teens are waiting on getting a license until absolutely necessary). Start advertising automated cars that do the work while you fuck around on your iPad and I think your problem becomes moot.
Typically, "God" is packaged along with afterlife, another chance, eternal existence, etc. Would belief in God then create an implied belief in those other things?
The biggest religions are the ones that offer these things only so long as you follow the rules of their God. If people are told to believe in God without a reason, would this study come to the same conclusion?
Shit n hellfire, the article has a big block of text that outlines the specs. If you didn't see it it's because you didn't actually look.
Single-chip custom processor
CPU : x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
Hard Disk Drive
Optical Drive (read only)
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) ãAUX
Communication Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothÂ® 2.1 (EDR)
Digital Output (optical)
Whether to continue supporting a phone is not up to Google. Much of that decision is up to the carriers, then the vendors. Those same folks that want to roll out new devices every 6-12 months.
If a vendor takes Android 4.0 and mods the fuck out of it for their device, is Google responsible for patching all the security problems they introduced? Should Google take on writing new versions of Android for that hacked up version?
I like how you ultimately defend your post by suggesting anyone that disagrees is a clueless rube. Brilliant.
You're blaming Google for what is simply the mess that is the cellphone industry. At least in the U.S..
All of us balance our own checkbook at the end of every single month, and try our best to live within our means.
Consumer debt is at all time high: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/20/us-usa-economy-households-idUSBRE88J0X520120920
Anecdotally, I bought a house recently for ~250k. The seller bitched that he was moving due to high taxes. While going through to the motions, we see there is a 200k debt against the house (covered by our 250k). So at some point, on a house he paid 80k for, the seller had gone deep into debt by borrowing against the house. They added to the house, built a very nice detached workshop, bought a collectable Mustang that sat in the garage and a fancy Harley. But taxes were too damn high.
I can think of a dozen family members that have done the same. Bought up property, fancy cars, all on debt and are now up their ass in problems.
It's an oversimplification to suggest that the US Government just needs to fix it's spending habits. It's an institutional problem that extends well beyond Washington DC.
It mentions folks are buying tablets instead. Which you can read on, but also play Angry Birds... oo, or watch Netflix! Reading is boring.
You're assuming enough people will carry to make your point valid. Even if the teachers had the option, you can't assume any of them would have. We all have plenty of options and only so much time and ability to invest in any given set.
Consider what just happened in a busy mall in Clackamas, Oregon. Oregon is a concealed carry state. Even still, a wonk with a machine gun killed people and no one whipped out their piece and took a shot at him. So the idea that allowing the carrying of guns by the average person stops this shit is ridiculous.
You're defending ideas from an era of musket loaders. The 2nd amendment does not at all take into consideration the type of weapons people can get their hands on today.
Yes, non-violent, non-destructive behavior is typically best handled by a display of destruction and violence.
Why waste ammo/time shooting the drone. Someone else will just fly another one. Best just go shoot the pilot. That will teach everyone a proper lesson is who is in charge.
It seems you misunderstood the analogy.
He's saying to find the answer for the first problem (A, X) requires a completely different approach than the second (B, Y). The problems are not equivalent, so comparing them is stupid.
Just wait till Microsoft comes out with their own phone.
They pretty much are. They've effectively turned Nokia into their "Windows Phone division".
You know, I felt the same way a year ago. I still wish it was more tweakable, but the extensions are helping. I am much faster at getting around my desktop in Gnome-Shell than I am with Gnome2. Reason being is I can do more with just the keyboard.
I was a big Gnome-Do user. That's pretty much built-in now. I don't have to touch my mouse to move around apps. Their Alt+Tab feature is pretty slick. It shows Chromium and Alt+~ moves through the multiple instances I have open (OK so I don't usually have more than one thanks to tabs, but as an example...)
It's a bigger resource hog, but I have 12GB of RAM in the box I run it on. It doesn't feel that polished, but I really have few serious problems.
What they should be doing is focusing on the extensions paradigm. Let people create extensions to turn it into whatever type of system they want. If you want a traditional taskbar, get an extension. Distros could apply whatever extensions they want to create varying types of "Gnome". That would give them some direction that they say the project has lost.
Hopefully he has backed important company data up to the network share that every company I've ever worked at provides.
I recently completed research into thorium power plants. It was for an English paper, so it wasn't about the science, I wanted to understand why, if thorium was so groovy, we went with uranium back in the day (short answer: the military-industrial complex).
I also found that the nuclear industry today has little interest because they make a bunch of money doing nothing. Between 2006-2011, the CEO of Exelon pocketed $153 million. Things are just fine the way they are, as far as they're concerned.