In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating, "If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
2. Every time they painted new lines on the road, you would have to buy a new car.
3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull ove r to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue.
For some reason you would simply accept this.
4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.
5. Only one person at a time could use the car unless you bought "CarNT," but then you would have to buy more seats.
6. Apple would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive -- but it would only run on five percent of the roads.
7. The oil, water temperature and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "general protect ion fault" warning light.
8. The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?" before deploying.
9. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the antenna.
10. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally Road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50 percent or more. Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the Justice Department.
11. Every time GM introduced a new car, car buyers would have to learn to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.
12. You'd have to press the "start" button to turn the engine off.
I have used the Progressive app on my phone as proof of insurance with officers. This IS actually standard practice in many states (Tennessee, for example, completely allows digital proof of insurance). Every time I have showed proof of insurance to an officer this way, they have never taken my phone back to their car. They saw that I had insurance and that was good enough for them and they didn't ask any other questions.
As for the "battery is dead" issue, that should be a non-issue in the car if you have a car charger for your phone.
Also have several external USB drives for storage:
5 TB Seagate (USB 3)
3 TB Western Digital (USB 2)
1 TB Western Digital (USB 3)
500 GB Samsung (USB 3) -- used to mirror the SSD drive as backup using Time Machine
Also: TextWrangler, LibreOffice
LibreOffice isn't needed on a Mac anymore. They all come with Pages, Numbers and Keynote (Apple's version of Microsoft Office). Office runs, too, but isn't free. I would rank Pages/Numbers/Keynote over LibreOffice in terms of compatibility by a long shot.
I have a very small mind and must live with it. -- E. Dijkstra