That's not a monopoly. Microsoft was leveraging a huge installed base of Windows (completely separate app/OS space) for Internet Explorer installs - you're comparing apples and oranges.
I'll add one more: Dungeons of Daggorath. I played it on a TRS-80.
They are too cheap to just reimburse you at a flat $50 rate for your cell phone
This is exactly what they do where I currently work, but not for all employees - only ones that require a phone or have a measurable benefit to having one. It works out to about 50% of the bill. I don't have any issues with that as most vendors/etc I deal with very rarely call outside of office hours. Heck, I just got off my cell phone as I was using it for a work related call. (I have unlimited minutes...)
As an extra bonus, I got to put my personal cell phone on a work sponsored plan through our cell phone carrier (the minutes are unlimited to North America, both calls and texting) - this immediately saved me about $45 a month! I still receive and pay the bill personally, and work still reimburses the flat $50. Heck, we were told we could go onto the cell plan even if we didn't need it for work as the bills don't get sent to the company.
I've got no complaints.
Since the 90s, direct broadcast satellite has been an option for the overwhelming majority of people. If you've got any way to put a tiny dish where it'll have a view towards the equator, you can get subscription TV while avoiding your local cable monopoly.
Maybe. Where I am the most popular satellite company (Star Choice) was bought out by the cable company (Shaw.) They even named the satellite company to Shaw Direct.
Can you guess what happened with the service and prices? Yep, prices skyrocketed, the satellite prices are on par with the cable prices now, when they used to be less than half. As for service, good luck trying to talk to someone there. Hold times are atrocious.
Or Tic Tac Toe...
Yeah, nothing like playing a game and having an ad pop up as you are about to make a move... Tic-Tac-DOH!
At this point I agree they'd be better off discontiuing it. Moving forward, they should pick another browser to bundle with Windows, and write a module for it that enables GPO processing on the new browser. AFAIK there's still not another browser that has features for centrally managing installs for large-scale deployments...
Well, it'd be pretty funny to see someone wearing a 25 lb headset attached to an iPhone...
Just think of the bored teenagers that don't want to go on the family vacation. Yep, they'll rig the car to not go anywhere leaving mom and dad scratching their heads...
What good is a get-away car that stops at every red/yellow light and yields to pedestrians?
Well, presumably cop cars would be autonomous as well, liability would be outright insane otherwise. So basically the cop car is going to do the same thing as your car, so the chase will go on infinitely!
Getting something you can fall back on, even temporarily, is a good idea. When I went to college, I learned how to do food prep and work at a grill. This actually proved to be quite invaluable to me now as I still enjoy cooking meals, most of the people I know don't.
There are problems with running individual A/C units. Firstly, I figured out that having 2-3 separate A/C units costs as much as the one big one to cool my place (smaller place, 1100 sq ft.)
Second is eventually you get cool air meeting warm air in the house and you get humidity problems. It sucks.
Have you tried a recent kernel? ALSA seems to support it.
On August 31, 2009 the driver (snd-ctxfi) was included in release of ALSA 1.0.21.
This sounds like the first baby steps towards developing a drug-free method of dropping patients out of consciousness, maybe even with little to no side effects.
Well, except for that hole in your head...
I was in a 2013 model recently, and the Civic is still pretty damn noisy.
Listed in the ingredients is "microcrystalline cellulose", also known as wood fiber. Fast-food chains have been using this for quite some time due to the cost effectiveness.
This is also not just in meat, but in all sorts of ingredients like cheese, sauces, etc."