Anything other than "scary computers" being the cause would be nice.
I run a Linux kernel on 4 out of the 5 PC/laptops I own, and spend 90% of my time screen-time on them. I organize my photos in <shameface>Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer 8</shameface> on Windows. Elements can be made to tag the metadata into the JPEGs so that its database can be reconstructed just from the files, and it has a reasonable tagging interface. However, my photos probably only amount to 500GiB or so, going back to the 1990s, and I don't bother with raw, so my load isn't high.
I suspect FTDI's counter-argument would be:
"Our driver detected an anomoly with the 232 chip, and reassigned its PID to prevent possible future serious damage."
..."people hate change but they'll learn to love it"
It's mostly true. The early Gnome 3 annoyed me so much ("I want my clock on the bottom of the screen, dammit!") that I changed to KDE4 and XFCE (on low memory systems). KDE was infuriating, but once I'd figured out how to disable, e.g., Akonadai and Konqueror, I learned to like it. (Dolphin is good! Window title bars on the left edge is a godsend for widescreen use.) XFCE was similar enough to Gnome 2 for me not to notice it much.
...and software updates are usually distributed by bank internal networks
I'm not sure I like the idea of rogue ATMs on the internal bank network.
So figure this thing can be built for 20k. And you manage to save $1k a year. It will take 20 years to pay off...
That's at $0.05/kWh. In California the CPUC demands $0.34/kWh if you run more than 4 light bulbs.
The package man2html (installed by default on my server) had a cgi script starting #!/bin/sh. Urk.
Apple is somewhat special. See, for example:
Institutional ownership of Apple shares has declined as funds question the company’s ability to increase revenue long term, Morgan Stanley said in a report this week. Apple’s 30 largest shareholders own a record low 30 percent of shares outstanding, down from a peak of 40 percent in 2009, according to the report.
Here's the link.
Sorry: this chart is clearer. (Didn't really want the 10-yr bonds in there too!)
Here's a chart of 25 years of natual gas prices. See if you can work out why NG is not a panacea.