if you are one of a hundret selling android devices you need something to be distinguished with from the others. So they add on their on UI so customers see it as a better android handset as the ones from other manufacturers. If you submitt it back to android then all will eventually have it and you are just one in the android soup again....
The opposite is true. Since every car must take any technical problems of other cars into consideration, such as communication problems, you old cars are covered.
It needs to be designed in a way that the whole system improves marginally just with every car which gets assimilated into this rolling fleet of borg drones. Then you can deploy it car by car.
Leaving out the "executable content" from PDFs does not shield you from exploits at all. Hostile input can still trigger all sorts of bad reactions including complete takeover. A bug can turn any simple viewer into executing the document.
Thats the exact timeframe. The feature was introduced in Windows 2000.
When it comes to Arthur C. Clarke quotes, I like the following one at least as much:
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
The one likely exception to that is that we probably won't ever come up with a way to travel faster than light.
are you a distinguished but elderly scientist ?
"Today's robots are very primitive, capable of understanding only a few simple instructions such as 'go left', 'go right', and 'build car'." --John Sladek