nobody is saying that you can't dual boot your own hardware, they are just saying they aren't going to sell it like that out of the box, which is their prerogative.
$120/year for 1 TB is more than 9 times what I'd pay for 5 years of a 1 TB internal SATA
please indulge me. you said you could run the same setup for 9x less than $120, over 5 years, right? so $120 / 9 = $13, over 5 years is $13 / 5 = $3 per year, right?
i'm no mathologist, but i'm pretty sure the $47 / year in power is already a lot greater than the $3 / year you quoted, right?
you all you did was factor in the cost of the drive itself, that's $50 for a 1TB drive
that's a ridiculous comparison. just some of the many, many things you forgot about,
1. a backup mechanism, that probably involves multiple other drives and a computer
2. networking hardware and a broadband connection (if you are talking about parity w/ drive)
3. electricity to power all this stuff 24x7. just the electricity to power the rig is going to be around $20 / month.
4. your time maintaining the whole setup
If you take a photo of your own nude baby child and upload it to your Google Drive, I'm sure the law is badly written enough to the point that you were "uploading child porn on the Internet".
give me some references where someone have been prosecuted for child porn for uploading pictures of their own children to a non-shared, non-public account. no? well, i still hope you achieved your goal of scaring some luddites today.
the article you linked says that $1b rules only the most "mature" proposals, but there are other options. so what was your point? if they can't execute the most expensive option, they shouldn't bother trying anything?
people can wear skirts all they like, and choose how much or little they want to expose of themselves in public. if you re concerned about some out of focus dark weird angle shot of your panties, i'd suggest not wearing a skirt.
or, people could get over it. if it bothers you, cover it up. we don't need anymore laws.
yeah those idiots at NASA that landed a buggy-sized nuclear powered rover on mars.
they have a pretty good track record. maybe they expect technology to improve to the point where costs will go down as the mission progresses? i tend to put more credence in what NASA has to say than you. nice analogy though.
Discover (verb): To be found by a white person
sigh. if a large part of the world doesn't know something exists, and a member that larger society finds that thing and tells the larger part of the world about it, they discovered it. it's a discovery to the society that didn't know about it.
yes, we all know people were living in america before it was visited by europeans. you didn't just drop some massive reality shaker on us. don't look for racism where it doesn't exist. that makes you the racist.
Since Europa seems one of the most likely worlds in the Solar System other than Earth where we have some hope of finding extant life
i think we already found life on earth.
I really have no idea what any of my colleagues earn (within salary bands), but I have no reason to think there is a difference. Certainly both make and female seem to be as happy with their packages.
just like your employer likes it. keeping wages a secret keeps everyone's wages down. in stead of paying people fairly according to their contributions, they can pay people what they can get away with. would you be happy w/ your compensation if you knew bob who doesn't show up until lunch time and takes off at 2pm every friday makes $30k more than you per year?
Flash's core problem is that it's used for advertisements in a busy-wait loop
right, the problem's with the code, not flash. you can put any system in a busy wait loop and watch it burn up the CPU.
Now multiply this by the 10 or so
if you put 10x animations on a website using any technology it's going to burn your CPU.
Now you can't even play a 10 year old flash file without losing frames.
flash video woks fine any modern mobile devices and all computers. it's still used by many large scale sites.
How do you measure market share? By units sold?
no, by the number of users.
Or by percentage of sales volume in dollars?
It's a massive battery
negative, at least on android, the flash process is nice and quiet and the browser is in the background / screen is off. maybe you are into leaving your phone screen locked on and showing a flash page. in that case, you are right.
the first notable thing is that Apple sells more than Samsung, Asus, Amazon, and Lenovo combined
OMFG you found the truth! seriously, TFA is about OS market share not manufacturer. so?
And can you say that these are truly Android tablets if they have some sort of modified android 2.3?
yes. what else would they be? and BTW, there are almost zero tablets that ever ran android 2.3, and android 3.x has almost no percent of the market according to the stats, so that means they are running 4.x.