well, on my computer it shortened startup time by about 10% (not much), the shutdown time however is another matter. if i forget to unmount nfs, it pauses for 2 minutes showing countdown and then continues shutdown. i've had many wtf moments with systemd.
oooh, could this be the right time for gnu/linux people to start posting their uptime?
i once watched a guide on how to change the screen on my phone. i remember thinking i'd actually pay for that. but that was it. it was about 5 years ago. every other video i could happily live without.
what makes youtube so ubuquitous is that it's a kind of pastebin for videos. you don't need to care about storage cost even if only 2 people view your video in a year and you don't need to care about bandwidth if 10000 people decide to watch your video at the same time. youtube is just there and ready for any kind of load.
on the topic of cleverness; my recently assembled Ikea Pax drawers have plastic nails in them. i'm glad my other furniture's manufacturer isn't that clever.
while i was assembling those drawers, i had a 10 minute sitting down WTF moment, contemplating returning the whole shebang. then the wife came and made me finish it.
i wouldn't trust it not to connect to a free wifi from a van parked outside. fortunately, this is purely hypothetical for me. i do not own a TV. i set one up for my mother (with raspberry pi) and felt happy with the setup. then i set one up just like that for my mother-in-law. if i were to own a tv, i'd set it up just the same (and then never turn it on). i'm simply too picky about what i let my offspring watch. eden tv http://eden.uktv.co.uk/ is probably the only tv channel i consider worth watching.
not sure. that's why if i had a smartTV i'd dangle my man-bits and hairy behind in front its camera every time i walked past it. "you wanna watch? here you go, mr nsa. claw your eyes out."
seriously, i want my TV to be as dumb as possible and fed content by an easily upgradeable computer.
i'd rather have a tablet that doesn't look like it was designed by an "equal opportunities" employee.
to give an obligatory car analogy:
nobody cares what's under the hood of "kia soul" or "fiat multipla".
i played with making filesystems RO and logging to a remote syslog server + using shm/tmpfs wherever i could but i ended up using overlayFS which is similar to what you suggested. the iterative steps were quite fun though. i should have taken notes.
not only that, but unlike alternatives, this is the only one I found that my TV's USB port can power. so my B+ is powered by TV and feeds the TV via HDMI. I'm not sure even this newer version will be able to live without an external power adaptor. I know nobody cares but I for one won't be upgrading anytime soon.
I did have to make some changes to raspbian's filesystems so that switching off TV didn't leave dirty bits on filesystems, but it was fun tinkering with it.
this is why i'm waiting for a phone with Intel CPU+GPU. for now, intel's phone cpus come with powervr gpu which is probably the most linux unfriendly gpu there is. anybody remember intel gma 500? i'm not stepping in that sh*t again.
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or you can just buy it from oracle. they have 2 types of kit. one has a wheelmouse, the other has a 3 button mouse:
although for a slightly different reason, this is exactly how i run our openvpn network. whenever somebody from our company went on a trip to a country where SIP telephony was blocked (yes, it's you UAE!), they took a small raspberrypi-like box (dreamplug) with them whose only purpose was to create an openvpn tunnel via port 443.
i analysed the first couple of packets captured in wireshark and there's pretty much no difference between this and https.
Windows 8.1 with Bing is listed at $10 per copy for Intel-based tablets under nine inches in screen size. But after a "configuration discount," of $10, OEMs get that SKU for those tablets for free. For tablets with screen sizes of smaller than or equal to 10.1 inches, the Windows 8.1 with Bing SKU is listed at $25 per copy, with the same $10 "configuration discount," resulting in a $15 per copy cost for OEMs.
There's another related SKU that is also meant to help stimulate the market for mobile devices running Windows. The "Windows 8.1 with Bing and Office 365 Personal" is another low-price SKU available to OEMs. Like the Windows with Bing SKU, this one also requires OEMs to set Bing search and MSN.com as the defaults (changeable by users) on new PCs. This SKU also includes a free, 12-month subscription to Office 365 Personal.
The prices with Office 365 are identical to those for the Bing SKU without Office 365, meaning Microsoft effectively is giving away a year subscription to Office 365 Personal to OEMs for free.