Probably shared a Nickelback album on KaZaa back in '03.
Apple nor Google are particularly well known for being fond of supporting tech that, on average, would not receive a hardware upgrade for 11 years for any user.
No one in tech does that. But the insinuation that Apple is a worst offender here is demonstrably false. Backward compatibility for both iOS and Mac OS X go back as far as the hardware itself will allow, and Apple is, for all its other faults (and they are many), a role model in this particular instance.
The smart watch market is really nascent, Pebble notwithstanding, while the TV market is saturated and cut-throat. A low barrier of entry makes the watch market, while niche, possibly more profitable than trying to crack into they hyper-competitive TV market.
Not down-the-line. Fox News is solidly propagandizing immigration amnesty and aggregation of police power to the state. It is not pro-conservative; it is pro-business, and a thinking conservative does well to be wary of considering it a friendly media outlet.
Alternatively, it's easier to switch now, because there are too many wedge issues for any one person to be ideologically wedded to a single party unless that person is a single issue voter.
Sure it is. Just int he case of Cuba, that corporation happens to be the State.
Oh. Dear. You had it right, after all. I'm going to go crawl into my "I was wrong on the internet" hole and die now.
You got that quote backwards. "Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head." - Georges Clemenceau
My first thought was Dice clickbait; but on second thought, I realized that Slashdot's readership is becoming more and more hyper-political and hyper-partisan, and that's why pure science and nerd culture posts have only the title displayed on the front page, and political, religious, or other contentious posts go in the "Top of the..." list. I blame an influx of people from 4chan and Reddit.
Or we will start an international arms race that will make the Military Channel of 2050 way more bad ass than the one we got right now.
No mirror is 100% reflective; a fraction of light energy is absorbed by the material making up the mirror. The reflective portion of a mirror is a metal film. A high-energy laser will overcome its reflective properties and burn the metal film. There are metals (like beryllium) that will reflect up to 98% of light energy, but the cost to cover an entire vehicle or structure in thick enough beryllium to negate the effects of the laser would be stupendous (and you would have to cover everything; lasers are intended to be surgical weapons; an operator would strike un-mirrored targets when possible, assuming mirror armor becomes a real thing).
But I will settle for space lasers.
Well, if one prefers to view the web as 1990's GeoCities home pages, that is one's prerogative.
"ghoulish partisan politicization"? Would that be like putting the entire blame on "the conductor"
Uhh... no? Maybe if President Obama or some other prominent politician was the conductor, maybe?
That statement doesn't mean what you probably think it means. The other GOP candidates have said "knowing what we know now, I would not have gone to war," while Marco Rubio goes a step further and says, "and neither would GWB." That Jeb Bush is still vacillating on the issue means he's tone-deaf, stubborn, or simply not in the loop. Given his lack of ability to demonstrate foreign policy awareness, I suspect the later.