Vapourware is a bit harsh. There were delays, and the end result is not the miracle hardware that some people expected for $100, but they did make and ship the hardware, controllers and create an app store that had games in it. They were also up front about the Ouya hardware, and people were free to consider whether or not they thought it was good enough for a cheap small games console.
Can you use the Ouya controller with your Nexus 7? It is a standard Bluetooth controller, yeah?
The devices run Android, and thus gain from being able to play Android games.
Ouya has its own app store where games that are optimised for the Ouya are sold. By optimised, I mean more than just targeting the hardware, but also how it is used - controller on a TV, rather than touch-screen device.
As you can imagine, this can be quite hit and miss. Additionally, the Ouya hardware fell behind the market fairly quickly because of its use of a Tegra 3 which is actually quite poor in terms of graphical power. A Tegra 4 iteration should do a lot to fix this, although a Tegra K1 would be most optimal.
If Apple cared about this market, they would stick an A7 in the next Apple TV and thrash the Ouya senseless with superior hardware, and their app store and developer mindshare (everyone would optimise their iOS games for the Apple TV fairly rapidly).
...it seems likely that the ARM Architecture License the Intel acquired in the Digital takeover/litigation mess also transferred to Marvell.
I expect that you would be eligible for the subsidy for three years, or for your first degree (for long running degrees like medicine, where higher earnings afterwards would make it well worth investing up front in free education).
I also expect that the rate of tax required to fund it (and repay the initial upfront investment) would be more than 3%.
You could also target the free education at courses that are deemed valuable to the country's economic development and future - i.e., sciences, maths, engineering, rather than media studies, equine science and history of art.
Yes, this is the sort of task-oriented dedicated function blocks for video decode and encode that have been popular in GPU, ARM SoC and now x86 "APU" for quite some time.
Useless for high quality encoding, but great for standard consumer uses, quick encoding and transcoding of all those phone videos.
The PS4 probably uses VCE for its TwitchTV integration, for example.
Does Tizen support Android apps in any manner? (i.e., in a manner like BlackBerry 10 supports Android apps).
If not, the software ecosystem is going to be very poor, and kill the device.
If it does, then third-party native software is probably never going to get written.
But the model with disk drive and 128KB RAM was $1269 on its own, $1459 with DOS and a keyboard and a keyboard cord ($20!)...
To use the decent graphics modes, which used 32KB system RAM, you needed the 128KB version. The graphics interfered with the CPU when it needed memory, slowing it down.
But it had potential, but IBM probably wasn't the company to achieve it.
It's far easier to transfer the domains away from them and not run into the problem in the first place. Let them know why you are transferring the names, of course.
In addition, the credit card chargeback facility exists for a reason. Enough of them and the company's payment merchant can choose to put a block on the company's merchant account and ability to take payments.
Yeah, that sounds quite sane and achievable, and the fixture has loads of room to put the electronics.
Most people bin them, just like most people bin batteries.
But (at least in the UK) most supermarkets have battery recycling bins - it wouldn't be hard to add a CFL recycling bin to encourage recycling once they die.
If it dies after a week, then return it on your next trip to the shop, which will undoubtedly be within the warranty period of the bulb. It's the cheap electronics they put in mass produced CFLs, that's why some die early. They seem sensitive to less than ideal electricity supplies (and temperature).
The worry is that LED bulbs and CFLs share very compact electronics, and that is what dies most of the time. Hopefully the LED bulbs currently have higher quality electronics being a premium product at the moment.
Overall, the electricity savings make up for the additional cost many times over, even if the odd bulb dies too quickly.
CFLs are evil, expensive, toxic, and they don't last anywhere near as long as the packaging claims.
Nope. How can an inert thing be "evil"?
Nope. They're pretty cheap these days. Not as cheap up-front as an incandescent, but the savings in power more than make up for it.
Nope. If you're talking about the trace amount of mercury, you need to consider the mercury emitted by the power station burning coal to power your 100W dinosaur of a light.
Nope. Many people have 10, 20 year old CFLs still running.
Stop basing your opinions on cheap-ass CFLs sold by cost-cutting, quality-cutting retailers.
The problem with CFLs and LEDs is that they incorporate AC/DC electronics in every bulb. It is this that usually fails, rather than the bulb. Obviously, with electronics, it usually dies quick, if it's going to die, and you can take it back to the store for a replacement under warranty. The solution in the long term is that houses should have DC lighting circuits, and one, high quality, AC/DC convertor for all the sockets. Fine for new builds, but nobody will want to rewire, so the electronics in every bulb is here, probably for a long long time.
And yes, occasionally an incandescent can last a long time. And for all that time, it is burning 60W or 100W, rather than ~20W. And for this reason, the people who benefit most from up-front expensive bulbs are the poorest, as the ongoing running costs save far more than the up-front cost.
(In 100 years we will probably have people running 100 year old LED bulbs too).
LED light quality is surprisingly good as well. IMO more agreeable than CFL.
You can post all the facts you want, but some people will still be whining about their precious dangerous hot wasteful incandescents.
Maybe you should try an infographic version of your post.
Oh, and don't forget the lifespan of the LED bulbs. On a per-year basis, and an average of 15 years (or 25 years) lifespan, you're talking about 50 cents a year for the bulb itself - probably lower than the cost for incandescents given how frequently they fail.
You won't be able to convince some people that this is a problem.
Yeah, I know (having used Linux for 15 years) to untar the tarball, how to untar a tarball, where to put it, how to symlink it, etc.
What we need is a downloaded script that add a PPA and apt-get installs the software using that PPA, and thus integrates that software with the standard application management software. Not that this wouldn't be a shocking way to introduce a million horrible bits of malware, etc, onto a system. Maybe third-party PPA systems could be authorised by a distro as being safe somehow, using certificates or something.