You're probably confusing Finland and Norway...
And I wouldn't call some forum rehosting external images on their own servers "vendor lock-in".
I've been in many, MANY poorly-maintained taxis, often with egregious flaws.
In Germany, as was parent's example?
Otherwise I would assume that there aren't such regulations/requirements or they aren't enforced.
I've yet to see an Uber car that is even close to this level of disrepair.
Give it 5-10 years or whenever the current Uber drivers have to get a new one.
Don't mix taking pictures with distributing them.
I'm pretty sure the German case was about distributing pictures, not taking them.
Uh, "not sure if serious"!?
Forget compile time bugs or errors in algorithm, think more towards project management, development processes, maintainability, impact of requirement changes or new feature requests to a large project after it's basically done etc.
I don't know if maps is a steaming pile, but I do know that the new maps and especially street view are really, really sluggish in comparison to classic.
As a n00b driver in a big city with heavy traffic I loved being able to "drive" through key points of an unknown route the day before to see what the streets were like, what lane would be best before entering a 5-lane-roundabout, what the parking situation near the destination looked like etc.
F_ck that with the new version, too slow; even on an i7, there's almost no such thing as having a _quick_ look.
Because it lacks a lot of things, has some visual bugs and lots of crashes.
Sounds like if they manage to make it lose data and corrupt settings upon upgrading the k* programs, they'll have kept the user experience consistent with 4.
Radio stations are usually limited to a relatively small geographic reach due to the physics of radio waves. The Internet has no boundaries. Larger reach means more potential value for advertisers.
I have to disagree with that one; I doubt that this is an advantage.
I think that small geographic reach can be an advantage if the region is sufficiently populated.
I haven't listened to a lot of radio in years, but when I did, there were lots of adverts by local businesses or the regional branches of bigger chains; you don't have e.g Ford advertising how awesome their new trucks are, you have some car dealership with a couple of local branches promoting zero interest payment plans.
I don't think there are many brands where it's a selling point that a stream is really popular in New York, Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Vienna; even with globally operating brands it's likely that there isn't a global marketing department paying for spots, but national ones who might want to tailor the ads they're paying for to the local market (not to mention language).
It's a potentially(!) large audience of people lots of ad buyers don't care about
I don't know when you last posted a picture on Fark, but Fark has been rehosting posted images on their servers for some time now.
The universe is an island, surrounded by whatever it is that surrounds universes.