Later models of the Transformer run Windows desktop apps. See Transformer Book T100.
The problem comes when one of these iPad-only "many people" comes to need one of the many applications that is not available for the iPad. If he has only an iPad, there's the sticker shock of buying a whole new computer.
"DSLR remote shooting" makes me think it's a tablet connected wirelessly to a digital interchangeable-lens camera.
Why pay $500 for an iPad that can only do a small number of things if you could get a Surfrace Pro that can do so much more
Because the Surface Pro 3 costs even more than an iPad Air, though a Transformer Book or Nextbook is cheaper. And there are plenty of applications that are on iOS but not Windows, such as games and messaging applications. If the game you want to play is exclusive to iOS, or the family member with whom you wish to communicate uses a proprietary instant messaging application that is available only for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, then a Surface Pro isn't going to be the best choice.
Of course, my Nook (and I'm pretty sure Kindle these days) is basically an Android Tablet when all is said and done....
True, Kindle Fire is a tablet running the Fire OS distribution of Android. But I think tlhIngan was contrasting tablets with the e-ink Kindle readers, which are more like the Nook Simple Touch.
You have a smartphone, you have a tablet, and you have the PC.
Except some people don't have the PC. Instead of engaging in productive activities that work better on a PC, they do without. One user predicted that this would happen in five years, but it's happening now.
the laptop too big and heavy and uncomfortable
Even a 10" laptop like the "netbooks" that were in fashion from 2008 to 2012?
Jobs even did the mandatory car analogy - the PC is a truck - a very versatile vehicle that can do tons of things, but to be honest, there are times when a car is far better.
To complete this analogy, someone who can use a car most of the time and only occasionally needs to do these "tons of things" can rent a truck, such as a moving truck from U-Haul or a pickup truck from The Home Depot. Is there a comparable PC rental ecosystem?
Mapper chips were invented for Video Chess but weren't actually used in the final release, which was squeezed into 4096 bytes. (source)
My source states that a checkerboard has 64 squares, like a chessboard.
people met on the street and in taverns and in private rooms, completely beyond the ability of anyone to eavesdrop
but enforcement against illegal activity proceeded by infiltrating groups and other methods
it seems the feds are complaining they might have to actually engage in hard work
do your damn job
if the positive influence outweighs the negative
the absence of facebook won't make those problems go away. how do you make those problems go away? with influence. like facebook. a bastardized influence, in order to exist, is still an influence, and better than no influence at all
this is called realism
it trumps ineffectual dogmatic idealism, which is just as authoritarian and extreme as what you are complaining about
compromise always wins
if you want to lose, hold fast to extreme adherence to difficult demands and never budge. there's no better way to make yourself marginalized, ineffectual, and ignored
they'll start blocking proxies
yes, theoretically impossible to be watertight, but the whack-a-mole effort makes for a degraded dangerous existence for those seeking to use proxies
so you effectively banned facebook by forcing users to exert so much effort it's not worth it
culturally and politically, you've also antagonized turkey to go more silo
look at the constant "west is destroying us" ultranationalist bullshit in russia nowadays as an example of how turkey could go
so you let turkey have its way on the lightning rod topic of muhammad's face
then allow the more subtle influence to continue
time plus slow force can erode mountains
geologists should be in charge of topics like this
hard to tell if joking or not
if you're joking, thanks for the laugh
if not, well... you need help
you don't defeat authoritarianism or totalitarianism with the same sort of simplistic black-or-white ideological rigidity
it's not that simple
if he doesn't follow the laws turkey bans facebook. a facebook clone in turkey pops up instead. now all those connections to the outside world are greatly diminished. turkey becomes a social silo that stagnates
and so all the valuable positive subtle free speech influences that aren't live wire topics like muhammad's face are lost
by following turkey's authoritarian freedom crushing instructions that would otherwise get facebook banned, facebook remains influential in turkey in a positive way, in more subtle ways
you can't think of these nuanced complex issues in such blockheaded black-or-white "my way or the highway" rigid ways. that makes you something like turkey's authoritarianism actually
without bloating them by a factor of 10 by rendering them to WebM?
Many of the non-interactive videos can be found on Youtube now
That's what I was trying to avoid.
Similarly, most of the game concepts have been replicated in one way or another to various mobile devices.
Many of the mouse-based ones have. But the keyboard-based ones, like the falling object parkour game Tetris'd , wouldn't port very well to an input device that's a flat sheet of glass. I haven't seen a smartphone with a built-in gamepad other than perhaps the outdated, overpriced Xperia Play.