If by "now" you mean in the year 2014, you might have a point.
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"We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook."
Good riddance to bad rubbish
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A constitutional amendment requiring public funding of all federal elections.
#1 -- everything you would do on a touch-based smartphone (minus making calls), except with 4x the screen real-estate. It makes a huge difference, especially in web browsing.
#2 -- consume content in comfort. I hate watching TV or movies on my computer, but in bed or on the couch, it's a pleasure. It's also a decent book reader (unless you are outside in the sun). Yes, you can do this with a laptop, but when you compare the two, the pad is way more comfortable, portable and easier to set aside.
#3 -- Apps, apps, apps. You will likely find 2-3 apps that you can't live without. I have Ampkit+, which is an amp and effects simulator and recording device that replicates thousands of dollars' worth of equipment for about $50, including the input dongle. Many of the games rival console games in graphics and immersion, most for under $10. There are plenty of SSH, VNC and other network apps for very cheap (compared to desktop software).
On top of those three reasons, the convenience of instant-on cannot be over emphasized.
"Most of them could care less about the man."
If they could care less, that means that they care some. I think you meant to say they couldn't care less.
"I understand there's sort of a holy aura around the president, where he's viewed as some sort of quasi-deity because he's not George W. Bush"
Nobody claims these things except people who don't like him.
"People that are watching Mythbusters are already interested in science and that sort of thing, why is bringing politics into the show going to influence people to like science?"
The whole point is to get people to watch Mythbusters who don't normally watch the show. Then they might see that science doesn't have to be boring and develop an interest in it.
No buffering, according to this article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20100917/tc_pcworld/samsunggalaxytabfaq
"All content from the Media Hub is offered as downloads over Wi-Fi. There will be no online streaming through the Samsung Media Hub."
Shouldn't be that hard to figure out. Firefly cost $3 - $4 million per episode to produce, so you'd need 4 million people willing to pay $1 per episode. According to Wikipedia, the average weekly viewership for Firefly was 4.4 million, so the only barrier to this working is distribution. Hey, maybe Apple could help with that...
Another anecdote to offer support to what you're saying. I was at a poker game the other night and noticed that two of the other guys also had iPhone 4s. I asked them about their reception and both said they hadn't had any problems and couldn't replicate the problem -- neither one was using a case. I have a case on my phone now, but I used it without a case for 3 weeks and was able to reproduce the bar drop one time when I was in a fairly weak signal area. It dropped from 3 bars to 1. I haven't dropped a call in the month that I've owned the phone.
I think this is a real issue that affects a very small percentage of owners of the phone.
How in the world does "I can hear it now..." followed by your fantasy imaginings of things that no one actually posted constitute "valid criticism" of Apple, who in this case did nothing other than release the source code of 27 year old software for the general public to play with?
I wouldn't go so far as to call it hate, but there's something going on behind your post beyond criticism. It comes across as a bit pathological.