We'll be lucky to be halfway off XP on the desktop by 2013. Between user resistance, licensing restrictions, compliance requirements, tight replacement budgets, and vendors dragging their feet, I'll be supporting thousands of XP installs until 2014.
File server (ppc powermac)
desktop x 3 (iMac & 2 homebuilt game rigs)
Laptop x 4 (MacBook pro & 3 windows)
iPhone x 3
iPad x 2
PS3 x 2
Extra credit - I cabled the house myself
going into orbit
that Monday was spent filling out reams of paperwork. still hasn't been replaced, still a hole in the ceiling.
and now, with the technology to realize the fantastic settings
60% is 'a mandate' 30% is 'a political party'
Having said that
Maybe letting the military play with these toys and the wrinkly contractors pocket a few bills yields a technology that might be useful at some indeterminate future point?
Has that ever happened before? Maybe more importantly
Speaking sentimentally (my father was military turned wrinkly contractor)
"The range of topics covered here is very wide and I don't know abc of several things discussed here"
makes you 'wise' in the Socratic sense, negating the description "stupid"
unfortunately, the location of this discussion reinforces the second descriptor
This is true, but the key difference is that people aren't mucking about with the latest installation of their airbag, and criminals aren't gaining access to peoples' cars without their knowledge and tampering with the airbag; in other words, if the airbag fails it's very likely the manufacturer's fault, they exercise almost total control over the system in the vast majority of cars.
Contrast this to computer security problems, which are sometimes the fault of the security provider (in this case Microsoft) but just as often (if not more often) is the result of user interference (people misunderstanding how the security system works or disabling security altogether) and malicious intent.
The real culprit isn't Microsoft, but the people who write malware; for some reason we don't spend much time blaming the criminal and we heap all our discontent on Microsoft. Maybe because they're the easy target here. At any rate, hopefully this shows why a lawsuit against Microsoft is illogical; they do not have sufficient control over the situation to prosecute them.
Forza is to Gran Turismo as Road and Track is to Top Gear.
Forza is about cars. Gran Turismo is about driving. Until i see crazy shit like the Model T, crazy 60's racers, and the DeLorean in Forza, no sale. Gran Turismo is a love letter to the car. Forza's a book report.
I think those 40 miles are travelled with a 16 KWh battery pack - so, you should compare the cost of 16 kWh of electricity against about a gallon of gas.