I know what a netmask is, and I'm still far away from reaching that million.
Retired sysadmin, in transition to developer.
why anyone thought forced delinking will ever work?
it just draws more attention to what you are trying to delink
it seems so absurd. i can't imagine a group of adults believing in or supporting such a ridiculous concept
I'm from Europe and I think this is absurd. It's not like we're one homogeneous mind that agrees on everything.
When people applaud Apple, design is often one of the things they applaud. How about non-removable batteries as bad design?
I bought an Android partly because I can carry a tiny spare battery, and replace it if needed, instead of carrying a charger or an even bigger battery to charge my phone.
The battery is clearly removable. According to the summary they will replace it for you if it drops below 80 % and they would not be able to do that if it was non-removable. Just because you can't quickly and easily remove it yourself doesn't mean that it's not removable. It is removable, you just need some time and tools to do it.
Forced Opt-in by default is ILLEGAL in the EU.
Opt-in in the EU is by LAW/Directives to be OPTIONAL by default.
Another example of American companies not understanding nor giving a fuck about our rights in Europe.
I hope somebody takes them to the EU courts over these practices. Same with the annoying defaults of installing Chrome on installers.
Google is already in the courts, time to bring Yahoo in and many others (Valve with steam etc). Apple has been through it with iTunes.
Another example of Europeans not understanding that their laws don't apply in America.
Inside thousands of labs all over the world there are testing devices worth tens of billions of dollars running on XP
The OS upgrade path is next to none
You don't update software on medical equipment anyway. That thing would have to be recertified.
Q: What guarantee do we have that these binary blobs don't contain root kits? A: None.
This really isn't acceptable.
Would you feel better if the CPU/GPU came with the firmware preloaded? I agree that it's not ideal but the code is not loaded into the kernel, it's loaded into the hardware by the kernel.
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