NO, Code execution in a browser CANNOT escalate privileges.... none of those applications have sufficient rights to change the
Way to miss the point. If they had the rights to write to
DC is harder to turn off safely. A high current contactor will arc under both AC and DC - but an AC arc tends to be self extinguishing
There's also the issue of touching the live wire. If you touch a DC main, your hand will spasm and you're likely to end up gripping it. If you touch AC, then you feel a buzzing at the frequency, but it's a lot easier to pull away.
He doesn't do laundry - but the charity he donates clothes is forced to do it. He's basically pushed the environmental impact, energy and cost of laundry onto some other 3rd party
That's fairly minor in comparison with the energy cost of having a new set of clothes shipped all of the way from China every time whatever he's wearing gets dirty. Does he really think that producing new clothes and shipping them half way around the world has a lower energy cost than running a washer-dryer for a couple of hours?
Windows Phone is pretty nice. It's main drawback is the lack of apps (which is hard to fix, as no one wants to develop for a platform with few users and no one wants to buy a phone with no software). It's main problem selling is that people associate it with Windows on the desktop, which is a usability disaster that somehow manages to get worse each version, in spite of having passed the point where people thought it couldn't get any worse some time ago.
7. DOS (vs CP/M)
8. Doublespace (vs Stacker)
9. Windows (vs GEM)
10. XBox (vs Nintendo / Sega / Sony)
It's actually hard to think of a successful Microsoft product that hasn't followed this pattern.
Elop came in when Nokia had failed to produce anything to compete with the iPhone or even with a moderately decent Android handset. He managed to persuade Microsoft to buy Nokia for what now turns out to be a significant multiple of their real value. Of all the companies that benefitted from this, Microsoft was pretty low down the list.