Read the comments in the link you posted, that update does not add DX10 or DX11 to XP, it only updates DX9 when installed on XP.
Later on...guess what? Microsoft decided to allow DX11 to run as well: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us...
Wrong... the update you linked only installs the latest updates to DX9.0c when installed on XP. It does not add DX10 or DX11 to XP. When installed on Vista or 7 it includes DX10 and DX11.
If you are a Comcast Internet customer, you can already use Xfinity WiFi where it's available, even if you aren't providing this service to them.
On the other hand, Android has problems with "signed code". Yes. That's right. Android has problems with it's "app store". This isn't your grandfather's Windows style malware.
"Android accounted for 97% of all mobile malware in 2013, but only 0.1% of those were on Google Play"
What does the Department of Energy have to do with it?
How does which build tools you use make you a good or bad programmer? You're trying to answer a completely different question than what the headline is asking.
The answer to the question in the headline is NO. A good IDE just increases a good programmer's productivity and (at best) helps a bad programmer slide by, it doesn't change good programmers to bad or vice versa. None of which has anything to do with build tools.
The manufacturer would be putting the toll in your computer or device, not DARPA. DARPA is just trying to invent the tech to do it. According to TFA, the validation would also be done by an "industry-owned server."
From TFA, emphasis mine:
After a scan, an inexpensive appliance (perhaps a smartphone) uploads a serial number to a central, industry-owned server. The server sends an unencrypted challenge to the dielet, which sends back an encrypted answer and data from passive sensors-like light exposure-that could indicate tampering, DARP said.
DARPA won't be "running the program"
That hasn't been my experience. I don't get many signature required packages, but when I do, they don't leave it at the door, they leave the sticker with options to pick it up and when they'll try again.
If the package is "Signature Required", they will not leave it at your doorstep.
Chromecast works with iOS too. I'm unclear how your "usage rates" of Android vs iOS really relate to Chromecast.
Chromecast works with Android 2.3 and up... so about 98% of devices in use today. I don't know where the AC got 2 years from as Chromecast was released less than a year ago.
Chromecast was released less than a year ago.
Koushik Dutta wrote an app called AllCast to cast videos stored locally on an Android device to Chromecast by reverse-engineering the (then closed) APIs. Google then changed the APIs to break his app. Koushnik then changed AllCast to cast to anything but Chromecast (Roku, AppleTV, Google TV, Samsung TVs, etc). Now that the Chromecast APIs are available to everyone, he will update AllCast to support Chromecast again.