Those so thoroughly enamoured of Microsoft, that they endure Windows 8 as if it were not a non-functional eyesore? They'd also likely not venture far enough off the farm to Firefox - instead of scalding their retinas with IE.
San Francisco earlier than the mid-90's. Yes. Sorry you missed us...
Depends where. I live in SF most of most years. London is wonderful, if you got a bit of dosh, and I'm there a few months, pretty regularly. Back in Portobello area...
Paris is just a train ride away. Two tubes and a Eurostar? Downtown Paris, from your Kensington door step. Freakin' great town, if you've French friends. I don't think it would be livable, unless you spoke very good French, 'tho.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Oops, I should have said my inspiration for this comes from the annoying stores selling electric scooters that are legal to ride on a bike path because they have pedals. Non-functional, turned inwards, and connected by the flimsiest drive train, but legally, it makes the scooter an assisted bicycle. Much to my chagrin.
Actually, those things also have a max top speed - they can't go over something like 30mph or they're classified as a motorcycle which requires insurance, registration, helmet, license etc.
And apparently, removing the pedals is illegal too in some areas - that would change the classification to motorcycle, but because their top speed is too slow, they can't be put on the roads and cannot be registered. And because they're not bicycles anymore, they're not allowed as bicycle traffic, either, so they've got to be off the road.
Most devices will draw the max the charger will allow if they see the data channels shorted. I assume the charger will go into current limit (voltage will start to drop) once the maximum output of the charger is reached. Different charges from different phones may be rated different, but most still should provide a charge (even if slower). If plugged into a USB host (computer) it may be limited to 500mA or less.
Good chargers will current limit. Bad chargers blow up. We found that out the hard way trying to draw 1A out of a phone charger. What do you have? Good question - want to risk burning your house down?
I'd prefer the miniusb - nobody had issues w/ that - have no idea why they had to change
MiniUSB B is still around, mini A and mini AB are deprecated because the USB guys were on an OTG fetish and saw how manufacturers were just implementing USB Host using mini A and mini AB connectors. (OTG is not just USB Host, it' includes a few other things include HNP, role-switching, etc).
Since no one was implementing OTG (and no one still does), the USB guys deprecated the A and AB connectors in a huff because it was supposed to be for OTG, not Host.
To this day people still ask for USB OTG, but no one actually uses it to mean proper OTG. They just want "if I plug in an A cable, I want host, and if I plug in a B cable, I want client".
It's so bad that USB 3.0 got rid of OTG and call it a DRD - Dual Role Device because it can be both a Host and a Client.
I really don't care about dual booting - in my experience the machine spends most of its time in one environment, and the one time you do switch its got a months worth of patches to install.
Not a problem here. If you spend all your time in Windows that is, because you can bet the Android side won't get a lick of patches!
Would you like a picture of my nice nokia 5230 I still use to date?
Most phones nowadays use it because it became obvious that EU would mandate it if everyone didn't play ball a few years ago. Before it, manufacturers were making a mint off chargers.
Until they get on planes...
And in the meantime, Apple had Boot Camp since early versions of OS X and are also providing the Windows drivers for their own computers.
Welcome to 2014. Apple are the good guys.
And having installed Macs using Boot Camp, it's one of the slickest ways to install Windows. The tool basically creates a boot (DVD/USB/etc) with the drivers slipstreamed in and everything, so you install Windows and everything just works.
Previous versions of Boot Camp did require you to install the drivers after Windows, but modern versions slipstream them in, so after installing, everything is loaded. No need to hunt through Windows Update and websites downloading and installing drivers.
And no crapware, either. Only Apple can make installing Windows easy.
Well I think ultimately what they've been doing is fairly smart. It seems to me that they have a pattern of developing these things as part of the main project, integrating it in as an experimental/optional feature for a while, and then putting it as the default after the kinks have been worked out. I think a lot of the problem is a perception problem-- people see the roadmap and see the experimental state of the upgrade, and are disappointed when it's not ready as quickly as they expected.
I think if it were a closed-source company with only internal roadmaps, and these things were included in experimental/beta versions that were not released to the public, it would all be normal. It mostly seems problematic because it's FOSS and we get to see the messy behind-the-scenes development.
Of course, that's just my perception of what's going on, as someone who's interested but not knowledgeable and not a developer.
At 2x the cost for 4x the deductible, yes. So it's still a ripoff.
Jacob Rothschild owns 49% of Freescale Semiconductor. By Chinese law, the Chinese Communist Party owns the other 51%.
I'm not a homeschooler (all my kids are in public), but I've known a few. One of my best friends is a family practice doc. His family homeschools because they believe they can give a better education than the local schools in his small town, but he's adamantly in favor of vaccination.
Homeschooling absolutely doesn't imply anti-vax (although the Venn diagram does overlap a fair bit).