I think the big failure is that "Smart TVs" just aren't quite good enough to replace the "TV sticks", or at least not at a competitive price.
Also, TVs tend to last a while. The four-year-old 55" Toshiba in my living room most likely has at least twice as many years ahead of it. Streaming services and their associated gadgets come and go much more quickly. Netflix or Amazon will probably be around for the long haul, but what about those other services you've never heard of that the average "smart TV" of today supports? Long before eight years is up, they're gone, and your TV's support for them is about as useful as an 8-track. It's better to farm this support out to gadgets that are easily replaced as they become obsolete.
As a simple example, an EMP would wipe all your gameboy/atari 2600 cartridges but the console hardware would still be working.
Would they? I could see flash, EEPROM, or EPROM probably getting wiped by EMP, but weren't mask-programmed ROMs more common back then? Would they also be vulnerable?
I only wish they had brought in power on an unpopulated header connector instead of on a usb connector which I'm going to have to desolder.
Two of the pins (+5V and any GND) on the 40-pin connector can be used to supply power instead of going through the USB port. That's what I did with my beer-fridge controller: power for the whole system comes through the barrel connector on the 1-Wire/I2C interface board in the middle of the stack.
Since when has an acorn been a fruit?
So basically the "old tradition" starts and ends with "Apple".
Acorns are seeds, which are produced within what are botanically regarded as fruit (even if, like the tomato, it's not exactly something you'd think of as "fruit" when you're looking for something to eat).
As for Apple, there were lots of Apple II clones back in the day that adopted fruit-related names.
Where are you seeing that?
I don't see anything like that on my system
I don't think they show up in the RSS feed either. I pretty much never go to
In most "high cost of living" areas the higher wages don't make up for the house prices.
QFT. My sister just learned that lesson and is moving back to Dayton, OH after a few months near Boston. She was being paid more, but probably all of the extra pay (and then some) was sucked up by the $1900/month rent for a tiny old house with no A/C and no garage (or even off-street parking). She was previously paying probably a bit more than half as much for something much newer, larger, and better-equipped.
All she has to do now is let the movers pack up and unlearn driving like a Masshole.
Politically-driven story? On Slashdot? That never happens.
But the browser you build is not a Firefox® browser. Instead, Gentoo users have to go the Iceweasel route.
sudo euse -D bindist && sudo emerge firefox
That said, when Mozilla jumped the shark, I ditched SJWfox and switched to Chrome.
Apparently this is what the voters want...
...if by "voters" you mean "George Soros, Tom Steyer, Warren Buffett, and their fellow travelers." (You should especially look into Buffett on this one. This is a great outcome for the railroads that he owns.)
They appear to have solved page curl via the "Flattening Curve" process.
Also, if you're using your fingers or thumbs to hold the book open, the software is supposed to erase them from the image, so there's less for the page-flattening algorithm to do.
Note that the weapons the hijackers allegedly used were ILLEGAL TO CARRY ON PLANES before then
Boxcutters? Nothing illegal about those. I think there was a prohibition on long knives (check your Crocodile Dundee knife, or leave it at home), but most folding pocketknives and other short-bladed cutting instruments would've been OK.
The better part of 20 years ago, Best Buy sent me around to its California stores to assist in merchandising resets. I carried a cheap boxcutter on my keychain as it was something I used regularly at work. It was basically an aluminum frame that held a single-edge razor blade that could be slid out for use and slid back in when you were done. I left it on my keychain as we flew from store to store; none of us brought checked baggage so we could avoid the hassle of waiting for bags. Out of maybe a dozen and a half trips, airport security only gave me grief over my boxcutter once at SFO, and even then I told them I'd already been flying with it multiple times and convinced them to let me through with it.
Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval