We don't really see fragmentation, but rather specialization.
And the alternative to specialization is bloatware, so be glad for specialization.
I'm sorry, but his "testing equipment" isn't all that great if it can't handle that.
As someone else mentioned, it wasn't all that great, just a chromebook and a traffic sniffer.
Still, USB 3 is capable of 5amps of current, so it can fry stuff fairly easily.......
by the time it's over the entire stock market will be worth the price of a used Buick.
The price of a used Buick? Wow. So....then I come along and buy the entire stock market and get rich off dividends? Sounds good to me!
You're still free, however, to either put some of the old components back so that that's no longer the case, or boot Linux on the thing instead.
Or buy another Windows license, or call Microsoft and tell them what happened......
There are plenty of options in the Windows case that aren't available in the iOS case.
So, before you keep going all RMS and howling about how it's not pure enough for you
Even RMS doesn't seem to care about the setting being 'difficult to find. Especially since you can install your own version of the OS. His biggest worry is that some drivers are binary blobs.
The USA repeatedly claims the role of 'world police' but most times it invokes isolationist policies and avoids large conflicts.
Usually when Americans use the phrase 'world police' it is in the context of something like, "We are not the world police! We should not get involved!"
Most Americans don't want to get involved, but a lot of Americans are worried things will get worse if we don't (for example, when we didn't get involved in the lead-up to WW2).
Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.