I am chatting on people in FB messenger over my jabber 2 jabber gateway just fine.
The fusebox is probably in the same cupboard the cleaning lady keeps her vacuum in...
switch them off from the fusebox while not in use by the cleaning crew - costs nothing and is also safer
Why do they not switch it off from the fusebox if they are not meant to be used anyway?
It might have been nice for everyone. For everyone who paid 10x more than they pay now. If you are willing to pay that much, go to first class.
When casting a screen you have essentially the controller and the stream server running on the same device. As I said the stream server must be constantly running - but that is also true with every other streaming media player device. The controller does not need to be running.
Chromecast all but requires another smart device running (continuously) to control it.
No, it does not. You start the streaming from a smart device, but it does not need to be switched on after that. The smart device is essentially a glorified remote.
The *server* from where it streams, must be on (wether in the cloud or local), but that is a different ballgame and is also true on most sticks unless you copy the files to the actual stick's local storage.
I am constantly using chromecast from different wifi (and wired) netorks, there is no need te be on the same wifi network as long as the broadcast traffic reaches the chromecast and your other devices (i.e. they are in the same "ping domain"). For instance at home my chromecast is connected to one wifi network (2.4GHz), my phone connected to another (5GHz, different AP and SSID) and my Plex server is connected with a wire. This all works as a charm.
I like beer (but i'm from Europe). Also whiskey. But why on earth would you ruin a good whiskey with ice!? I drink mainly single malts, neat, at room temperature - so it has the most flavour. Do you also drink cognac on rocks?
Cellphone, tablet, watch, gps logger, camera, weatherproof motorcycle navi, pet/kid tracker, several anti-theft trackers (hidden inside my vehicles and a lawn tracktor), sports tracker (Trace hockey puck). I'm sure I forgot some I have.
... providing dev tools and beta products for free or close to it
This is more of a give the first sample of crack free and keep your lower level street dealers high to keep your market share methodology, not a service to mankind you make it sound.
From the referred article: "The pilot came on and said that his first mate’s iPad powered down unexpectedly, and his had too, and that the entire 737 fleet on American had experienced the same behavior". This sounds awfully familiar to the latest IOS vulnerability published just a week ago - http://betanews.com/2015/04/22...
Math shows that one home for a low income family will be around $900K (200 mil/224). Is that really the amount you Americans spend on (presumably modest) accomodations in a warm climate?