And will Twitch also switch to WebM? I didn't know that site until now to care about.
On my 16-core (not counting HT) Haswell my C++ application builds 80 seconds. And rebuilding patched GCC + running its testsuite I do not wait for as it takes an hour or so. I discarded my box from 2005 after calculating that in a few months I would pay more on electricity than what is worth a new hardware. BTW I haven't played games for about 20 years. But sure for text files editing a 2005 box may be fine.
IIRC sometimes BIOS update helps but
... only sometimes. But those PCs not flashdisk-booting were really old, like 2005.
"backup is on RAID6", not that "backup is RAID6". I have data on RAID5, then I do incremental encrypted backup of them to the same RAID5 and then I copy the backup off-site to RAID5.
Still more reliable than an optical disc. The real backup is on RAID6 with automatic weekly cross-check on at least two sites, this way I do it (although only with RAID5 myself, that is not great).
Optical discs are dead for about 10 years, since cheap flashdisks.
It only shows how poor Slashdot became (when they explain what is OOXML).
If you want Android OS then go for it. I stay with the Linux OS where I have been learning all its library base for 20 years and I have a lot of my own codebase I do not plan to waster time porting to Android OS (if it is possible at all). So I use N900 with Maemo - that is Linux _OS_ and I will use Jolla after I get TOHKBD this month as it is also Linux _OS_. Nobody cares about what is / is not using Linux kernel, how do you find out what kernel is that device running on? And why do you care? Android is Android, that it runs on Linux kernel is irrelevant. Even in the OS you use kernel syscalls always via libc interface.
So you mean 13MB? That's still pretty big.
Measuring code size in kilobits seems very unusual to me.
Unfortunately it is often not so much compatible with latest Google web services. I do not say it is Firefox's fault but nobody cares about that part.
Why they call it all "Kindle" files when I found it is a normal PDF? Or are there some other "Kindle" file formats which I may not be able to read on normal Free Linux?
The last Linux QWERTY phone was N900 which I still use. But that is 5+ years old. (Maybe you have N950 but that was not a really public release.)
"is needed because touchscreen keyboards remain modestly effective and while 'Voice input is an option"
So what about
Aren't the legs stretched out needlessly late? It does not seem to me they were already fully deployed and fixed during the final touch down.