That's a plausible technical reason. The real reason, though is social. Users have been conditioned to equate content and apps.
In most cases, to require you to log in so that the accuracy of advertisement targeting on your personage can be maintained; that is their purpose, f-droid excepted.
One reason why Apple has such a sterling reputation for security...
WHAT? No seriously, where does this reputation exist? I've never heard of it.
- whether your stupid home button sticks out and turns on the screen in your pocket. Thanks for nothing Samsung.
This is not an option when you are talking about a 7 year old laptop. You cannot upgrade to either a modern cpu nor a modern graphics card.
But I'm pretty sure a 10+ year old computer hardware would choke on the latest version of most modern Linux distros too.
The big problem there is graphics drivers for old cards, for which the vendors have discontinued their binary blobs and the opensource drivers never had good thermals and bus timing configurations for lack of documentation. In general, though, old machines can carry most of the newest distros while breaking a moderate sweat.
Maybe slashdot posters are all the prejudiced stereotypes you have in your mind, or maybe they just are frustrated with constantly reading about studies being invalidated by other later studies, with further salt rubbed in the wounds by pooor science journalism on top of that (like headlining an article about sugared soda as if it applied to all soda when diet soda accounts for over 25% of soda sales.) and perhaps they remember this article avocating larger sample sizes and more sound statitsical treatment in such studies.
authorities on developmental and coding methodologies are a dime a dozen
I thought people who sat around opining about the code they expect other people to actually write were somehow paradoxically payed much better than that.
Because gen mobile needs to be able to type it on their crummy laggy error-prone on-screen touch keypads, preferably without ever shifting keypad state.
And when they do release an update, it will break something more important, and there will be no way to use the user interface to downgrade.
Similar experience. There were updates for my SmartTV but only for bullsit. Similar to how Sony only ever updates to PS Store and never fixes anything important that is broken.
you know that the central process of most power generation involves "just creating heat", right?
Actually it isn't "just creating heat" it's creating a temperature gradient suitable for efficient conversion of heat flux to work, since the efficiency of that conversion is limited by the second law of thermodynamics.
Without weighing in on TFA or any of the other subject matter, or even the economics of nickel isotopes since I have no clue, materials that have little current use can and do cost more than they would were there reason to produce them, so to make that statement one must assess the projected cost of large scale production.
Yep as the TFA states:
But fans say the springs' resistance and their audible "click" make it clear when a keypress is registered, reducing errors
However, with modern software's 7 layer abstraction burrito and race conditions up the wazzu, that's only half the battle.
What I meant is that some people do it in Europe. Here in the U.S. I've seen someone other than me do it about a grand total of once.