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As long as everybody points elsewhere and screams about per capita while ignoring the bulk of CO2, we have no chance.
1. TPM costs money. Almost no one uses it. Therefore, it adds cost and almost no one realizes value.
2. Never used reachit, no idea.
3. A significant cost adder without much value. An eMMC might not be *too* much, but it's still significant. It'd probably be cheaper to ship with a distinct USB key, but really having the ability to put a recovery image to arbitrary USB key is more useful and less likely to become a source of servicing headache in and of itself.
4. Another cost adder that's likely to either be ineffective or a source of problems. 'Hardware' network engines are frequently problematic enough in high-end enterprise products. The absolute crap that would be a consumer grade product makes me cringe.
Who says the OS should provide nothing useful and let app makers make their money on it?
If you set up a straw man, then it's very easy to kill it. The issue is not an OS providing something, it's that Microsoft, which had a near-monopoly in the desktop space, used the money from selling the OS to fund development in another market (browsers) and then bundled their version, undercutting the competition with cross subsidies. There was a thriving browser market before IE was introduced, but it's hard to compete when most of your customers are forced to pay to fund the development of your competitor.
Generally Fundamental Evangelical Christians teach humility and service to others and subscribe to the view that others are more important than me. That's exactly opposite to what you claim "ALL" religion is.
Really? Because that's exactly the set of values that I'd choose to indoctrinate my serfs with.
"You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
Or, to summaries: 'Hey oppressed people, don't think about following a leader from amongst yourself, that kind of thing always ends badly'.
This obviously raises the question of why, when you have a serial console with working flow control, do you need laplink at all? If you have a null modem cable and a lot of patience, then you can always extract files by writing them to standard output and reading them off with a serial program - just make sure that you've correctly configured the UART first. If you're a bit paranoid, then running something like par2 first (I think there are DOS binaries and they're pretty small, though they may take a while on a 386) and you'll be able to recover small data errors.
Copying 160MB over a serial connection won't be fast, but I'm assuming that this isn't urgent if it's been sitting on a 160MB disk for years without backups...
IE itself can EASILY be removed from a system. Delete the EXE, done. Its been that way ALWAYS. Even during the court battles.
While this is technically true, it's also misleading. You could delete iexplore.exe, but don't expect a working system afterwards. Lots of other parts of Windows (and Office) invoked iexplore.exe directly, rather than providing a web view with MSHTML.dll or invoking the default browser via the URL opening APIs.
- MSHTML.dll (around which IE was a very thin wrapper) was installed by default and used by loads of things.
- Lots of things in Windows that should have used MSHTML.dll to embed a web view, or just invoked the default browser, used IE so that you couldn't uninstall IE without breaking Windows.
- MS bundled IE with Windows and used their near monopoly in the desktop OS market to gain a dominant position in the browser market and push Netscape (and a few other browser makers) out of business.
It was never part of the kernel and never ran with system-level privileges.
The trade imbalance with China is because CHina manipulates their money illegally, along with dumps. What happens if they free their money the way that they were supposed to back in 2005? Well, it would overnight stop the imports.
Greed? You think that America is any more greedy than any other nation or their top ppl? Give me a fucking break. Our top 1% is just as greedy as your top 1%. The real difference is that our top 1% does not have regulations on them to keep the work at home. Nor do they have a gov that helps them keep it at home by manipulating money as well as massive subsidies for them to dump on other nations.
And being the largest consumer of resources? Not even close. Hell, CHina now burns 1/2 of all coal on this planet. They import and burn far more than America does.
It gets old when ppl make up BS about others with nothing to back it up.
And yeah, I think that you know that.
Carter did not stop nukes. Secondly, it is fear from the far left that makes it expensive. And do not get me started on the fucking GOP. Those far right fascists are working hard to turn america into a China.