They probably had less than 80% of the machines working simultaneously at the peak of the production, then gradually sold off the surplus at a nice profit since they apparently just bought the entire planet's available supply.
So, to recap, Apple wants a nicer looking sleep light, and as a result hip replacements just got a lot more expensive.
Do you really expect Betty from accounting to move her screen to another user's system? Jeez, I've been working with computers since the ZX Spectrum, I've used every OS flavor there is but for my desktop machines I still greatly prefer Windows over anything else. Other OSes are either unfriendly, cumbersome or missing lots of features. Why do you feel such a need to push the horror of user-friendliness that is Linux upon regular users? It will save you a penny in the short run but will cost you a boatload of money in lost productivity.
Why, it seems you are implying that the presence of a BluRay player would mandate the use of Cinavia in all local media content playback. I really doubt that, since that would mean they're not doing a very good job protecting their license terms. The xbone is just a pc, so If the average pc can do it, the xbone can too.
Besides, we're talking Microsoft here, not Sony. They will just fork a random recent Media Player branch, which will be hard enough to maintain without the Cinavia protection scheme present. They don't care whatever you watch as long as you buy their machine and an XBL subscription.
I wonder, given how Oracle abused its licensing position in Blu-Ray, if the next playback format will come with even stricter licenses. In whose interest is this exactly? (except Oracle's ofcourse) Time for consumer groups to lobby for banning such restricted products. You want to sell playback devices? Then they must be open.
> There's enough bad history with westerners fucking around with Africa
You mean, like greatly extending the life expectancy of Africans and providing education regarding prevention and hygiene? Really, these Western people you speak of must be some wicked tribe! To be honest, sometimes I think that this has lead directly to the massive overpopulation we see nowadays. Should we have let Darwin in charge?
Because when you are diagnosed with a terminal disease, with the outlook of having only a few days left to spend in agony, and a US drug company approaches you with an experimental treatment that may either cure you or kill you even sooner, are you going to reject?
Except, at a large tech company such as Google, there are systems and procedures in place to prevent such tampering. You would have to hack yourself through the whole logging chain, which is virtually impossible. As an occasional server admin you may be able to completely erase your tracks on a single system, but when you're dealing with large cloud systems, you're going to have a hard time. I doubt even Google itself could do it without a trace.
Where did I claim that homeless person are 'lower beings'? Please speak for your self and refrain from that dick-headed prejudice.
You have to look at it from a purely biological standpoint. Completely different living and sleeping habits, food intake, body temperature control, and continuous exposure to the outside all result in different metabolism from the general population. That alone will not produce correct results when testing drugs targeted to the general population. Besides, having test subjects who are hardened by living on the streets means, that you have no idea whether you can attribute any of the observed side effects to the drug being tested. e.g. is the subject scratching himself because the medicine makes him feel itchy, or is it a rash from bad hygiene and low vitamin intake?
Is that so difficult to understand?
Actually, I would expect a homeless person to have a completely different metabolism. So yes, that would make them unfit for testing drugs for the general population.
Have you seen the picture in tfa? It will be a nightmare to clean, unless there is an inner layer smoothing the surface. But that would not be very efficient.
Because all other vendors produce flawless secure software? Dream on..
Windows XP was officially supported for over 12 years after release. Apple usually supports its hardware until up to 4 years after release. Android support is usually only offered *before* release date and a few months after.
Neither please. Choosing between a big brother-like ad-riddled OS from Google vs a severely restricted vendor lock-in from Apple? I'd rather run my car on Windows than either of these.