so, as things break like this there's generally a delay in providing (and a cost in shipping) replacements.
consider as well, that an aircraft may have to land away from its parent base either because of failures, or land for some other reason but have a failure whilst there - as the technology improves, having 3D printers on hand just makes sense
In years gone by, stations had well manned engineering shops where replacement (even temporary) parts could be made up, but as manpower is reduced and parts become more complex/have tighter tolerances then these 3D printers will show their worth.
not too sure why this is a surprise, and the actual approach a mystery. Back around the launch of windows 8, AMD announced a tie-up with bluestacks to add support for android apps into windows via appzone. http://www.amd.com/us/vision/shop/cool-apps/Pages/androidapps.aspx
If anyone's expecting booting to android, or even a virtual machine to run a tablet in a window, then I expect they'll be wrong. It seems apparent that this will just run android apps alongside other RT apps. I don't know if this will be via appzone (which doesn't seem to require an amd processor) or another similar suite
I remain convinced that the MS Nokia partnership worked out well for both (separate) companies. If nokia had gone google (android) would their other properties be in such a good position?
By choosing an alternative, nokia was able to sell on a lot of its services (mapping etc) that it wouldn't have been able to do if it went with Android. Nokia retains that, and it makes a lot of money for them - and now has a lot more marketshare than before. If they'd started using android, it would have been hard work convincing the other manufacturers to use their stuff over googles own.
The remainder of Nokia not sold to MS is arguably in a better position by choosing to partner with MS.
"so somehow, LinkedIn basically dumped his entire address book without his permission and started spamming everyone on it."
When signing up, and at random periods, linkedin asks you if you would like to have it trawl through your address book and automatically add people. It then prompts you to input your email address and password for the mail service.
This is the same service that was on Slashdot recently as somebody was launching a class action suit for hacking their accounts.
It's pretty clear what they're asking for, and I'm sorry but your friend did give his permission and account details; linkedin didn't just 'somehow' leech it from his phone or laptop.
It really needs to be consistently applied, don't you think - there's often a reference to something particularly USian that needs further research. Either concede that it's going to be necessary sometimes, given the nature of a summary, or give the full background detail for all regardless of if it originates in the US