I don't think the media cares too much so long as it's a mainstream politician with either a D or an R next to their name. But it's pretty easy to see that if the media doesn't want a candidate to win, they''re pretty effective at making that not happen by first not even acknowledging the candidate even exists, and failing that, by branding the candidate as fringe or a kook. It's not just the Pauls, but also candidates like Bernie Sanders and virtually every third party candidate.
In theory an active Displayport to HDMI adapter is still possible. My guess is such a device will be made at some point.
I switched to Duckduckgo when I found Google to be hopelessly broken a few years back. Sadly, Duckduckgo seems to be going down a similar path as Google, though it's not as bad as Google yet.
I'd take a look at the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey released the year before. The special effects in that movie blow away Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun and hold up quite well today.
It may be that most people, out of ignorance, use 'PC' to mean 'a Windows computer', but that hasn't "always" been the case.
No, of course not. The first IBM-compatible PCs only ran DOS.
One thing to compare is the hardware requirements for running OPNsense versus m0n0wall or SmallWall. OPNsense requires essentially a fairly modern computer, whereas I run m0n0wall currently on a 15+ year old 600Mhz P3 (which spends about 90% of its time twiddling its thumbs). I'm guessing that almost no one who was running m0n0wall is able to install OPNsense on the same hardware, as the requirements for OPNsense would be extreme overkill for m0n0wall.
That does bring up an interesting question about the MIXTPC boxes. My understanding is that m0n0wall will only use one core in a multi-core system, a few tens of MB of disk space, only and certainly won't use more than 128MB of ram. The MIXTPC boxes will still work, but even the cheapest one at $250 is way more than you'll need.
Bracing yourself like that is about the worst thing you can do. Ideally you'd try and go as limp as possible to avoid injury, and if at all possible let go of the steering wheel before crashing. Which is of course counter to what your brain and body wants to do, as your reflex is to tense up. Not tensing up is one of the reasons that drunks tend to better survive the accidents they get themselves into.
Considering it would be a 486 motherboard, that's even more impressive. Though later 486 motherboards would take 72 pin simms. Actually, you would not want to put more than 64MB in most Pentium motherboards because the L2 cache would only cache the first 64MB, and since Windows likes to use the higher memory first you could take a performance hit in many cases.
The Pentiums were actually okay at MP3 playback. The worst were the Cyrix chips. Their silly "PR" rating really only applied to integer operations, their FPU's were completely outclassed. I had a 6x68 PR200 system that would take 50%+ CPU to play an MP3 and was basically unusable for anything else while doing it. I finally upgraded to the somewhat uncommon K6-3 and was amazed that playing an MP3 was now like 3-5% CPU and I could easily leave Winamp in the background with no noticeable impact on anything else.
My router is still a 600MHz Coppermine P3. Runs 24/7, and never gives me a problem. Those are (were) good chips, the early Coppermine CPUs were only 10-15W, much better than the later P4's.
I hate the whole game they play where they demand an explanation, and then they'll argue with you over it. Why do I need to provide a detailed explanation before they'll stop service? I don't want your services anymore, so just shut if off. Should be simple.
Probably very few. Anyone who wants Windows but doesn't want to pay for it just pirates it instead. Besides, unless they built their own PC, most of those people probably paid for Windows anyway, but for various reasons aren't using the license that came with the computer.
I'm assuming that one of the main reasons why Chrome has so many users is that it comes bundled with so much other stuff that if you're not careful you'll inevitably end up with a drive-by installation of Chrome on your computer.
As for Bing, I don't really find Google's search results to be any better nowadays.
In case anyone is curious, the shekel was actually a unit of weight, weighing approximately half an ounce (like many units back then, the exact weight was not as well defined as units today and varied over time). Not surprisingly coins minted with the weight of one shekel ended up being called by the same name. The shekels accepted for payment for temple tax was about 95% pure silver, which would make the modern value about $8-9 US in terms of precious metal content. The Denarius was about 80% pure silver, and hence considered less desirable by many.
2000 lbs would be a short ton in the English system. A long ton is 2240 lbs, which actually turns out to be 1016 kg, which is considered "close enough" to a metric ton for many purposes. By the way, the metric ton isn't really an SI unit, the proper usage would be a megagram, though most people know what you're talking about.
For people who live in cold climates, 0F is the temperature that salting the roads to melt the ice is no longer effective.