I would say that they are included with the purchase of the device. To say they are free implies that I can get them at no cost without buying the hardware and possibly use them on some other device I already own.
I would say that Windows 8 is the version that tried to fundamentally change what Windows is. It was arguably the biggest change in the user interface since Windows 95, and the whole Metro thing is a whole different way of interacting with the computer. It of course flopped, and all that Windows 10 is (and to a lesser extent, Windows 8.1) is Microsoft making Windows look and act more like it how it was in WIndows 7.
Sounds like a rental so maybe the landlord wanted them to stay up there. But if it was my place taking down any satellite dishes would be one of the first things I did.
Usually what they do is put a blank plate where the tach would be. Looks cheap, but that was probably intentional with the hope that you'd upgrade to a model that included it. It was actually pretty common back in the 80's and 90's for the stripper manual version of the car to not have a tach, but the higher end automatic model would include it, which was completely backwards from what you'd expect.
That, and the auto's final overdrive gear is often has a lower ratio than the manual's final gear. This allows the car to run at a lower RPM on the freeway which is why you'll see the manual version get better mileage in the city but the auto wins on the freeway. I'm not sure why they do this, unless they think that people don't like downshifting to pass. To make this somewhat on-topic, this also has the side effect that the auto version is also quieter on the freeway.
Maybe the clicking is drowned out by all the fake engine noise trying to cover up the four-banger motor screaming at 4000 RPM?
Even more so on modern cars, where the current fashion is to bury the instruments deep into pods for some reason.
Actually, you would probably need SP2 and likely SP3. Support for pre-SP2 is pretty spotty nowadays, and a lot of stuff expects SP3. Also, I would stay well away from Flash or Java since that's the most likely way you'll get pwn3d even if you decided to use IE anyway.
Well, at least you don't have to deal with licensing issues. Microsoft won't sell you a license for older versions of Windows (such as XP) so you're stuck dealing with old hardware so you can use the license that's attached to it.
Uhh... The Original Motion Picture? The Undiscovered Country? Not all of them were the Wrath of Khan (in more ways than one).
If I had to guess, it had something to do with Diablo II.
How? I don't know of a way to get the VIN through the ODB2 port, though such a capability wouldn't surprise me terribly with the newest cars. They could try to infer whether the data is consistent with the model of car that's being insured through some of the metrics such as fuel usage. Though the biggest problem would be the GPS showing the car being parked at a place you don't live at, and being driven to a workplace you don't work at.
That's absolutely correct. They banned sound trucks (a truck with loudspeakers that used to drive around and play political messages) a long time ago because they were obnoxious*. I don't see why the same reasoning couldn't be used to ban robocalling, except that the politicians won't do it.
*Technically they are still legal in most jurisdictions if you get a permit, but good luck with that.
Fuel prices go up: "We have no choice but to raise prices due to the price of fuel."
Fuel prices go down: "Shipping costs are 1% the cost of the finished good. You can't expect prices to go down."
Yeah, not buying it.
The idea is that people not using Verizon could do this, and pollute their databases with garbage data. It likely wouldn't affect their ability to track actual Verizon users, but it could make it more difficult to do so by burying them in garbage. Only problem is that I can think of a couple of easy technical solutions to easily filter out most of the "noise".