Edge is a bit faster, but using it for script development/debugging? Really kind of a pain in the ass.
Why automate when depressed, third-world wages are cheaper?
Well you do have a point. Those 8 year olds assembling iPhones for 50 cents a day have really nimble fingers.
That said, once you have it automated the only thing you're paying for is the electricity. The technology is getting better all the time...and yes, the USA is still (by GDP) the #2 manufacturer in the world, despite almost nobody actually working in factory jobs anymore.
Multinational Companies are legalized bullies and borderline gangsters.
Nope, it exploits only one thing: Android's brain dead permission system of all/nothing. User gets text, then told that due to bug, they can't see the real SMS. User goes and downloads
.apk file (turning on sideloading, ignoring warnings about downloading from unofficial sources, and ignoring the permissions that the app wants), and then is nailed.
You're half right. What it exploits are brain dead users.
Do we want to take bets as to how long before it becomes self-aware?
5 or 6 seconds before the last of these phone batteries poops out?
There I have a bit of an advantage over you though. About 90% of the power in my city is nuclear.
Good for you? The majority of the country runs on coal. I agree Nuclear energy is far cleaner, unfortunately it's also far (as in more than 10 times) more expensive, even assuming you can thread through the mob of nutjob eco-warriors and actually build one.
Solar isn't at all ideal (for this application) since it only works in the daytime and that's when people and their cars are at work.
it would need to be about 30 dollars more before the cost of gas even begins to approach the externalities you inflict on everybody else when you buy it.
You have an issue with fuel prices ? Time to consider an electric car maybe ?
I have an issue with them being close to a buck more than other states for no goddamn reason, sure. Why don't you?
Thats why they are now facing criminal charges in California for lying to the public
And how will that do anything other than raise fuel prices even more? Oh right, it fills the states coffers.
Thanks ever so much for the new (2015) carbon tax on fuel governor Brown, I guess 40 cents a gallon (highest in the nation) just wasn't enough for your slush fund this year.
the games themselves are free of all DRM, including sign-in requirements.
They kind of have to be since most of them are just glorified batch scripts that run games via dosbox.
It's technically possible to DRM it (encrypt the game image and only decrypt it once you're signed in) but I'd be very surprised if Gog ever did it.
This is the future we feared when Steam raised its head. A hundred different logins and services running on your machine that demand to be updated or refuse to work. We are squarely back in the mainframe era again. For the record, i like Steam a lot, but i saw where it would lead. Now i have Steam, Origin, Gog.com, Blizzard, Ubisoft, and Epic game launchers on my machine,
Agreed. It's a train wreck. It makes me sad when the only non-connected version I can get is for game consoles.
The good news is (at least for Gog) the games shouldn't need to be connected to actually work. AFAIK it's just a launcher/installer.
You might want to update your windows 98 To something more modern while you're at it.
Windows 98? DOS 1.x FTW. Fortunately you can still get parallel and PS/2 ports on modern PC's. I don't know for how much longer though.
(I still have one of those Compaq 'Portables' I pull out every so often just for grins)
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.