I think that RT was kind of a short stop-gap solution to fix the problem of making low(er) cost Windows tablets at a time when running full Windows would have been just too expensive. Not that you can get tablets running full X86 windows for $100-$200, there's much less of a reason to continue on with Windows RT.
I think costs may have been part of it but the bigger issue was battery life. Now that Intel has fully fledged x86 chips that are quite close on power consumption there's no longer any reason to settle for the RT 'port' that still won't run half the software users are expecting to 'just work'.
My counter-view (sitting, between product and customer). Product have made something that's not quite right. We ask them to fix it. They don't want to, as they're adding the latest shiny new feature instead.
Um...if you're following the scrum process the product owner/project managers are firmly in control of this.
Developers certainly aren't the ones deciding what has priority, they're merely deciding how much each fix/feature 'costs' in terms of development time and letting you lot decide what they should be working on.
Likewise, if it's 'not quite right', you have only yourselves to blame since they're providing frequent builds and not just one ginormous deliverable every 8 months or so.
The government is an undistorted, but maybe slightly embellished reflection of the wishes of the voters.
Is it really though? When your only two choices are crap, and it comes in a choice of brown or dark brown it's really not much of a choice, and it seems perfectly reasonable for the voters not to care much. It's not as if anything substantial will change depending on which of these amoral fuckwads they vote in.
Any kind of automated mass collection of data without a human in the loop to determine if a threat is credible or not is going to have significant problems.
If you haven't been paying attention lately, having any kind of civil servant in the loop to determine if a threat is credible or not is also going to have significant problems.
Keywords: Swatting, ATHF Movie/Boston, NSA/FISA Court, Hello Kitty "bubble gun" and/or pop-tarts, etc.
The $1.5 billion rover, a near-copy of the Curiosity rover, will collect about 30 samples of rock and soil for eventual return to Earth.
Or we could spend that money on something worthwhile.
No problem. Would you prefer 3 weeks of corporate farm subsidies (20B/yr), one Ohio class submarine (2B/ea) or three B-2 bombers (500M/ea)?
Variables don't; constants aren't.