As for the "pull down mirror", that isn't even remotely new technology. Other vehicles have had those for a decade or more. But of course because America - and the American media especially - love Toyota with a great passion, we regard it as a technological marvel.
Toyota has had it also. Not sure why this implies it is new.
While this story is not particularly noteworthy from a technology perspective, what does it say about government attempting to be more open? The White House says they will respond to any petition with more than 100,000 signatures, but only in the fine-print does it say that their response might not be a response to the issue at all."
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Google recently renamed the program: It used to be called "Google Grants" and you would get all the benefits at once. It appears that you now need to request each one only if you plan to use it.
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Is this a signal that Microsoft decided that they need to compete with Apple by making their productivity applications free?"
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If you want to use one of the "free as in speech" Git platforms, by all means, just do. But if you want a GUI, bug tracker, wiki, web hosting, etc. that cost a significant amount of money to develop - yet whose use is given away for free, use GitHub.
The winsxs folder grows exponentially, and since everything depends on everything else, deleting from that folder causes all kinds of problems.
Sort of no longer true (as of SP1): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2795190
On my primary Windows 7 computer, it is down to 10.5GB.