Switching away from google requires just setting a different default search engine in your browser that would cost you a grand sum of zero dollars and zero cents.
Another advantage of draft horses over tractors is that they reproduce. So by the time one wears out, the next generation is ready to go.
This defect will be fixed very soon. Once the farmers accept you cant repair you own tractors, they can be easily persuaded that the next generation of horses do not belong to them, but to the franchisee breeder who licensed the animal to them. Getting horses pregnant could be a violation of the EULA.
Just look at this beauty!. Developers are being recalled from retirement, as we speak. The floppy disks with source code has been found. And amazingly there is still a drive that can copy the files. MsDev Windows 10 has an emulator to run WinXP, and if you run WinXP MsDev in that emulator you would get the emulator for the 16 bit subsystem. Add an emulator for monochrome Hecules Graphics card and the Lotus RAMDrive support, you got something going baby!
What a lead, how many years of experience Microsoft has in getting its software into the living rooms from offices! wow! It is going to be fun, watching crush match!
strncmp(response , computed_hash, strlen(computed_hash)) would be good. Or, hardwired a lower limit to avoid comparing strings less than 32 bytes.
In this day and age, not being able to change browser default might actually hurt Windows. It is not 1996 anymore. On the other hand, browser might not even matter anymore nor the search engines. People pick a few applications and do not seem to be "searching" or "browsing" for anything anymore.
The main issue is cost. As long as battery car costs more than gas car, it will be difficult to persuade them to buy electric. Second major issue access to charging outlets. Most people park on the street or in apartment car parking spaces. So unless price comes down a lot electric cars will not gain traction there. But, if the imminent inevitable battery technology break through comes through, then they will switch to electric in a hurry. They will find ways to have metered outlets in car parking spaces and even the streets. Third issue is the frequent power cuts and brown outs.
In fact Tesla's wall battery for residential uses will be more attractive to them. Almost all the homes have a couple of truck lead-acid batteries fully charged to run the fridge, a couple of lights, and the TV during the powercuts. Now a days I see ads for "inverter air conditioners". Air conditioners designed to run on AC power generated by the inverter from a 12 v battery. The wave form is a crudely chopped square wave, and it is brutal on the motors. But these aircon motors are designed to handle it.
"For a male and female to live continuously together is... biologically speaking, an extremely unnatural condition." -- Robert Briffault