I haven't heard of internet connected irons...
Actually, there's a use case to be made there. You're driving in to work and you get a text that your iron has been on for 45 minutes and would you like it turned off?
Sort of related: NEVER wash your fiberglass embedded ironing board cover with your underwear. You will rue the day.
Adoption doesn't pass along my genes which is what I want.
Sometimes you want things and they come with a cost. Weather you will pay the cost is up to you. This should not be a difficult or new concept for any adult.
I really don't understand all the hate if the devices aren't talking to a corporate server.
Unfortunately, that's how they monetize the "service". The app on your phone connects to the same server as your thermostat and you pay for that. Surely they won't create another revenue stream by tracking the use of your devices, that wouldn't be nice, would it? What happens to your hardware when they go belly up? Are you certain there are no security issues that could give someone control of your stuff? Maybe just watch when you turn on your lights and turn up the heat, thus knowing when you are home?
Think it through man!
but as long as they are portable does it really make sense to chase after every last millimetre ?
There's a huge difference between "portable" and "I can comfortably hold this with one hand for an extended period of time".
The use case for a laptop as opposed to a tablet can be quite different.
At which point you have to consider the value of the missile vs. the value of the material...
The problem, he said, wasn't effectiveness... the issue is economics.
Let's posit that the "ally" doesn't care how much the missile cost to make because they didn't pay for it. Its cost at that point is very low (it still has to be manned and maintained). From the allies' perspective then, they are comparing that low cost (and maybe opportunity cost) to the value of taking out the drone.
Sometimes things get much simpler if you just don't give a shit.
Oh you're one of those weird offence monsters...
reading comprehension fail.
Done talking to you.
No, you post is just bland stupidity.
At least I made an argument. Your. You're welcome.
It's not enough to invoke hugely strong emotions.
I'm not trying to start shit, just express my opinion.
The best you'll get is a very mildly despairing (sic) sigh...
Stricken to the quick, I am! That was sarcasm, I'm not really upset. Also, it appears I offended you enough you made a response telling me how inoffensive my post was. You just couldn't resist, could you? In a very small way, I'm going to call that a win.
It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.