Apple TV Gen 4 meets all of your criteria. Don't forget that it supports pairing a keyboard, and you can also control it from an iPhone or iPad if you have one of those. Now with the app store, there are lots of add-ons, including MythTV and Plex, which opens up the world.
I am always somewhat stunned by posts like this. People seem to think that "entity1" did it before so it's ok if "entity2" does it now, even when "entity1" did their bad deed a long time ago. Most bizarre. This is firmly in the "two wrongs DO make a right" camp.
Ok, I have a counter-anecdote. I had one of those cheese-grater, dual-cpu, water-cooled Power Mac G5's. Loved it, very fast. One day I turned it on and got nothing, deader than a doornail. Took to the Apple Store. They looked at it for a bit and came back and told me it was unrepairable and would I accept a new Mac Pro for free instead? So, yes, I got a new, $2,000 computer when my 5-year-old G5 died because of a water leak. So. Check, your turn.
That is not necessarily true. In many cases, the smaller neighborhood roads (and lights and curbs and sidewalks and sewers) are paid for and maintained from special assessment taxes levied against the homes along the street.
While I generally agree with you, I don't think you appreciate the level of training, drilling, and oversight that nuclear sailors experience. Basic training is two years of intense stuff including calculus, physics, chemistry, metallurgy, and just plain operating the plant. And THEN you go on to a really ship and go through a whole bunch more training. On top of that, the nuclear Navy is generally made up of the top 2% of all sailors.
I can't imagine a civilian ship company being able to stand up a crew that is capable of running a reactor safely. It is the training, intelligence, dedication and oversight that makes those reactors same.
The difference is there wasn't quite so much competition for cars then as there is for fast food today. People are very price-conscious with burgers and fries, and a small increase can drive business to your competitor.
Comparing a software company to a hardware company is not exactly a fair comparison. Of course a software company has high gross margins - they only manufacture the media and the boxes (back then). And a few keyboards and such.
I think way to many people forget where that extra $5 is going to come from: higher prices. This is the definition and cause of inflation. Someone gets more pay, the prices go up, everything nets out to be the same.
The other thing I'm concerned about is what happens to everyone else's pay. Will they guy that's now making $15/hour (like the EMTS, construction workers, etc.) now get $20? Wouldn't they expect that? What about the guy/gal that's now making $25? And so on. In the end you get nothing but smoke and steam.
I'm also concerned about the notion that every job should pay enough that anyone would be happy with that job. In such an environment, the motivation to strive to be better is significantly reduced. If you don't need a better job, why work harder to get one? What happens to society when that becomes the norm?
No. It has kind of a complex heritage, but, essentially, OSX is based on FreeBSD with a Mach-derived kernel. It does come with a load of Linux-originated utilities and code. This is particularly the case of the server variant.
That's not the deal at all. Apple can't decrypt it. The FBI wants them to remove the safety measure where the phone will discard the encryption key altogether after 10 failed attempts at guessing the passcode.