Not everyone wants eye candy cluttering up everything they see.
Totally true. I'm guessing only 95% of people want things to look nice.
Who wants electricity in their home? It's a deadly killer! My house has been safely connected to the city tar gas plant for the last 120 years and my Welsbach mantle lamps are running just fine, thank you. B-P
For those interested, here's a two minute mini-history of the perils of installing electricity.
When I moved to the USA, I was briefly confused as to why the Steak and Kidney pies tasted different. Turns out they have steak in over here. (See also, Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler.)
Will it play more than 75% of my XBox360 games, including 100% of the good ones?
Yes -> then maybe I'll buy, depending on price.
No -> then no. I can get a PS4 or PC instead.
What sort of circumstance would lead you to need a 4K Blu ray player?
His Slashdot profile page links to his professional page, and his profession is actually a good candidate for requiring 4k Blu Ray. It's either that or his nerdy A/V club kid neighbor kidnapped his cat and is holding it to ransom.
Did you know that some doors—maybe even your door—can be opened by using a MASTER KEY! This, and other secret conspiracies, at 11...
Agreed. "Exposed ports" != "vulnerable ports".
I have no problem with telnet as long as you can't access anything too interactive (e.g., a shell) through it. After all, http, SMTP, POP, daytime, chargen and echo are all telnet-like protocols. (Ok, not really, but close enough,) It used to be quite fun to run a honeypot (fake) telnet server to see what was happening in the wild woolly internet.
Even open, unencrypted RDP and VNC have a [narrow] use case (broadcasting games and videos, anyone?)
Can't think of a good use case for open SQL ports though; except for very specialized applications.