Which Windows laptops can run macOS?
doesn't run OS X.
EVs are not necessarily cleaner or better because they need batteries. Mining of the rare earth metals required for the batteries is mostly monopolized by China, and is an unregulated ecologically damaging industry. A shift to electric will move the US from a being energy independent with fossil fuels to being dependent on Chinese rare earths. At any point, China could make our lives miserable by cutting off exports of rare earths, making it very expensive to make or buy batteries. The cost to restart rare earth mining in the US is in the tens of billions, and a decade or more away after all the lawsuits by the eco-lobby.
has been on the Mac App Store for years. It trails OpenOffice development a bit, but incorporates lots of Mac specific tech, eg. it was Retina friendly first.
is open source and probably runs on a billion devices.
...how to get me to not drink their product. First they killed Diet Pepsi Lime, arguably the BEST SOFTDRINK EVA, but that didn't quite stop me. Now they will screw with the taste of the drink I have enjoyed for 20-odd years. Yep, that'll do it.
"Not sure why you're modded down..."
Probably my sig, which I have had since I joined
Let's just dispense with the "Apple does proprietary connectors to charge royalties and profit!" line. Let's ignore for a minute the fact that modern Macs (including the new USB-C sporting MacBook) have zero "proprietary" connectors on them. And let's ignore for a minute that Apple was the greatest early champion of USB, Ethernet, and WiFi. When Apple does do a home-grown connector, say FireWire for example, it is because they have come up with something better than anything that exists in the market. This was even true of Lightning, which arrived years before USB-C, and was so much better then any small form-factor USB connector. Often, as in the case of FireWire and Mini DisplayPort, Apple either made them available for anyone to adopt as standards or added to an existing standard. And let me just throw this in here preemptively, because I know someone will bring it up. Thunderbolt was developed by Intel and adopted by Apple, so it is not proprietary. Any PC maker can adopt Thunderbolt, and it is inexplicable so few have.
...much of the growth and most of the profits.
Spoke to a friend of mine who is an air traffic controller. He says that laser incidents are primarily reported by helicopter pilots, and rarely by commercial jet pilots. He pointed out that jet aircraft flying at cruising altitude and speed would be nearly impossible to track from the ground with a handheld laser, although there are lasers available with beam ranges that could easily reach them. Tracks with what others said here, helicopters fly lower and slower, and have significantly more glass surrounding the cockpit.
It's just a silly sig, riffing on my favorite Arthur C. Clarke quote and my platform of choice. The truth is, when I discovered the Mac in 1990, it was magic to me. The sig may come off as a fanboi-ish, but I have always said that if anything better than Mac OS comes along, I would switch. Nothing better has come along. BTW, this has been my sig since I joined
These lasers are often marketed as "great for sky pointing", and indeed a tour guide used one for that legitimate purpose on my recent trip to Puerto Rico. I am sure there are dumbasses purposely doing this to low-flying aircraft (during take-off, approach and landing), but I wonder if pilots are also reporting lasers that are unintentionally pointed in the vicinity of aircraft during legitimate ground uses. And yes, I will be buying mine before they get banned...
My son got an iPod Touch when he was 4, for the express purpose of FaceTime with me and his grandparents. He doesn't see me daily due to a divorce. I set up the device with favorite contacts and a few games for him. He can't take it to school, and FaceTime requires WiFi, so he pretty much just uses it at home. He brings it in his bag when he travels between my house and my ex-wife's house. He is 7 now, and I can't see that it has affected him adversely. He gets good grades, reads, plays outside, has friends, etc. He probably uses the iPod Touch less than I played Atari when I was his age.
Samsung's market cap is about $170 billion USD...
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.