Checking the "I will not give this to Cuba" checkbox when downloading Netscape 128 bit? Who also remembers thinking "wow, this is f'ing stupid"?
Well this is the same.
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"The decision to make Windows 10 S a "mode" suggests there's some interest in its locked-down mode of operations beyond education."
I think it's more likely that Windows 10 S dedicated hardware (to crappy to run the full version) is just as popular as the Surface RT.
Calling it "S" shows they have no clue, or maybe there is a troll inside Microsoft that told management "S is good, everyone will think it stands for Super!"
I don't think it's Hollywood enforcement that has made piracy go down. It's services like Netflix make it easy to watch something for not a silly price. For the fist time not being a pirate is easier for the average person.
Unlike the stuff Hollywood come up with like that Ultraviolet pile of crap they are trying to push. Or the new "super ticket" that replaced it in Canada.
If the US ban VPNs it would A, piss off thousands of companies that use it to join there offices together. B, have as much effect on the rest of the world as limiting encryption key size did for Netscape exports.
My Pebble time cost $149 Canadian.
My phone no longer makes noise all the time, and a quick look at my watch will almost always tell me if I need to pull out my phone, or go back to my desk to deal with an email, or if it's something I don't need to worry about. The fancier stuff like when the next bus will be here is just a bonus.
And it really lasts a week on a charge.
"write an application that runs everywhere Windows runs, subject to device constraints?"
So everything is a phone app, and you end up with the full screen calculator app. Anything that makes good use of your desktop with 8+ GB of RAM and dual monitors is not going to run on a phone.
So in the end you just have angry birds running on UWP, and everything else is a normal windows application.
"They want e-cigs gone too. Bad for business."
No, they seem to be buying up the e-cig companies. What they want is regulations that make it hard for the small companies to exist (they call it levelling the field). They don't what to compete against some guy selling online, or a flea market stall. They are OK with nicotine addicts switching to e-cigs as long as they are still the ones doing the pushing.
I would put the carriers as the number one problem. If you go for a brand new phone you might get one update if you are lucky. Get a "free" phone and forget it. Even if there is a newer version of the software available from the manufacture then what is on the phone when you take it out of the box don't expect to ever get the update.
It's been like that forever, they treat phones the same as toasters. When I bought a moto Razor it came with ver 1.0 software that almost worked. There have been at least 3 upgrades released by moto, but zip from the phone company so I had to Debrand the phone so I could install factory software that was usable.
Why would a manufacture upgrade the software for a 2 year old phone if they know that no one will ever see it. I have a nexus 4 and might be looking at the next smallish nexus to come out after the 5x.
It's not like the car example, they can reset the phone and use it again, but that will wipe the data. If a company wants to keep control of company phones they should be using something like Blackberry with their own server. If they buy consumer phones, or do BYOD then they can't expect to have full control.
"Remove the rules and regulations that allow the monopolies"
They don't have rules that allow monopolies, they lack rules that prevent them.
If there are no rules, you will have monopolies. Next you are going to say trickle down works?
In Canada they have to sell you a cable box if you want. But they don't have let you reactivate it on a second account. So if you buy a new 4K cable box, you can resell your old box to a friend, but they can't use it because the cable company ROGERS will not activate it on a different account.
A large number if not most of the winphones sold are "free" with contract low price phones. They were bought as a better option then an obsolete android (that will also never get updates) being sold off cheap.
The people buying them don't expect upgrades, they are used to buying a new phone. The only way Microsoft will upgrade them is to sell them a new phone.
They already have several, (non-compatible of course) IoT light bulbs, some you can even pick what colour you want to light up the room you are not in. At least for 120V A19 bulbs.
Maybe they can link them to netflix so your room colour will match the movie you are watching.
We have had them in Ontario (Canada) for a while. They use them to charge more in peak hours.
When they were first installed they charged 3x more during peak then over night / weekend but each increase they seem to boost the cheap rate more then the peak, it seems people have moved to much to the off peak and they want more money now.
If you want useless we now have smart water meters. I don't know what good they are unless they want to count the number of times I flush.
"Over centuries, society enshrined laws allowing the individual to own and control their stuff, creating markets."
It's never been about individuals. It started with the crown giving monopolies to publishers, not writers.
It's Disney, and record labels that own the rights to dead peoples work that push copyright now. Very few people make enough money to take control of their own stuff.
Do they have enough different models?
How do you differentiate between a dual core i7 and an i5?
How do average buyers even know there is a new i7 and how it's better then the old i7 or the old, old i7...
Do intel not want to upset box shifters by changing the name and making it harder to unload old stock?
Still overkill for what the reviewer was looking for. For the price buy a normal bulb, and a bluetooth speaker that can sit on a shelf. Sounds better, and is easy to move to a different room. It's still not going to match proper speakers connected to a proper amp, it's more of a table radio sound, but if that's all your looking for it's fine.
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