It had better not be foil-backed plasterboard.
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The MPAA figure assumes that the pirates' clients would otherwise have paid (and ignores those who download "unofficial content" but then buy the authentic Blu-Ray, vinyl etc.) and everyone else thinks that's silly. Are you proposing extending the sicko pervs' audience by introducing a class of casual paedos who watch but don't pay? I'm not sure that's the desired effect.
There will probably be people back-porting stuff from newer GNU and Linux releases to keep 32-bit environments somewhat up-to-date, in a "security fixes but no new features" sort of way. In many embedded situations it may not matter that updates aren't available anyway - it it ain't broke don't fix it.
P4 was a nasty evolutionary cul-de-sac, does anyone actually choose to run these today when old Intel Core systems are cheap as chips? I have some earlier Pentium systems (and some even older) for which I might conceivably find a use, sitting in a corner quietly doing something low-powered or attached to a specific piece of hardware, but really Raspberry Pi has made most of those obsolete too.
Seems like unnecessary hassle - if they were going to make Windows 10 a must-have "upgrade" wouldn't they have done something about it by now, rather than just trying to trick punters into installing it as a "security update"? Windows 7 is in extended support until January 2020 - won't you be buying a new machine by then, with the obligatory Windows installation, anyway?
The UCI is all about restricting new technology - their rulebook is an OCD control freak's dream. Were it not for the UCI's interference, cyclists would probably be riding aerodynamic missiles with regenerative braking, rather than the basically Edwardian things that they have now.
But there's a boom in things like Raspberry Pi and 3D printers - they should be able to surf that wave, if they could resist applying their usual ridiculous markup that makes them embarrassingly uncompetitive with UK online sellers, let alone Chinese suppliers.
Experience tends to suggest that people drive more carefully and considerately in this sort of setting with as few traffic signs and road markings as possible. It's only the extreme idiots like the one in the story who need lines to keep inside (although they tend not to manage even that - what is it with all these drivers who can't stop before the stop line at junctions, or keep inside the lane markings on bends?)
I'm not talking about how a device looks to someone on the internet - most home users are behind NAT routers that make them appear to have a single public IP address. But we know that, they're on a LAN based on that router so they're technically "not supported" for internet banking purposes.
It doesn't have to be Wi-Fi - for a start anyone connecting through a device that has an address in one of the IPV4 private ranges (10.n.n.n 172.16-31.n.n 192.168.n.n) is clearly using a LAN. It would be interesting to know what First Direct thinks a LAN is. A journalist should ask them why they're excluding the majority of their users from support.
That's not true - you have six years from the date of purchase to make a claim against a seller, but items that might reasonably be expected to have a shorter lifetime don't have six years of cover. If the court decides that an iGadget has an expected lifetime of four years and yours fails after five years the six years is irrelevant. Even if it fails after three years you can only expect to be reimbursed a quarter of the purchase price.
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