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Maybe the upset comes from spending $3000 outfitting your home with Philips Hue products and accessories and then find out Philips is offering something much cheaper that does the same thing.
I think this is BS for now.
First, Apple doesn’t adopt new communication technology first, ever. There is no way Apple will bring a satellite-capable phone to market before I see at least a dozen Android phone companies do it first.
Second, LEO constellations are still rolling out and there is no way Apple would introduce a feature where service is spotty at best. Sure, the day will come where this will make sense to support, but that is only AFTER Starlink or other LEO constellations are considered finished rather than still being rolled out.
Lastly, there is no way Apple is going to pay for new components from Qualcomm if it’s not a thing anybody is asking for or proven demand in the market, see first point. Apple is all about their profit margins and adding tech and reducing profit just because something is emerging as a new market in the future is not how they operate. They were one of the last companies to implement 5G for instance.
And in other news…water is wet
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As soon as it leaned, butt clenched. But the fact it still pulled off some kind of launch was impressive. The guidance systems on these things have improved greatly thanks to private firms entering the space trade; if this was a NASA designed launch vehicle they would have blown the thing up as soon as it hit a 1% lean, shrugged shoulders, and then invest $10 billion in taxpayers’ money rebuilding the site.
The guidance system on this thing recognized it was headed toward’s Destination F**d and actually f**d off rather than f**ing up the site.
If it was under manual control, then why shut down autonomous services, just take the drivers out of them and you solved your problem.
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It’s because you bought a shit laptop. Windows can’t solve the throttling issue when your laptop manufacturer puts an 11th gen Intel in without adequate cooling solutions and bad drivers.
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Get over it, everyone. It’s not at all complicated.
First, if you can’t upgrade to Windows 11 automatically from Windows Update, then MS is offering a way to do it manually by generating a USB key from a tool, just with a disclaimer you may have some issues. Like EVERY other version ever released.
What MS is doing is from a small DB of known compatible hardware they will provide an effortless upgrade path, and that is for hardware from mostly the last 5 years, but outside of that time period, MS is not going to aggressively verify all the old crap hardware from the 90’s and expected to support it for every version of Windows for the rest of time so it’s up to you to decide if it’s worth it. Or you can continue to run Windows 10 until you buy a new computer.
It is amazing to me how whiny the Windows userbase is whenever MS updates Windows and tries to provide an OS built for the future but wants to stop supporting old antiquated shit from yesteryear to make their platform more efficient and secure moving forward.
Since the phone is less than 1 year old, I’d be damn sure a company fixes their mistakes for free.
OMG the humanity of offering a high volume customer a deal.
What happened here is the bean counters and execs get involved and demand that the cost per unit decrease by some arbitrary value like 10%, so the execs can hit their annual bonus goals, and then engineers dutifully start marginalizing the hardware so that it operates within a blond one of not working at all.
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Yeah, sorry. Bezos has a lot more to demonstrate with Blue Origin before he gets the big contracts like this.
Space X has been fulfilling NASA orders for years now. Of course, NASA is going to pick the company that has demonstrated success instead of the company that just shot a personal massager into low earth orbit for a few seconds.
Bezos has to start realizing he missed this particular opportunity because he focused on space tourism instead of space industry. Land some contracts sending up satellites and start supplying the Space Station and actually doing more than delivering lawsuits and thrills.
Personally, if it’s not Laser Sharks, you are wasting your money.
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I did nothing all 2020 and 2021 too, can I get an IPO!
I’d settle for only 1 billion.
I guess post-pandemic (or the beginning of the end of the pandemic), the market of people wanting to pay a monthly fee to be berated for being fat lazy slobs is starting to dry up.
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Funny, but MasterCard tries to take down Only Fans and the government doesn’t care, lol. I guess falling on your ass is more terrible than….
LGR will pick one from Goodwill for $2 in 6 months. Can’t wait for that Oddware review.
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Does it provide cab fare and a refreshing facial mist after using it?
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Yeah, disrupting the market with farm-to-truck-to-factory-to-warehouse-to-blender-to-machine-to-plastic-to-blast freezer-to-warehouse-to-box-to-truck-to-home-to-fridge-to-microwave-to-table, but hey its square now and of course it’s plant-based!
I am glad there is no vapid marketing claim at all this will save the environment.
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Everyone is missing the big picture here. A corporation in a high level of power tried to force its agenda and morality onto another company.
What is next? Big Finance threatening post-secondary education institutions or science labs because they are not teaching or researching the "right" kind of science? Threatening hospitals or medical clinics because they are pro-choice? Or pro-life? This is not just a conservative power agenda, we already see liberally minded Big Tech censoring content because they believe they are entitled to decide what is truthful and think the average consumer is not smart enough to make up their minds about unsanctioned social messaging.
MasterCard overreached here, period. They threatened a company and tried to force them to censor content based on their own conservative agenda. MasterCard is trying to leverage the bipartisan division in the US to impose their will on content platforms they don’t approve of and hoped to gain enough traction and support so that they could continue actions like this, which I believe would extend beyond that of just adult content sites.
Corporate overreach like this should not be tolerated, period, no matter what part of the political spectrum you fall under or whether it matches your personal opinion or not. In the US and most democratic countries if you don’t like what your government is trying to do you can participate and vote against it. However nobody voted for the MasterCard CEO, nobody voted for the Facebook CEO. Rich billionaires and powerful corporate leaders have found a loophole in democracy, using money, power, and influence to promote their personal agendas that public citizens will find very hard to stop if we allow momentum to build up. They don’t even have to lobby anymore, just use the power and might of their product platform to bully companies and customers. Unless there is pressure for this action to be followed up with a congressional hearing, which unfortunately it won’t, few people are going to stand up for the rights of a porn site, this behavior will start to become tolerated and there will be more and more attempts of this kind of corporate overreach to threaten our freedoms.
If you dismissed this story because you felt shutting down an adult content site isn’t worth your time to read about or even approve of it, you should reconsider what is going on here and be very, very concerned. At some point, a corporation is going to go after your rights and freedoms, if they haven’t already.
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Just do it faster than….ah Epic probably already ripping off the concept in Fortnite.
Don’t show your cards until you are ready to play, the PUBG guys learned nothing.