Removing trackpad buttons, reducing the RAM size, keeping the CPU the same for 4 years, and ignoring the loud complaints from your corp customers worked well then?
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You probably shouldn't judge ARM by the wild west of low-end non-server 32 bit hardware currently available. 64 bit hardware should all conform to the SBSA, which means it does have a serial port, in a known location, and UEFI to boot and ACPI to define the hardware to the OS. I do think you have a valid point though. If "server" manufacturers ignore SBSA, ACPI and similar then ARM will fail for the exact reasons you outlined.
This isn't true actually. When I recently had a problem with Google Wallet, I was able to get through to a human pretty quickly - they emailed me back within an hour. Unfortunately they told me I had to fax them copies of my passport and birth certificate in order to continue with my task (buying a Nexus tablet). At that point I abandoned my GW account and bought it through Amazon instead.
I purchased a copy of GTA for Android. After a lot of trying to get it to work at all, it couldn't download its data files, so it was useless. I couldn't even start the game. I asked for a refund, and was refused. Reopened the case, mentioning the Distance Selling Regulations, and was given an immediate refund.
Know your rights.
I urge people to actually read the report, not the news articles. If you had read it, then you would see that underwater sonar equipment which is installed to detect nuclear weapons tests (who knew?) DID hear the plane going down. Unfortunately the information from this doesn't really add anything to the satellite information already being used.
Red Hat has been the largest single contributed to Open Stack for some time, and has around 30-40 employees working on it full time. This graph is nearly a year old and shows Red Hat way ahead in terms of contributions:
Some people at Red Hat working on Open Stack.
I have a Nook Color (bought from the US about a year ago) and a Nexus 7, and the Nexus 7 wins in every conceivable way, including reading ebooks. Even if I'm generous and assume the new Nooks are twice as powerful and will be half the price of the Nexus, it'd still be the Nexus for me.
I got a refurb HP LaserJet 5M for £80 including next day delivery. There are places you can get it cheaper.
This is an HP printer built to last. It has an ethernet port, native PostScript, and you cram in up to 66MB (sic) of RAM for almost nothing assuming you can find old 72 pin DIMMs at a boot sale.
Refurb toner cartridges are also cheap as chips, giving it an unbeatable price per page.
Very simple to configure with a static IPv4 address, and the output (though obviously only mono) looks brilliant.
It's highly likely they're keeping it for as long as they like anyway. What are we going to do? Send in the EU swat team to check? Of course not.
So the only solution is don't give it to them in the first place. If they don't want anyone going there, let's see how long that lasts before their tourist industries lobby Congress to change the rules.
Just hold on to the customer's money for a week or two (Amazon will love that), and if too many customers complain about a seller, boot the seller off and return the money to the customers.
Even better, require the seller to escrow some modest amount of money (eg. £5), and keep that money if they turn out to be a spammer.
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