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On EU's behalf I would like to argue that many of the little regulations, some of which appear ridiculous and exaggerated, hence become news items --often out of context--, are part of a bigger plan to unify standards among a wildly diverse collection of nations. Imagine what would happen if products in the US would all be different (and incompatible) between states. These EU nations are playing hard to get when it comes to giving up some of their authority to the EU,...
Big omission: still no scanner sharing. (Apparently being a client to a scanner shared by another machine still seems supported).   Is there any particular technical reason why scanner sharing disappeared from OSX? Does Apple really want us to buy OSX Server? Doesn't seem warranted in a household with 2-3 Macs.
Sounds quite noisy. Why isn't this mentioned? Also, can the green and red lights be turned off? (Think: stealth operation). It would be nice for a drone to use sonar techniques. Then it could also fly itself without bumping into anything.
"...Apple's multinational App Store requires developers adhere to the laws of the territory in which their apps are offered."   Then what's the problem? Apple already has a policy of NOT offering certain apps in certain regions (something I disapprove of vehemently). So it does have a mechanism to ONLY block the app from the countries where BitCoin is considered illegal.   Agreed, there is a risk involved in the use of BitCoin, but if that would be enough reason for...
While they changed the colors to avoid confusion with Lion/iOS6 icons, the icons are immediately familiar and recognizable. They correctly felt not to be influenced by the iOS7 look. (The fact they also kept aqua blue for the Cocoa widgets, either means they are a little behind, or they decided that too gray an interface isn't the way to go -- given that the traffic light buttons in the left upper corner of the windows are rather large, I suspect their main inspiration is...
Google? Only ONCE ! It started when they first had someone on Apple's board, and it hasn't ended today.
For those who wonder what possible interest Google could have in buying Nest :   Simple, they wanted an Android app for the Nest.
Typo !!! With such a well-chosen brandname (which suggest that you can't type correctly on it), I guess they won't be selling too many of these keyboards.
[Sarcasm] Yes, they should. They don't deserve to be in the EU. They try to dominate all aspects of the EU, yet they are slavishly following the US as far as international policy is concerned. They are not very willing contributors to the EU finances. Let them go back to nondecimal currency en nonmetric units. Let them join the US instead. ...Aw, no, they may have to switch driving to the right. BTW, they will continue to speak funny, as can be observed from Brits...
About non-cylindrical extension boxes   For external hard disk storage, one could also add a rather flat and wide cylindrical extension chassis and put *that* underneath the MacPro, giving it an appearance not unlike the Cray-1.   cf. this Cray-1 picture
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