Did you watch the video on everything they did to make this computer? It's about as thick as two iPad Air's. The keyboard is a completely new design and has bigger buttons (which I would love for my keyboard shortcuts), the logic board is 2/3rds smaller than the one in the MacBook Air, the battery is a completely new design that takes up all of the space inside the computer, the hinge is no longer plastic and so the whole thing is completely made of aluminum. Literally every single piece of this computer is a new innovation.
(innovation |ˌinəˈvāSHən| noun
the action or process of innovating.
• a new method, idea, product, etc.: technological innovations designed to save energy.).
Here's the video of how it's designed, if you can't appreciate that just purely from a design perspective, then I don't know what anyone can say.
Thunderbolt is still on all the other computers, it's not going anywhere. This is not a computer for pros, hence the "MacBook" name.
I agree, Kevin Spacey knows how to act and knows how to do impressions. See here https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kevin+spacey+impressions
But what they say in the article
"This is one of the features that Thomas considers a stereotypical Southern feature. It sounds the way people think Southerners sound, but it's actually a feature that is disappearing in Southern speech. "R-lessness was a traditional Southern feature — although not everywhere in the South — it was most prevalent in areas where the plantation culture had pre-dominated at one time before the Civil War," Thomas told me, explaining that non-rhoticity had once been considered prestigious."
So it's an old fashioned prestigious way of speaking, doesn't that fit the character of Frank Underwood perfectly? It's a fictional show and his accent is creating the context of his character. I think it's very appropriate.
There's an episode of Futrama called "Godfellas" where bender has a conversation with "god" and I've always thought it was a great editing analogy. The whole conversation is there for context, but it's really the last sentence that falls in line with what was stated in this article.
"God Entity: Bender, being God isn't easy. If you do too much, people get dependent on you. And if you do nothing, they lose hope. You have to use a light touch, like a safecracker or a pickpocket.
Bender: Or a guy who burns down a bar for the insurance money.
God Entity: Yes, if you make it look like an electrical thing. When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all."
Oops, yeah, I meant FAA, I don't know what I was thinking.
Yeah, it's an interesting situation. In this industry it's getting easier and easier for anyone to do a lot of this stuff themselves and drone footage is becoming a novelty like time-lapse and slow motion. But on one hand I could see how this would be a great advantage for the people who really take this seriously and have already invested a lot of time and money into their craft and run a legit business that provides services to other legit businesses. If a corporation can only get a licensed drone operator, then they will have to pay whatever the rate, no lowballing college interns to do the work.
On the other hand, is this law going to really matter? Will the FCC be watching every video made and asking for documentation for all drone footage? Will they just single people out like the RIAA and make examples of a few people?
How many of you go out and shoot in public without permits?
Just like a lot of other laws out there, this will only hurt the law abiding people. These laws will do nothing to prevent people from continuing to fly drones near airports or other inappropriate actions. Even if they are able to apprehend your drone, how will they find you if you're really far away?