How is Obama a "socialist" when the stock market has been seeing record numbers and he just passed a health care which was a product of the Insurance industry and the Heritage Foundation? Why are Americans so ignorant about this? Because of Fox News and the rest of the terrible American Media?
Regardless, screw what anyone says about who you should vote for. Vote for the person you want to not the person that they say you should. I'm voting for Jill Stein because I believe that we need a third party. If she doesn't win, that's fine but at least I can live with the fact that I didn't sell out my values just because someone said to vote for the candidate that has the backing of millions of dollars of special interest money.
Who is this "rest of the world"? I haven't agreed on anything, Joe from down the street hasn't, either.
The 'standards' that you go on about are simply a guideline set by a group of people that have the interests of whoever they're working for at heart. I'm sick of all this harping about "standards" being the holy grail, be-all-end-all of technology.
Nerds on the Internet complaining about something half of them aren't using? Shocking!
Meanwhile, millions of people are using Apple Maps just fine - myself included. I love how people try to compare a service that has been in place for two weeks vs. a service that has been in place for seven years and has collected much more data.
Just because you're in the vocal majority doesn't mean you're right.
And, for the record, Google Maps was never removed from iOS because it was never on iOS.
Firefox 15 is ten times better than Chrome, which I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.
I can't believe the tech community still clings to the notion that Chrome is good just because they have a false belief that Google is some great bastion of technology when they're not; they're just another pathetic ad company.