34 posts • joined 5 Oct 2007
There are strobe light systems too.
You can actually buy boxes with IR strobe lights that will trigger many traffic lights that look for a particular strobe pattern that emergency vehicles emit when they have their lights going.
My iPhone 4 isn't worn out yet!
I *had* to replace my iPhone 3 because the battery life had gotten really bad. My iPhone 4 is still turning in a reliable performance and until it needs replacing, it is not getting replaced. A former employer of mine, Zenith, found out what happens when you build consumer goods that do not wear out quickly; Your most loyal customers are those still using the TVs they bought 20 years ago. Not that, as a consumer, I am complaining, but that is the reality. The iPhone 4 is close to indestructible (at least in my hands) and this does not bode well for Apple selling me an iPhone 5 or an iPhone 6.
Well, this will be a smashing success...
...or will be painted that way.
The reality is that piracy is going down all by itself, and they should have no trouble taking credit for that.
But what is really happening is that more and more content is becoming available from legitimate sources at fair prices online and that is really all people wanted in the first place.
It's not a boat.
You have to remember that it was not designed to land in the water.
They are landing in water until they are certain enough of safety to risk bringing it to land.
And water can be amazingly hard as anybody who has done a belly flop off a high dive can tell you!
My provider does the same
When one of my users gets attacked and some malware gets on, they block the site until it is fixed.
How is this an attack???
I admit it is bloody annoying.
50% market penetration, but only 5% ever paid for.
I can see no reason for Microsoft to give them a thing; Most of those machines are running pirated copies anyway! Remember those cheap, cheap copies of XP that you could get in Hong Kong? The ones that looked exactly like the Redmond product but were 100% phony?
Re: Odd strategy...
I agree; I have never seen that as a patent defense and in my engineer's understanding of patent law, that is simply not how it goes!
All systems have failures.
What matters is whether there is a viable recovery from the failure. And there is.
Well, Windows 7 Professional has an XP virtual machine you can download. I've found it able to run any XP app I was unable to run in Windows 7 without having to take the risk of exposing XP to the network for general use. And as a virtual machine, you can save a copy and restore to that point at any time.
Other options are VMWare Workstation on windows, and Parallels or VMWare Fusion on OSX.
All do a competent job of running XP.
AOL had a proprietary encoder they called ART which gave much better compression than JPEG for most things. Since the AOL app went away, so did any use of that encoder. I think that whomever owns AOL now (Huffington?) ought to just release that patent to the public domain and that w3c ought to adopt it into html.
Icahn is proof that only the good die young.
If you are in a place where Wide Open West (WOW) cable can be had, it is the best ISP I have used. Really good customer service. They came out on a Sunday AM to fix my service drop when a squirrel ate the wire.
Icahn is a parasite. I wish he would get abducted by space aliens and returned in 1000 years.
Thank you, Linksys! Loved your WRT54G, and I'm sure I will love this one.
I'm happy with this!
I will be trying this out over the holidays.
It is never "trivial" to write the correct program, no matter how many SDL compilers or whatnot you throw at the problem, you still need to actually understand the problem you intend to solve, and the consequences of actions you take to solve it!
Icahn is a parasite.
Terrible WD "quality"
I've had absolutely terrible results with WD drives. Some failing in as little as 6 months online.
They honored their warranty but the hassle of replacing drives all the time was bad enough that I no longer will buy a WD drive.
This was a few years ago, and maybe they have improved, but I can't take the risk.
I'm probably going Seagate until I finally go Sandisk 100%.
SNL was there first!
There was a fake Apple ad on Saturday Night Live around 1995 for "Macintosh Post-it Notes";
They never tested this with real users as far as I can tell
Do they even use it themselves? This thing is a mess.
I hope he dies of old age in that little embassy room.
He is a prisoner of his own faults. He has put himself where he is, and he is the only one who can end it (unless Ecuador kicks him to the curb) and I am enjoying every single day of his life sentence.
I can tell you why I still have my iPhone 4.
It still works.
And if I replaced it, I'd need a new alarm clock and a new TV dock and new charging cables in my car and office. The change from the dock connector is a big deal to me.
A lack of federal judges too
The GOP has been preventing Obama from filling any vacancies hoping they can then fill them ALL in 2017.
Can we just put the hackers in a gibbet?
I think we should not JAIL these guys when we catch them. We should re-instate the Gibbet.
I've been using Linux since the mid-90s
And I have been using Macs since 1984.
And I have been using Windows since Windows 2.0 (ick)
And I have to say he is right.
I don't want to be able to agree with him.
I really don't.
I make my living with Linux and for what we use it for, its hard to beat, but we develop on a Windows desktop because it is far less hassle, and at home I use both Mac and Windows for desktop environments, but I favor the Mac because it can run so much of my OSS (fink project) and because it is so simple to launch Linux VMs.
I kept hoping the Apple's MkLinux would develop into the next Mac platform, but the acquisition of Next ended that.
He can bugger off now.
He is a rape suspect pure and simple.
And one who is a fugitive from justice.
This will end when he dies of old age in that little room or when he is finally given up for extradition to Sweden for trial (and I expect, for conviction.)
Actually, glass does not flow.
At normal temperatures, silicate glasses do not flow on ANY time scale.
Why the exotic working fluid?
Heat is a better choice than cold.
When you compress air, you heat it. That heat is lost, typically, and is the huge reason for the 75% losses.
Build a huge underground water cistern and simply heat the water.
Water has the highest specific heat of any ordinary substance, and that heat can be recovered quite efficiently with a Stirling-cycle engine.
No need to get the water to boil, in fact, you'd avoid that.
Compressed air as a storage medium has a long history. Usually it is found that you need to ADD energy to the compressed air as it expands to get it warm enough to use, a simple heat exchange with the environment is usually insufficient. And in the case of liquid air storage you have the phase-change energy to add back in before you get any gas evolved at all.
If they don't approve...
... we'd love to see them in the Chicago area!
I'm sorry my fellow Americans are so stupid.
Sometimes I am quite ashamed of the ignorance here.
My experience as well
Also, I get coverage in places I never did with AT&T, even though I am in the suburbs of a major city.
This is MUCH LESS GREEN than just using the mains!
Here is why; Any piezoelectric floor works by increasing the resistance to movement, much as waling on a rubber floor would do. So, it makes electricity at the expense of more energy generated by the muscles. Muscle energy comes, inefficiently from food. Food comes through a chain that includes chemical fertilizers, tractor petrol, transport fuel, processing fuel, the lights in the store, the fuel for the car you went shopping with, the gas for the stove, and the electricity for the dishwasher after.
This is much less efficient in an overall way than just switching on the mains and using some good wind or nuclear-generated current!!!
I'll buy one...
I have a number of things that HAVE to run all day and which are just not CPU-intensive and for which this is a great solution. These things currently run in an ancient 600 MHz iMac and are all running in the command-line layer. They will port just fine to Linux!
Are they using a different JRE?
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