NASA giving up?
Usually crippled by a mix of bureaucracy, approved pork barrel vendors and lack of budget.
4640 posts • joined 23 Nov 2007
Usually crippled by a mix of bureaucracy, approved pork barrel vendors and lack of budget.
Scary that komodo dragons can do it. They have an interesting predation method:
1) Bite prey, transferring infected gloop.
2) Follow prey till it dies from infection.
If you find one following you, you may need an antibiotic.
But there are no males at all. I think a species in Mexico or New Mexico are entirely clones. I've never understood how that can work in the long term.
Yum foods have no sense of humour.
If the site has no personalised content, it's the same for everyone (say wordpress with NO comments enabled), what actually is the point of the HTTPS?
It's horrendously more expensive compared to ordinary shared IP address Linux hosting. Before you even factor the certificate costs.
On Apple, CP/M etc and copied from Dartmouth Basic.
Indeed back to roots.
Blackberry popularised a particular style of keypad.
They don't deserve any protection of the idea at all.
South Americans and Italians eat Guinea Pigs.
Windows 10: The new mechanism to increase Soylent Green production. A few months of use and people will be queuing ...
Have MS become the Reality TV / Daytime TV of the Software industry.
This is disgusting marketing.
If you are running a Bank or other financial services you need to become world class IT experts and sell IT services to others. Absolutely not outsource it. Because today the core of banking isn't about a big safe full of banknotes and ledgers.
It's pure IT.
So unless you become an expert in IT, Programming, you are just a Franchise operation for an IT services company and not a real bank at all.
Yes, Itanium needs put down.
Intel already had ARM.
This will make zero difference to Intel's ARM strategy, it's about the FPGA
When they proposed making Sat boxes and TVs instead of welly boots people laughed
When they proposed making phones instead of Sat boxes and TVs people laughed.
They are still a quite large telecom infrastructure company, having absorbed the Siemens and Motorola sub divisions that did the same stuff.
It could be a Robin Reliant or a Volvo.
Why didn't they just give him a shoulder cam?
Only because they told porkies about the state of their fridge.
Beleived to be rarest element in the universe and yet we are unlikely to ever run out of it!
Even if the Euro was a World currency and CRTs made a comeback. Yet really no reserves, it's a by product.
Worstall has said this before convincingly.
Are there still people that really don't get that it could be 5,000 years before we might need to mine asteroids?
No Interstellar war by hypothetical aliens with FTL travel / Jump drive or whatever would ever be over resources. Or for human slaves.
With perhaps a touch of Heath Robinson (Rube Goldberg on other side of pond)
Oddly in UK & Ireland the Kindle touch is same price with or without advertising screen savers and by law in all of EU they have to offer two years warranty anyway. SOGA.
(Apple was fined in Italy for charging people for 2nd year).
About €79 in Tesco Ireland (high sales tax aka VAT compared to USA perhaps).
Only if you sync and/or have 3G/WiFi on. I only use mine via USB and Amazon lets me download to PC.
There is also www.gutenberg.org
My grandson is saving for a regular kindle touch for 8th Birthday
Yes, but both are stupidly more expensive than they should be.
But then when you see £2 neoprene sleeves for tablets at £30 in Tesco, it's to be expected I suppose.
No, it's not.
There is no date in Genesis. The 6000 years is based on uneducated simplistic interpretation.
I must have stepped on a load of apple fan wrists getting here. Proof the Reality Distortion Field is back
Did Apple really research at all ?
There was research in 2013 highlighting the issues.
The Android wearables are a bit pointless, but considering the Apple hype of quality and design, their watch is shiny junk.
Citations. Have they recharged the Jobsian Reality Distortion field.?
An iPhone extender to Wrist with some monitoring, Jakob Nielsen's outfit slates it's UI too.
Massively expensive, for people with more money than they know what to do with.
For Hardware and Software with a different badge is $50, certainly under $100?
maybe because expensive Intel CPU and not a cheap MIPS SoC or ARM SoC like most routers have.
Or is it 19" rack mount, steel case and a built in UPS.
Intel used to have a big ARM range (obtained from DEC), they still have one ARM comms processor I think, the rest sold to Marvell.
There is no reason for Intel or anyone else to buy ARM, they are not a chip maker.
Intel, I think, still has a full ARM licence, Their biggest strengths are in marketing and Chip Manufacturing.
Perhaps Intel may make ARM chips again more generally, they seem though have a "Not invented here" ego issue as Intel processed and Intel Peripherals on SoC Arm makes far more sense than their vast expenditure in Mobile Sector, making them less x86 sales every year.
Yes, it's a pity ex Philips NXP is doing so little and Texas Instruments gave up doing phone chips and then swallowed National Semiconductor.
Motorola Semi is split now into two also rans.
As fab building costs rise and markets become commoditised (Apple original iPhone almost stock parts) and fewer gadget makers, now just using bought in chips and not designing them, such consolidation is inevitable.
There are a tiny fraction of the companies making Semis today as there were in 1960s to 1980s.
Sanyo, Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic (Mitsushiba) all used to develop loads of chips.
The UK (Inmos, Ferranti, Plessey) all gone
Intermetal, Telefunken, Siemens ..?
I think this ex HP Avago purchase saves Broadcom.
Better than Qualcomm, Intel or Apple.
On the upside, I've got a job for eternity (well, it sure as hell seems like it).
It sounds like it's in hell too.
Or actually set fire to the turf.
The Thermostat only adds the upstairs radiators to the solid fuel stove. But the system still heats one one room and the water if there is no electricity.
What does all this IoT stuff do in a power cut. Or a digger where the broadband cables are. Or a small disaster.
But compared to Apple's Watch that only extends an iPhone, their dustbin styled workstation, It sounds like Lenovo are actually trying to be innovators?
These are more than USPTO documents (that often today are entirely copying prior art).
The Apple Newton was a good attempt. But Jobs killed it when he came back.
I wish I could afford a Lenovo laptop,
This is why Twitter and Facebook delude their members.
"Individuals who get their information from the same sources with the same perspective may be under the impression that theirs is the dominant perspective, regardless of what the science says,"
People need to use a wide range of news and other sources. The BBC etc need to stop dumbing down their journalism to recycled Tweets. BBC shouldn't be allowed to promote or use proprietary services like Twitter at all.
The Internet has increased the Echo Chamber syndrome far more than favourite newspapers, Radio or TV ever did.
I'd like option for a high resolution Matte finish screen (available since 2001) with at least 1200 vertical resolution. Shiny is done to save money. At 800 I'd expect a better screen.
I'd otherwise like a machine like this.
We need an independent investigation and regulation of all these mega corp so called cloud providers. Google, Yahoo, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin
How private are documents sent to Kindle via Amazon?
Good luck though with perhaps the 2nd largest provider/social media company in the World. Not on the list, TenCent. Though I think they may be registered in the Cayman Is.
Certainly the Irish Data Protection Regulator will do nothing about those 29 out of top 30 Internet companies based in Ireland for EU, and now many transferring all non-USA stuff to Ireland, not for low corporation tax but soft regulation. The current enquiry into the 2005-2008 Banking Fiasco in Ireland is enlightening.
Such drives will even work on XP, that's not the issue.
Would a Book Title be an analogue?
The book cover, layout and contents, text, images are all separate copyrights. There is no protection for the title of the book.
Yes, it's about copyright, but also reasonable licence terms.
But Sun didn't invent all this from scratch, it's based on work by UCSD originally, maybe even other Universities too.
MS and Sun fought over Java language (MS had J++), which resulted in C#, but not over the VM, as MS had their own VM.
This is actually quite complicated and is partly due to Oracle intransigence. The Desktop Java licence is essentially free. The Mobile Java isn't, and was for an era of very limited CPU and RAM, so is a more limited product.
Google actually bought in Android rather than add their own app VM and GUI on say Debian (which was running on mobile devices before Android existed.) Sun or Oracle, I forget which, wouldn't licence the full java for mobile. So Google did their own copy of the JVM.
Ironically the VM (or p-code) used by Visual Basic originally and morphed into .net for C# and other VM based MS Languages AND the originally Sun's VM for Java are both inspired by UCSD runtime for the p-Code produced by Pascal and other compilers. Western Digital or someone even did a bit-slice cpu (5 chips?) to run p-code as native.
So really it's almost unreasonable Oracle citing copyright, especially as they refused to licence the thing for Mobile. It's not like Google has copied all the implementation, but only the interface so existing byte code would run.
Google and Oracle have both been idiots on this.
I use noscript and other tools to block most of the trackers, which can be done without cookies now.
Most people are not that tech savy.
There is a reason that 29 of top 30 Web Borgs are based in Ireland for EU stuff and many moving all non-USA stuff. It's not low corporation tax but the useless Irish Regulators.
Rather than fine Facebook, the Irish data commissioner has issued a notice warning EU citizens to avoid using Facebook.
How does that work given all the 3rd party junk on nearly every major website.
I can't actually find the notice. Maybe in a filing cabinet in a toilet in the basement.
Till Three completely take over managing O2 in UK
Not as in engineering, hard sums or programming.
But simply how stuff looks, mostly copied from Dieter Rams Braun Era.
So they'd be mad to actually give him a senior job. Common in companies last 100 years to invent a new title for someone long serving.
I wonder why Apple hired Jony Ives rather than Dieter Rams at the time. Maybe Jobs didn't know of him or he turned it down.
The rest of post is valid, but if you are not "on the go"
"desktop web browsing that provides the cut down experience of the web"
Statement of the obvious.
Amazon: Not as bad as Google.
Desktop Windows & MacOS?: Not as big an issue as Android, iOS and Windows Cloud/Phone/Win10 /Win Surface.
maybe ... but they haven't much time left to grab it.
yes, nokia tried ... sometime up to about 2002, then they strangled Crystal, S80, etc and messed up their tablet development,. messed with internal politics, intel's mess of megoo, buying Trolltech rather than ordering a custom QT from them.
QNX was the wrong choice too, though a lovely OS for controllers and embedded.
The USPTO is now obviously allowing any prior art as long as the application is filed properly.
There is no innovation in this at all.
Whether such toys should be legal at all, is another topic examined before on these pages.
It's an ARM, not a PIC
At least no risk of MS putting Windows IOT on 16F or 18F chip.
Really, I don't think so, Windows CE makes more sense for GPIO pins as it's a RTOS. I doubt you could bit-bang IR remote or RDS or sample receive IR remote handset RDS decoder IC. Good luck getting Win CE on it. But I've had loads of embedded ARM based development systems that came with WinCE and the first task was always using JTAG to change the boot loader to install Linux as often the supplied boot would only allow versions of Win CE.
I can't think of any use for it. If you really needed this mad version of Windows 10, then a PC is better to develop on and test on an ITX x86 that uses the Cash Register version of Win 10.
I'm still using Windows daily (since 1992), but this is pointless for a Raspberry Pi 2.
Apology was received
, Iain Thomson wrote:
> Going through the comments I see a terrible mistake has been made
Also you forgot to use Bcc instead of Cc!