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Lawsuits from PETA in 3...2...1...
I think that I shall never see;
A thing a flakey as IT.
"He goes for exclusivity and chooses a Windows Phone."
You forgot the obligatory icon.
So it's out then? The Pope is a stinkin' Android fan.
... on the Russian dash-cam sites.
If most of these clowns thought it was somebody aiming something back at them, they might stop.
"The author of the article said that interpretation is nonsense, but doesn't explain why."
Because that's the way most garbage legislation or used cars are sold. Be dismissive. Pay no attention to the concerns of the customer*. Change the subject.
I don't know if this particular clause is good, bad or indifferent for FOSS/GPL. People far wiser than me (the EFF, for example) have smart lawyers who can read this stuff and figure it out in the context of existing law and the overall agreement. But the questions need to be asked and the tires kicked.
*The public, in the case of the TPP, is not the customer. This is an agreement between the major stakeholders like governments and IP owners. We are just going to be stuck going along for the ride, breathing exhaust in the back seat of this jalopy (obligatory bad car analogy).
"Which country allows trade unions to exist?"
The theory is that The Party will look out for the needs of the workers in China. In the US, the government keeps its hands off, but allows trade unions to negotiate on behalf of labor. In practice, things don't work quite that way on either side of the big pond.
"The term reboot is just a PR hack to tie into computer jargon."
Maybe it's a service pack.
Why not dust of the blueprints for a few more of these.
But seriously, the applications for a fast, high altitude, long range bomber will be seriously constrained by the relative low cost of better SAMs, radar, etc. Add to that the lower cost of cruise missiles that can be dumped out of a 747 or military cargo plane at a suitable stand off range. There really isn't much use for a dedicated bomber anymore.
I suppose that is as the acronym implies. I'm going to start worrying when they designate a class of space objects as "TNM" (That's No Moon).
At least it's nice to know we are numbering our WTFs now.
for an M4. $269,000 for an M3. That's about $90,000 per rotor.
"Visual F# and Visual C# are not even vaguely similar"
But it's indistinguishable from Visual G♭
After leaving SunTrust in Georgia, I just moved onto a houseboat and tied up in a nearby bayou. No phone, no e-mail. But I'd be more than happy to help out if you just sent one of your people out to speak to me.
Watch out for the 'gators in the swamp. They seem to have a taste for H1-B workers.
Thank goodness for iPhoto.
"Absolutely ludicrous. What's to keep me from cobbling together a crystal transmitter device that broadcasts on whatever frequency I want it to?"
On licensed bands, the FCC vans. They'll hunt you down and issue a citation.
But they did create these ISM bands with exactly people like you in mind. Within limits (out-of-band radiation, etc.) you are free to do what you want. Induction heating, ground penetrating radar, RC toy control, etc. Its all good. I suspect that the initial R&D on weather radar used an ISM band for exactly this reason (the S in ISM). And that's OK, right up to the point where you want to put the radar into 'production' use. Then, it would have been better to assign a nearby licensed frequency for its operation. Where the FCC has the authority to slap down violators and hasn't already let a few million non licensed devices out onto the market.
Within licensed bands, the FCC has the names and addreses of all the users. And they can reassign frequencies without much problem. But once they let a block go as ISM, it's really difficult to pull it back. There are tub skids of 5 GHz WiFi hubs lacking firmware lockdown available at the local PC recycler. Enough to keep the firmware hackers supplied for years.
The controversy, as I understand it, is that the frequencies in question all lie within an ISM band. And the stated reason for this lockdown is that after market software is allowing routers to encroach upon the frequencies used by Terminal Doppler Weather Radar in the USA within an ISM band.
One of the defining characteristics of the ISM bands is that they require no licenses and equipment operating within these bands must tolerate interference from other equipment in the same band. It serves the FAA right for having an outfit design a critical system such as this who were not smart enough to understand radio frequency interference issues and select a dedicated, licensed frequency for operation. They jumped right in the middle of RF controlled toys and garage door openers. Serves them right. Go fix your radar.
While WiFi may represent the greatest number of potentially interfering installations in and around TDWR frequencies, it is not the only one. Quite a few transceiver systems are available in this band with SDR radio* capabilities, allowing the user to programatically select whatever frequency they want. No license required.
*An example of RAS Syndrome.
Stuck on a 2.5 year MongoDB project.
So then a Volkswagen Bugatti is right out?
Cap and trade evil.
Possibly to isolate liability of certain business units. Google Cars get in a wreck and it sure would be nice to have the search/advertising/Android biz in different silos.
"Time to open a box of airgaps."
How long will it be before the desktop hosting the HMI will refuse to run until it has checked in with the mother ship in Redmond?
This is Major Skype with a person-to-person call for General Failure.
"If you're looking for carbon capture through plants"
Can we get partial credit for hauling the carbon out of the forests with logging trucks before the trees fall down and rot? As long as the wood is converted efficiently into houses and furniture and buried instead of burned when the structures are retired?
"lane departure warning – which is annoying"
So what alarm does it raise when you turn off the pavement onto the logging road?
Sorry. What was I thinking?
At $39 million, the county will be buying land at $8.7 mil/acre to provide subsidized housing for 400 people. Problem is; it's prime real estate. Even at that discounted price. Can't the county go find a 4.5 acre parcel for less than $39 mill within a reasonable distance, move the residents* and put the savings to better use? Maybe house another hundred or so needy folks.
*These houses have wheels under them for a reason.
"Why is a group of people suddenly referred to as a 'ring'"
Because the term 'Legislature' was already taken. The only people legally alowed to trade on inside financial information in this country.
And that's because the toner cartridge exploded when she was replacing it.
Don't forget that license you'll need to process the purchase order for your new Oracle license.
... for emergency responders to do damage as required to complete their mission. Park in front of a fire hydrant and they'll break your car windows and run the hoses straight through it.
... I'm still jumping in the '79 Landcruiser.
@AC: "How else are the spooks supposed to track you in your car?"
Follow the clouds of blue smoke and the drops of gear lube on the pavement.
Twenty years ago, I was fiddling around with "fly through" views of 3D CATIA datasets at Boeing. Targeted at the high end IBM AIX workstations, they ran just fine on my little Dell PC running Slackware/X11 (back in the 1.2 kernel days). And these were being generated by clients running remotely (20 miles away, over leased lines).
Back then, the problem with running full up CATIA on Linux boxes were proprietary I/O drivers patched into the AIX X11 implementations, mainly for the specialized input h/w. Fast forward to today: Most of the high performance graphics stuff is licensed to individual apps (games, CAD systems, etc.). Ask for a license to hook some proprietary GPU API to an open X11 server? Forget about it. Graphics optimization must still be done on a per application basis. It's just buried deeper in Windows than in Linux.
"Companies employ tax advisers to create new tax avoidance schemes to employ as soon as the game is up on the current scheme."
We could just rename the Tax Code as the Tax Advisor Full Employment Program.
We could get some smart people tgether and create a simple tax code with minimal loopholes. But the people tasked with this lawmaking would be the equivalent of having death row prisoners build their own gallows. Few people are willing to work themselves out of a job.
The biggest problem I (and I suspect many other Americans) have with the current tax code aren't the loopholes (deductions, tax incentives, whatever) in the system. It's that corporations can easily exploit them whereas private citizens cannot. I can't tell my boss that, for the purposes of my weekly paycheck, my address (and tax jurisdiction) is Bermuda. I can't buy, sell or lease additional children to take advantage of their income tax deduction.
I want either less corruption or more opportunity to participate in it.
"I think it is shameful that corporations can evade tax."
It's a question of avoidance vs evasion. Avoidance (structuring your financial dealings to mimimize tax) is legal. Evasion (misrepresenting financial dealings) is not.
So lets see if Microsoft properly reported its dealings between US, Puerto Rico and Bermuda business units.
Interesting indeed. From other sources, it appears that the location of the failure was triangulated using audio data. I imagine there are numerous transducers (microphones) located on the boosters. The location of the failure can be found by correlating the data stream from each and calculating the speed of sound through various parts of the structure.
Something similar to the way that the City of Chicago locates gunfire.
T.I.T. or GTFO
But still, Boeing complaining about our batteries? Mr Pot, meet Mr. Kettle.
... making decent superhero movies is no picnic.
Sorry. I'll get my coat. Shaken out well, of course.
Google cars need a bumper sticker: Driver is a T-1000. Back off!
"system that would fit in your shoes"
Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot ......
I know a few people who could benefit from this.