28 posts • joined Tuesday 25th March 2008 07:14 GMT
I sure hope...
...they've thought up some contingency plan for when one of these autonomous vehicles gets captured by the 'enemy.' Lest it be reprogrammed, loaded with explosives and returned to it's former masters.
So this is the new MS?
Micosoft's investment arm seems to focus on just one type of company... those who want to sue IBM. Don't have to have a great technology or even a business model or even a future, as long as you plan to tie up IBM in court, here's a check for millions.
It's painfully clear that sanctions against Microsoft for abuse of it's monopoly desktop position have produced zero effect.
Bill G's true legacy...
An internet full of infected MS machines - his name shall live on forever - or at least until everybody does a clean install all at the same time.
What enterprise cares about lifetime?
The typical enterprise lifetime is 3 years - the length of the product lease - then it's goes back to the lease company in exchange for new kit, then it's off to ebay.
The built-in wear leveling should extend the drive's useful lifetime far beyond that.
Aren't these drives built using SLC not MLC - that extends the lifetime too - or so it has been said.
We won't fully know until about 5 years from now if and when we start seeing unusual mortality rates on these types of drives.
With capacity increasing and prices going lower each day, consumers rarely hold onto computers more than 5 years - unless they hold onto it forever.
Residential use...vs. Business use?
By all means don't count the computers people chose to spend THEIR OWN hard earned money on... yes, count the computers they're forced to use at work - that's how to count personal preference.
What a joke.
What's wrong with Apple as told by non-Apple users...
With the Mac's market share just under 10% and climbing, I'm not sure how objective a poll like this can be considering 90% of the respondents don't own or use a Mac.
"The food is terrible... and the portions are too small." - Woody Allen?
> iPod tied to the iTunes store?
I've had one for years and I've never been to the iTunes store. Put a CD in your computer and it get's ripped into iTunes where you can put it on your iPod if you want or don't.
> Apple's secretive product plans?
You'd be secretive too if you spent big bucks on design and development and the moment your products hit the streets, the Asian copying machine goes into overdrive getting crap knockoffs to try and steal your market.
I've personally never understood why most PC users can't seem to fathom that there could be a better alternative to what they're using. Why is it that you've closed yourselves off from learning anything new? Sure the knowledge you've gained was hard fought but what... you're done learning? Nothing new for you then? We might as well just pour dirt over you right now.
I'm a Mac user, a Linux user and occasionally a Windows user but the Mac is what I use to earn my daily keep. I write software everyday.
What a shame...
...that a system most likely setup to protect consumers against advertising by fly-by-night companies, fortune tellers, penis-pill purveyors and the like is used mainly to harangue legitimate companies over the most inconsequential details imaginable.
Would that missing step have led purchasers to angrily demand their money back? I doubt it.
Just finished reading the patent.
Sourceforge.net which has been around since before 2000 is prior art. This application wasn't filed until Dec. 10, 2003 - pretty late in the game to be trying to patent groupware don't ya think? Considering they didn't invent any of the individual technologies their like to prevent others from using.
The overly vague patent covers essentially any application that 'provides a single point of contact for multiple users and resources' especially if it involves the uploading of files.
I'm confused here...
The NSA created Security Enhanced Linux extensions for the purpose of blocking all unknown attack vectors and only permitting known good traffic and applications yet the government doesn't use it to protect itself?
Clearly the definition of System Admin has lost its meaning in the days of point and click computing.
The same power...
Your 240, our 120, the amps delivered is the same only the voltage is different. Amperage versus voltage, look it up.
In America, where all the news on this site seem to originate, most homes have both 120 and 220 volt outlets. The 220 volt outlets deliver power for major appliances like clothes washers and dryers.
Since you're all Luddites...
Maybe your next stop should be the Journal of Natural Sciences...
You can throw stones at the Physicists and maybe even burn them at the stake for discovering these ideas which you so easily mock.
Yeah, that's about the IQ level of this crowd.
Plain and simple.
Just carry cash. Can't get my card details or my PIN if I'm not using it.
I find it funny that you consider Mac people 'fanboys' when it's the PC types that carry screwdrivers in their back pockets and are always tearing their computers apart, benchmarking this and that...
Not Mac people. No sir, they buy a computer and actually use it. Can't put a hundred different video cards in it... and that affect the average computer user how?
How is this different from...
Say, a couple of guys hiding in the bushes outside my house peering through my window at the travel section of the newspaper I'm reading and then running to the front door, knocking -interrupting what I was doing - and trying to sell me a Florida vacation package?
"Quick, he's on to the sports page... go try to sell him some golf clubs before he turns the page!"
Maybe they don't know your name. Maybe they didn't need you to tell it to them as they've already aggregated your data with that from other "providers."
But they're still observing and profiling my behavior for the sole purpose of profiting from the sale of something that's not theirs.
Team France - the New World Police
In theaters everywhere except for France where simply viewing images is now cause for a law suit.
Here's your message...
It's not a religious war.
The U.S. was never there to attack Islam. There are millions of happy Muslims in the U.S. free from persecution unlike in most Muslim countries.
How can there be a 'Jihad' without religion?
'Religious leaders' are using this excuse to mobilize angry youths who aren't yet old enough or wise enough to understand what's really going on. Just pawns.
Sad sign of the times...
The double standards faced by developers today...
If I as a developer put a "Buy it Now" button on my commerce web site I'd probably get the pants sued off me, but you can go out and completely duplicate someone else's product as much as possible right down to the silver bezel and absolutely nothing will happen.
What a crock of ....
Wouldn't a mouseover be prior art?
Web developers have used that same technique to asynchronously load dynamic data other than images since 1997 or 1998 easily.
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