Re: Why just porn?
Because (as in all other aspects of US domestic policy) it makes little baby Jesus cry.
6963 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Because (as in all other aspects of US domestic policy) it makes little baby Jesus cry.
Components? Wouldn't they just CNC mill it out of a solid billet of Al ?
So compared to Tesla's innovation we take a big car, put a big engine in it and innovate the hell out of marketing its links to the 60s E-type ( a car that was very pretty but not exactly the last word in automotive engineering).
Perhaps that's the advantage the Germans have, they don't have to design Porsche, BMW, MB and Audi based purely on the world's nostalgia for the Germany of half a century ago.
Equipped a former CEO with a toughbook because he got quite "managerial" if he was on a world circling trip to dozens of customers and his laptop had an accident. Compared to the price of his 1st class tickets and hotels it was negligible.
More recently I just get the sales people MacBook Pros, have all their work in the cloud and tell them to just go to the nearest Apple store and get it swapped if it goes wrong. If you compare a Macbook to a similar top end laptop and add instant repair service in most major cities it looks like a good deal.
It depends what the downtime would cost you.
Having a drill rig out of action for a couple of weeks while they fedex you a new macbook is a little pricey.
We did have one customer who rejected our £1500 rugged palm devices and just bought boxes full of £50 Dell Axims. We had another that picked up our Toughbook and kicked it into a rock pile - it still worked so they were happy and bought the product.
I fly to the middle east a lot.
How is the Saudi government supposed to protect me from the IRA if they don't have all my credit card, mobile and web browsing information ?
>Was there an assumption that he would try to veto this legislation then?
He is a democrat president with no power other than the ability to veto bills from the republican congress (and declare war). The republican congress has no power other than to vote down bills from the democrat president.
It's a system that protects America from their government.
Without this law the EU, and then others, is one step away from declaring it illegal to store any medical, financial or personal data on any cloud service with a US presence or buy consulting services from any company with a US presence.
That's the sort of thing that makes republicans take notice.
Don't worry it won't apply to American data, or the NSA.
You think you're joking - but you can pack a lot of i7 powered Intel NUCS into a suitcase.
Biggest part of the cluster is carrying all the power leads and 4way sockets
Slightly more practical then 1000s of backyard diesel generator sets for load peaking.
If enough people have an electric car plugged in to a smart charger it can charge slowly and cheaply off-peak and then you can have it sell power back to the utility when the game comes on, or it gets hot and the AC kicks in. Cheaper than spinning up a lot of gas turbine peak load plants.
%70 of euro currency sales going through a computer in London, buying euros shares with imaginary euros and selling shares with imaginary euros is simple.
Running a manufacturing business on low margins when you buy raw material in $, set your prices and make sales in euro and pay your taxes in GBP is trickier.
And Google currently employs more than that in London - despite their HQ being in Ireland.
So if they move their brass plaque to London are they going to move all those Irish employees?
None of them are going to have actual new employees in Britain.
Google's HQ in Ireland only employs one person, admittedly he is the hardest worker int he word - being personally responsible for all Google's EU sales.
The only people that benefit from the HQ being a brass plaque at a lawyers office in London rather than Dublin are lawyers.
The ARM cpu had already been designed and was being sold in PCs several years before that.
What the Apple deal did was fund the spin off of ARM as separate from Acorn.
ARM are (or were) in a race for the bottom with themselves. If you were looking at >100,000 chips it might be cheaper to just design your own core. So ARM's royalty has to drop on large volumes (at least at the low end).
It's a little different at the high end where the cost of support and development of development tools gets important.
Which is why Britain's world leading chip company gets less of the price of your iPhone than the person selling the plastic screen protector.
It's worth remembering when you hear about innovation led industry and the value of licensing.
4 minutes after the oil runs out Saudi will be the world's biggest above ground nuclear tests by all sides.
Intel just started making the new i5/i7 at its new 14nm fab in Portland
>The level of evasion (in percentage terms) is actually the same.
But their level of evasion would have payed for teachers, nurses, etc
Your level of evasion would only have paid for an MP's lunch
"Alternate comedian" hides money in complex off shore tax scam = man bites dog = news
Millionaire rock star doesn't pay tax = dog bites man = not news
No, detecting fraud in Monaco is like shooting dairy cattle with a machine gun and managing to miss all the cows.
>In the past, the Swiss private banking industry operated very differently to the way it does today.
They no longer have a box on the deposit slip for "Gold Teeth"?
Our west coast startup = 12 people 8 different countries of birth. Only 1 "native"
Dev team 3 different N. European countries + Isreal + Russian + China
QA Indian + Chinese. CFO our only "native"
Strangely our customers in the city seem to have "picked the best of the best" management teams from people who all went to the same public school. the same university and the have same accent. Isn't statistical clustering strange?
Likewise under "place of birth" I always put "sprang fully formed form the forehead of Zeus", and wait for the resulting religous discrimination
Price Samsung chromebook in US = $200
Price Samsung chromebook in UK £200
For some smarter consumers, less capable is good. I've had to reboot it about twice in 2 years.
That's perfectly legal in US patents.
That's the spinning lidar unit on it's "head"
They get together all the time, that's why we have jet engines (and aeroplanes in general), radar, computers, GPS, integrated circuits, rockets etc etc
Negotiations with MSFT used to be them saying "nice little PC business you have here, be a shame if you didn't get any OEM licenses". They even managed to do this to IBM.
Now after they had stopped laughing, Samsung's execs asked if MSFT planned on using any flash in those Surface Pro? Well you can always explain to Intel that you can't buy from anyone else ...
And depending who wins in 2 years it will be moth balled
Mein Volks Gott.
VW dealer here is advertising new VWs on finance with $10,000 cash back - to people who need the money.
The ad literally says; "if you need $10,000, whatever you need the money for, come in and buy a new VW and walk away with $10,000" Presumably they need the $10K to get their head examined !
Knew one electronics "cough" engineer "cough" who replaced all the switched PSUs in our labs computers with massive 12V/5V linear supplies - to reduce noise.
are you still using electrons?
I use positrons for all my interconnects - of course you have to reverse the 1s and 0s
3.38 according to http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%28area+Ireland%29%2F%28area+wales%29&dataset=&equal=Submit
ps. how the fsck do you enter a link ?
I think you meant is the nation a Capita subsidiary ?
Only 10,000 passengers were affected enough to get compensation claims - the others don't cout
Their idea of resilient was a perfectly safe manual system which they switched to which worked but at a reduced capacity.
Obviously they could have spent more to reduce the risk of this very rare event - in the same way that we always build 3 identical motorways in parallel so we can switch traffic to a backup in the much more common occurrence of an RTA.
No this is France, if you block something (like a motorway a Channel Tunnel or a port) the Police will turn up and assist you because they are in the same union.
In Britain an 18 year old man could be thrown in prison for having pictures of his 17 year old wife giving birth.
like Greenpeace ?
Would't publishing such a list be a DMCA violation?
Why the joke icon?
I'm sure this will end up as being prior art in some future patent case - unless the patent has already been filed.
"I'm sorry Dave I can't do that - you bought it in region 2 and you are trying to watch it on a region 1 TV in a month with an R in it"
Until they also pass a law putting you in prison for 5years if you don't decrypt it.
I think you will find that the safeguards protecting the police and the security and intelligence agencies have proved very robust
Well they could drag BBC employees off flights and arrest them, like the American's do for anyone running an online gambling site outside the USA
Not sure about that. Would you pay more for a flight on a plane that has made a successful test flight or is just being towed out of the factory?
We got a very good discount for Cluster to fly on the first Ariane V - that didn't work out too well.