Re: Delicately put
>The best speaker cable I had was 10 metre runs of 16mm2 2-core power cable.
But was it directional ?
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>The best speaker cable I had was 10 metre runs of 16mm2 2-core power cable.
But was it directional ?
>. The problem with this theory is that those licenses (to my understanding) aren’t transferable in the event of an acquisition.
I'm sure Apple have enough lawyers to make sure that "Apple Holding Holding Holding Inc" of Grand Cayman's doesn't actually acquire "Beats Holding Holding ltd" of the Dutch Antiles.
>instead persisted with the best available analogue tape.
And hopefully it has been stored properly and not reused too many times since
It needs to broadcast a correction signal - typically either over the GSM phone network or a pager band - which needs a license from the hosting government.
Since you need these systems to get high accuracy a lot of next-gen GNSS systems are just using a single geostationary satelite and a bunch of ground stations - to give cheap higher accuracy coverage over their own territory.
It was officially permanently disabled in 2000 (although the civilian signal can be blocked in regions of conflict) because the FAA wanted to use it to replace navigation beacons and landing aids.
It struck even the US govt has ridiculous to have one branch of govt spending $Bn to overcome a restriction put in by another branch that had spent $Bn to do the same thing.
Carry a monitor, car battery and inverter around do you?
In a lot of ways it's better than a chromebook - especially if it can print to an actual printer, not a cloudy imaginary one. A chromebook with a touchscreen and a wider range of apps sounds like a winner. Needs a couple of hundred more rows of screen though
>the whole solar PV thing across Europe has been a disaster
It has not been a disaster - it has been a great success, ask Ms Merkel's election team.
It's the best way of keeping both middle class home owners (or at least those with a south facing roof), farmers and greens happy. While getting the poor to pay for it, without seeming to raise taxes.
($325M - lawyers 25%)/1000s is even less
Sun published Java specs, they published Java manuals, they encouraged people to learn Java - now it turns out that all that was proprietry secret information. If that had been mentioned at the time do you think we would have learned Java?
Nobody is saying Google have the right to copy Oracle's code - just to write their own implementation of a published language manual. If this isn't true then Intel or ARM could decide that their instruction set is copyright and tomorrow almost every computer in the world is illegal.
>Does this mean that IBM and others who have their own JVMs (presumably implementing the same APIs) are Oracle's next targets?
Unlikely, once IBM has finished it's submission that it owns the copyright to the SQL language syntax
In europe we do - it is illegal to prevent reverse engineering hardware,apis, binaries or file formats for the purpose of interoperability.
Once IBM declare that their original PC bios API was copyright and every non-IBM PC since is infringing then wine isn't going to matter because there will only be Macs, chromebooks and mainframes.
ISO standards can still be patented.
Or now that APIs are valuable, the patent troll law firm that now owns the original company can claim all sorts of excuses why the ISO process was invalid
The last survey suggested that the majority of "reported stolen" phones were lost or deliberately destroyed to get an upgrade from the carrier or claim on the insurance
>Not to mention IMEI blacklisting is not worldwide, sold to China
And the remote kill switch is?
This isn't a separate radio controlled bit of plastic explosive. It's requiring the OS to be sent a message over the cell network.
There is no reason for China State Telecom to route US kill messages any more than US carriers would accept requests from the Chinese govt. And any phone that is reflashed with a custom image is safe even at home.
Remember back in the 90s when cell phones caught on with non-yuppies.
It was so expensive to call anyone on another network that you had to be on the same network as all your friends - this was the main marketing tactic of most operators.
So now you don't only have to be on Facebook because all your friends are - you have to be on Facebook because your ISP doesn't carry Google+
(note to Americans and other aliens - in europe you pay more to call a cell phone and each network used to have it's own area code so you knew how much it would cost to call)
A 10x8 inch tablet as a camera could make sense.
You simply need to add a tripod to hold it still and a black cloth to cover your head so that you can see the screen in bright sunlight.
I think I will patent the arrangment
If you don't give them an uncontested multi $Bn contract for launches you will just need to buy a new generation of supersonic stealth fighters (to fight terrorists) or find some other way of subsidizing Boeing.
To download free software from a european supplier you have to promise you aren't Cuban - because they have to comply with US rules to do business there.
Yet the US government is allowed to bankroll the development of Russian ICBMs and compensate the Russian minister in charge of invading his neighbours
Apple isn't a product development company - they are a music download company.
They are buying the good doctor because of the company's download deals.
Expect them to start buying record labels and music studios next.
They are doing what Sony should have done in the 90s. Own the content, instead they bought studios to supply their low margin hw business.
That's why I left Netflix. It's cheaper than buying boxsets - until the series you want to watch disappears. They had a big cull of almost all their British comedies at the end of last year. They also get a bit annoying pushing their latest home made product to the top of all your searches.
Their selection has got better. I signed up when it first came here and you would get search results like: "Star Wars isn't available - we recommend, Star Spangled Banner: a history of beauty pageants"
>1.2mb disk install of Windows 95
I made good money from knowing how to copy them to the hardrive and have the install kick off from there. There was some trick I have forgotten for naming the sub-directories.
>A diisrbed person wielding a knife will do less damage than the same person with access to a firearm
Have you seen Yojimbo ?
What if he had folded a non-functional gun out of paper, would he also be charged?
In other news, police arrested a man with three 5-D printed guns in his apartment but the evidence was lost when it fell through two other orthogonal dimensions
They are patenting it not being a white background but detecting the background and adjusting "the web RGB colors" of the image to make it white - in other words automatic white balance.
Beaten to it by IBM http://slashdot.org/story/11/01/02/1534223/IBM-Files-the-Patent-Troll-Patent
They diligently searched their patent database and nobody else had patented "taking a photo against a white background"
Obviously you need to make the staff cuts first to free up the budget for the new automation project
The you have to hire twice as many contractors to fix the problems created by the "lowest bid" lot you hired to fix the problems created by firing all the permie staff.
I think Barclays just invented a means to full employment
>And even when an alarm goes off, it'll take some time for whoever's on-call to get their arse out of bed,
When the alarm goes off, an accountant will be alerted to begin the process of collecting bids from service companies who migth deal with it - before accepting the cheapest one in 6-8 weeks
Actually I think it's more "I could kill you, but then I'd have to give you the source code,." !
You still have to make the offer to provide the source of the LGPL libs you used when you distribute the app binary.
Does dropping a bomb on somebody count as distribution? Would having the GPL text on the side of the bomb be sufficient?
And bikers dress in black leather and big boots while cyclists dress in skin tight lycra
Just remember to keep a copy of all the session keys that the VPN generates - you go to prison for 5years if you can't produce them
>why can't the RAF still fly Vulcans
There is a market for electronic spy data over regions of interest at short notice.
There is less demand for suicide missions to attempt to drop nukes on Moscow
There is a similar story in one of the SR71 pilots biographies.
They are flying around Cuba at 80,000 in their space age spyplane wearing space suits when they are asked to move out of the way by ATC. So a Concorde can go past with a bunch of people in shirts drinking champagne
The SR71 also added the feature of never overflying enemy territory - at least not of any enemy with an airforce.
Over-fligths were banned after the U2 and because of a danger that somebody with an itchy button finger might mistake the SR71 for something a little more explosive
> Radiation is more than foreseeable.
Yes you could have bought rad hard chips for 10x the price, assuming you could get export permission, and you could only have launched 1/10 as many satellites because the rad hard chips are bigger, lower performance and higher power requirement.
Then you should build 5 backup systems and a voting controller, and large enough solar panels to power them, and make them deployable, and by the time you've done this you migtt as well just put a crew onboard - so your $25 nano-say becomes the ISS
There is a reason that high risk space startups who need to build things to fail are in Nevada, rather than sharing a federal facility in a national park in a state with some "interesting" political issues.
In most US contracts anything you create in your own time while employed belongs to the company.
How do you think Apple gets all those child workers to assemble iPhones ?
Yes, anything you learn while working for ZeniMax means you can never work in that field/language/technology for anyone else. Good luck recruiting now guys.
The state of Ma was notorious for taking a very broad view of non-competes, even when they weren't in the contract. With the result that nobody ever wanted to hire anyone that had ever worked for a computer company in Ma - so nobody leaving the couple of famous local universities would ever work for a local software company - and instead got the first flight to Santa Cruz.
All BT's billing data was wiped today by an update to DB2
We can't copy customer's data said IBM so we had no choice but to wipe the database
Surely you cannot be criticizing St Stephen of Fry ?
The patron saint of Apple Mac fanbois
Oh good. A buggy - ie effectively insane - all powerful AI entity.
If the Federal government accounting rules compliance REALLY adds $300M of cost to each launch then I suspect the US has bigger problems.
>ULA are dicks and deserve every bit of this.
This was the same ULA that managed to get SeaLaunch effectively banned from operating out of Californian ports because it was a weapon, and then got American companies banned from launching on it because it used Russian rockets.