Re: So a meteor didn't wipe out the dinosaurs
But it wasn't in recorded history ....
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But it wasn't in recorded history ....
And it's complete lack of balanced reporting on whether the moon landings really happened
"No such event, a ....., has occurred in either the Atlantic or Pacific oceans in recorded history. NONE"
Because they don't prevent these sort of attacks when the attacker has a copy of the key
But they do prevent you installing anything else to prevent these attacks
Yes - it changes it from a crime that costs the taxpayer in lost nurses, school places etc into an accounting exercise where the number in box A was subtracted from box B instead of Box C.
>That's crazy - why should VAT on ANYTHING not be recoverable?
Universities can't claim VAT.
Didn't matter when all they bought was ink. But if you have a multi million quid contract to build a detector for CERN or a bit of the ISS and you have to pay VAT on all the components but you can't claim it back or charge VAT on the resulting product - you end up a bit screwed.
That is going to take a hell of breathrough in authentication between Alice and Bob to get Alice to believe Bob has taken it.
Obi-wan: It's your fathers light sabre.
Luke Presses a button and the beam comes out of the back and through his chest
Obi-wan: You're holding it wrong
If only you had the source so you could buy support services from anybody you wanted at a fair market price.
But what if you are not "involved in defense" but merely report a vulnerability in some software.
Do you know need to become Mr Snowden to report a security flaw?
ps the spy software exported to middle eastern countries was detected by the government, IIRC the companies "advisor" on the deal was a former tory party leader.
But you are happy having the postal service employee next to you checking out WhatAssaultRifle .com ?
Because (as in all other aspects of US domestic policy) it makes little baby Jesus cry.
An "electric smart" would be my guess.
For the iPhone market sector that live in cities what's the point in the top-gear car specs?
What differentiates your Toyota little cute city car from the Honda little cute city car is the iPod dock not the torque curve roll off above 5000rpm or power slides.
If Apple built an electric Smart Car with the same level of Apple quality and design features as a Macbook I can see a market.
On a high performance car like the Tesla the motors are heavy and expensive.
Putting them in the wheels would be tricky, you don't want unecessary unsprung weight. Formula 1 cars (and 2CVs) even have the brakes mounted on the "axle" to reduce the weight of the bit bouncing up and down on the road.
So you need to mount two motors back-back in the middle each connected to a half shaft. But then you need careful control that you don't put even slightly more speed to one wheel than the other (torque steer), except when cornering when you DO need to put more speed to one than the other. It's easier to just mount a single motor to a regular differential.
If you want AWD then two motors back-back in the middle and sets of axles and diffs makes sense. Especially since AWD transmissions already have a central differential anyway.
If you want super go anywhere low speed AWD or just a low speed golf-buggy then a motor per wheel does have advantages.
But it is just a luxury BMW/Audi/Porsche saloon that just happens to be electric.
I'm assuming Apple aren't planning to just build a Nissan leaf but something a little more "think different"
That's true for a regular car maker building a hybrid version of a regular car - especially those "hybrids" that are just built for a tax break.
If you were to build a car purely around it being an electric car first, even with a limited top speed, limited range, limited seats.
Laptops share a lot of components with a desktop, just add a screen hinged keyboard and battery to the same motherboard - an iPhone doesn't
Components? Wouldn't they just CNC mill it out of a solid billet of Al ?
That's why I outsourced all my reg postings to somebody in India while I get on with more valuable tasks
Because economists (like undergrad physics) ignores friction.
Monsanto can grow grain more cheaply than I can so I buy their grain.
In February they can manage to deliver poor quality expensive imported lettuce to the supermarket.
In spring and summer they cannot deliver 4 fresh lettuce leaves in seconds direct to my kitchen cheaper than I can go and pluck them from the garden.
Is there a body shop that can fix this man's minor dents and scratches?
You don't fix dents in Landies - you just wait until you hit another wall in the same place to knock the dent out.
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 ...