89 posts • joined Tuesday 12th October 2010 14:28 GMT
Good for the goose is good for the gander???
It only makes sense.
If everything you do is bounced off Amazon, why not your government as well.
I thought it was MS specialty to resell you already developed software a couple of times in new packaging.
Ooops! I meant recycle products for a better world.
Still like 12.04 precisely for what it does though. Just edgy this morning.
What a great idea
This way, if Microsoft catches an interesting program early on.
It will use (copy) the concept right away and get its lawyers involved earlier on.
I smell patent heaven.
Might I suggest...
"Jarillo-Herrero and his team determined that illuminating graphene using a laser, results in variable heating of the material. The light heats graphene’s electrons that transmit current, but it does not heat the carbon nuclei lattice, which makes the backbone of the material. This temperature difference called as ‘hot-carrier’ response is responsible for production of the electricity flow."
Boxee helps put Comcast back in Box
I am hoping this means that when the technology of "Vortex radio waves could boost wireless capacity “infinitely”".
Direct download over the air will displace Comcast wired control.
No doubt Boxee will be among the first to make an easy reciever.
Who knows, maybe uploading network resources will become a Comcast specialty.
BP gets a break
The Chinese are bound to make a mistake that will make BP in the Gulf look like puddle action.
Future Headline: Security draws Coders
If Microsoft starts to really control its software/hardware, it may be possible for it to create secure exchange on the net.
The other side of this is that code writers are not involved with security, as Microsoft databases all code and keys. (ZEN closed systems are always opening, open systems are always closing)
Coders will start moving in Microsoft's direction and reverse fleeing corporate clients if they can make this a reality and prove it works.
A kick in the secure boot
I am truly hoping that AMD can use this as a workaround for SecureBoot and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
It would be lovely to have at least one hardware vendor who wouldn't require a license fee just to run whatever OS you would like, and yet, actually have a secure environment.
I just can't see RedHat asking to pay M$ for the ability to use Linux. Given that Microsoft has bamboozled everybody on patents. UEFI and its group are like guys stopping at your front door and saying "Hey, you could have fire in a place like this" wink wink nod nod, "Do you want to buy a license , errr, some insurance?".
Are those official numbers your quoting or statistical analysis.
Sleep tight, don't let the wifi bugs bite.
Has anybody seen any studies on how close you can safely be next to one of these things.
Or is it convenience folded into ignorance over intelligence?
Form fitting function
It would be nice if they decided in what "form" they're actually going to support in WEBOS and release that information along side of this.
That way developers would be able to "function", rather than be "fogged" over.
Censorship, plain and simple
If perception of governments is skewed by the revelation of truth. (Wikileaks)
Kill the messenger...
or at least make it so far a journey that the truth becomes irrelevant or inconsequential. (control the source)
Every man for himself or himself for every man?
Ahhh, the subtlety and nuance to justify the fallacies of good representation for all.
A contract is a contract.
It is illegal unless you agree to make it "not illegal".
If your countries legal system or an international court system does not take them to task.
All is fair in love and war.
I'm not a lawyer and this is just an opinion.
What! You can't do this to us.
Only we can do it to you!!!
Observe no thanks from Microsoft on payments (gouged) from Android manufacturers.
Re: One can almost smell the fail
You would be right except for:
Ubuntu One is the personal cloud that brings your digital life together. Now you can sync your files across all your Ubuntu or Windows computers; access your contacts or notes from anywhere; or stream your entire music collection to your mobile phone. Ubuntu One helps you do it all.
Dual Boot BS?
"In years past, Canonical tried dual-boot on Windows PCs, a program that has failed and been withdrawn."
Of all the people you personally know running Ubuntu, how many are dual boot and how many boot from inside Windows.
A + B = 100%
Now add in the those who only use Ubuntu.
A + B + C = 100%
Your assessment of failure is tuned to to the Microsoft song.
Those who still dual-boot only do so because of software they cannot donate to and only runs under Windows or Mac OS.
This is the part to understand: Multiplicative capacitance release
You could really re-charge a battery if this works.
Maybe even while driving.
The scary part is whether or not it hazardous to our health and how long before we find out.
Texas Instruments that is.
Why doesn't TI apply there DLP technology to a inverted pyramid with focus points?
Inverted cone would be better.
\/ focal redirection
Made in America
Small suggestion for Apple.
Assumed privacy for sale
If you in the news, no matter who you are, it is assumed that what ever is produced has a value directly correlating to news sources profits.
Everyone should get a cut of the action.
"Special people" should have to go to court for extenuating circumstances.
One mans privacy is not another mans open door.
Thinking out of balance
Shifting center of gravity upward decreases response time to corrective measure.
Who would of thought.
Java is not the end all to be all
If Google works hard and quickly and makes a Java -> Go interpreter and added appropriate additions to Go. Java would be out the door in seconds.
Go, Google, Go
To Oracle: no sense crying over spilled milk and good riddance.
Quote from http://golang.org/
"The Go programming language is an open source project to make programmers more productive. Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language. "
Where's help when you need it?
Even a cognitive interface needs some help.
Why a "?" isn't on an extension of the search items is not being realistic.
You don't automatically know what to do. "Help" is the place to go to and it is not near where it should be, right next to the information you have a question about.
Fix this and I could use it.
Original Art Resold
Release of the original product. Distribution = 1.
Legal websites owned by Media Distribution to redistribute resale of copy 1 = 0.
Number of copies that could be resold, making millions of transactions at penny's to entire world = 0.
Media companies legitimizes itself = 0.
Media companies invested in ReDigi technology = 0 assumed.
Are patents next?
Right after they pass this, US Patent holders will argue that you can't see a web site because one product outside the US legally uses similar capacity to their patent.
How far they can take it is as far as politicians here will let them. Since money talks and Bullsh*t walks, I assume it is just going to happen that way.
I don't mind a lock-out for reasons of national security, which is a lot to choke on if you really believe in free speech, but this stuff is no where near it.
(Lock-out - Ref: No publication of recent research on how avian flue can be genetically modified)
They should have to take it to the courts.
A source of a different color
Not very likely.
MS will wait for the right (read "lock-in") moment and leave open source in the cold.
Open Source, unless purchased by private hands (Oracle), will always be available to change and update.
Microsoft always holds the the right to leave you out in the cold and feeling blue.
The story of the frog and scorpion at the river repeats itself time and time again.
The missing link
I just don't get it.
The people in the study are the ones that need to be contacted if Pharma thinks it needs more information.
An intermediary service is required, similar to PayPal, that allows Pharma to get back to the original data holder, IE patient, without direct information.
Pharma case study Number contact Number <-> intermediary contact org <-> person being studied
In this way Pharma can ask plainly if they may contact them directly or vice versa.
Maybe, if they weren't so hyped on not sharing a few bucks with these people and put together an independent contract paid between them selves, they might get somewhere with this issue.
Don't tobacco companies do this all the time with lawyers ?
Probably stunted result
I suspect that if this comes to pass, you will get free product for showing, but will be stunted.
It will look fine on the small screen, but junk on the large.
"Special" licensed hardware will be required for larger formats at 1080.
Patent holders and hardware manufacturers will profit on closed systems that are actually worth seeing. Naturally Google will be left out in the cold, if at all possible.
Same thoughts on creation engine.
If it's not going to be unencumbered, at least let it be interesting. Say, like the voxel renderer.
Finally we're getting somewhere
The intertwining of US government/military and business interest has deflated or suppressed practical nuclear energy in this country badly. I can't think of a new design that has even got past initial pilot stage.
This, despite major original technological advances starting in the US.
I am glad the Russians are willing to assist and hope they will actually compete with the Chinese for market.
Unicorn thinking extended
"Let's suppose, I replied, that half of Facebook users paid a mere pittance (say $5 a year) for the service, then web giants wouldn't feel such a need to go data mining."
Originally cable services were to be no-advertising video only. They got much more than $5 a month. It didn't slow them down in the least. They have more services, but charge more, you see more advertising and your being watched.
They will get what they can and ask and get more.
Moderator, Sorry to bother you but...
ElReg video is not working with Firefox 8.0.1
After clicking on center PLAY arrow, the spinning icon at center of video stays at zero (00) and that's it.
http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player supplies a server side video function.
Sorry to bother you but I got tired of looking for the "something not right at this website" Click Here button.
A place I hate to be at.
There are places where a light bulb is just dam inconvenient to get at, but the best place for them.
Second floor or higher flood lights, chandeliers and high stairways.
I'm hoping that in my old age, the thing that kills me in an accident won't be changing a light bulb.
These bulbs are worth every penny.
If they last?
Still heating by the fire?
While I agree with you, in balance, overall advancements in energy savings is still a good thing.
10 privates companys and a load of diamonds
I fantasize over this kind of possibility.
However, I think what we'll get is a De Beers Diamonds replay.
You know, where a carbon mineral is 'naturally' valuable. Scientist come up with one that just as good and cheaper. Next thing you know, marketing shenanigans, price controls and not so much for the average guy, even after the entire market is transferred to the big ten.
All legal and nice, but not saving the earth. Otherwise, why not just invest in solar, the grid and storage.
Do automobiles really have that much appeal with a gas/diesel engine vs an electric?
Piezo rolls on
I wonder if a tire with a layer of this stuff interlace Piezoelectric material would be possible with this stuff.
Distribution of mechanical force through the linking around a tire.
A nice little side effect might be shock absorption as the energy interlace in the linking moves around the tire.
RIAA should wake up
ReDigi has obviously created the money machine that the RIAA backers should have come up with in the first place.
They are so bent on making their point that they haven't woken up to joining up with ReDigi and getting on with the business they're supposed to be in.
ReDigi is the right technology at the right time, but the wrong place.
Civil Behaviour vs "Hey, Look at me, look at me !!!"
I don't know, maybe it's just me.
Every time I have to use Bing via Verizon on my cell phone, I feel like I'm being prodded with a stick.
However, when I use Google I feel as though I'm getting a service that I'm looking for.
Thorium Reactor Video FYI
"This talk is aimed at explaining this thorium energy resource from fundamental physics to today's practical applications. The presentation is sufficient for the non-scientist to grasp the whole subject, but will be intriguing to even classically trained nuclear engineers."
The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor: What Fusion Wanted To Be
1) By the nature of this thought, either Adam and Eve or Cro-Magnon should get a cut.
Who knows, maybe will all end up with MS Stock and then we won't have to worry about the economy anymore.
Let the lawyers figure this one out.
2) Microsoft licensee of Xenix, a multi-user multi-tasking operating system provided with RadioShack hardware. But I'm sure they would have never borrowed any technological info.
3) Just because Microsoft doesn't use or acknowledge the Unix/Linux doesn't mean they aren't looking at it's code very hard everyday. (?barrow from your neighbor lately?
Is the OS making the BIOS secure?
This is just bad design.
If BIOS is the problem, than BIOS should handle the security itself.
This is a physical condition requiring several physical operations before the BIOS hands over to the Boot Loader. That is to say that you, your hardware and its keys must all be in the same physical location for it to work.
BIOS comes up with new hardware, OS or BIOS update file. Screen and keyboard have question.
"Would you like to add Hardware, Operating System or Update BIOS?".
You respond appropriately.
Hardware is the simplest. The manufacturer supplies you with the Key, After all, you did buy the car, you should get the keys with it. Else, how could you use it?
For loading OS, the OS loader says, would you please copy this key into your BIOS. You restart and add OS key. Loader will now allow OS to boot from BIOS.
BIOS updates are stored with a specific name, when BIOS loader sees it, it asks if you want to load it, you say yes and add key from current BIOS for new BIOS, and it does.
The point is that it is not the OS making the BIOS secure.
This means you must be proactive in any change to the BIOS.
No matter what OS you load or boot manager you use to "hand off", the BIOS should not except anything unless you authorize it via a BIOS key.
Doing Apple one better
How to make you pay more.
Create a hardware/software lock-in just like Apple.
Money, Money, Money....
This is an effort to put up a castle, a defense used time and again.
As always, the castle is surrounded. Wonder how much money (food and water) is stored up to ride out the siege.
Unless an opposing force shows up, they are sure to run the fiefdom.
Can any of these guys actually say "better product"?
Remember when Microsoft tried to close it's kernel? Bet you wished they had secured it that way now.
If you had to vote for the RIAA to run your world, would you?
Corporations that want to run the show without the responsibility of democracy.
If they want to run the world, they will have to step and get on the list or step back.
I voted, albeit, within a very constrained list and I think it should count for something.
The RIAA was not in the list, but seams (pun intended) to be in charge.
NOTE: Democrat vs. Republican is a flagrant aberration of this process.
Curve of functionality
If the basis is 'common use' for average person in daily life is maximum number on curve, this is no surprise.
Shift the basis to the use of a biologist and see what happens to the programs selected and the numbers of downloads.
What is being used most in what you want to do?
The divergence of these particle programs to icons is pretty amazing way to understand your world and your curiosity.
My hat is off to every submittal.