Re: Capital Intensity
Extrapolation from a regression curve is suicidal and mathematically naiive.
53 posts • joined 24 Jun 2011
Extrapolation from a regression curve is suicidal and mathematically naiive.
That is an INCORRECT statement based on false assumptions.
Global oil reserve/demand reached tipping point in 2005.In the long t erm oil prices WILL go up.
Yes we should have diversity in other energy sources including nuclear but barring a disruptive technology breakthrough in fusion, the financial models of solar/wind/wave are going to get ever stronger.
NOTE: the travesty of subsidy -driven corn alcohol production should not overshadow alternative energy technologies.
Fracking is a self-limiting resource and is just a temporary disruption to the current model of speculation and supply/demand economics.
REASONING: The world passed the reserve/demand tipping point in 2005.
Production at oil fields around the world is declining between 4.5 percent and 6.7 percent per year.
Production at shale gas wells can drop 60 to 90 percent in the first year of operation.
The current spate of supply from fracking will quickly hit diminishing returns as the shallower reserves are depleted and extraction from deeper strata becomes more capital intensive.
In a nutshell it's like a fire sale of the family crockery when the family silver is already sold.
The Android API fulfils the same functionality as the Java API without using the same code.
My impression was that copyright should be the details of the implementation, not the generic idea, specifically referring back to the Phoenix BIOS "clean" vs "dirty" teams.
This reminds me so much of the Iraqi Minister of Propaganda spouting lies about "driving the Americans back across the border" whilst the yanks were kicking ass in the background.
Future truths rule !! and Black is white indeed :)
IT services were outsourced to India.
I have one word to rubbish your claim - GINGERS !!!!!
I am getting megalomaniac hints of 2000 AD here:
I AM THE LAW !!!!
Keep up to date !!!
A US court has given yanks the right to pillage data anywhere in the world :)
That's what happens when the marketing & PM types make it to the top without a counter-balance of technically trained/experienced executives........all clapping each other on the back and using accounting stunts to massage dividends.
Innovation my ass, more like ennervation.
I so rarely get to use that word :)
White, nerfed and no SD card..........sounds like an iPhone to me !!!!!
Patent Trolls violate the original spirit of patents.
(1) Non-practicing entities should lose the right to enforce a patent; USE IT OR LOSE IT !!!
(obviously with the exception of the original inventor).
(2) Similar to hardware patents, software patents should only cover the method, not the result.
(if software patent logic was applied to the Wright Brother's airplane, the trolls would be able to sue Boeing for their 747).
Better to compare the USA to Canada and don't allow subjectivity to cloud the issue by comparing the USA to dissimilar European or Asian cultures.
A lot of the USA/Canada factors are broadly similar including gun ownership ratio,
However the gun murder rates are very different.
Conclusion: It's culture not gun ratio that is the issue.
I thought "liquify" was quite witty since I wouldn't class this as a normal windup with concrete assets.
Take away the noise and it's just another pyramid scheme...suckers !!!!!
"kobayashi is the lawyer?" would have been quite sufficient !!!!
A thorough HAZOP analysis would have identified this as an issue at the design stage and it would have been added to a pre-flight check list.
At least, that's what engineering professionals do in the pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, building design, medical design and, God forbid, aircraft design.
What happened here ????,
The troll's should only get compensation if they originated the patent or are actually producing goods via that patent.
That keeps innovation rolling.
I can understand that it is inaccurate to extrapolate from only a few years data.
However, in the longer term, climate warming DOES lead to an increase in the frequency and intensity of storms.
That is basic thermodynamics e.g. the Arrehenius equation.
Also, ironically, the term "debug" originated in the context of aircraft engines.
"The related term "debug" also appears to predate its usage in computing: the Oxford English Dictionary's etymology of the word contains an attestation from 1945, in the context of aircraft engines
...except that they're smart enough to establish plausible deniability i.e proxy reviewers.
Put some critique about login bypasses in the Apple wiki and see how long it survives :)
GPS spoofing of marine vessels was demonstrated last year.
It is just a brute force attempt to smother ARM based equipment.
I wouldn't touch this item with a 10 foot pole.
You didn't put it simply. You just wanked off your own ego and didn't clarify squat..
I didn't bother reading the paper, but did I get the impression that the researcher just wanted to add two more sets of parity bits to increase the probability of complete recovery?
A Patent originally existed to protect the revenue stream of the inventor / licensee / manufacturer.
IDEALLY it should lapse if it goes out of production, unless the company can prove that they have used OR genuinely plan to use it in future products.
If ghoulish is Iain's theme, then he should get a pacemaker installed.
Classifying internet comms as standardized telecoms is the start of the slippery slope to bypass net neutrality.
To me this is just marketing BS.
What's the use of a 2.5" for a non mobile device. There is a MTBF penalty for the higher areal density.
Who needs 12 simultaneous video streams at home and do you really believe it will be stutter free sharing 100MB/sec ?
That 1MB cache looks wrong. It should be 16MB.
I used 3.5" Samsung Spinpoint 1TB, 5400 rpm drives years ago. Silent, cold and lower failure rate that the equivalent 2.5".
My 82 year old parents now know the difference between Phishing and Phreaking and have already hung up on one of these chancers..
Then it would be an Apple product.
Is there any way to remotely access the phone when it goes online, similar to the Computrace function on some laptops ?
Having a reputation for being able to kill stolen phones would surely reduce their attraction to the "second-hand goods" market.
<<<<That's actually extremely straightforward. The expansion is a feature of the metric on cosmological scales, which we're taking to be Robertson-Walker - that is, expanding sheets of flat (or spherical, or hyperboloidal) 3-space. >>>>
I take that to mean that the space-time grid stretches less within galaxies because their internal gravitational attraction between "stars" resists the stretching ?
I'm definitely not an Apple fan but Steve Jobs did succeed so I do seriously examine what he had to say for core truths (unlike Carli Fiorini & Meg Whittaker et al)
Now they're compounding their mistakes by using an old school party hack to head a new initiative.
That's like dragging a dead cow behind your new Porsche.
I said it again and again, they need to get some real tech heads back up in the ELT ranks, not this series of fast talking marketing types. Doing otherwise, guarantees stagnation.
They have rounded corners............Apple are not going to like that ;)
"AMD's biggest challenge is execution, not engineering" ??????
I couldn't disagree more. Marketing people over-estimate their own ability and talents.
Like HP, there were too many marketing heads at the executive level and innnovation was stifled in favour of "cover-your-backside" short-term gains.
Giving more emphasis back to core engineering is the longer term solution and putting in an experienced engineer at VP is a good start. However it would have been better to clear out the old incumbents and put him at the top.
That is irrelevant.
The dust contains iron oxide.
The iron sulphate is more soluble but iron is iron.
It's the superman sign.
LOl. I'm disappointed too :)
If it was Polonium, the radioactive decay would have solved the warming issue.
Why such a bulky battery pack to provide redundancy at low temperatures?
An elegant solution is to insulate the battery and short it with an embedded PTC thermistor / Posistor.
With good insulation, very little current is required for temperature maintenance.
Alternatively, use a separate piggy-back battery for temperature maintenance.
Agreed, only the method of implementation should be protected not the abstract concept.
By current logic, patenting "a thing that flies" could give control over a genetically engineered bird, an anti gravity rocket ship (!) and a football.
<<mental state analysed ?>>
That would be slander unless you can present corroborating evidence.
Would you care to file under your name instead of AC.
Oh wait, El reg can pull your IP/registration from the logs anyway.
So what is the fix? Edit the host file?
Could have been? Yes if America hadn't lost its way in underproducing and overspending.
Should have been? No. Not any more. You're just living in the past. The rest of the world has passed you out.
The software patent process is crazy.
They should only protect the algorithm, not the concept.
If the same logic was applied to airplanes, Apple could patent "A CRAFT THAT FLIES" and then sue the guy who invents Anti-gravity ;)
Bully boy economic policy and now gliders?
Surely this is history repeating itself ??? ;)
nothing new. Some Welsh sheep farmer did that with a bunch of sheep. Pretty amusing when the dog got going.