28 posts • joined Friday 24th June 2011 09:24 GMT
Re: I can tell you that this stuff is obscure. Really obscure.
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?
IDEALLY a Patents should lapse if it goes out of production..
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.
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".
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.
Re: Space, and the enormity of it
<<<<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 ?
Re: "Heading up the makeover effort is Stacy Wolff, a longtime HP exec"
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)
"Heading up the makeover effort is Stacy Wolff, a longtime HP exec"
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 ;)
execution, not engineering ????
"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.
"Red oxide dust is not iron sulphate" ????
That is irrelevant.
The dust contains iron oxide.
The iron sulphate is more soluble but iron is iron.
It's the superman sign.
Why such a bulky battery pack ?
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.
Re: Submarine patents
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 ?
<<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?
So what is the fix? Edit the host file?
Re: "This is a discovery that could have been and should have been made in America."
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.
Concept vs Implementation
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 ;)
100 MB/s ?
I think you meant 100 Mb/s and not 100 MB/s because 100 MB/s=800Mb/s