173 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 17:36 GMT
The problem with an iWatch
Is that given Apple's demographic for the iPhone which has most of their present customers either need reading glasses now, or will shortly. One would presume the audience for the iWatch is even older, given young people's tendency to go watchless now. Who the hell wants to have to put your reading glasses on to look at your iWatch?
Re: Don't you just love ... Er.....
Has it dawned on anyone to ask Shinichi Mochizuki directly? Or is there a presumption that Shinichi Mochizuki would lie if asked, and thus dishonor himself?
Re: Does their ubiquity make us stronger or more feeble
No, the last wave (for us) will be when machines see no value in humans continued existence.
New Apple Motto
All your identity are belong to us.
It takes a scammer to see another scammer
The bottom line is recreating a C64 makes as much sense are recreating the wax cylinder gramophone. Stupid doesn't even begin to describe it.
Re: Give me your money!
I view this as a business opportunity for competing products as long as those competitors remain stand-alone.
Re: Heads up
The term "Chinese security software" is an oxymoron.
Re: Cesium is not radioactive
Correct. Cesium atomic clocks don't involve radioactivity. Mr. Smith should stop doing drugs while writing for The Register.
As the union representative for the killer robots on my planet, I think it's my duty to let you know that while a machine would be able to recognize the difference between a Reuters photographer and a guy with a rocket launcher, we'd still find it best practice to terminate them both.
The real issue is whether the phones were rejected for cosmetic reasons or functional reasons. If cosmetic, then the bulk of the units can be recycled as is and new shells substituted for the old. If the rejections were due to the units being non-functional, then how much the rework, if they can be reworked at all, is a lot more complicated.
Re: seriously good research
My experience with research in China is that there is so much data fakery going on, that anything spectacular is suspect. I'll wait until the experiment is repeated someplace reputable.
Re: re: Just out of curiosity
Like I said, people will sell you nanowires, but only in small quantities. And if the seller is an actual business, they are not keeping the lights on based on selling nanowires. Their nanowire business is either a tiny side business or they are basically a contract house that lives off government grants. I hope nanowires turn out to have a future, but so far, not.
Re: Short Answer
Nope, sorry. CNRP is still a lab curiosity.
None. While CNT's and Bukcyballs have been of academic interest, they so far have failed to be of any commercial value. A number of startups based on them have failed, and none have become economically viable. That does not mean there are no companies that will sell you some CNT's, but they are all companies either really living off VC funding or government grants.
All your thoughts are belong to us.
Schmidt's new motto.
Re: In the interest of our national security
Countries that have these kinds of mapping regulations do so targeting domestic political opposition groups, or as a way to shake down businesses for money. They know perfectly well that any country that might have military interest in their country has access to commercial or military map/spy satellite data and hence has the country mapped down to the meter level.
Re: Silent Running
Agreed. Zardoz is as bad as Barbarella. Neither would be on anyone with a brain's list of top-10 Science Fiction movies. Many movies such as Silent Running, Moon, etc that didn't make the list are vastly better.
"In fact, when forced to go elsewhere for kit in the past they've usually licensed it for domestic production rather than just buying the finished product."
That's true in general. That's why Turkey, for example, makes its own F-16 fighters under license. They are made by TUSAS Aerospace Industries (TAI) at Akinci (formerly Mürted).
Re: Boeing needs to sponsor more of this
A123 was founded on this CNT technology (spun out of MIT), and in the end, never could get it to work on an industrial scale.
Makes you wonder
How badly companies like Intel, who have whole campuses in China connected into their networks, have been infiltrated.
I'd look at the Battery Power Conditioning Circuits
I'm an ex-fuel cell guy, but fuel cells and batteries are two sides of the same coin.Li ion battery's that have been through as much testing as these have, if they start thermally running away when put into service, almost always do so due to an interaction between the charge circuit and the battery resulting in the battery being charged/discharged too fast or overcharged. The cure might be as simple as lowering the maximum charge & discharge current density the power conditioning circuitry allows. Whether that is too low to power all of the entertainment systems, well...
Re: can they?
If Twitter has no offices or servers in France, then yes it can ignore French courts. In the US, the Constitution guarantees the right to Free Speech. In the EU and most of the rest of the world, there is no right to Free Speech. The likelihood that a US Court would directly uphold th French Court's ruling is zero. On the other hand, the plaintiffs can try to sue in a US Court, which if they were really interested in anything other than publicity, they would have done rather than engage in that masterbatory suit in France.
Re: the french would tax mud.
If I were a pig, I'd tax mud.
The article seems to be missing the single most important piece of information, namely the reason claimed by the people behind the assault for disliking the study of ancient Egyptian history.
Graphene = crap
Graphene, like carbon nanotubes, has been hyped like crazy. Carbon nanotubes have yet to amount to much in a practical sense even after decades of research. All carbon nanotubes have produced are laboratory curiosities by academics. Graphene will follow the same path.
Actually, this is has been known for a very long time. My PhD in Physics was almost 30 years ago. I was in graduate school when Star Wars came out, and that was something everyone (in physics) went through since it was so obvious that George got it wrong.
Re: 15 million more androids
Given what a POS Firefox for Android is, it's a surprise they didn't do this sooner. While I exclusively use Firefox on my PC, and love it, I periodically try Firefox on my Android 4 device and it's pure crap. The Android version gives you very few of the controls of the PC version, and basically none of the useful extensions (NoScript, FlashBlock, Ghostery, etc.) work on it. It's one "feature" that some people like, syncing with the desktop version of Firefox, is a privacy nightmare.
This is more interesting
The New York Times is claiming that American officials are fingering Iran in a spate of bank hacking.
Re: cheap boxes from Taiwan?
Agreed. And all those back doors into the storage system are just a bonus.
This sounds like a business opportunity to put together online goon squads that are hired out to parents (or others). Probably could automate it too.
I've yet to see a truely new idea in a software patent
I think they all hide out with the Unicorns.
Re: ICBM's navigation
And once above the bulk of the atmosphere, you can see the stars even when on the day side of the planet.
Re: I wish to place a bet...
This is just another example of intellectual masturbation. The whole field of "nanotech solar" and "flexible solar" is littered with great claims that don't hold up. The bottom line is that all of these groups basically take semi-decent solar cell technology and knock down it's efficiency by 90% and increase it's projected cost by x10. That is why Silicon Valley is littered with the corpses of defunct solar cell companies spun out of Stanford, Berkeley, MIT & Caltech.
Crystalline silicon has over 85% of the solar cell market because it delivers to lowest $/W. And just like the lowest $/GB dominates to disk drive industry and no one cares “what’s under the hood as long as it delivers”, lowest $/W is all that matters in solar and no one cares how “cool” the technology may be.
It is after all, a business.
Re: But good code...
In the field of Electrical Engineering, the best textbook ever written is the 1152 page "The Art of Electronics" by Horowotz and Hill. And that's despite the last version being 23 years old. The reason it's the best, even for the sections dealing with digital circuits, is that every single example in the book is a real world example rathet than an idealized example, and that if you build any of the examples, they work (or don't, as the book also has plenty of what they call "bad circuit designs").
Despite it's age, the text book is still in print I still use this book when I teach EE circuits course.
Maybe someone should write a similar book for programming.
One has to wonder if fragmenting the key in memory a different way every time, and perhaps changing how periodically, would thwart this scheme...
Re: Mac users
We already know Mac users are more gullible than Windows users, that's why they are using Macs. So big surprise they are more gullible when it comes to charity giving. Undoubtedly to the charities with the largest fundraising overheads.
Re: Well there goes another one....
If one is doctoring a recording, do it while operating on batteries while on a boat in the middle of the ocean, thousands of miles from land.
How do we know the Chiba University folks didn't steal the Iranian's photo, and Photo Shop those windmills in? Eh?
All I know is...
The primary motivation I've always had for rooting every Android phone I've ever gotten was to get FACEBOOK & TWITTER off the thing ASAP. Getting the rest of the bloatware crap off is just a side benefit.
I can't wait for the inevitable lawsuit that will arise when Facebook automatically makes a Couples Page for a closeted gay couple. Even better will the blow back when Facebook automatically makes a Couples Page for a closeted gay couple who live in a repressive country, like Iran, where being gay gets you the death penalty.
My my, what has Zuckerberg wrought?
If anyone with a brain were to seriously take a stab at asteroid mining, they'd do it with robots. As the Mars rovers have shown, you can do pretty sophisticated stuff via robots. And they don't need food, air, sleep or water.
Re: Mad as a hatter
More to the point, he's a drug addict used to ingesting large amounts of drugs known to induce psychosis.
Re: Double Standard?
More to the point, the porn/condem law is only in one county in the entire USA.
Re: Trusting a second, third, fourth or fifth party is contraindicated ...
I've used cloud backup for quite some time, but from day one it seemed obvious to locally encrypt my files and only send my encrypted versions to the cloud. If the confidentiality of the data is important, why would one not re-encrypt it?
Or JDX is the dumb ass at Facebook who thought up this hideousness.
"...when it had fallen to around $8 or $9 a share."
Did I miss something? I was not aware that Facebook's stock had ever fallen below $17.55 per share.