171 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 17:36 GMT
Just what the world needs
A way to squander even more natural resources at an unprecedented rate, just for a tiny fraction of the billions of humans infesting the planet can have even kinkier sex.
"In all, 62 per cent of college graduates had problems, compared to 42 per cent of their lesser-educated brethren."
What this really says is that the "lesser-educated brethren" are less likely to recognize they've mis-set the privacy controls.
It's all a tempist in a tea pot
I'll ignore for the moment that when users don't feel they are being ripped off by content providers overcharging for the content, they tend to not copy & distribute it.
All DRM schemes regardless of media eventually get defeated by people intent on defeating them. The real issue for those trying the protect their movies and music is to simply not have the bar so low that the average user, who has the technological prowess of a gerbil, can effortlessly copy and distribute the content. But study after study keeps showing that DRM free content does not tend to get pirated by users who feel the content provider is giving them a fair deal.
NAND replace DRAM?
I think not. Even with wear leveling, it simply won't have the lifetime to replace DRAM anytime soon.
Just remember folks...
Store it in the cloud with a US company and it can be subpoenaed without your knowledge.
Ain't computers great?
Mike Zafirovski had an opportunity to say "It's not my fault." and was too stupid to go for it. No wonder Nortel failed with management like that.
The Great White North -> The Great People's Republic
Some enterprising Chinese should take a queue from Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas & SCTV when around 1980 Canada started requiring all TV have a certain amount of Canadian content. Despite SCTV being all Canadian, Moranis and Thomas decided to have a "Canadian" segment, where they played Bob and Doug McKenzie a pair of Canadian brothers who hosted "Great White North". As Wikipedia tells it:
"Great White North" (originally known as "Kanadian Korner") was a panel show that played upon Canadian stereotypes. Bob and Doug, two dim-witted beer-swilling brothers wearing heavy winter clothing and tuques, would comment on various elements of Canadian life and culture, frequently employing the interjection "Eh?" and derisively calling each other "hoser." Among the topics discussed were snow routes, the Canadian-built robot arm on the Space Shuttle, the inappropriateness of bedtime stories about dog fights, flat tires, and "why there aren't enough parking spaces at take-out doughnut shops."
Oh, the irony!
Given that iPads are being removed from shelves all over Shijiazhuang (China) under due to Apple's violation of Shenzhen Proview Technology's trademarks. Shenzhen Proview Technology is a subsidiary of LCD screen maker Proview International Holdings Ltd., headquartered in Hong Kong.
Typical of dictators. Blame someone else for your problems. Remember, Iran is in the political situation it is because the theocracy there believed in "one man, one vote, but only once" in the early 1980's. And their continued grip tightening by their "thought police" is because even their own people by & large hate those running the place. Iran is in the economic situation they are in because they were caught red handed violating their non-proliferation treaty obligations. Those obligations required them to tell the world they were going to enrich uranium BEFORE they started doing so, but which they did secretly for quite a while and only unveiled their clandestine program days before the IAEA was going to publicly reveal it had caught them red handed in violation of their treaty obligations. Hence the reason even the Russians and Chinese don't trust the Iranian government, much less the rest of the world nor their own people. But it's always easier for a dictator to distract the sheeple by blaming some external boogey man, than it is for the dictator to govern competently.
Idiots all around
Tor has been easy to slow down/block for quite some time simply because so many idiots running Tor servers give them domain names like "I_am_a_tor_server.net" rather than innocuous names.
Try Comodo Programs Manager.
The most important question is:
Did he win?
I would kill to replace my cable/FiOS options with DSL
Although my neighbor pays $20 per month to Verizon for DSL, and it's "fast enough" for my purposes, I have to shell out $60 to Comcast. Verizon won't install new $20 DSL to my house. All new Verizon installs in my area have to be $60 FiOS. Satellite internet access is also $60. The bottom line is that all of the Internet providers in the Stares are effectively colluding to set the price of Internet Access in a given geographical area.
What part of Apple's financials, where they say they made $43.82B in gross profit on $108.2B in revenue do you not understand? Or do you not allow the financial facts that Apple files with the SEC about itself affect your judgement? The cost of "software, advertising, design, transport, packaging" doesn't change things enough to alter this issue for Apple.
"You can't wasily forward a web page."
I presume you meant "easily". I forward web pages all of the time. Ever hear of converting the web to a pdf and emailing that? Even if they use a fat client and disable printing, you can always capture the screen. Any claim that this close system is "more secure" is bogus.
Having said that, as other have pointed out, a walled garden system like this does allow you to track who has accessed what, and when they accessed it. It also allows you to dynamically tag, in subtle ways, everything displayed so that if someone does transfer the content out of your walled garden, it is uniquely tagged so that the "wild" version can be linked to whatever userID released it, and when they released it.
If by "better", you mean that social networks have a larger noise-to-signal ratio than email, your are correct.
The issue is not that they agreed to not solicit each others employees. The issue is that they agreed to not hire employees who wanted to leave where they were, and applied for a job at the other company all on their own. The defense, that there was no large "conspiracy", only a very large number of bilateral agreements is disingenuous, as the bilateral agreements are also illegal (in the US).
Typical Russian Response
Never take responsibility, especially for cutting corners & sloppy work. Always blame some conspiracy.