252 posts • joined Thursday 28th June 2007 14:02 GMT
Count me out
I own a 2003 Honda Insight Hybrid. For the second time I am replacing the Batteries. No control module this time. I am lucky. Honda did a recall a few years ago and part of the recall upped the battery warranty to ten years. If it had failed three weeks in the future I would be looking at a $4000 repair bill on a car with 100,000 miles on it.
Oh, and don't even think about running it without the battery. The alternator doesn't work when the battery fails. I have a second car or I would be looking for transportation until the battery gets here.
A lot of the places I go don't have cell phone coverage so I can't be tracked there without GPS. You sound like google. No privacy concern because you have already given it up.
Epic Fail for El Reg
Re: Blackboard patent( you haven't been following patent law)
The new U.S. Patent law is first to file not first to create. It doesn't protect the inventor at all.
Originally in order to patent a device you had to bring in a working model. Blackboard patents were not allowed. This is why Alexander Graham bell actually had to have a working phone before he could patent it. The theory was already there.
Your post is inaccurate.
So what I am reading is that CMU came up with a theoretical method for doing something but never actually were able to make a real device. The is very much like Richard Feynmans patent on the nuclear submarine (read "surely you are joking Mr. Feynman").
Just because CMU is a university with lots of Government funding doesn't mean that they are not a vapor ware firm.
Don't feed the troll
There are plenty of sites to discuss that issue on.
Where are you going to get the equipment to run the wafers.
Silicon wafers are generally eight inch in diameter with twelve inch becoming common and sixteen being talked about. It has been awhile since I worked with Gallium Arsinide but I don't recall anyone running any thing bigger than six inch. The new tools move wafers a lot faster than the old tools. I don't think Gallium Arsinide can handle the stress. Currently Gallium Arsinide is run on older, slower tool sets. Then you have die size issues. Your yield is going to be terrible on the smaller wafers.
All in all I can see some of the current Gallium arsinide fabs running specialty chips but I can't see the big production houses doing it.
"Is this supposed to be funny, or is the state of American politics such that no one even proof reads the bills before submission?"
I guess you didn't follow the Obama-care debates. Nancy Pelosi's " We have to pass this to see what's in it" sums up the U.S. Congress on both sides of the isle.
So how is iheart radio making money
So how are these people doing it?
I don't have a heavy foot.
It is the air conditioner, which runs most of the time in Texas. The Air Conditioners don't run on the EPA test. Actually some people with hibrids say you get better milage with a heavy foot because you actually use the battery. Mine stays 100% charge 95% of the time. At 90000 miles I am getting ready to have my second set of batteries put in.
The of the original poster was that you could trust the EPA numbers. The reality is you can't.
The EPA says....
They also said my 2003 Honda insight got 56 MPG highway and 56 MPG city. After 85,000 miles I have averaged 43.
And what would this care cost if I weren't supporting its manufacture with my tax dollars?
not everyone is happy with the red cross.
This is nothing new
Ok, the LED's rather than flashbulbs are new. HP developed this technique years ago and it was used to study the Antikythera mechanism found off of Greece.
Re: Fits in with Republican Ideology
If Canada's health care system is so good, why did my Dentist move here?
Re: Not even a hard-hat ?
"Hard-hats were invented for building sites were you might get hit on the nut by a passing brick, wrench, or other small items"
Hard hats were developed during the building of the Hoover Dam. Cut fatalities drasticly.
Re: Patents were not such a big deal, 30 years ago
I looked at Compaq computers many years ago when they first came out. They made it very clear it was not a clone of IBM. They gave me a long list of programs that the Computer would run without issue, but it was not a clone. ( yeah right)
Re: I'd like to see
"Well yes, a relatively low-ranking field agent about twenty years ago."
That was his cover story.
The new U.S. patent law will stop this
There were a number of posts to El Reg about this, U.S. Patent law is no longer based on the inventor but first to file. If they didn't get a patent first and Google took what they showed them and filed for a patent, then they are SOL.
old western joke
Two ranchers were in court contesting grazing rights. The Judge starts off by saying " last night the court received $10,000 dollars from the plaintiff. Last night the court received $15,000 from the respondent".
" The court will return $5,000 to the respondent and continue to try this case on it's merits".
It is not authors and inventors anymore
The so called patent reform act has changed this to first to file. I believe El Reg has had a few article s on this
Re: rather insulting headline
Mr Grease monkey.
You may not advise me to check UK slang. This term was used in reference to Americans in an American city. How people in the UK refer to their police is not something that is of interest to me. We also have the terms fuzz and pig and those went out in the seventies. Yes I am aware that a lot of the police in any locality are just criminals with badges. I also know that a lot of them are hard working people who try to make the community better, some time they die in the process.
The headline is completely out of line. I notice that none of El Regs people have bothered to reply.
demanding your right to trial by Jury costs you ten years?
This is the issue I have with plea bargaining. 600 hours of community service is nothing. Now he is looking at ten years because he wanted to be tried by a jury of his peers. That is his right, he should not be penalized for it. The 600 hour community service offer implies to me the DA didn't think he had a case.
rather insulting headline
"Big Easy filth slap warrant on bad boy shlep"
Big Easy Filth???? The New Orleans Police Department is not filth.
Re: genius Feds....
As a convicted felon and parolee he doesn't have the same rights as anyone else. As a condition of parole the police have the right to search him or his possessions at any time. The article even states that.
My problem is why someone involved in human trafficking is getting such light sentences?
Re: As a Texan I can't stand Perry
Yes it has already been taken from me. Texas is also laying off teachers because the state is short of money. Compared to Samsung, Apple is a drop in the bucket compared to Samsung and Freescale.
You say the money will come back to the State in Taxes. I have never seen anything to back that up.
As a Texan I can't stand Perry
Apple has wads of cash and now Perry wants to take money from me and give it to them. I am willing to bet the land that it is going to be put on is owned by a friend of his or the nearby land is. Land that is not currently very valuable until Apple moves in.
I prefer smart alarm
Most of the features are similar but smart alarm also tracks sound. This allows you to track things that might wake interfere with your sleep, like your spouses snoring or the neighbor starting his motorcycle to go to work at three am.
Beer. The best sleep aid.
Note to your bootnote
When George W. was running for Texas he ran on the platform of making bi-lingual education mandatory so that every one who went to a Texas school would have to learn Spanish regardless of their ethnic origin. When it comes to immigration, George W. and his cronies are as liberal as they come.
We have an estimated 23 million illegal immigrants in this country. Looking at the job numbers in your article implies that we should be at 0% unemployment. NOT!
What about the U.S. Senate
They can say what they want to El Reg. I want to see their response to Senator Al Franken. Lying to him would be a very bad idea.
Ali Baba and the forty thieves?
Who was the genius in China who came up with that name?
are the posts broken
Sometimes I wonder. My post saying that the response to Senator Al Franken is the one that matters.
I thought I left my phone in my coat.
Ask your bank
Given that so many financial institutions pushing people to use their phones for banking etc.. the smart thing to do is ask them if it secure given this information.
What about the B.E.S.T study?
A study designed to prove that these guys really weren't lying.
As a person who...
I work on the equipment that makes the chips for all these phones. A barista I am not. I use my iPhone all of the time at work. Videos, pictures, looking up parts etc....
We have a lone Samsung user. I can't wait to show him the video.
McKinnon is not important to most Americans because
Murders, shootings and stabbings are a common occurrence here. People are losing their homes at a record rate.
I would like to see a reasonable response to why the Lockerbie bomber should be tried in Scotland but McKinnon should not be tried in the U.S.
At the time of writing two downvotes but no explanation why.
road gangs went away a long time
Unless Sheriff Joe in Arizona is you jailer your cell does have TV. Wouldn't be surprised at playstations either.
Cool hand luke doesn't happen in the U.S. anymore
you left out previous court rulings
You left out the fact that the courts have already ruled that the FCC was not empowered by congress to regulate the internet.
I read that in many sites on the Internet including El Reg so it is surprising not to see it mentioned in the article.
Another article on the background.
In Texas your car is your home
So there is nothing to prevent you from having a gun in your car.
I am sure that if you really looked in the Wisconsin laws you find one from the 1800's that required you to carry a gun to church.
But what is the IT angle?
I felt sorry for the dog.
From a technology standpoint it is really cool. But I like my privacy too much to ever use it. If the phone knows what I am doing then other people will too. Since the courts have recently ruled that police don't need a warrant to get GPS data then I am sure they can just tap into you calender at will.
BB of course
Old Military saying
You don't get what you expect, you get what you inspect.
So no one from your company actually checked to see if you got what you were paying for?
I agree that AT@T is bad, but I could do everything else on the Web with ease. Perhaps you had a closer mirror server.