design LEDs that minimise the non-radiative recombination
Less heat will be welcome too. A smaller heat sink will also cut costs.
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Because it would be useless? Only people that want to show off their new Land Rover would want to do that.
I also don't want a music service that uses a facebook log-on and posts everything I'm listening to, or a TV that tells everyone what I'm watching.
For me this is all a solution without a problem.
The fact that marketing turds think it's a great idea is another negative in my book.
If we want to make everything a level field maybe they should also make all brick & mortar shops box everything, charge you shipping, and make you wait a few days before you can have your item.
This has nothing to do with levelling the field it's about politicians that want more tax money to play with.
"You really dont get it do you? What she is doing is perfectly legitimate and is deliberately enshrined in our current tax laws to encourage entrepreneurship."
If that were true they would have created tax breaks for doing something that could be considered entrepreneurial. They would not be round about ways of avoiding having your income show up as taxable. It's just the rich don't pay tax.
You are correct that it was "deliberately enshrined" but it has zero to do with encouraging entrepreneurship, unless you define entrepreneurship as having loads of money.
"You can run the latest version iOS 6.1.3 on iPhone 3GS. And that was released mid-2009."
Count from when it was discontinued, not when it was released. Lots of people have one that's less then one year old, you think they will get the next major release? People buying an iPhone 4 now might get one major release.
It's hardly new to Android. I had to use a hack to install the factory code on my old Razor V3. It came with V1.0 + crap and was horrid. No update ever released. Update to 1.3 factory code without crap and it was quite usable.
I now have a Nexus 4 so no Telco crapware, and I get updates. The same can be said for Apple as far as updates go.
I REALLY don't want the telco to "differentiate" my phone by adding crap that sort of works and never gets upgraded after they move on to the next new phone.
" like it was some rogue employee"
It could be + bad management.
Place I worked before we had a marketing goof buy an "opt in email list", then proceed to spam the crap out of people. Said he was not spamming, it was an "email blast". Went to his boss who did the three monkeys routine even when I warned we would be black listed.
Then we got black listed...
Then it was all an unfortunate incident.
Lets look at this example... "I know of two sisters aged 12 and 14 who regularly buy the same music from iTunes."
There is NO DRM on iTunes music. Yet they still bought it anyway. Just copying the file was too much trouble.
The real question is if they removed DRM how many people who buy now would start making copies. How many who copy now to avoid DRM would buy a DRM free file.
I have not seen anything to indicate that removing DRM and offering people an easy way to buy would result in a loss. Looking at the removal or DRM on music downloads I don't see where it crashed the system.
The only place DRM is reasonable is for rental files (it still will not stop people making copies).
That should be Surface/Pro is actually a crap notebook.
Can't use it on your lap or any non-solid surface. Can't change the angle on a desk, and even the very expensive keyboard is not very good.
For less money you can get a nice notebook.
I paid $239 for my Samsung NC10 (came with a keyboard too) why would you want to compare that to something that costs about 4 times as much?
"People don't want a PC with Windows 8 on it."
Your half right. They don't want a PC with the not-Metro interface.
They want what they are used to, with some improvements, not something that looks like a big phone, and a phone they don't want at that.
It would not be hard to make not-metro optional and make apps run in a window, but I don't think MS is ready to eat crow yet.
"despite user antipathy, "always on" gaming is set to become the norm."
I have given up on PC games do to this and other DRM crap, (and buying games that don't work, wait for weeks to download a giant patch so it sort of works). I buy the odd old game but mostly replay stuff I already have.
If console games go the same way... I don't need one.
Banks tended to be conservative, it was not long ago that ATMs were still running OS/2. But of late they are cutting corners at the same time they want to add new services. Integrating new systems with the old while outsourcing stuff to India at the same time. The result is lots of string and sticky tape patching stuff together.
They just need to add a classic mode checkbox (with AD control) to make desktop/start menu the default (still let you run not-metro apps, and in a window for high resolution screens).
But as long as they think putting TIFKAM on computers will sell phones it's not going to happen.
They could call it Windows Crap, and Windows Still Crap, but then what would they call 8.3?
"5) I've worked for banks too, I can assure you that this is not the case."
You might want to read the card agreement that came with the chip and pin cards. At least in Canada there are paragraphs of text that boil down to chip and pin is perfect, it's your fault. All of this text was new for chip and pin cards. In any case where chip and pin is used they assume you gave your card to a "friend" who bought stuff while you setup proof that you were someplace else at the time, then got the card back later.
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