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"Qualcomm revealed its tie-up with Microsoft in December 2017,..."
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"Qualcomm revealed its tie-up with Microsoft in December 2017,..."
"One wrinkle is that I've read some patent license agreements mandate that no reimbursement is made if patents are later declared invalid."
If Qualcommm acted illegally then these terms could also be invalid and unenforceable.
Do you wear a tinfoil hat?
The microbreweries across the pond do some pretty good brews these days.
Jack-Jack Attack on the Incredibles DVD
Scots law differs from English law in that prior rulings are for guidance rather than precedence. A Scots court would take a dim view of attempts to claim excessive amounts of money for distress, and would see it as an attempt to use the court as a tool of war rather than a way to settle a dispute.
The ice won't help. If it's a whisky made in Dartmoor it will need cola or ginger ale to make it palatable.
"Quimitchin" were Aztec spies, apparently, though it could be just another hilarious Wikipedia hoax.
...it's like the sky is about to fall on our heads in here.
You're watching 4k TV on your main set in the living room. The kids don't want to watch what you are watching so go watch 4k TV in their bedrooms, separately from each other. Then your partner watches more 4k TV in the kitchen while making the dinner... Apparently there is simply no need or use for 1Gbps.
It's not just voltage you have to protect against, it's current and power too.
50kV might be a little hazardous to the perp as well as the port.
MOVs and Zeners will protect against static discharge, but for real reliability (e.g. Intrinsic Safety) they then need to be protected against sustained overload with fuses, creepage and clearance distances, infallible connections, optocoupler "Distance Through Insulation"... It gets expensive.
Also, I've seen computer interface chips on motherboards explode when they are pushed into latch-up by inappropriately high currents (>15mA) through their inbuilt protection diodes.
"The inaccurate and sensationalistic view of Autopilot put forth by this group is exactly the kind of misinformation that threatens to harm consumer safety."
The evidence suggests that Tesla's cars harm consumer safety.
"On the other hand, Tesla just announced self-driving hardware in its new cars, all powered by Nvidia GPUs"
Which they have disabled at launch.
That will be why women have so many shoes.
Everybody will eventually have to start wearing body cams to counter the crooked cops. We're already half way there with dash cams.
The NPR article they referenced said 1,100 years.
"With 5G the world is looking at a MIMO – (multiple input multiple output) – which combines signals over lots of different frequencies to get more bandwidth."
No, it means using the same frequency over different paths to get more bandwidth.
Many Turks use VPNs to get unblocked internet access.
Dutch Safety Board report, Page 146:
Then there is the calculated trajectory of the missile, derived from physical evidence, which placed the missile launch within rebel held territory.
MH17 crashed well inside rebel held territory. That simple fact makes all your assertions "dicey proposition"s.
"Since when did a microcontroller have cache, TLBs, an MMU, and all the other gubbins needed by an application CPU."
Microcontrollers have had these features, and more (e.g. graphics accelerators), for many years. It is a microcontroller if it has built-in peripherals to control things.
What, only tax stupid people?
So TL;DR, meh, they need to invent a better polarisation receiver.
>You can count me as one of the weirdos that puts milk in Earl Grey though.
You'd get some spectacular battery fires
Reminds me of the time I was interviewing a structural engineer for my self build, and trying to impress me with his knowledge, he said that my 1860 stone staircase was 'cantilevered' and the iron and wood balustrade takes most of the load. Suffice to say he didn't get hired.
"The flexing and bending of a wing in flight is intended by design, and a very rigid wing would break much more easily. Skyscrapers are also designed this way, to actually sway a little – it makes them far more robust."
They could make the wing more rigid, but it would weigh more, reducing payload, range, and efficiency. They don't actually care how much it bends as long as it doesn't break.
For civil engineers, it is cost vs bending, though the deflection limits are normally set by Building Standards/Codes.
The cellular carriers are not going to install expensive LTE base-stations in rural areas because there will be too few LTE capable handsets there to justify the investment.
The only currently viable option is satellite broadband.
Could be that it is blocked in the network, but the app doesn't even try as it would get a timeout, and they're doing this in an effort to be a little more slick and user friendly. The blocking while roaming might just be collateral damage from over-simple code.
Try posting anything Kurdish to Facebook, especially flags, and see how long your account stays up. Facebook even censors an entire race/culture on behalf of another race/country.
When the chips are down (pun intended) ARM does the same functionality in less silicon area, so the chips cost less, and Intel could never price match and still make a profit.
A fall while wearing a Harness & Lanyard can cause suspension trauma, which can be fatal if not rescued quickly enough. Do not use a harness while working alone.
It has been Openreach policy for a while that their employees are not allowed to enter attics, maybe this incident was the cause? When they recently fixed my parents phone line, they left the cable dangling through an open window and left instructions for me to put it through the attic and connect it to the socket when I got back from work. It seems that these days if you want decent rural broadband you can upgrade the Openreach cable yourself ;)
This is all part of the cunning plan to persuade their customers to upgrade their devices. After all, they need the revenue.
I read 'magnetic isolation' as in a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circulator which was used in first generation mobile phones to help prevent the transmit signal jamming the receiver. 2G phones and WIFI use Time Domain Multiple Access so don't transmit and receive at the same time.
The article isn't very clear about the mechanism, but is it changing the antenna shape by heating?
Try adjusting the spark gap first.
As usual, journos don't check the story before publishing. The rules for air shipping Lithium batteries are a lot more complex than just 'banned'.
One of the classics in C is swapping in >> where you had a /, forgetting both the precedence and rounding rules.
By having all the Redis servers on identical hardware they all failed in the same way at the same time, which is a kind of single point of failure. No redundancy of design.
Did they ever test their ability to withstand power failure by interrupting the power to part of the installation and see what happens?
"So you're better off with crap generated inside the server box (such as a microphone picking up noise from the fan)"
The microphone might also pick up the voice that you are trying to encrypt, and the fan (or other part directly connected to the power supply) will vary in sympathy with processor load, potentially leaking entropy or even clear text into the random generator, compromising the encryption.
It's interesting how many Commentards didn't understand the article.
"Converting it to light would be nice, but materials which can absorb heat and generate light don't, AFAIK, exist."
That would be an incandescent light bulb filament.
Recharging an electric car sized battery would release large quantities of oxygen gas, which is a major fire hazard. NASA learnt this the hard way with Apollo 1.
"The way they make diesel engines run fewer NOx emissions is to make it run hotter and on an oil burner, that means pumping in more fuel. On a petrol, you do the opposite, you lean the mixture off."
No, in diesels, hotter burn = more NOx, but higher efficiency. Later, slower, or tailed off burn reduces NOx but reduces efficiency. Another way is to lower the compression ratio, but that makes the engine difficult to start.
On petrol, lean mixture causes hotter burn = more NOx, but higher efficiency.
for giving noobs non-standard-compiler-feature ammunition to shoot themselves with.
"lot of it requires outdated versions of IE"
Seems you need urgent upgrades your software anyway, so maybe Win 10 is a blessing in disguise.
You can't make anyone work for free.
QNX comes to mind, as that has all drivers and networking in userland.
"One thing that appears to be missing from the IP protocol is a concrete way to indicate network congestion to endpoints by signals originating at the affected point in the intervening infrastructure."
Erm, yes there is. Indeed congestion signalling and control is the critical core and often misunderstood part of TCP. It is achieved by ramping up the packet rate until the round trip time starts to increase, as that is when the packets start to fill the queues in the routers along the route. There is no point in having more than one or two packets in any queue. This maximises the throughput while also sharing the bandwidth equitably with other traffic.
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