top FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips
I think that is the point of the VID. FTDI only tested the driver with their chips. They are now being coerced into supporting other chips that are not under their control. That is why it is a bad idea to use someone else's VID when designing a product. They won't be testing the driver to ensure it doesn't break your hardware.
top Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests
In Ontario the employer performs a police records check. And there is an enhanced version for caretakers of children. That is more than enough. A search engine isn't the appropriate tool for this matter.
about a month and a half ago
top Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy
I recently watched a guy from Y Combinator criticize Canada's "socialist agenda" for funding the lame ducks. I'm glad to know that the States is just as socialist. He did bring up a good point the wrong way. It isn't just money that is being wasted. There is talent in the individuals involved that is also being wasted.
about a month and a half ago
top Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running
It is not a good thing for predatory loans to exist. These people can't afford the way they are living. They need to rejigger their lives. The loans just prolong the agony and inflate prices for everyone by creating demand and buying power where demand and buying power should not exist.
top Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails
The boardgame side of Kickstarter tends to work this way too. Most give out a print and play once funded or even before. The Kickstarter pledges are really only needed for artwork, printing, and distribution. There isn't a lot of capital floating around to cover the upfront costs of bring a boardgame to market.
top Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other
They proved that the aggression wasn't the result of human interference. It is the common talking point from critics.
top FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps
You still need to do locates and the quagmire that is buried utility records will inflate that cost by at least a thousand, plus transport, overhead, drawing updates, engineer sign off. The $4000 for 500 ft looks like a legit price for work like that.
top US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners
I can't believe this was voted up. I know quite a few people that have worked for the same company almost his or her whole life and it isn't a government position. One started as a mail clerk and is now a director. Bad actors are bad actors in any organization. The length of employment has zero bearing.
top Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification
Starbucks is a fairly dark roast arabica for the regular coffee. The Pike Place is a medium roast so ask for that if you don't like the default. Robusta is popular in Sweden(?), I think. They switched over to it in the early 1900s(?) and everyone just grew accustomed to the taste. Its all about different strokes for different folks.
top Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating
A lot of gamer cases vent out the top.
I think its to deal with the PSU being on the bottom of the case or to have space for the liquid cooling radiator inside the case.
top Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory
The price will probably go down once manufacturing spins up and yields are better. I remember reading on
/. that manufacturers over provisioned manufacturing for DDR3. They will probably be more conservative with DDR4 at least in the beginning. Wait a couple months until the market stabilizes.
top US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process
I have seen the door fly open during an aggressive altitude change. I suspect it wasn't closed properly. I am very skeptical on if the door upgrades were actually done properly. Ideally, it should be similar to a bulkhead door on a ship.
top 2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit
I hate to pedant, but 0C and 100C are extremely useful where you need a reference temperature since ice cold water and boiling water are cheap and readily manufacture-able. Plus, when its below 0C you know ice could show up on the roads. The issue is inertia. Imperial suck when you get into engineering calculations and maintaining units since everything doesn't convert in magnitudes of 10. One system makes sense to you and the other will always feel alien. It just seems to depend on the one you learnt first in school.
top Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP
Here in Canada faxing is still common industries that do international business for the exact reason that emailing PDFs doesn't work. Some countries simply don't have reliable internet services. Telegram services probably still exist world wide since they are legally binding unlike email. Its one of those funny quirks about the legal system. Maybe people would have less problems cancelling with Comcast if they sent notice through telegram.
top 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
That is correct. The credit score represents the value(how much interest they can get without you defaulting) of the customer to the loan issuer. It has nothing to do with good money management on the customers part.
top Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars
Not all fuel cells require hydrogen gas. There is a significant amount of R&D into natural gas based cells. Everything you said is why the non hydrogen fuel cells are probably going to become the mainstay technology. This would mean the technology will probably never become carbon neutral.
top NADA Is Terrified of Tesla
top Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns
While its full of nostalgia. They don't have magnet links implemented. The site kind of shows its age.
top Amazon Confirms Hachette Spat Is To "Get a Better Deal"
I think Kickstarter is going to do more damage to the publishing industry than Amazon. I have kickstarted several where the author gives you a unedited pdf upfront and is using the kickstarter funds to pay an editor and artist. You need to remember that publishers don't have a right to stay in business. They have to keep themselves relevant.
top US Officials Cut Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil By 96%
That is a fantastic statistic until you realize most other minerals have less assured resource potential. Companies only start exploring for deposits when it makes sense so there is always about 100 years of found exploitable deposits. In the crust uranium is estimated to be as common as tin and zinc. It is a limited amount, but it isn't like you make it seem. Ideally we should be moving to solar power, but nuclear is viable in the current term and is much better than oil or gas for the environment.
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