Cisco Slaps Arista Networks With Suit For "Brazen" Patent Infringement
Cisco's General Counsel has a blog on the subject.
From another article:
Arista was founded by former Cisco employees, many of whom are named inventors on Cisco's networking patents. Among others, Arista's: 1) founders, 2) President and CEO, 3) Chief Development Officer, 4) Chief Technology Officer, 5) Senior Vice President for Customer Engineering, 6) Vice President of Business Alliances, 7) former Vice President for Global Operations and Marketing, 8) Vice President of Systems Engineering and Technology Marketing, 9) Vice President of Hardware Engineering, 10) Vice President of Software Engineering, and 11) Vice President of Manufacturing and Platform Engineering all were employed by Cisco prior to joining Arista. Moreover, four out of the seven members of Arista's Board of Directors were previously employed by Cisco.
Google Confirms That It's Designing Kid-Friendly Versions of Its Services
he big motivator inside the company is everyone is having kids,
The average age of an employee is still in the mid to late 20s. Those that start having families and kids leave and are replaced by new employees who don't yet have kids.
The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming
Take your wallet, with whatever it is, and throw it down the stairs. Pick a nice long flight of stairs.
Now, take your smart phone with whatever protective cover you typically use and toss the phone down the same flight of stairs.
I'm guessing the wallet is a bit dirty, maybe a tad scuffed up, but the cash inside is still good and worst case a credit card is cracked, but I would bet that all the numbers on it are still perfectly legible.
I wouldn't make the same bet for the phone.
Bottom line: Wallets will always do better in a "drop test" than a smart phone.
France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel
I'm in California where gas is finally getting down to the $3.06/gal range for regular unleaded. Diesel though is still hovering around almost $.60 more per gal.
What burns me is that it isn't just the $.24/gal tax that's the difference but that you can find two Diesel providing stations that have wildly different prices, they could be different by $.20-.30...
Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App
Repeated Submission of Similar Apps
Submitting several apps that are essentially the same ties up the App Review process and risks the rejection of your apps. Improve your review experience â" and the experience of your future users â" by thoughtfully combining your apps into one.
This would explain why there's 500 flashlight/text-scrolling/mirror apps.
OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review
With the recent announcement, I'm so relieved my favorite object store is now integrated with with OSX.
The Quiet Revolution of Formula E Electric Car Racing
If we want noise we go watch NHRA and 163dB of pure pain...
Nothing quite like the sound of a 2300lb vehicle using a 7000hp engine that requires 600hp alone to drive it's supercharger...
Appeals Court Clears Yelp of Extortion Claims
My neighbor runs a small mom/pop type restaurant and he gets called about once a month by a yelp representative. He's got plenty of positive reviews on Yelp, but what they tell him is that if he pays yelp, they'll move the negative ones to the "not recommended reviews" list. Normally the only way to see this list is to scroll to the bottom and see a light grey link.
How is this any different from what the mafia did with it's "Pay for protection" schemes...?
Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany
the relevant tests and having the appropriate insurance coverage
While I've never used Uber/Lyft, I'm hoping some of you have and can shed some light on it.
Have any of you actually asked for proof of insurance or a valid registration before getting into the car? Does Uber/Lyft do any checking to make sure that stuff hasn't expired?
One other question: If I'm getting a ride via Uber and we get in an accident, and I get hurt, regardless of who's fault it is, do I go after the Uber driver, Uber company or do I have to file my insurance claims against the other driver? I would hope that Uber would handle this form me so I can deal with a corporation and not two individuals (my driver and the other driver).
California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels
If a driverless car has no manual means of steering, and if it broke down and you had to push it, how could you control it?
Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills
I've seen this before at a company in California. My company would only reimburse for work related calls.
You couldn't just submit the entire bill for reimbursement, as if you called your wife and kids 50% of the time you couldn't get reimbursed for that.
We were required to take the physical bill and cross out those calls which were personal so you could demonstrate what % of the bill was work related vs. personal. Doing this for what could be hundreds of calls per month caused people to just not reimburse their usage as it was too much of a pain to do.
Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit
We've all seen those "baby on board" stickers/signs, with the intention being that you should keep your distance or take extra caution.
If I've got V2V enabled, I'd want to broadcast that my vehicle that is bigger than it really is. Or you could screw with people and spoof their car to tell other cars that the semi-truck is really a miata.
Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?
He's no more of a Genius than Frank Dux is a Kumite Champion and responsible for the popularity of MMA...
NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue
I live in the SanFrancisco area, home to two teams (niners and raiders)... and the blackout rules are killing me...
*There's two primary time slots on Sundays when the majority of teams play (not including the Sunday night game).
*The NFL will never schedule both teams to play at the same time.
*If the game isn't sold out, it's not televised.
*The NFL will not allow another game to be shown on TV if a local game is blacked out.
If I lived in Nebraska, I would have the option of watching four games (2 early games and 2 later games). However, I've had more than enough Sunday's whereby both the niners and the raiders didn't sell enough tickets and thus BOTH slots were blacked out.
I'm not going to watch a game at the Oakland Colesium and having visited the new Levis Stadium, I won't be going there either (transportation is a disaster). They'd get my advertising dollars by watching them on TV tho.
Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion
Maybe he's not very good but with a superior kit, he can achieve 9th.
Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion
If you watch the jump carefully you'll notice that he takes off (launches) from the prosthetic leg. I wouldn't be complaining too much if he took off from his real leg.
Look at the kangaroo, a kangaroo has a very long Achilles tendon. This allows them to be very efficient in jumping buy storing up so much energy when it stretches out like a rubber band enabling them to jump very far with very little effort. Humans on the other hand, have very short achilles tendons and therefore do not have this mechanical advantage.
When landing, the impact force and weight of the this guy is absorbed by active elastic stretch of the prosthetic. When he jumps, the weight is accelerated by a recoil force due to elastic recoil of the the prosthetic. This recoil force is much greater than that of what our our achilles tendon plus the active contraction of our calf muscle can do.
This guy has the equivilant of a 15inch long achilles tendon. As if you look at the video when he actually makes the jump, you'll see the prosthetic "foot" is bent 90 degrees from it's normal angle. The human achilles tendon is a) not 15in long and b) doesn't bend 90 degrees.
As a side note, I would assume there is no "fatigue" or decrease in "springiness" of the prosthetic between his first, second and third jumps. He could always show up to an event with a brand new prosthetic.
Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?
In the old days (1980s), my laptop would go weeks without a battery charge.
I guess if you didn't turn it on, and I'm calling BS.
As someone that worked on the Original Thinkpads (IBM 755cx and the 701C (butterfly), I guarantee you that no laptop in the 1980s could run for weeks without a charge, unless you claimed systems that were more calculator than laptop (intel 386/486 type CPU).
Note that the 755CX sold for about $6000 back then.
BlackBerry's Innovation: Square-Screened Smartphones
Two things stand out:
How do you fit it into your front pocket? Maybe if you were overalls it'll fit into that massive chest pocket, but for regular jeans/slacks/pants, I doubt it.
Sharp corners... if it already barely fits in your pocket sharp corners are going to make it even harder to get out.
15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market
Every few years we come across one of these articles where some teen claims an amazing breakthrough
16yr old and Encryption
17yr old nuclear bomb detector Note that he claims he built a nuclear reactor when he was 14..
Can I get an article if I write a blog when I discuss some unsubstantiated claims that my golden retriever has found a way to increase the aerial density of a HD by 100x based upon chew marks in a shank bone?
EFF To Unveil Open Wireless Router For Open Wireless Movement
Unfortunately thanks to Netflix and Amazon, I'm barely staying within my usage cap with Comcast as it is.
What the hell are you downloading? Raw uncompressed blu-ray images? According to Netflix's usage page, the highest quality streams use HD: 3 GB per hour, 3D: 4.7 GB per hour, Ultra HD 4K: 7 GB per hour.
For a HD stream, it would take you over 80 hours to reach 250GB. 40, 2hr HD movies. Wow. Just Wow. The average American watches 2.8hrs of TV per day. If you download 100% of only HD content from Amazon/Netflix every month you'll be about at the 80+hrs / month of usage. Still a lot of downloading, given that you can't watch live events (sports/news broadcasts). Btw, even the World Cup isn't broadcast in 1080p like on broadcast/cable TV.
The current caps are from 250GB to 350GB depending on your service area. In fact, if you look at your data usage, you'll notice that they've suspended the 250GB cap enforcement.
You do realize that you fall into the .000001% of consumers who should be on a business plan if they want to download 50TB/month.
Remember no business caters to the .0000001% of consumers regardless of their business. You should vote with your dollars, find a provider that will give you unlimited usage with higher bandwidth. I'm sure there's plenty of ISPs that would be willing to drop an OC48 (2.4Gb) into your house for a quite a few grand a month. Or a Comcast business solution that has no cap.
Surely a 150Mbdown 20Mb up with no caps for $250/month is enough for you and your entire family to watch HDs every minute of every day until your eyeballs rot. Just think, with 150Mb/s down you could consume about 65GB/hr, or 20 HD movies per hour 24hrs per day, 7 days per week...
Right tool for the right job. Obviously you want Commercial Services at Residential Pricing and you don't meet the requirements of the typical Residential user, so switch to Commercial Services and be happy.
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