top Student Arrested For Using Phone App To 'Shoot' Classmates
"We don't know at what time that game becomes reality."
I think this guy should speak for himself. I certainly know, and this isn't it.
top Only One US City Makes "Top Ten Internet Cities Worldwide" List
Well, its really more about segments and last mile count than how much the fiber costs. I'll let it pass.
about a year and a half ago
top Upside-Down Sensors Caused Proton-M Rocket Crash
It is surprising to me that they didn't also have to be calibrated before flight. 2 lines of code could have checked to see that the rocket is indeed not upside down before launch.
There are a million ways to make these things foolproof, and none of them were implemented. Closed loop design is not a part of the Russian way, apparently.
about a year and a half ago
top What EMC Looks For When It's Hiring
I seriously wouldn't put it past them. I absolutely loath EMC and its sales teams (and I know I'm not alone). I have been dealing with them for almost 20 years, and have never quite understood where they find exactly the same types of people to engineer and hock their products year after year after year. They are relentless, would whore their own mothers to get a sale, and actually have some of the worse technology integration in the industry. The only thing that has changed is the faces. Never the culture, technology or tactics. It is amazing that they can hold that together for so long...
top Man Arrested In Greece For "Blasphemous" Facebook Page
Indeed these guys stole billions from the Greek government (and therefore the people) through unheard of levels of corruption. No doubt, that is what the site was about. Seems the priests are now defending themselves through that very same corruption. Greeks are unbelievable.
top Judge Rules Oracle Must Continue Porting Software To Itanium
Neither company wants to continue down this path...HP knows no one will buy the platform with a gun to Oracle's head. This judgement merely forces Oracle to pay HP in an agreement not to have to port the code and then sales of everything will stop.
top Stop Being Poor: U.S. Piracy Watch List Hits a New Low With 2012 Report
You haven't looked hard enough.
top Up To 1.5 Million Visa, MasterCard Credit Card Numbers Stolen
I was contacted this weekend by my CC company about this. My card was one of them. They asked to cancel my card numbers and next day aired new ones.
top Apple Has Too Much Money
I'm glad you aren't running my company. None of these things have any basis in reality for even the most green in managerial finance. Having excess capital, while generally a good problem to have, is still a big problem. Companies can bleed it through stock buybacks, dividends, or by investing it, but they cannot give it away.
What Apple needs to think about doing is buying or creating other companies, be it by horizontal or vertical integration. For example, they could buy or build a competitor to Foxconn (or buy Foxconn itself, this is one I would seriously look at). Or they could take a controlling interest in Facebook. Or invest in the million other smaller start ups that could bring new innovations to Apple.
Apple is seriously at a crossroads right now. Without an innovative product pipeline (or Jobs) and a supply chain that is costing a ton in PR, Apple is going to have to start putting their big boy panties on and start acting like a big boy company.
top Apple Forcing IT Shops To 'Adapt Or Die'
I was there in 1996 when Apple abandoned the server market. We had just bought 2 of the re-branded IBM/Apple servers for our graphics department. They ran AIX and a bunch of third party apps to make the Apples talk to one another in some sort of reasonable fashion. They abandoned those servers within a year, and pretty much screwed us and our $250,000 investment. I have never again even thought about Apple for an enterprise back end (despite their trying to get me to look on occasion). That's almost 20 years of a no-sale from me, and I have since bought millions and millions of dollars worth of I.T. equipment.
top Is E85 Dead Now?
Well, to be a pedant, backfiring has nothing to do with pinging or detonation. It is an entirely different phenomenon.
top Comcast DNSSEC Goes Live
No no, its great.
top Amazon To Collect Indiana Sales Tax In 2014
So does Indiana. Amazon got a special exception because of this, but no longer....
top Blue Coat Concedes Its Devices Operating in Syria
A Bluecoat box, without updates, eventually ceases to operate properly if at all. So, Bluecoat can just chase down the offending machines and therefore the money stream, and stop updating them. Eventually they won't be able to run a report (to figure out who went where), block proxy avoidance sites, or do anything useful with it.
How do I know this? I have a large customer that stopped paying the maintenance, and that is what happened.
top Senators Taking Sides In AT&T/T Mobile Merger
I agree. This isn't about doing anything for anyone but for themselves. Collectively, this is congress extorting money from the the telco's. Ideologically, the demos will line up on Verizon and Sprint side (and to a lessor degree consumer groups), the repubs on AT+T's side, and all of them will take huge contributions from both. After all, if they don't make some sort of stink, they won't get any money.
top Air France 447 Black Boxes Readable
This is kind of silly. Ok, maybe the first capturing of the data is important, but subsequent copies are trivial.
And I'm sure they have software they can plug it all into that will show exactly what the plane was doing through the entire incident. This "weeks of analysis" stuff is bunk. Someone is BS'ing..
top Twitter Fights US Court For WikiLeaks Details
Isn't that exactly what the subpoenas are about? Throwing people in jail for criticizing the government?
American exceptionalism is starting to sting a little.
top Auto Industry's Fastest Processor Is 128Mhz
They put gasoline in with the ethanol (E85) because engines don't start very well in the cold when running on pure ethanol. The gasoline helps to cure that behavior.
top Do Firefox Users Pay More For Car Loans?
IE had no interest, as usual.
top AT&T To Allow Xbox 360 As U-verse Set-Top Box
They are at a bandwidth limitation though. The number of streams you get is determined by how fast your local loop is. If you get more than 30 megabit, you get 2 streams, if you get over 60 megabit (I think) you get 3. You would have to be right on top of the DSLAM to get 4 streams. I have about 2000 feet of local loop and get about 38 megs, so my copper isn't too good.
They mix the internet service in with that available amount too so it just takes that right out of the total. If you sign up for super max internet speeds, it will kill the amount of streams you can get (when you are using it).
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