FAA Taking a Look At News Corp's Use of Drone
Get Johnny 5 to drive it.
Interviews: Ask Technologist Kevin Kelly About Everything
You can't really gauge the efficiency of sandybridge (the current cycle of intel i3/i5/i7 cpus) by their "northbridge" heat. It's true that these chips don't draw so much power, but with sandybridge platform has memory controllers and integrated graphics right in the CPU; you can guess that these two components draw the most power. It's probably still a minor win for power efficiency, but it's not like there's been a huge efficiency breakthrough.
Why Are There So Few Honeycomb Apps?
Ignoring politics is the wrong decision particularly in a discussion involving honeycomb. Check out the forums at tabletroms.com and you'll find that the notion ink adam is far and away the most popular tablet among enthusiasts - the group containing the largest amount of current and potential developers. There's no honeycomb for the adam or for that matter most of the other tegra2 tablets which are equally capable to the motorola xoom. Android has a great position in the market because up to now google hasn't resorted to the bullying and special treatment of other platforms. Google has failed to realize that this fair treatment and openness is a key to their success before honeycomb, and this failure is having a large impact on the success (or ultimate failure) of their current version.
Could Amazon Reviews Be Corrupt?
Did the DOA product have above average build quality? Otherwise I'd agree, but if you read tech reviews lately that seems to be all that reviewers even care about.
KDE 4.7 RC Is Here: GRUB2 Integration, KWin Mobile
KDE2 wasn't really in the same time period as windows 95. KDE1 and windows 2000 were more contemporaries.
Will Capped Data Plans Kill the Cloud?
WSUS is a great idea but it doesn't make a lick of difference in this case. WSUS must be configured by a setting on the client (and applicable via group policy); if the ISP wants to force you to download updates through them they won't be doing it using WSUS.
Infertile Daughter To Receive Uterus From Mother
"Commonly assumed" isn't exactly a statement of fact, and the wikipedia article avoided citing any source by avoiding stating it as fact. As anyone knows from high school biology the male gene is less likely to develop and so in fact the common assumption is that more females will be born.
Malware Scanner Finds 5% of Windows PCs Infected
Don't forget about those who have viruses but the malware removal tool was unable to either detect or remove them. If you can't churn out a virus that can beat the standard set by microsoft you're in the wrong business.
Microsoft Antitrust Oversight Ends
I'm not against Microsoft including anti-virus software with their OS; to me there's a difference between features (like IE) and protection (like, well not microsoft security essentials).
MSE doesn't currently have a positive impact on OS security, and it won't even if it's built in. Currently popular viruses aren't even detected by MSE and the ones that are usually aren't removable. Sure, it's better than McCafe but given the ready availability to users it's the first AV targeted by virii, and it isn't very well protected from rogue processes.
Even with improvements over XP, windows 7 is a basically insecure platform; UAC was a good idea, but it doesn't work and it's not enough alone. Code signing isn't a valid solution when "trusted" CA's are only in it for the money and they're in a market position where failure increases their potential future market. Lowering exploit counts and making a workable UAC would be time better spent by Microsoft.
Microsoft Antitrust Oversight Ends
He's probably referring to the relationship of an OEM who is granted an illegal discount.
On the one hand this company now has fewer market options; in today's market this is a minor inconvenience and often a blessing in disguise; global markets don't favor companies that have a hundred mediocre solutions.
The OEM's advantage to receiving illegal discounts regards how this effects potential competition - if Microsoft or Intel offer the big players half-off for their exclusivity agreements the barrier to entry climbs for small businesses. This can create a situation where an individual will spend more on the components of a computer than the complete product with support agreements from one of these laughing OEMs.
The lucrative situation doesn't make this any less wrong, it still hurts consumers and small businesses alike.
Android Honeycomb Will Not Be Open Sourced
You mean the GNU Public License?
Just because RMS didn't write a LISP program to write the actual C code himself using emacs on a mainframe at MIT during the 80s doesn't mean it's not GNU.
The Insidious Creep of Latency Hell
IE7 was slow when it came out, compared to firefox 4 it is truly terrible.
NSA Advises Upgrade To Windows 7
Windows 7 32bit is a different operating system. It doesn't have the security features of the 64bit version, doesn't support large amounts of memory and is in almost all ways inferior to windows XP. I'm tired of people bringing it up.
For Security, My Wi-Fi Access Point Relies On:
openvpn is available for android, but not through any regular channels. You'll need a rooted FW that gives you access to a terminal, and then there's no GUI so you better know the command line options.
Sony Sued For PlayStation Network Data Breach
Given that Sony simply imported the data from one "child" company to another I don't expect that the owner of the company matters. It interests me that by closing the service on one company and opening it on another (along with a completely new TOS), would clauses regarding forcing a customer to use arbitration then be rendered void? The EULA is a legal document which supposedly forms a contract between one party and another; by failing to continue to provide service on the original company sony has breached that contract.
What of the millions (of 77+ I'm sure there's a few) who have yet to agree to the new EULA. Even in the case that one or both EULAs contain requirements that users handle disputes through arbitration I'd expect many individuals would not be held to these requirements at all.
Any lawyers care to correct me?
Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Phones and Tablets
I'm pretty sure I saw two buttons on the galaxy i9000...
Swedish File-Sharers File For Religious Status
If only there was some way we convince those third-world political forces to respect our "IP" authority. We face a greater ethical dilemma; is it right to enforce IP protection by military power? I think most americans would say no, but what alternative do we have? Once the cat is out of the box there's little that can be done to right it, and from what I understand the developing world (our manufacturing outsource channel of choice) continues to build 1960's car designs from both GM and VW. These designs don't sell in developed countries (likely only due to trade embargos), but with trade balance against us, that type of problem will be minimized for the "pirates" of these corporate machine countries.
Is it time that our annual trillion+ dollar defense budget brought some sort of return on investment?
Internet Explorer 10 Drops Vista Support
I see you've never had to use an unsigned driver. Unless you're a bootloader or certificate authority guru (yeah, neither of the related tasks are simple), you're going to have trouble.
Toyota Yields To Apple Over Jailbroken Phones
I'd agree that blueboxes are a step above jailbreaking in that you are actually using infrastructure instead of just your own device; I wouldn't call it theft in the case of "Ma Bell" though. The infrastructure was paid for by the people, should they not be allowed to use it without paying a corporation with no investment again?
Inducement To Piracy, Adobe Style
Adobe certainly has their load of responsibility for this problem but did you really expect to have a smooth operation running a combination of two OS's and two architectures?
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State of the Calc
I haven't been writing in my journal much lately, so here's getting started again. With calculus.
After the weak performance on test 2 (Integration insanity,) I worked harder and got an A on test 3. Thanks to some nice teaching, I'm back in the class.
Mr. Teague has been helpful, and I'm optimistic about the latest assignment.
I'm tired of loosing in calculus 2, so I brought up the intensity. Today was the next test after my 54/100 (ouch), and I feel well about my performance. From what I can guess this will bring my past two test to an average of 70/100, which is at least passing.