escay (923320) writes "Kevin Lynch from Adobe introduced full-fledged Flash 10 for mobile devices at the Adobe Max Conference yesterday. Adobe has been working on a lighter version of Flash for mobiles (Flash Lite), but decided to port the full version for today's more powerful smartphones. Among platforms demoed at the conference was Google's open-source platform, Android, on HTC/T-mobile/Google's G1. No Flash for iPhone yet though, Kevin noted much to the disappointment of the audience, as Adobe continues its efforts to cozy up to Jobs." top
escay writes "Microsoft announced a partnership with Netflix at the ongoing E3, that puts a lid on the earlier rumors — Xbox 360 can soon stream movies from Netflix. The service is expected to start Fall 2008, and is only available for Live Gold members (which costs $50/year), with any unlimited Netflix plan (starting at $8.99/month). The stream is expected to be of the same DVD quality as is currently available on the 10,000 or so Netflix movies online. While this is good competition to Roku's Netflix player, it is also a big blow to Sony and PS3 users who had hoped to see the same happening on PS3." top
escay writes "Google has now added commercial essay writing services to its advertising blacklist of businesses, which include online gambling, prostitution and cigarettes. Many universities have been complaining about essays/papers written by others for a fee are submitted by students as their own, which amounts to plagiarism and affects quality of education. In a survey conducted earlier among undergraduates, one in 10 admitted they had tried to find model essays on the internet. Essaywriter, a UK-based company that charges $90 for a 1000-word essay, commented that this blanket ban hurts legitimate businesses like theirs but does not weed out the cheap $7.95-a-paper services which are the real causes of low-quality material.
For comedic measure, here's a 'student' testimonial from www.mycustomessay.com, a random pick from the list of sponsored links a google search on "essay writing" brought up.
"When parties gets in the way of my school research, i know who gonna help MyCustomEssay, these guys rocks!" — Timothy (California, USA)
escay writes "After Gizmodo's cryptic post about the Monday iPhone release sent apple watchers into a media frenzy, today's announcement of its release turned out to be anti-climactic. The iPhone is a VOIP based phone from Linksys — not Apple. For those wondering about the trademark on the name, FTFA: "Cisco has owned the trademark for the name since 1996 — it chose to capitalize on the name now that it's the buzzword of the tech circles." The BBC report on the announcement lists the iPhone at $180/$200."
escay writes | about 7 years ago
The sig: "If your car is going at the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?"
by vistic (556838) on Tuesday April 17, @05:06PM (#18773319)
You can not travel *at* the speed of light. And speed is relative.
I don't feel like doing the math, but as I recall from modern physics class... if you're standing still (i.e. you are the frame of reference) and you see a space ship traveling at 0.8*c, and then a ship undocks from that ship and travels forward (from *that* ships frame of reference) at 0.8*c... then from *your* frame of reference, the new ship is traveling at something like 0.95*c... not at 0.8*c + 0.8*c = 1.6*c. The relativistic effects don't work by simple addition.
Even if your car were going really near the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights... from your frame of reference the light still shoots forward at the speed of light. The speed of light limit is a speed limit for two things relative to each other... you always need some frame of reference.