(reposting because I'm an idiot and wasn't logged-in)
Funny you should say that, because the first thing I thought when I read that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Merkel suddenly decided to shutdown 7 power plants http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/15/us-germany-nuclear-merkel-idUSTRE72D51520110315 after the incidents in Japan was "wtf!?".
I could only come up with 3 scenarios:
1) she did know that the power plants had urgent issues, but delayed any action until now
2) she didn't know of any urgent issues, and just found out
3) she knows that there are no issues, but the Green's votes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_party are just too appetizing.
This is "going apeshit" by any fair and reasonable measure, and this reaction seems to be is both unwarranted and unhelpful to Japan and any country where nuclear power is the sustainable solution.
Also, the general behaviour of the media hasn't been something to call home about, sensationalistic, biased, and altogether agenda-driven (which seems to be a common-place nowadays.)
---- Gravity sucks
That could keep the codes short, unique enough, and easy to validate.
Intune Networks (...) has developed a technology that can enable a single strand of fibre to move from carrying one signal from one operator to carrying data from 80 telecoms and TV companies all at once."
Do they mean they have "invented" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavelength-division_multiplexing? I'm puzzled.
There, fixed that. People seem to forget this too often.
The question here seems to be "have you tried Opera yet?"...
"If you want to drive a car you have to have a license to say that you are capable of driving a car"
Really, when did this happen? Any 15min driving in any major traffic area contradicts this immediately.
Maybe this is Apple's new stance when facing trademarks and patents (see the latest love affair with Nokia...): ignore them
Proper archive support, plug-in architecture, etc,etc.
I don't even consider touching any pc running Windows without a copy of this jewel.
I'd say the holy grail is to have the AI without pre-knowing the maps, and without having to hand-code the small details.