After more than 30 years experience of FPGAs, I can say with complete confidence, a well drawn schematic is worth 2GB of VHDL. But learn from DEC PDP11 schematics and not from British Standard compliant ones.
The problem started with allowing sites to serve executable code. it seems it will end with users having to block all executable code - short of nuking from high orbit, it is the only way to be safe.
In the case of Flash, nuking from high orbit is probably essential.
Disclaimer: My Government sells nukes.
I accept that the vehicles are of the same standard as all the others in the area. Obviously, so does everyone else.
I speak very standard English - sound like Prince Charles - and I would say it is close to 0% accurate.
As to why it needs a DSP to process speech - bit rate typically under 10khz - that is an even greater mystery. I think you will find that the processor in your typically MP3 player (probably a very sad 8051 clone) has way more than enough power to do analogue to digital. Unfortunately, even large mainframes with massive amounts of disk storage cannot actually recognise speech. This processor must not just be "always on" but always connected to mothership! What about those of us who have piss-poor ISPs!
Where can I down load an open source tin-foil hat upgrade?
And, as pointed out elsewhere, most electricity comes from Diesel in Africa (The rest mostly from Hydroelectric).
The above services probably have little or no modern African content, and lack the skill to acquire it.
However, given that Africans are accustomed to the very lowest quality of pirate CDs, it will be interesting to see if they will pay for services offering music they want at a marginally better quality (assuming network coverage permits). The problem is not going to be lack of smart phones, but the fact that data is so expensive in Africa, probably because the networks want to make sure that VoIP costs more than a normal phone call.
In summary: Spotify won't work because they have the wrong catalogue. Bazza won't work because you can probably buy three copies of the music on CD for the cost of the data to stream it once, and the connection will keep dropping.
A lot of people on this thread evidently think the jury is still out on that.
If Microsoft are not bribing people to put out this crap, it is even more shocking than if they are!
So you are the missing ax murderer?
Or did you mean "ask"?
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