In the UK, refusing/failing to provide a specimen of blood or breath carries the same punishment as providing a positive sample. This gets around people like you trying to avoid responsibility for their actions.
In the US, our Constitution explicitly says that you do not have to incriminate yourself, and providing a breathalyzer or blood sample does so.
(Some states have gotten around this to some degree by giving you an "administrative" sanction by taking your license if you don't, which is still way better than DWI -- but they can't give you criminal charges for it.)
It's called "implied consent," which means that, as a condition of having a driver's license, you automatically consent to the cop's request for a breathalyzer or other test. A lawyer friend explained it to me like this. Driving is a privilege, not a right (there's no Constitutional right to drive a car). As such, you are bound to follow all of the laws which govern that privilege. One of the laws is implied consent. You are, of course, allowed to refuse to take the breathalyzer test (that is your right), but the law states that refusal to do so results in the severe penalties they enumerate.
I recently remixed a classic recording for sony records. The files where rolled off of tape at 24bit/96k. 48k I can understand but 96k is pointless. WAAAAAAY beyond the range of human hearing. In the old days, things like cymbals and brass could really stick out because the encoders and decoders where just not where they are today.
Anyone that tells you they can hear the difference between 48k and 96k is dreaming. Its the quality of the recording that counts more than anything these days.
The difference is that the antialiasing filters are much simpler and have a gentler roll-off when sampling at 96kHz. The high-order filters necessary to ensure adequate attenuation at Nyquist and above when sampling at the lower rates have this tendency to ring.
Not to be argumentative, but considering Linux's near ubiquity in embedded devices I suspect Linux has more users than Windows.
Most embedded devices don't run an operating system. Too much overhead.
The guys who create audio sims (preamps, effects, etc) are always looking for more tools.
They use LTSpice.
Oh please, before the App Store there was the option of self-publishing an app for an open OS, this is how most PalmOS apps (and of course many Windows apps) were sold for example, no giving up cuts for the privilege of making an app for some platform and no manufacturer control over which apps can run on a platform. The unnecessary middleman between the developer and the user was being eliminated.
Of course, for OS X, that option still exists.
The more I read the claptrap coming out of the Brooklyn "Maker" scene the more I realise what the so called maker movement is all about. I think a few other people have pointed out that the hobby engineering community has been around for a long time. We have been hacking , futzing, inventing and maybe even selling since the industrial revolution, hell, long before that even. The "Maker" revolution is really all about exploiting the hobby engineering market. Make magazine only exists to Make money. It has no other useful purpose. We had mailing lists, web sites, forums and catalogues long before Make existed. Torrone and his ilk are salesmen. They make a tidy profit selling other people's work to the masses. There are no "unspoken rules" in open source. The only rules that are worth anything are ones that can be enforced by law. If that were not the case we wouldn't need the open source license in the first place. Phil should stick to riding Limor's coat tails, coming up with new stickers and badges to hock and re-publishing other people's projects.
Wish I had mod points. +5, "Kick ass."
samsung also manufacturers the screens and several other components for the IPHONE so if your so worried about there quality you wouldn't by one of them as well.
Except it's the design of the phone that's the failure, not the individual components.
sheeple is reserved for apple due to the it being created from the word sheep and apple
Wrong, dipshit. sheep and people.
How many waited for models of Apple phones are there
How many new models of Android or even Samsung phones are there... many of all types and prices
Apple starve the market, make them wait, then release, usually with just less than demand, and they all sell, whereas their "rivals" are multiple manufacturers who compete with each other just keep bringing out new models and sell them at a steady rate
Yet, for some reason, Apple's profits are higher than its competitors, as is its stock price. So, what exactly was your point?
And Apple doesn't like to channel stuff - they drop production as sales drop, and when a new model is being introduced, will often not fulfill orders for the old inventory, rather letting them dry up. It's a rather fragile balancing act - Apple hates shortages (they want everyone who wants one to walk out with one), but also needs to ensure expensive inventory doesn't pile up. And it's even harder when your quantities are in the millions.
And this is the real secret to Apple's success. Their customers are well aware of Apple's typical product-refresh cycles, too, so they'll hold off until after the WWDC or whatever.
The designs make people want the products. But it's the supply-chain management that makes the money.
No phone has 4g, it has some marketing bullshit that doesn't even come close to the spec.
The anonymous coward speaks the truth.
With the 4G on probably less then when he has the 4G off?
Battery life a Samsung phone with 4G on: I'd say poor Battery life a Samsung phone with 4G off: I'd say good to great
Battery life of an iPhone with 4G on: 0, because you aren't allowed to Battery life of an iPhone with 4G off: great
Yeah, that's Apple winning right there. Let me guess when the iPhone 5 comes out with 4G, 4G will then be awesome?
You seem to forget that there's no such thing as 4G.
With Apple, the screen size that Jobs liked is the only choice you have. The screen size is "just right" only if your tastes exactly matched his, or you were convinced by the hype that being trendy was more important than getting the screen size you really wanted.
Having a single screen size certainly makes life easier for developers
Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982