There's small battery powered ones already...
Because (wisely) Microsoft is not going directly after Google, but after Google's users. Google is distributing the software for free, so in a court Microsoft would be hard pressed to show any illicit profit, or an added value for the patents it claims are infringed. Google would definitely fight back, the legal battle would last decades, and the patents would be exposed for all to be seen and worked around. Microsoft is playing the same game that Prenda Law played until recently, taxing the Android OS just enough that a manufacturer might prefer a licensing agreement to a fight in court, but at the same time adding a price tag to the the competing OS to make its own offer more competitive. I wouldn't be surprised if part of the settlement was a clause requiring the victims of this extortion scheme to produce a certain number of Windows phones, to try and convince the market that it is a relevant product. Recently they claimed 100 million copies of windows 8 sold, but how come they have nowhere as many activations? Because those copies are forcefully installed on machines that are then downgraded, or just sitting on shelves. The same goes for their windows phones: retailer bought them, but the consumers prefer other alternatives.
If at all possible. It isn't too far fetched, hand and forearm transplants have been made, and have even achieved sensorial feedback.
I.e.: clumsy with both hands. At least where writing is cioncerned. I can manage finely controlled manual tasks just fine, though. I suspect I also was "switched" from left handed to right handed by a sequence of stupid teachers, because some tell me I used to write with my left hand when I was a kid. On the other hand (no pun intended), while I write horribly with my right hand, I can draw relatively well with it, and it takes me some effort to draw left-handed. I guess that the brain can adapt, within limits.
If the F22 has to keep stealthy, it can't irradiate, period. Transmitting any sort of signal would allow a third party to triangulate its position. If the Typhoon is not concerned with hiding its position, it can transmit without worries. The only mitigation against discovery through listening in passively to the Raptor's transmission is to either devise a system to transmit on multiple frequencies in a way that cannot be distinguished with background noise, or hop frequencies in the hope that the eavesdropper won't be able to match the signal for more than a fraction of the time.
Five Shades of Grey?
Publish hundreds of books 10 pages long
What if what was uncovered is that this whole charade was sponsored by a third party that was not implicated in the various SCO trials?
Why are you hitting yourself?
They should just chip it out of flint, it's more traditional. That said, I am in favour of gun control laws. However nothing will prevent someone intent on breaking the law from just ignoring any law meant to hinder him.
Then turn the pyramids in a rockery, and the Sistine Chapel in a storage room. Sometimes humanity has to do something just so that it has been done. You might argue that climbing mount Everest didn't bring any advantage to humanity, but you don't consider all the research that went into it, and all the spinoffs that end up benefiting you later. Perhaps the techniques that went into building this boat will allow your next car to weight 100kg less, use less fuel (or batteries) and as a return pollute less (yes, electric cars pollute too).
If they use a different system to detonate a bomb (and now they know the cellphones won't work, so it becomes more likely) then it will delay any call for help from the area. Can't they just set up the towers so that a new, unknown, or unregistered foreign number can only make and not receive calls? Then it's a matter of asking people crossing the border to register their number if they want to receive calls, and that makes them more traceable. In any case nothing beats good detective work, most of these "security" measures seem to be just for show, and easily defeated. Why people always seems to think that the bad guys must be stupid? Too many action movies?
Other sources seem to show that children exposed to technology might actually end up learning better than otherwise. http://dvice.com/archives/2012/10/ethiopian-kids.php
"A survey by IDC and Appcelerator found 78% of Android developers were 'very interested' in programming for Android smartphones" I don't know, but I'd expect the near totality of Android developers to be interested in programming for Android, unless I am missing something? Maybe 22% of them are forced to program for it?
All forms of direct solar power usage have a way too small energy density to be currently considered for a commercial plane.