Catalonia and Scotland are planning independence referendums, I think he means.
As long as LAX and SFO are excluded from US airspace and I can fly to Vancouver from the other side of the Pacific without going through US customs...
Cyanogenmod doesn't depend on Google services - it's based on the open source AOSP code.
This phone is blessed by Google to access the Play store and associated services. As with any Android(TM) phone, it'll come preloaded with Google Apps on the shipped firmware but presumably you're under no obligation to use them.
I assume too that one can wipe the phone with a 'clean' CM 1x image that doesn't include Google taint at all...
That's no 'Object', it's the Horta.
Not sure what sort of battery pack you'd need to power an LCD monitor though.
On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like "1984".
30 years on, how times have changed!
Having travelled through North America, this 'summer', it is possible to get decent coffee made from an Italian espresso machine. Just look for independent local cafeterias staffed by hipsters with beards.
The secret is to 'have here'. Coffee-to-go is another story - if the store wraps your latte's disposal container in a cardboard sleeve to prevent hand scoldage then they're doing it wrong - 'experts' have remarked that flavour and nutrients in the milk are destroyed by heating it to such a high temperature.
as for 'anachronistic abomination' of the americano, I guess it depends on the cup size. A 'long black' is a common beverage in Australia, while I was served 'Allonge' in Montreal. Each in a standard coffee cup - not a jumbo container where the flavour is diluted by copious amounts of hot water.
Tim Hortons and Starbucks, on the other hand, is what most people experience as bad American coffee. Bland muddy water, where a piping hot caffeine-laden 500ml+ take-out trumps flavour.
Indeed, Firefox now plays video content via gstreamer, so I only keep Chrome around for recalcitrant flash-only sites.
"You have never experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon."
Isn't RT just a crippled Windows 8.x, compiled for Tegra 4? Would the product do any better if they upgraded to full Windows, allowed desktop applications (recompiled for ARM) and opened the boot-loader?
The current model seems too restricted, when for a couple of hundred more you could buy the Surface 2 Pro, albeit with half the battery life.
You'd still have the product differentiation problem of 'this won't run applications compiled for a (x86-64) desktop'.
Compatibility with Android should be *much* higher than with wine. They have the source code for a start... They both target Linus' kernel. They're both based around OpenGL (ES) for drawing.
I imagine he applied live updates to the flash storage via Ksplice, or similar. As we saw in 'The Bells of Saint John', he's quite the hacker and could write kernel modules to augment the hardware.
PI is irrational
22/7... It all goes back to the Babylonian representation of time when there were only 22 hours in a day and thus 154 hours a week. Then some bright spark asked 'Wouldn't it be nice if there were a couple of extra hours in the day', and so the 24/7 paradigm was born. Some thought this change was irrational (c.f. daylight saving), so a formal definition of circumference = pi x diameter was adopted.
I've taken a night train across Canada. Insomniacs, infants and phone users were courteous enough to venture to the refreshments lounge, where they were screening the BTTF trilogy.
On buses and cattle-class planes there's generally no common area to rest away from one's seat.