There are no polar bears on Mars. Just sayin.
You know whats creepy? People trying to tell me that other creepy people aren't really creepy because other creepy people really are creepy.
It's creepy all the way down.
Time. Billions of years is a long time to try various and sundry things. Although it probably didn't happen this way (likely there were multiple attempts at 'life'), it just takes once....
Life finds a way.
Even rocket scientists have managers. And managers have VPs and VPs have to talk to the CEO about shareholder value.
As always, shit rolls down hill.
You don't need a giant dish. You see those Iridium handsets? That's all that you need. The newer ones fit in a cargo pocket.
HDD prices are high? Not from any sort of historical perspective. ALL the storage solutions these days are cheap, cheap, cheap!
Bring it on! Toss another SSD onto the cart!
Anybody remember $1000 10 MEGABYTE drives?
Cheap cheap cheap!
If you read this everyday, you'll be amazed at how informed you will be.
For various definitions of 'informed'.
Often they simply trout out half truths and over simplifications in point after point of seemingly endless paragraphs of supporting verbiage which provide little enlightenment.
Well, to be fair, it is economics. Not sure what else they could do.
Pieces parts. Parts is parts.
This is why we MUST have an open-source baseband.
My order to shut down power / comms to the cell towers trumps your open - source baseband (if you even managed to get one going which is highly unlikely).
Your local despot (or US Federal government, what ever makes you unhappiest).
All you have to do is turn off the power to the towers. You don't have to fiddle with individually shutting down handsets. Or just jam the frequency. If it's AT&T they don't have to do anything at all, the network will just get busy and quit working.
Reminds me of a 3Com Audry another product that had marginal appeal and bad timing.
In a lot of ways, Jobs was lucky with the iPad but he was also way smart in getting the iPhone out the door and accepted. No one, and I mean no one, had managed to get tablets to be anything but a niche item before the iPad. And people tried.
Oh just post it on Slashdot. We'll do the rest.
If we have 'Mr. Fusions' then everything would be different.
But we don't.
Twitter feed. This is the 21st Century.
Scary thought, that.