Is there a patent on putting a layer of resistive touch screen over a layer of capacitive touch screen? Resistive is what the Newton and Nintendo DS used; it just doesn't support multitouch.
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the PDA market went away
Then how did Apple continue to sell iPod touch?
and was replaced by the smartphone market
So where does that leave people who aren't willing to pay hundreds of dollars per year for a cellular data plan?
Google, the company that actually makes its OS available open source and that you can install as Cyanogen?
I agree. The proper target of bitching is not Google as much as hardware makers who intentionally make it hard to switch to CyanogenMod.
They talk about how they need to regularly pick up and relaunch balloons when they come down. I don't see why they would need to design the balloons without any sort of reinflation system. The leak rate is tiny, right? So:
1. A little more solar panel area than they already need.
2. Hydrogen filled instead of helium filled.
3. Tiny container of sulfuric acid (hygroscopic - self-dilutes down to a given concentration with atmospheric moisture)
4. Electrolysis cell (sulfuric acid is used as the electrolyte in some types of electrolysis cells).
Problem solved. Sulfuric acid draws moisture from the air, and during the day the solar power electrolyzes it it to produce a minute trickle of hydrogen into the balloon, which replaces the minute trickle that leaks out. Your balloon's lifespan is now as long as your electronics and envelope last.
Oh the humanity!
If I only lived 5 or 10 years, I wouldn't either. Cancer is only really a problem if you plan your lifetime in decades.
No, the one trying to steal the high-tech we carelessly forgot on the ocean floor.
Never attribute to malice what can sufficiently be explained with bureaucracy.
Because the carrier doesn't fit into the recycling container.
And that cannot be combined? Why not test the anti-ship rocket where you'd like the artificial reef to be? I bet the fishes won't mind a hole in the hull.
And that would be bad why? Oh, right, we let having our population have access to affordable goods (that they already paid for with their tax money anyway) get into the way of profit. I forgot, sorry.
Recombining them is more of a burden, though.
I know that you see your allies just as the place where you can dump your outdated military hardware and even get paid for it, but I think this might be a wee bit transparent to even them.
Well, technically, every time I find something that I misplaced, it is quite logically where I left it...