His point is that there is an extra problem here, beyond the DRM issue. Even if we didn't have evil laws intended to work against the people and their industries, imagine if the unreviewed contribution did rm -rf ~/* rather than playing video. Time spent on code review is not "wasted," regardless of whatever silly laws you have.
No. Obviously German courts are free from US precedent and could theoretically use a layman's definition of "effective" but it's likely that the US lobbyists who wrote the German law, had their shit together and knew how German courts would interpret that word.
In the US, we had the matter of "effective"'s meaning settled way back in the DeCSS case. It doesn't mean what you think it means. It means what they want it to mean, and judges have agreed. That battle is over (or at least until people start taking an interest in their governments and bother to vote against Republicrats).
Don't ever buy (or subscribe to) DRMed content or things that are nearly dedicated to working with DRMed content. Every dollar you spend on DRM, will have a large fraction used to keep the government corrupt, and keep laws like DMCA from being repealed. If you know someone who is thinking of buying a Blu-Ray player or an Xbox or an iPhone or a Roku in the next couple weeks, try to talk 'em out of it.
...and report the bullets as stolen.
... just remember that you have to empty a at least one 10 round pistol clip into the guy before you've hosed off five dollars worth of ammo.
Hollowpoints and rifle ammo may add up to more than $5 before you empty the magazine.
analog channels were mostly on VHF (better propagation around obstacles). Digital is mostly on UHF where it's pretty much line-of-sight
There's still lots of digital TV on VHF. In Las Vegas, for instance, five of the local broadcasters are on VHF. One of them (KSNV) is even on low-band VHF.
~ it's right up there with the theory of gravity. I want to see these bozos go roof-side and test that one out for us.
The High Prophet Tim Minchin said it best (NSFW).
I'm pretty sure the guy at the top was in on the ruse too.
By your comment, I'm pretty sure you've never worked a contract for government at a high level.
For a reality-based perspective, understand that silos are DEATH to most projects, and government structures are ALL SILOS. The fact that every single one of the "senior political figures" refused (make no mistake--it is always an active decision) is just par for the course.
So, how to change this? There are two key policies that must be implemented from the top:
1) The career of anyone who lies or fails to report bad news up the chain to those who need it is over, regardless of that person's position.
2) The reporting of bad news is to be treated as a problem to be solved, not an issue with the messenger (or the person who caused it).
Example: at a major metropolitan newspaper, a tech made a mistake and rm -rf * the website's home directory. He immediately reported it up the chain and the team dropped everything and worked on restoring the files. They then sat down and discussed how to mitigate the problem so that human error could not cause the same situation or how it could be restored quicker when it happened again. No retaliatory action was taken against the tech.
Pick up the phone. Ask them who they're calling from, have them spell your name specifically, state you "do not recall" such alleged debt. If you can, record the call. ("It's for my own records" if they ask.) Don't ever give them ANY information. If they insist on collection, ask them to send you a physical claim. If such arrives, find a defect and tell them about it when they call back. (unless, of course, they have an actually-toll-free number, which they have to pay for.)
Oh, and always, ALWAYS make them repeat themselves. Repeat yourself ad-naueum, as well.
Just don't make any false statements, or agree to the validity of any debt you are not willing to pay.
(Honestly, though, I'd expect a scam to drop at "I'm recording this call, and your name is?")
He rolls off some good anecdotes from days gone by. Case in point, he mentions the big push for Intel's Itanium platform, which at one time was going to be the Next Big Thing. The Register were spot-on when they dubbed it "Itanic".
Also worth noting the reference to Blackberry being the one to beat - how times have changed...
So, about 5 minutes of income then.
I remember when Intel added power on timers to the BIOS specification and released some software for configuring it. I think I was using a 386DX40 desktop at the time I tested it out.
That capability would've required ATX with its standby power capability, which didn't come along until well into the Pentium era. There's no way your 386 would've had wake-on-timer, wake-on-LAN, or wake-on-anything. The only thing that might've worked would have been to plug it into a timer (like you'd do with your Christmas lights).
Something that seems to be lacking is the IC list. I know the IC list is geared towards usage with the various platforms that you offer as well, but are there any plans to expand the IC list to include chips like logic gates, flip flops, etc?
If I had to guess, there's probably not much sense in them carrying common parts that you could just as easily order from DigiKey, Mouser, or whoever (and probably at lower cost due to the volume they shift). There appears to be little (if any) overlap between what Adafruit sells and what the regular electronics distributors sell.
It lets you be a VPS provider, using nothing other than a copy of Chromium. No need for fancy processors and virtualizing instructions, no hypervisors, no containers, whatever.
Scales beautifully: Got a new customer? Just open another tab!
Voter participation is on an all time low
Ah, humans. We have the perfect strategy for getting what we want from democracy: "Don't like it? Stop voting!"