So you're saying they made a new network for blackjack and hookers? You know what, forget the network. And the hookers.
Regardless of the fact that it may be legal for others to do so, it's unethical and clearly misrepresentation.
Not true. Lots of small homebrew hardware uses off-the-shelf chips like the ones FTDI builds without applying for their own VID/PID combo. This causes minor headaches because software can't tell them apart from one another, but as long as the final product doesn't have a USB logo on it, it is perfectly acceptable to sell it, even if your homebrew flash programmer looks like a USB to serial adapter to any software that asks.
If you want to use the USB logo, you have to apply for your own VID/PID combo and reprogram the chip to identify itself as being your product, and ship a custom driver that talks to it (which could be a modified version of the official FTDI driver, or the open source driver, or whatever).
So this skydiving student goes on his first solo jump. When the plane gets up to altitude and over the target, he jumps. Falling to the proper altitude, he pulls the release on the main chute. Nothing.
Fighting back panic, he remembers what they taught in class and pulls the release on the backup chute. Nothing happens again. Things are starting to look pretty grim as he watches the ground rapidly approach.
Then, he notices a man, rising toward him from the ground. Odd, he thinks to himself. But what the hell
"No", the other person replies. "Do you know how to light a Coleman stove?"
You can tell a lot about a person (or political party) by whom they choose to ridicule, and why. Gore never said he invented the Internet, but rather that he was instrumental in its creation. And it was quite true. This is what Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf had to say about the matter:
Al Gore was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development... No one person or even small group of persons exclusively "invented" the Internet. It is the result of many years of ongoing collaboration among people in government and the university community. But as the two people who designed the basic architecture and the core protocols that make the Internet work, we would like to acknowledge VP Gore's contributions as a Congressman, Senator and as Vice President. No other elected official, to our knowledge, has made a greater contribution over a longer period of time.
So the kids in the back of the class are laughing and shooting spitballs at the smart kid. It's Junior High all over again.
You don't seriously expect businesses to be fined in a way that actually hurt them, do you?
That could impact profits and executive bonuses, and we can't have that.
Nearly all technology starts out this way
With Bennet Haselton???
I hope not.
Betzig came up with his Nobel-winning microscope (PALM) when he'd grown frustrated with the limitations of other microscope technologies. The so-called lattice light-sheet microscopy that he describes in Thursday's paper was the result of his eventual boredom with PALM.
*sigh* And some of us have yet to get bored with "pull my finger".
Well, what are the bounds of this before it becomes illegal?
OK, you're a frequent customer, and I'm willing to give you a discount. Sure, fine.
Now, imagine someone charges you 10% more because you're not white. That's obviously going to be pretty illegal, one would think.
If the mechanism for this, or the fact that it's even happening isn't transparent, then it's fairly arbitrary.
or are you really that ignorant to the varying degrees of libertarianism?
It was only a short post so I'm not sure why you didn't read to the end of the second sentence which is the one that addressed that.
Now, about that 121/hr work week
I've done weeks like that during plant shutdowns but never for more than five weeks in a row. Possible, but stupid for a wide range of reasons. Medical interns put in those sort of hours too but get sleep here and there during that time when they are on duty. Not just possible, but widespread, and stupid for an even wider range of reasons.
Hopefully I'm dumbed that down enough so that those who will be offended by it can understand before their replies about how that isn't a "real" libertarian view, just that bunch over there that call themselves libertarians but somehow are not.
Anyway, the "raid only has five more years" article keeps on getting warmed up, and keeps getting disproved by the very reasons given for the RAID use by date. Increasing capacity has only been possible by increasing the data density on the disks which means the heads pick up more information - thus faster read and write speeds. Better controllers also made a massive difference. Now dedicating lots of cycles to many cores of fast CPUs (instead of the processors in the controllers) is once again making a massive difference. It's only three hours to do a scrub on a 12 x 1TB 7200rpm drive system here with an i5 CPU and it would take close to the same to resilver a new drive. That is six mirrors so faster than raidz or raidz2, but still, it's not a huge amount of time to replace drives now even though that's bigger than the 500GB or so that was supposed to take forever to rebuild.