I only see them on my phone, where I don't have all of the anti-infection-anti-annoyance plugins loaded, when I'm associated with my AP at home.
Wouldn't that only be related to location based advertising? Still not sure I understand.
Yes. COX is an offender for certain.
Can you describe what you mean by this? I'm a Cox subscriber am unsure of your claims of them injecting "their own junk in HTML pages". I have Adblock and HTTPS everywhere extension on so maybe I don't notice it?
Electricity prices are also higher at that period of peak demand.
Only in areas where they have variable pricing. Looking at a map of avg pricing, my state is pretty low anyways and we have fixed pricing whether using it all at 5pm or 7am makes no difference.
So I wonder if those areas that have variable, are the power companies trying to push demand to other times due to lack of capacity or are they gouging the customer (or both). If either of those are true, that doesn't sound good.
Course on the flip side, around here you can't sell back to the power company with your solar or wind power self generation. You can power your own home but cannot put any back on the grid.
[Researchers found] through computer simulations that some planets close to low-mass stars likely had their water and atmospheres burned away
That's a large assumption they had any atmosphere or water in the first place.
When they decided to make it exclusive to apple devices while ignoring the much bigger android market.
The Android marketplace already had their shot...and only grazed the target. When Apple Pay becomes bigger, it will likely lift Android purchases as well. It's the retailers grouping together with alternatives like Current-C that will hamper all other payment methods.
And be prepared for the guy inline in front of you to be messing around with his phone while he is trying to pay.
"Oh just a second, trying to get a connection." "Oh wait, need to reboot phone." etc.
Although I see your point with many smartphones (and users), you don't need a phone connection to make purchases with Apple Pay.
She was a largely incompetent CEO.
WTF skills does she thinks she brings to the table as a fscking President?
Pretty much her entire time at HP was marked with terrible decisions, bad planning, and disastrous outcomes.
Well, I guess that's no different from Presidents, really.
And thankfully she left Lucent Technologies before doing the same to it! (Though to be fair it happened to us anyway).
PC is the best then PS4 then Xbox One. I guess hardware does matter when it comes to gaming. Anyone else not surprised? As for Xbox, it looks like they will be behind until the next generation unless they update the hardware. The ESRAM buffer does not seem to be making up the gap as they hoped it would.
Only behind (in graphics) to PS4 owners. Hardware is virtually the same.
with it's payed developer program. Why they h*ll do we need to pay $75 bucks to be able to put some stuff on our phone that we own.
You don't. You have a choice to choose another platform or to even jailbreak it. It's actually fairly smart of Apple to do that as it keeps down the cruft, is easier for reviewers to wade through the submissions and arguably makes for a better experience for the end user since most are not developers themselves. But Android has more marketshare/eyeballs and a more open platform. Your beef isn't with Apple, it's with your own decision to choose that platform.
Historically, "Life" has been defined as being any phenomenon that possesses all 5 life processes:
#1 Food intake/ nutrition #2 Respiration #3 Excretion #4 Growth & Repair #5 Reproduction
However, this seems to have been expanded to 7:
#1 Movement #2 Respiration #3 Sensitivity #4 Growth #5 Excretion #6 Reproduction #7 Nutrition
This is for "Life" in the generalized sense, fully abstracted away from any specific mechanisms by which those processes may be achieved. It is perfectly sensible for an artificial lifeform to be constructed, as long as it is able to fully carry out those processes. It needn't have any organic components whatsoever.
Nowhere in the historical definition of "life" used by life science is there a requirement for specific mechanisms-- just processes.
By your second list, some forms of organized sets or software can be considered life.