If there is a widely accepted standard, there is a guaranteed customer base. 4K is the next logical plateau since it is gaining traction as the next broadcast standard (although NHK is pushing for 8K!).
There are only two suppliers of flat panels, Samsung and Sharp (and Sharp isn't looking good financially). If you ask them to make a common, but not wildly common resolution, it will cost much more.
In two years, you will be able to buy a 4K monitor for the same price as a 1080p screen, and all new video cards will support it.
Until, when I look at a video game on my screen and look at a live action TV show and can't tell the difference, there is room for improvement. Perhaps the improvement needs to come from the game developers, but there is still room and I do not believe we have hit the pinacle of GPU performance.
By the way, 4K will replace 1080p very soon, so the article is doubly moot.
"13. Note on Java support. The software may contain support for
programs written in Java. Java technology is not fault tolerant and is
not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as online
control equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe
performance, such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft
navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life
support machines, or weapons systems, in which the failure of java
technology could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe
physical or environmental damage.
...whatever you learned in school is already out of date, when you consider what they teach in University is 5 years old when they teach it.
Ask BSCS grads who graduated in 2008 or earlier how much of what they learned in school is still relevant.
Getting into management without a degree is much tougher. Common knowledge is that you are a "better person" if you spent 6 years of your life getting an MBA, rather than actually doing the job.
Being from the Bay Area, it would be really cool to drive from, say Palo Alto to Emeryville (Steve Jobs' old commute) on or under the bay. Would probably be quicker than going through traffic.
How many lawsuits have been avoided because Google now has a formidable patent portfolio. Was the money spent on a nuclear arsenal wasted because there was no actual nuclear war?
These are probably defensive patents.
That helps with hardware incompatibility but not security.
Since the gun background check bill died because it was believed it create a registry of gun owners (it didn't), since CISPA *CAN* create a registry of gun owners, it should be easily defeated in the Senate.
4chan may have found them... http://imgur.com/a/sUrnA
Their ISP may have given them no choice.