Apple won't do that - they'd rather you buy an iPhone than use an iPad or iPod to act as a phone. They are in the business of selling hardware, their software and services exist to sell new hardware - not expand the capability of old units.
However, there IS a way to do what you ask - Skype. I use it (along with Google Voice), my Skype number ($5/month) is my main business number. It will ring me at my computer and my cell phone, wherever I am connected to the Internet. For example, I'm in China right now, but I do have a China Mobile account with data - and I get calls from the US on my Skype number whilst out and about in town. I also have voice mail, for the relatively few times I am not connected (or when I am not available). Yes, it costs $5/month to have that phone number, but I have unlimited incoming call minutes - and it's always live, around the world.
Still actively developed would be "We've got this 3+ year old thing, it's really popular and maybe the rest of the planet might care if they could use it".
As a Canadian, I'm often pissed-off by all the services not available in Canada. Maybe Google are not aware there's more than one country in North America.
Well, yeah, it can be pretty common for US companies to overlook Mexico sometimes...
Nice. What's different or unfamiliar is incorrect.
'cause on the first day God wrote a specification document, on the third day he coded madly, on the sixth day God ticked off the last box on the acceptance test plan, and then he sat back and cracked open a can of Galactic Suds.
It comes in galaxies? You bet.
Some of those old songs are actually kinda fun:
(The 1952 date for IBM's disk is probably wrong, a few years too early, per another post.)
Indeed, if you have a time-tested system that does a certain job well, why change it? It's possible in older apps it wasn't possible to easily migrate to newer hardware because of compatibility differences. In fact, it's still a problem today, as apps written for older OS's often have issues being moved. Software is often the cost bottleneck, not hardware. Compatibility between hardware generations can be a bear.
in 1952, an IBM RAMAC 350 disk drive would have been able to hold only one
Where is that 1952 date coming from? It wasn't commercially available until about 1956, in limited quantities, and as best I can tell, it's from a research project that started in 1953 with the goal of testing the various storage possibilities, disk being one of many. Thus, it's not likely that working prototypes would be available until about 1954 or '55.
What exactly is "decentralization"? The oligopolies and monopolies that tend to result under reduced regulation is more centralization; it's just corporate centralization instead of gov't centralization. Is one better than the other? Having banks that are "too big to fail" is a nasty side-effect of such. (They are still too big, by the way.)
Jefferson warned about excessively large government AND excessively large corporations.
Today, we call it "Blowback"
***cab drivers have all kinds of rules & limitations for using public roads and bus stops***
I think you'll find the reason is that a taxi isn't a bus, you dribbling biffwit.
Newspaper photos are "editorial use" and protected speech.
Your facebook / flickr photo galleries are not journalistic expression.
Facebook even has a button to report images and get them taken down if someone posts an image of you you don't like.
Facebooks policy != the law.
Just don't take pictures of people who obviously don't want to be in your photo and you're fine
Must be a great place if you're a thief.
This means that you should be asking the people who will buy your product
They're the last people you should ask. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki...
That's like saying "a GUI."
No it's not. His post was funny.
The only people who care about the temperature are manual laborers who work outdoors.
Then why do shops and law offices close for a few hours at midday?
This is part of the reason why they eat "late"--their clocks are between 1 to 2 hours ahead of the noon Sun. They also start their day "late".
One, maybe - Spain is at roughly the same longitude as Britain. Still, not enough to make the noon heat go away.
You must be an American, to assume a) that the whole world is air-conditioned, and b) that you know more about places you couldn't point to on a map than people who've been there and have relatives who live there?