Mega has been up far more than six months already, and Google is the last place I'd ever go for longevity of their flavor of the week projects...
Thanks so much for the very interesting chart. It's most interesting feature is the remission from banking crises during the time of the Bretton Woods system.
The Savings and Loan Crisis was during that (supposedly-stable) period. There were likely many, many others.
If that's "cheap" what would you call https://mega.co.nz/
They offer 50GBytes for FREE...
50 / 0 = !@#%$^*&^&(*$%^&
You could fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Orlando (MCO) That's a pretty big search radius, if this story is true.
I needed a 12 foot HDMI cable a while back. It was going to cost me $10 on Amazon, but I wanted it right now. I went to Best Buy, half a mile down the road. They wanted $40 for the same cable.
The nearest Walmart would have had one for about $15... Still more expensive than Amazon, with all those Chinese sellers doing cut-throat pricing to get your order, but reasonable. Of course it's probably the existence of Amazon that's keeping them honest.
That doesn't bother me.
What bothers me is that Google is constantly changing things and if you don't like it, tough.
Silly you, after mergers things downsize
and then executives cut themselves big bonuses
In other words: Welcome to the grind fest, where if it doesn't consume your entire life then you lose.
Or, by losing you win, but feel you didn't win, so keep trying and keep losing, until you are good enough to win and thus lose.
You could afford a 1541?
Most of us couldn't, cost more than the computer itself!
I upgraded to an Indus GT. =]
Blackmail is a gun you can only shoot once... Plenty of politicians have survived bigger scandals.
And don't forget the public is savvy enough about digital image manipulation that the evidence could be put into question long enough to get everyone through to the next budget vote, where all the three letter agencies get axed. Besides, a scandal only means no reelection... If you're obstant enough, you still finish out your term, and get to keep making laws.
The GPLv3 is "arguably more friendly for businesses" in the same way the Earth is argueably flat... You COULD argue that, yes, but overwhelming evidence points to the contrary, and no sane person will agree with you...
to pull out my old C64, dust it off and find my floppies.
to a happier and simpler time
Based on your explanation of how patents are necessary for tempramental physical devices, it seems obvious that would apply to tempramental physical objects being controlled by software designed to accomplish the same thing.
If TV had been developed just the same, BUT a digital circuit was used in there to control the electron gun or whatnot, how would that be less valuable, and less worthy of a patent?
Absolutely NONE of that is true. I was browsing full desktop websites, and getting full imap mail, circa 2000. There was some popularity of WAP and active sync, and similar, but only because devices at the time didn't have always-on internet access, so people were reduced to reading a few preselected web pages on the road, and then syncing up at the end of the day.
Sounds complicated. Just burn them and their customers with excessive taxes.
And use those taxes to put the miners on welfare.