When you made that calculation, did you figure for the difference in state income tax? WA has none. CA's high bracket is over 10%.
For GPU Virtualization in a laptop or AIO desktop. I want the CAD & image editing software I run on a copy of WinXP or Win7 kept in a virtual environment to be able to talk to the GPU (but not the internet).
Ok, now I'm imagining Google Glass with a big black eyepatch over it.
So long as the digital replacement gets the same Federally mandated quality, reliability, financial availability, etc. I'm fine with modernizing the actual technology used to implement the infrastructure. The replacement just has to be equally robust, have equal call clarity every time, have equal ability to continue to work during a long power outage, be equally inexpensive and available for rural old people - all at the same time. Since it's better technology, that shouldn't be a problem.
I think it's about switching the signal on the copper from analog to digital. Not necessarily bad, except that I believe there's Federal regulations about maintaining quality & reliability (& supplying a little bit of power) at a reasonable price for analog over copper, but the same regulations don't exist for digital over copper. Analog phone service is somewhat in the Utility category, whereas digital service is not.
What about the person on vacation who knows why the circuit breaker keeps tripping and what to do about it, and how to get the stand-by generator to come on and actually run the lift?
Cool, who pays for the upgrades to the towers?
I thought it took three people to incorporate, but maybe that's just a rule for a particular state. I think it would be nice to give corporations fewer legal rights than individuals, since I think that (without a special organizational structure I haven't seen yet) they're inherently less capable of moral behavior than individuals, but now that they can legally donate to politicians, I doubt I'll see that result anytime soon.
Corporations can easily be executed, by revoking their corporate charter. The problem is that the individual people who make up the corporation don't necessarily feel the pain, so they gather themselves back together and form a new corporation tomorrow.
Start the Free Drama Foundation and produce better content that is available under Creative Commons license. Given the enforced mediocrity of what comes from Hollywood, it shouldn't be hard to do better (if your production is aiming for an intelligent audience).
Is this a "permission from the FCC" thing? I got on Jolla's mailing list, tried to purchase when they said that the were taking orders, found out I couldn't, and then later gave money to the Neo N900 guys, because even though they seem to be very small and in early stages of development, they're willing to do business with me.
I don't think so. This isn't about future consumers. It's about future employees. I imagine that the kids who match the profile they seek get an offer of coding trade school tuition in exchange for a few years of indentured servitude (bringing "european apprenticeship traditions" to the USA).
I don't disagree. "These things" came across to me as a little less processor specific in the comment above.
"or contractor" won't get you results according to the quote. The FOIA requester should write a regex search, pass it to Snowden, and get back a more specific and detailed request that would bypass the current objections. I doubt they'd actually get their information, even if their requests were quite specific.
I can think of dozens of tasks being done by thousand dollar PLCs that could be done by this thing instead. I can think of many other instances where industrial automation was foregone due to the price that could be affordably done with this sort of thing. It's especially nice to be able to solve problems without getting locked in to some manufacturer's proprietary gravy train.