Funnily enough it comes from the fact that first blackberry devices were based on J2ME - something which had granular permissions baked in pretty much since day one (not all manufacturers handled them properly, but most majors did without a blip).
You meant possible triggering of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Hand_(nuclear_war), right?
Still priced above iPad. Not to say anything against the Surface, but it'll only become a viable product at around £200 or so. Anything above just prices it out of the market.
Uhm, these are British codewords. We are discussing the US here, the black chamber have their own codewords.
What about the following hypothetical chat in the white house:
POTUS: We gotta sort this out, this dragnet thing is unacceptable.
NSAOfficial: Of course, Mr President, I completely agree. On a completely unrelated note, would you care to take a look at this, rather thick, folder - obviously we would have to declassify it should we find a viable way to proceed with this route. Our analysts have market the sections you might find most interesting with post it notes.
If America is so broken, why is English the international language today?
England and our colonies?
Always been a fan of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE_5eiYn0D0 recording. Coolness of pilots just about to ditch it down is rather impressive.
"We're unable. We may end up in the Hudson."
You are a confused man and it appears you might have never used ether one of those.
The use cases are completely different. You cannot seriously talk about substituting BerkeleyDB with PostgreSQL (not that it wouldn't work, but it is so far at each extremes of persistence spectrum when it comes to functionality and operational overhead that they might as well be from different planets).
Actually I felt that the movie was ruined due to 3d. If half of your movie consists of blatant 'show-off 3d' shots it's rather hard to enjoy the story.
Now, let's hope that Hollywood follows suit. The situation where there are no movies to watch because everything is ether in 3d or in the shittiest corner screens is slightly disappointing. At least when I want to give them some money.
Meh. One thing we can deduct for sure is that in chance of (dead certainty) there being an actual intelligence out there - they will keep good distance from us.
So, let's give up the cities then?
That fuckwit took the office, rewrote the constitution for his religious liking and got rid of any judges he didn't like. The problem wasn't the democratic elections, but what happened afterwards.
Let's not forget that after getting Democratically elected the government did a little 180, changed the constitution to Islamic spew of hate and shut down majority of judicial oversight. There wouldn't be another democratic elections, in example.
So yeah, strangely enough, a year after having lost to protests Egyptian army seem to be stepping up as the good guys. We'll see how it goes.