Also, I would consider "Oriental" to be an archaic term that I would never hear in modern conversation. Chinese people tell me that "Oriental" is a racist term when applied to people, and should only be applied to rugs. This fits with AthanasiusKircher's above post about older terms used to describe a racial group becoming offensive as language evolves. Perhaps some people take offense because "Oriental" combines all racial subsets in the "eastern" hemisphere into a single group. In historical terms, I believe that Orient / Oriental and Occident / Occidental basically divided the world between the East (Middle East through Asia) and the West (Europe, or longitudes once covered by the Roman Empire).
Volvos will be made in China and exported to the US beginning next year.
*one* model of Volvo will be made in China and exported to the US late 2015. This model is the S60L, which is currently only built in China for the Chinese market. I've read about no other models coming to the US. I'm sure they will come eventually, though. If it wasn't for Geely (Volvo's owner), the company would probably heading for the same fate as Saab given their shrinking market share.
17.8% of the U.S. population voted for George W. Bush in 2000 . 21.0% of the U.S. population voted for Barak Obama in 2012. 
Seems to me not very far off from the abstract's note that "15% of all Crimeans voted" to secede. If it's legitimate in the US, why not elsewhere?
 Yes, Al Gore did better by winning 18.1%.
 Percentages calculated mainly using Wikipedia's numbers, which admittedly are not a primary source, but I'll guess are probably "close enough" to make my point: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... http://www.multpl.com/united-s... (for 2012 population)
You assume that every citizen of the US is eligible to vote. Some are underage, some are ineligible due to being in prison. If you look at the correct numbers, you get:
Eligible voting population: 221,925,820
Total votes for Obama: 65,915,796
Percent of population voting for Obama in 2012: 29.7%
I wear a watch 1) to tell time and 2) as a piece of jewelry. Besides a wedding ring it's about the only piece of jewelry a guy can wear, and if you buy something nice (I have an Ebel Brasilia) it'll last forever, retain its value, and you can pass it on to your kids as a family heirloom.
That's the target market for luxury watchmakers. A smart watch is never going to compete with watches worn as jewelry.
High-end jewelry watches will retain some value, but I doubt I could buy one today and sell it for the same price next year. Long term it will probably retain 50-75% of its inflation adjusted purchase value, *if* you get a good deal on it and *if* it is in like-new condition. I'm sure you can find ultra-limited production runs of watches that go for over $25k that will retail full value within a set group of collectors, but i doubt an average Rolex will do to well as an investment.
Now that would be a reliable connector, more power than piddly USB, and it would lead to widespread adoption of power-over-ethernet. win-win-win.
Now that's a bad idea: that would make the minimum cell phone thickness ~10mm. (An RJ45 is about 8 mm "tall".) Many (most?) smartphones are already less than 10 mm thick.
the article doesn't touch on this, but I wonder how much untapped power is in that 64bit processor in iPhone. what's cool is, that's dormant in my phone right now, but will be unleashed next year so it will be like getting a new phone.
Please tell me you're being sarcastic... Even if all your apps get recompiled to 64-bit versions, you are not going to get a massive performance boost. Have you ever tried running a 32 vs. 64 bit install of Windows or Linux on the same hardware? Not too much difference for average use cases...
If they had succeeded Intel would have owned the 64 bit CPU realm on the desktop with a proprietary architecture effectively eliminating any competition in the space.
Realistically, Intel would have licensed the IA64 architecture to AMD or some other third party. Intel would not want to have an absolute CPU monopoly and risk government intervention. It is much better for Intel to have a barely competitive company (currently AMD) operating in the same space but not offering any kind of threat to their market position.
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