I've bought a number of Feit Electric CFLs from Costco, and get at least a few years of regular use out of them. However, whenever I've bought the same brand from various local hardware stores (both mom-n-pop and big brand stores) I've had them fail within a few months. I'm not sure what's up with that, but that's my experience. I have yet to try any LED bulbs due to the up-front cost and the long life I'm getting out of my CFLs, and I have no use cases where dimming is necessary.
At work I have a HiFiMeDIY Sabre Tiny USB DAC ($30) as my work laptop's internal audio is full of noise (hissing that changes with system activity).
At home, my gaming machine uses its onboard audio interface, but sends digital audio out via SP/DIF to my home theater receiver for its DAC and amplifier.
I even have an external sound interface for ham radio use, a Tigertronics SignaLink USB that's just an external ADC/DAC with some filtering and isolation which interfaces with my radio for digital modes (such as PSK31 or RTTY).
Your final statement is not supported by your proceeding data. In neither case did "Germany" offer to surrender - it was a single man/group of man. High ranking maybe, but not speaking for either the nation or the leadership.
The summary misses a key point. Yes they scan and store the entire book, but they are _NOT_ making the entire book available to everyone. For the most part they are just making it searchable.
Agreed that it's not in the summary, but as you correctly note, it's just a "summary". Anyone who reads the underlying blog post will read this among the facts on which the court based its opinion: "The public was allowed to search by keyword. The search results showed only the page numbers for the search term and the number of times it appeared; none of the text was visible."
So those readers who RTFA will be in the know.
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Can this be used as precedent to dismiss all the pending RIAA and MPAA lawsuits? What about reversing past suits whose victims are already in the body count?
Don't I wish.
An ingrate might bemoan the Court's failure to address the key underlying fallacy in the "John Doe" cases, that because someone pays the bill for an internet account that automatically makes them a copyright infringer; but who's complaining over that slight omission?
A malcontent like myself might be a little unhappy that it took the courts ten (10) years to finally come to grips with the personal jurisdiction issue, which would have been obvious to 9 out of 10 second year law students from the get go, and I personally have been pointing it out and writing about it since 2005; but at least they finally did get there.
And a philosopher might wonder how much suffering might have been spared had the courts followed the law back in 2004 when the John Doe madness started; but of course I'm a lawyer, not a philosopher.
Bottom line, though: this is a good thing, a very good thing. Ten (10) years late in coming, but good nonetheless. - R.B. )
You could use all 4 SATA ports for HDDs, and install using a USB optical drive or stick when needed (which won't be very often..)
Google doesn't build infrastructure. They take advantage of existing municipal fiber.
> But I think ASUS has one too.
Asus RT-N66U ? (I specifically bought this model based on it's TomatoUSB support)
Obama only acts fecklessly after endless dithering.
THAT is why you don't elect a "community organizer" (the politically correct term for "street agitator") President. They don't know how to lead.
After all, it helped him steal the 2012 election and the dirt he gets on his political enemies makes it invaluable. If you want to run a dictatorship (and Obama's been governing LIKE one) you need "secret police" spying on your enemies.
Which is why he isn't going to stop it. His announcement was pure window dressing. Like everything else his bumbling Regime does, he wants to APPEAR to be against NSA spying for consumption by the Low Information Masses so that he doesn't get blamed for it, all the while his operatives dig deeper into our privacy.