So we really have moved past "Too big to fail" then. Good to know.
Honestly, I'm imagining the accident right now - that thing gets T-boned by a car going 40, and half a million Lego flying all over the place.
What a fantastic mess!
Actually, it will be the Secret Service, as they are more equipped to deal with currency and wire fraud, being a part of the Department of the Treasury.
I doubt they used a skimmer to get 40M credit card numbers. Or, Target has the most efficient point-of-sale solution that could ever be, as that one swipe terminal would have been processing 24 credit swipes per second in the 19 day period TFA states.
Whether they're guilty or not, they're gonna lie. Everyone lies. Murderers lie because they have to; witnesses and other participants lie because they think they have to; everyone else lies for the sheer joy of it, and to uphold a general principle that under no circumstances do you provide accurate information to a cop.
Rule #9 of the American Justice System: To a jury, any doubt is reasonable; the better the case, the worse the jury; a good man is hard to find, but 12 of them, gathered together in one place, is a miracle.
Look at the whole puzzle, not just the price tag.
Nest understands that their product is expensive up front, but delivers far more than the price tag in energy savings over it's lifetime. People like to bitch about the up-front cost of LED lighting too, but everyone around here at least understands the savings of those products.
Yeah, because there's absolutely nothing bad that can happen when a local commercial plays at literally TWICE the volume of the programming bookending it. This happened to me earlier in the year while watching a football game - fairly standard audio level of crowd noise with guy talking over the top. Then, obnoxiously loud fast food commercial that had me jump off the couch, and fumble for the remote until I could find the mute button. I had a headache for an hour after that.
I actually called the cable company office and complained, not that it did anything to prevent it from recurring. Needless to say, I'm not eating at that restaurant EVER again.
Because DOCSIS cable modems are only one technology in use by ISPs. See: DSL, fiber, frame relay, metro ethernet, ISDN, 3G cellular, 4G cellular, WiMAX, etc.
a) The patents were originally filed before Rambus joined JEDEC.
b) The patents were amended after Rambus left JEDEC.
s/left/was kicked out of/
You also forget that the adoption of Pentium 4 didn't actually take off until the release of the Intel i845 chipset, which allowed the usage of good ol' DDR SDRAM. With that, a P4-based system didn't cost in excess of $1800.
RDRAM was an albatross around Pentium 4's neck except in very few usage scenarios. You're right though - the super deep pipelines that only existed to ramp the clock rate sky high meant that a whole lot of clock was wasted on branch prediction failures. The so-called NetBurst architecture was a complete failure, and the design team in Israel saved Intel from complete disaster with Pentium-M based on the P3 core.
Yeah, or you could use your brain for half a second for something besides sarcasm. Consider:
It takes X watts of power to desalinate 1000g of fresh water
In desalinating 1000g of fresh water, you get enough brine suitable for generating Y watts of power, where X > Y.
So, would you rather have 1000g of water, or 1000g of water + Y watts of power? And is X - Y watts of net power used better than X watts of power used, where Y > 0?
Is regenerative braking on an electric vehicle also perpetual motion in your world? This is the same concept - harvesting spent energy from waste.
Never dropped this on anyone before, but:
Average fuel economy of US passenger car fleet: 24.9 (a new record!)
Estimated average motorcycle fuel economy: 35 - 40 mpg. Many models get almost double that.
Show your data where "most motorcycles use more fuel than cars", or shut the fuck up.
On iOS, you do have granular permissions - if an app requests your location, you can say no, and the app can go fuck itself - the API doesn't give it shit. It's not all-or-nothing.
Disabling data access per app is a different story though, so your point still stands.
I think at this point, the default mode for most Android users is to just allow, as most apps have a laundry list of things they want access to. It's probably the second-least read message from an app install of all time (first being the EULA).
No, that is not wise. But people aren't always wise.