It would not be the first time the deceased left a will with a prank inside. Given the vulture-like disposition of some relatives, she might have left the map to her fortune inside the iPad. I would. Without the password, the data would be lost, as the password is used to encrypt the data.
. . . that it was actually the K**h brothers who contracted with the Russian Mafia to invent Bitcoin, and they set Nakomoto up as the fall guy. I'm sure it is totally bogus, in spite of the salaciousness and viral rumor-mongering appeal. Has anyone got any completely unsubstantiated confirmation of this?
As a desktop guy from way back (my 1st was a H89 that I built myself), I find this news to be depressing. However, the handwriting is on the wall. Once the volumes of desktops drop, the motherboard will become the exotic anomaly and hardware hacking will be the domain of the Raspberry PI generation.
I live in the shadow of Google but have AT&T DSL and use it to watch Netflix. In the past six months, performance has deteriorated significantly, dropping from an average of 1.35Mbps to 800Kbps and sometimes less. AT&T has tested the link to the CO and found it meets their service level standards.
I have spoken with other locals who expressed similar problems with Comcast. If you look at the sales of iPads and other tablets, their growth seems to track against this slowdown. Have these new tablets, streaming YouTube, Vimeo, and Netflix, put a strain on the local ISPs? I doubt if theISP's provisioning would keep up with sudden demand.
Until Leo Szilard made him famous. You can argue about a theorem, but you can't argue with a nuke. When the next Leo prints an AR-15 and shoots his critics, then Gutenburg will be as glorious as Einstein, and nobody will fuck with a publisher. Someday, they will have a printer that can build an Abrams M1A2. Of course, that tank will be a rare antique by then, but I'll be the first to order one.
1st Amendment meets 2nd Amendment, and they kick ass - William Randolph Hearst had wet dreams about this.
First, Silicon Valley sent the silicon (fabs) to Asia. Then, they outsourced labor to Asia. Then most start-ups needed an "Asian talent connection" (H1-B visa, India/China engineering, etc.) to get funding. Then,the VC set up offices in Asia. Now, those offices fund Asian start-ups. Asia is where the action is, and that is where the money is, too.
DeviceGuru writes "After its highly successful Kickstarter project and a year of development, HexBright, claimed as the world's first open source flashlight, has reached production and will ship in time for the holidays. The device's 500 Lumen LED module is controlled by an Atmel AVR ATmega168PA microcontroller, and can be programmed to do cool stuff using standard Arduino development tools. Several sample custom programs have already been posted to the HexBright GitHub. What would you make one do?" Link to Original Source
Chris453 writes "A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit cannot enforce a patent injunction that it obtained against Microsoft Corp in Germany, diminishing Google's leverage in the ongoing smartphone patent wars. Motorola won an injunction against Microsoft in May using their H.264 patents. Apparently the US federal justices in California have worldwide jurisdiction over all court cases, who knew? Maybe that is why Apple keeps winning lawsuits..." Link to Original Source
NicknamesAreStupid writes "What goes around, comes around. Samsung claims to have patents on LTE and is going to sue Apple, including an injunction, for the yet unannounced iPhone 5. Will Samsung succeed in hamstringing the biggest Apple release of the year? You may hate them, but patents are making for a better battle than this year's presidential election." Link to Original Source
This may be a good example of a hive mind implementation. The first being the church, and the second was the corporation. The difference is that a machine might be the parser, instead of another person. There was talk of this kind of machine logic being used by companies in the form of schedulers, automated personal assistants, and management analytic engines -- all based on business policies. Once interconnected, they form a collective intelligence that drives the workers, probably like DNA drives a colony of ants. One might think something sinister, but the results are likely to be unpredictable.
Wish they were. People under 18 can't vote, have limited rights to free speech, can't smoke or drink, and generally must be under adult supervision. They can't have sex, either, which means they can't propagate. They also must go to school. Those over 18 are usually the problems, though. They seems to fuck everybody at some point.