Attack From Mars
Attack From Mars
I think a large part of the confusion is that CISC often means accumulator architectures (x86, z80, etc) vs RISC which means general purpose register (ppc, sparc, arm, etc) In between you have variable width RISC like thumb2.
As an occasional assembly programmer (PowerPC currently) I far prefer these RISC instructions. With x86 (12+ years ago) I would spend far more instructions juggling values into the appropriate registers, then doing the math, then juggling the results out so that more math could be done. With RISC, especially with 32 GPRs, that juggling is near eliminated to the prologue/epilogue. I hear x86 kept taking on more instructions and that AMD64 made it a more GPR like environment.
I guess I shouldn't use a technical term as a layman.
And I guess I wasn't as depressed as I thought. Between you and the other poster, thanks for the perspective.
Depressed kids can always find outlets. I drew, listened to music, taught myself 68k assembly language for my calculator, read a lot, and lifted weights. I often reflect on how a depression based self education led to a career.
Does Aereo remove the advertisements those broadcasters placed into the stream? If not then how are they taking away a source of revenue?
I'm sure netflix has employees whose home internet is provided by Comcast. What would prevent them, or any other customer, from starting up a class action lawsuit (mandatory arbitration maybe) that Comcast isn't providing advertised bandwidth?
You absolutely do not want company A to have the ability to pretend to be company B. It might seem trivial over Mario or Disney characters but symbology is how companies sign their 'good' name to a product.
They are allowing individuals to share data between devices. Meaning I can have 1 data plan for my phone and tablet.
I listen to pandora for several hours a day at work and I never go past 1.5 gigs a month.
If they force me off my unlimited data plan, I will use that as a weapon to get out of my contract.
Its the other way around. They are waiting for the contract to expire then forcing you off your unlimited plan.
What if you were another peer uploading garbage that had sha-1 collisions? Yep its hard but I'm willing to bet they'd put the resources into this.
fyi, Its SHA-1 according to wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_(protocol)
Every once in a while an article makes slashdot about the advances in md5 collision. I really don't know what the state of the art is, but I'm willing to bet this start up is willing to throw a cluster of PS3s at this like others have done.
First its $550 million. And yes it looks like microsoft has so far made a 550-240=310 million profit. But I can also see an advantage in facebook having their 900lb gorilla buddy microsoft being the one to go to AOL and negotiate for these patents. Namely if it was FB doing the negotiating that would have tipped their hand, then the patents might have been costlier.
Also microsoft has a billion to throw around, while I'm not sure facebook has that pre-ipo.
No direct payoff? Microsoft put 240 million into facebook in 2007.
They are merely protecting an investment.