That's not a full listing. For example they have some servers in Budapest, Hungary, (here are a few traceroutes, just scroll down a bit http://suckit.blog.hu/2009/10/14/van_e_a_google_nek_szerverparkja_magyarorszagon ).
It's steadily increasing according to these graphs: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/heat_content55-07.png http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/
Yes, precisely. More kinetic energy, more mass. That's how you get to infinite (or zero, if you started with zero) mass at lightspeed, after all.
> Also, I don't see what's so bad about saying
Not bad, just not how the law thinks you should do it. (So copyright law wasn't designed to scale, that's all.) And yes, I still think your approach is a good one, because even if someone sues you it'd be probably far easier and ultimately cheaper to settle, than contacting every developer individually.
Difficult? API, versioning, long term support. Graceful degradation. Wrappers. Seriously, thousands are cursing each and every day because of the fucking focus refactor delay, because a simple (optional/configurable) workaround was deemed difficult
Citation needed on HFT causes destabilization.
Tax on transactions would be bad, it'd harm people's ability to effortlessly donate, pay etc.
If their network guys work like the ones I know, 00:47 is just right before lunch time.
There are human errors, sure, but the worst one I've seen come from management trying to rush things, so the network guys "just stay until it works", instead of leaving it in a known good state and go and take some rest.
For that Ponzi scheme bit, could you sketch a proof maybe later? Sounds interesting, thanks!
Yes, that's why a handy, easily discoverable, fully functional GUI is not some luxury, but a very dire need especially today, when literally millions want to be software developers, and want to acquire skills fast.
It's just like Portal. It takes a while, then you're thinking with branches, trees, commits and git.
Though the whole Git SCM really lacks a all-in-1-click solution, so you can actually manage your source code. A competent merge tool would be good for starters. Built-in pre-commit warning about unresolved merges (conflict markers left in files), not just the "chmod +x the
Just to put 1000 USD into perspective, Hungary's Gross National Income per capita in 2008 was estimated to be 12,810. While New Zealand's was 27,830.
I've had to look up how much an iPhone 3GS is (currently officially available top-of-the-line device from Apple) and it's roughly 680 USD, however one has to enter into a 12 month contract with T-Mobile so it's not even unlocked.
Yeah, I remember, the E70. It came shortly after I simply stopped caring. The low end Nokia phones become sluggish thanks to the not so smart Symbian of that era, and it lacked many features Sony-Ericcsons had. Also that was the year I started burning money thanks to a particular female and fancy phones were out of the question
The credit crunch seriously hurt Europe, especially those who are employed. They usually can't afford iPhones and top-of-the-line Androids, not that any of them were available for too long, thanks to idiotic market partitioning.
So, we have Nokias. I've two, and lately I don't even know how much these cost because the company just negotiates some special price list then hands out phones when someone's departs to the GSM afterlife.
Regarding your questions about enthusiasm, we used to. Even laypeople were quite familiar with the product line numbers and wanted the new 63xx or 8xxx or whatever they thought would be good for them.
Nowadays, it's just apathy. Apple is massively overpricing, especially for Central- and Easter-Europe, HTC is just plain expensive and generally not that available, same goes for the Droid for example.
You could even create a shockwave, that'd travel faster than the speed of sound.
Then the crystals break up, it becomes fluid, then, with enough force instant phase change into plasma. (See the Z-machine)
With enough force you could eventually compress the thing enough to start fusion, then if you could somehow push it more, it just becomes a neutron blob. Then quark-ball, then see wikipedia for something called a Q star