I've had one for a year now and am quite happy with it. It was much more affordable than the iPad too. Its form factor beats the iPad because you can slip it into your front pocket (of your jeans). No extra carrying case required. Of course I often have to repossess the thing from my wife, who sneaks out of the house with it squirreled away in her purse.
That's what fancy splash screens are for.
Everyone should be legally prohibited from owning copyrights. As in copyright should be abolished entirely. If I own an item, it's my right to do with it what I see fit. Use as intended, destroy, reverse engineer, or copy.
Easy. Force all government funded research to be published in an open access journal as a condition of that funding. Nature will either have to accept papers that are available for free, or become a vanity press for corporations.
Concerning impact factors, they seem a little indirect. The impact factor is the average number of citations a work in the journal receives. Why not just count the number of citations a work actually receives? If I publish a paper in Nature that receives no citations, what good is it to the scientific community and why should I get rewarded for that? If I publish a paper in PLOS One that gets hundreds of citations, isn't that more important than the publisher I chose?
The way the review service has been funded in the past is that they charge quite a bit to obtain the Journal's distribution.
Peer review is done on a volunteer basis by other researchers in your field.
Why not just put it on their institutional web server, and submit the link to google?
Because that doesn't count towards tenure.
Many of these journals require copyright assignment, at which point it's not your own work anymore. Just one more reason the traditional scientific publishing model needs to die a quick death.
"According to Tesla, the car needs a constant flow of power to keep its computers and systems switched on 24/7, ready to boot up instantly when the driver gets into the car.
That's just stupid. It won't hurt anyone to wait 20 seconds for the computers to boot up. If it takes longer than 20 seconds to boot the cars computers, WTF? PCs only take minutes to boot because of legacy BIOS and OS writers who don't care about boot times. Embedded computers suffer none of these problems.
Or 4.5kWh/24h=190W. Almost enough to power 2 100W lightbulbs.
All the new music I've discovered in the last thirteen years has been through word of mouth and podcasts. With Napster I forgot any such thing as CDs, music stores, radio, and paying for music ever existed. After a lifetime of getting shafted by the record labels believe me I did not feel too bad about that. When I read Courtney Love's screed on the recording business, and other studies about how most artists made their money from touring, all residual angst about not paying for music went away. Blogs, podcasts, word-of-mouth, serendipity. They all give context to the music of periods of my life and are much more meaningful than the pre-packaged, commodotized RIAA fare we used to have spoon-fed us. As such, as far as it concerns music, I honestly feel like a happier human being. Also, I have been inspired to learn how to play guitar. I'm not good, but again, I'm a happier human being for being able to play what I can. I suspect the same will shortly be true of video entertainment as well.
Expect the narrowest possible ruling, one which applies only to the case in front of the Supreme Court and maintains the status quo for all other software patents.
Or maybe just not listening to music every waking moment possible.
There's enough free music on Archive.org to fill 24 hours a day.
Ah, that's a very good point. Thanks.
We're still talking about two events that are outside of each others light cones. In order for an observer to observe both events at all, let alone ascribe them an order in time, he'd have to be travelling faster than the speed of light.
I'm quite aware of how special relativity works, thank you.
Politics is all about having to decide between difficult (and often unpalatable) choices
No, politics is all about selling your own self interest as the public interest. It's about pretending the negative consequences of the choice that benefits you, and your cronies, the most do not exist.