Is it resistant to gin & tonic?
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I think one of the reasons Amazon's phone failed was because it was tightly coupled with the amazon echosystem and not the google echosystem---the same exact phone sold by "google" [e.g. marketed as "nexus" line] (even at the same price) would've done MUCH better in the market. It's not just "uh oh, you're bundling your services with the apps"... it's that people actually *want* those apps and services and often wouldn't buy the device otherwise.
Also, plenty of manufacturers roll their own Android, so what are they complaining about? If you don't like it, recompile your own and convince folks to use it.
It's not 'using', it's quite bit of updating (e.g. greenplum was essentially postgresql updated to work on multiple nodes).
I don't think anyone is raising up the "using" part as being inherently bad---even stuff compiled with GCC is "OK" by most standards... It's taking open source and recompiling it into your closed source product that GPL is objecting to (and it's perfectly fine with some open source licenses... just not GPL).
It's a multi-billion dollar industry out there, built on open source... that's currently completely closed source. (they're not the only one---just about all commercial closed source software is built on top of something).
current depleted uranium ordinances aren't railgun-line-of-sight deals and yet still cause enormous damage... It doesn't have to be going *that* fast to do damage (e.g. take a few pounds of aluminum and send it at a ship at say 2x the speed of sound, and it will do lots of damage even without any explosives---and yet still be traveling in a parabolic curve).
I'm a huge fan of Perl... Perl5 that is.... I'm just hoping they don't screw up the language with 6. Perl5 works great for me---the few bits of Perl6 that I've seen look akward
Owning shares of a foreign corporation isn't as simple as owning shares of a US corporation... so they'd likely lose a lot of shareholders who wouldn't want to deal with non-US corporations.
There's also the issue of shares... would those be converted to ADRs? Would US funds care to own ADRs instead of shares? How compatible would their foreign reporting be to the US format? Their market cap might just drop just due to this conversion.
Perhaps it will take them 45 years to fill those 39 orders?
Because big data...
Just like big data can determine that someone's pregnant due to their shopping patterns, perhaps big data can determine that someone's a terrorist due to their behavior.
...and the best part is they have Nukes!
Which according to The History Channel were also invented in India thousands of years ago!
Exactly. Business is about profit, and being "wasteful" is often more profitable... For example, the infrastructure investment into the self sufficient factory might have been better used by building TWO conventionally powered factories. Then again, the publicity from this Reno plant will pay for the construction
Well... d0h, Germany has much more sun than America! [ ref http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... ]
There's no such thing as "force" (well, Jedi might disagree). The famous F=ma, doesn't show up in relativity nor quantum mechanics.