Projects like municipal broadband. Comcast and co are terrified and buy state legislators in order to shut it down. Hopefully we'll get a few of them out of the gates quickly enough that are fantastically wild successes that comcast and co get shot down.
You must be talking about this random charity, since many child's play dontaions go straight to the hospital?
Or maybe you're too RTFA to catch FAQ #1 which says historically under 6% overhead? A couple quick web searches, hitting both the Washington Sec of State and one of the various charity rating places both point to similarly good numbers.
I actually had it on my phone back in Feb. It wasn't awful. The lack of 3G data was all that got it removed and android put back on... for now, but I'll probably go back to it once I can get 3G data. I might miss my exchange calendar support, but I doubt that'll be long in appearing (who knows, I might even do that).
But I'm not a big app'er. I need a phone dialer, a tiny bit of sms, a web browser, gchat client, and preferably my corp exchange calendar (email optional). Gmail would be nice too but the browser version would fake it.
Those who froget the past are doomed to repeat it: Asheron's call had a similar issue back in 99-2000 era.
Just like the did for lowering my credit card rates with Rachiel. Or the asshat foghorn cruise captain. Or how my vehicle warranty is expiring.
This isn't a hard problem to solve. Mandate the phone companies build in a star-spam sequence you can fire during (or right after) a call to have that caller marked as spamming, just like gmail. Get so many complaints, phone company hands you over to FTC for investigation. Phone company doesn't hand them over and then when the FTC does get them, the fine is double (triple? 10x? Whatever factor needed to make it hurt) whatever the revenue from the scam was.
Not rocket science. But as long as the phone companies profit from the scammers, you better believe this will continue to be a problem.
I'm bemused the assumption is the engineer is an idiot, not the reporter or marketdroid that wrote it.
No consumer demand == over half a million ponied up by residents in a ~100k pop midwestern town as a downpayment on gigabit FTTP. There's no install date. There are RFPs that went out, and hopefully someone will be selected and we'll get fibre and I can tell comcast where to stick their cable.
Having a fairly common name and a early gmail where I snagged first initial + last name I get a lot of junk there. Password reset attempts aplenty, people's airline tickets, house listings, closing documents...
Those I want off of I send a nice mail to support at the company and claim fraudulent use of my email address to register with them. You'd be amazed how fast your email will be off their account (sometimes the account survives that, sometimes... the id10t gets to get a new account -- have fun with that!).
I don't know what is in the N900, but the current builds of Ubuntu are sluggish on a Galaxy Nexus (though nice and smooth on a Nexus 4). I would guess that means the N900 would be a slideshow.
Sure it exists, its called a Landscape subscription. Being able to manage both the desktops and smartphones/tablets for a company all through Landscape is actually kinda compelling. I know a lot of IT pros, since I used to be one before going back into programming and they universally hate hate hate iOS/Android/etc phones, because they is no good central management for them.
I'm sure for paid apps (on the desktop or phone or phone-desktop hybrid) Canonical gets a cut. The phone app store is much more a cultural norm than the desktop app store.
As a consumer, the idea that I could buy a phone with 64-128 Gb of flash and a quad to octo core cpu, 8 gigs of ram for under 500 within 5 years, which I could use with a cheap unlimited data plan (like t-mobile's $30/month 4G for the first 5gbyte and unlimited 3g after) and I could use it as a desktop or phone? Sign me up!
Isn't that the point of Wayland? Did you miss the memo?
Because in 5 or 10 years, when that much less-new used car prices hit them, people like me may well buy a used Tesla (Roadster|S). Even with a half-dead battery pack it'd have more range than a leaf (which is plenty for midwestern small-city USA), cost less, and be a hell of a lot more fun to drive*.
*: Disclaimer: We (Wife and I) sat in a leaf when we were considering a second vehicle. Performance/range/etc don't matter when its uncomfortable to start with. I also sat in a Roadster when they took one on a tour to the Detroit auto show a few years ago and while it was
Why don't we start arming cops with some highly directional EMP weapons? If the computer is fried, that's a fine outcome. Power's off, car isn't going anywhere anymore. No more OJ chase scenes, just nuke his electronics (not from orbit) and be done with it.
I guess if you had a pacemaker that might not be so hot, but then again 125mph isn't really a healthy speed either.
Clearly we're solving the wrong problem with the keys and neutral.
As an aside, its a facinating place to visit. They had a pretty cool hands-on science exhibit center (which was sadly largely under rennovation when we were there -- late 2005).
Just remember to turn your cell off.
It describes ISDN. In fact it is referenced by a later (1995) patent which mentions ISDN by name. Having actually used ISDN at one point for my network uplink it is pretty clear that's what it is talking about. (Well, maybe its that my dad wrote a bunch of the ISDN code for ATT/Bell Labs and when he heard I was getting ISDN I got details on how it works -- couldn't just go look it up in wikipedia back then!)
Unless your little OSS company produces an app which does something similar -- voice and data at once, its probably not going to be hard (but may be expensive) to defend yourself.