You can use another carriers SIM if all you want is voice, text and edge. 2G and newer are generally frequency locked to your carrier. The exception are multi-band phones, which you never get from a carrier.
Texas determines about half the school books used in the USA. California determines the other half.
Just because you have 200 F-22 doesn't mean you can field 200 F-22 at the same time. Some are down for repair, some will get cannibalized after training damages, etc. They'd be lucky to get 100 airborne for any one conflict.
Unless your backup is not visible to the virus, you are toast. This is a situation where unattached, or off-site backups and cloud solutions win. A simple user with an always attached USB drive will still be toast.
An always-attached USB drive is not a backup. It's just additional storage where you happen to be keeping a copy of your files.
The whole point of a backup is that you have a safe copy of your files should you accidentally delete the wrong thing, a lightning bolt fries your equipment, burglars break in and steal the computer equipment you've left sitting out in the open, a fire burns down your house, or yes, some virus encrypts all your files.
Make the backup, detach the drive, and either store it in a drawer at work or put it in a locked fireproof safe. Leaving it always attached defeats the purpose of a backup.
Read about the Rape of Nanking sometime if you think the Japanese having a free reign in Asia meant they were fluffy bunnies.
The reason for this is that software runs on hardware, and not the other way around. Old software benefits from the speed improvements of newer hardware. Old hardware does not benefit from speed improvements of newer software. Quite the opposite in fact. Newer software tends to be slower because it has a lot more marginally useful cruft added on - because the speedup of newer hardware eliminates the penalty for running that cruft.
In a well-established hardware industry with slow technological improvement, free can work. Boats are a good example. The basic hydrodynamics were solved centuries ago, and most of the near-optimal solutions were derived by computer modeling in the last few decades. And the basics of laying down fiberglass can be learned in a week. It is perfectly viable to buy or borrow plans from a well-known design and build your own boat. Maybe not cost-effective, but it's perfectly viable. It can also work in hardware which has huge demand but is being held back by stifling patents (Sony jealously protected Betamax and tried to keep it exclusive, while JVC openly licensed anyone who wanted to build a VHS machine).
But with the rate at which computer technology advances and how willing its participants (mostly) are to license their patents to each other, there's no way for an open-source laptop to keep up with the pace of proprietary laptop improvements. That's how I read OP's "but what can you do on it besides run gcc?" comment. Not that there was a lack of software - there's plenty of open software from 8 years ago which will run on it just fine. But that the hardware was too slow to run what anyone would consider a viable alternative to modern software.
That's exactly what I meant (I think you misread me). Tires spinning more distance (ie. odometer reading) than the GPS records means the road is slippery. Well, if the GPS has that much sensitivity.
Clearly you dont work with many end users. Most that I know DO leave them plugged in; for those that dont, it tends to screw any automatic backup system they might have.
drag and drop from "My documents" to "My external drive".
Reality check: That backup system almost never works; users as a practical matter tend not to remember to do something like that, because its tedious and takes forever and requires you to do it by hand.
Suggest an automated backup solution that they can periodically check, or stop yelling at them because you failed to provide a decent solution. Crashplan is a rather good one that I recommend, because it starts reliably blasting emails out when backups dont happen, and it does "incrementals forever" in a way that has proven to be highly reliable.
Proper backups may or may not protect against this. The encryption is non-obvious, so if its with important-to-archive files that you dont use daily, it is very possible that the backups with good copies of the data will have grandfathered out by the time you realize you were hit.
Again, that's just wrong. A bank with $1,000 in deposits via a CD can loan out precisely $1,000. There are no reserve requirements on CDs. There is also no borrowing of additional funds from the Fed (in the normal course of business for a healthy bank, although the "overnight window" is there for panics).
In fact, the Fed money loaning is the opposite of what you've stated. Banks voluntarily deposit money with the Fed in excess of reserves to get a decent interest rate, and currently there are $1.7 T in excess reserves - an insane amount, and no one really knows what effect it's having on the economy.
The ratio you talk about is not a bank with $1,000 somehow able to loan out $10,000. It's the net effect of the fractional reserve banking system on the money supply.
WHen youre talking about revenue, its typically a yearly thing, so no, "Trillions of dollars of revenue" is not accurate for any company on the face of the earth unless you were to append "over X many years".
Are you really being so pedantic as to point out that technically I could project a revenue of several hundred million dollars over the next several decades? Noone discusses revenue in those terms.
That's literally true -- as I recall, there was a study that found about 70% of the time, dogs signal in accord with the handler's expectations, rather than per what they actually found (or didn't find).
Speaking as a pro dog trainer, I don't find this the least bit remarkable. Dogs suitable for advanced training want to please their handlers. Theit handlers want to find drugs. QED.
The US federal government is constitutionally restricted from anything that can't be interpreted as an income tax (so my VAT suggestion fails as well). The US constitution is fairly short, but mentions twice that any taxes collected by the federal government must be given to the states (proportion to population). Income taxes are specifically exempted from that requirement by the 16th amendment, but it remains for any other tax.
So, uh, how do you expect Intel to know what kind of optimizations will work best on AMD CPUs?