What you describe is not too dissimilar to what MS makes PC OEMs agree to regarding preinstalled Windows. It wouldn't be impossible to get this to backfire all over Redmond.
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That article is all about the miniaturization process they went through. Wake me up when the hardware specs are available: CPU speed, amount of RAM, wireless connectivity and range, etc.
I have serious doubts that these things will become popular anytime soon (if ever), especially if their per-unit cost is more than a few cents. Their size, coupled with the "if you lose sight of it, consider it lost forever" joke (read: warning), makes them seem impractical.
They should scale it back up to the size of that quarter.
The 5 row hardware QWERTY keyboard is the reason why I still have my 4 year old Epic 4G (Galaxy 1) and refuse to upgrade it, because there is no new phone I want. The last Android phone with a hardware keyboard came out in 2012.
Apparently Sprint is desperate to sell me a new phone... they've started sending me upgrade offers via FedEx.
Because the corporations, in all their greedy shortsightedness, can hire the replacement workers cheaper, with the side effect of gaining the illusion of ethnic diversity in their workforce.
Exactly, BitKeeper committed suicide by throwing a fit over their licensing for open source projects, the terms of which stipulated that copies of all commit messages must be sent to BitKeeper, and one of the kernel devs figured out (basically, IIRC) a way to circumvent that.
At the time of the fiasco that caused git to be created, the top two OSS projects (by lines of code) using BK were the Kernel and MySQL (the third was a PHP CMS that I was part of at the time). There used to be a OSS projects page with stats and other info, but that seems to be gone.
Star Wars is his brainchild. A half-formed, empty, vegetative brainchild. He conceived it, wrote it, and insisted on directing (the one of the six he didn't direct was by far the the best film of the lot).
The prequels were complete and utter garbage in every way. If any actual director afterward didn't think Natalie Portman could act, then that speaks to the colossal failure of directing by Lucas.
The real test will be if the Disney+Abrams films live up to the originals, but the prequels have probably cast their immutable shadow over the entire franchise.
These laws won't last long after one brave business in each of these states puts up a simple sign: "No Christians."
Comcast, and all the other big ISPs for that matter, are indeed horrible, but statements like these are hyperbolic given the existence of companies like Monsanto, Halliburton, and Blackwater.
Mod parent Insightful.
Having been to GenCon 7 times in Milwaukee and twice in Indy, Milwaukee is the better place for it. Cooler weather, cleaner city, Giordano's pizza, and The Side Door. One year in Milwaukee I was headed back to the hotel at 2am, and all of downtown was filled with the deafening roar of 250+ bikes starting their ride to Sturgis... probably can't get that anywhere else.
I hope there is some vague "business environment" clause in the contract between GenCon and the Convention Center that could be invoked to move GenCon elsewhere sooner than 2020. The economic impact will be welcome anywhere it goes, and bigotry like this shouldn't be rewarded. I wouldn't be surprised if the bill was partly aimed at GenCon attendees anyway.
Secure Boot is clearly a clumsy means to lock out alternative OSs, and this announcement is the next step toward the untlimate in vendor lock-in.
Any OEM who doesn't implement the secure boot option (even on a single model) will face a wall of rage. I'm sure MS is offering the OEMs some type of poisoned candy to not implement it, though.
At this point the IE brand is so tainted that it's basically an albatross around MS' neck.
Because Spartan is a long-overdue pruning of the Trident codebase (which has been gathering ugly cruft for 17 years) rather than a clean sheet rewrite, it'll still carry a slight IE odor no matter how much they cut out. Even the name Spartan is ripe for jokes about it's feature implementation.
How about Bang, as in developers' heads against their desks?
Regardless of who's answer you believe, they would never drop it on Israel, and the reason why is simple. It is against Islamic law for a Muslim to cause harm to kill another Muslim.
Israel is surrounded by water and muslim countries. If anyone dropped a nuke on them, the follout is guaranteed to be blown over at least one muslim country regardless of wind direction (there's the simple answer), if not five or more. This would cause harm to or kill thousands of muslims, and any muslim country who did that would face an uprising that would make the Arab Spring look like a game of hackeysack.
Exactly. The NSA will use them.