Regarding the missile system:
There's no doubt that it's of Russian manufacture. But why are you so sure it's Russian, as in "it belongs to Russian military at the present"?
These same systems are currently in hands of Ukrainian government, the Ukrainian "rebels" (or whatever they're supposed to be called) as well as the Russia itself. I do not think that there is a lot of doubt that BUK system was where the missile came from. And in my opinion it's also fairly likely that it was the rebels who are responsible for the shooting. But that is my opinion and I don't think there are lot of actual facts to support it.
Video may show a system missing a missile, but apart from that, everything else is a lot of speculation.
Regarding the missile system:
Stealling deprives revenue.
Copying deprives potential revenue and may, in fact, boost revenue of a certain product.
Take an example a popular TV show:
Someone may ("illegally") download a few of the episodes of it, based on the advice of a friend. They love it and from that point onward they watch it on TV. The show gets another regular viewer and the creator gets all the revenue associated with it. See what the HBO has to say about GoT pirating.
I don't know how it is with video and audio content.
But, according to a previously published article, about 37% of Steam games never get played. And it's probably safe to assume they don't get downloaded either...
Surely the "ease of travel" would not be limited if UK was not in EU anymore? As a matter of fact UK is not in the Schengen area. That means that you actually still have to use the passport while traveling anywhere, while the rest of us "UE-ians"
As a matter of fact, I can travel without passport to several countries that are NOT part of EU or Schengen, such as Bosnia, and Serbia. Of course this has to do with bilateral agreements between my country and those two. But surely a well established country, such as UK, would maintain same level of access as it had so far?
It looks like the whole UK as part of EU is causing lots of issues on both sides.
In general I'm for the union, but if a single country can keep on causing problems for majority and if that single country is genuinely displeased with common rules by which others would like to abide, then re-evaluation might be in order.
Are there any benefits that a random British person could point out, that are the result of UK being in the EU?
That may be your experience, but it's not something that I've seen since the times of Office XP.
I develop lots of training materials that go through people on all sides of the planet in their revision/editing process. It's not very unusual for some to have Office 2008, others 2010 and some 2012. In all cases I do not remember formatting problems to occur. And that includes different regional settings and so forth.
And I'm not even sure what you meant with the printer drivers...
One of the main reasons (or THE main reason) for why MS is still leading in the end-user environment is the Office.
Even though it may be hated by a lot of people for any number of reasons it is the standard. Why? Because FOSS simply is not compatible enough with it. If it's because of the fact that MS uses proprietary formats or because FOSS solutions could not be bothered to be compatible enough does not matter at the end of the day. If I can not use Libre Office or Open Office (or anything else) to edit Word-generated documents and return them without formatting disasters, I cannot use anything else than MS Office products.
End of story.
You may argue that others should switch to FOSS as well. Well, until they do, my livelihood depends on whether or not they will accept my products (documetns, presentations, spreadsheets,...). And if they don't then I simply don't have the alternative.
Company giving you bad cell/internet service is considered more important (and as a result worse) than company that on a global scale potentially causes health problems and effectively attempts to control which food you'll be allowed to eat?
So, this method requires quite a bit of physical access to the ATM. You have to attach a phone (why smartphone, by the way?) to the actual ATM controller.
In my opinion this begs a whole set of other security questions first....
What happened to the news/rumor that there will not be another DirectX version?
All standard excuses apply: This will only be used in extreme scenarios. This will only be used for the most serious offences (children, saving, think...?).
The law, if enacted will be very problematic on multiple levels:
In Slovenia, currently private property and especially homes are considered fairly inviolate. Police cannot enter a private home without search warrant, or if they're not in direct pursuit of a suspect who flees through private premises, or if they don't suspect that there's an immediate threat to life. Even with search warrant witnesses are required in order to guarantee some level of oversight.
This law will remove that oversight as otherwise it will probably not be very "clandestine" of the police to enter the home in question.
Also, even though the law stipulates, that the spyware in question should only allow for "monitoring" of communications on the affected equipment and does not give permission for the spyware to actively change any content, it's fairly difficult to assume that this will actually work out like that in practice.
It's an extremely disturbing turn of events, which would give local police unprecedented amount of power with virtually no oversight in their actions."
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My problem here is that this is announced as something that could be a global first.
It's only new for the Jetblue. Lots of other carriers had this for years and years. I remember I flew with Lufthansa somewhere between 7 and 10 years ago and they were doing this. And yes, I'm fairly sure it was satelite-based since it was on a transatlantic flight.
The only thing is that at that time the service while being free, was fairly useless for economy passengers, since there was no electrical power in the cabin and at that time and my laptop could only go on a couple of hours on batteries, there were no smartphones to speak of and no tablets. Now, however, I still find it useless, since they want to charge for it. And it's my opinion that I pay enough for the flight ticket as is.
While I do agree with you, that economy cabin seats could be more roomey and comfortable, I do think that you exaggerate.
I'm 6'1" and around 240 lbs and I have no problem relaxing on a plane. And before you say anything, I'm not spilling over to the person besides me either. What I do is simple: I always (if possible) get a window seat. That way I can lean on to the fuselage wall and away from the person besides me. I stretch my legs underneath the seat in front of me and I fall asleep. If I want to I can be asleep before we even take off.
I admit, if I were to get stuck in a middle row, I would be unhappy. But in the last 250 flights that only happened to me 7 times.
Actually there is mention of Miracast, alongside with Chromecast and Apple TV. The section you're looking for is the "Competitors" section.
I have to say that I haven't been playing around with any of these things yet, but what they (Airtame) are claiming, seems quite cool to me. Especially the part about desktop extension and multicast sharing.