Sounds like phones need some sort of thermal interface to their dock, which can then have large heatsinks to suck the heat out.
The phones are only that cheap because they're subsidised. If too many people bought them just for books then they would stop being so cheap.
Generic programming isn't the same thing as cross platform programming. C# started off as Java with hindsight, and it's also been evolving much faster than Java has, so its considerably better now. Mono has also made it cross platform. For example, the Xamarin guys ported Android to run on Mono (ie Java to C#). The benchmarks ran a number of times faster.
Yeah, I think 127.x.x.x would be good for temporary IPv6 mappings.
And get a simple CPU emulator and write something basic in machine code. Its laborious, but its interesting to see the code in the physical gates of the CPU.
It's not socially acceptable to wear your budgie smugglers at a coffee shop.
I say bring back the original serial D-type connector!
The engines are designed to break off cleanly. It's actually somewhat common for engines to fall off in stressful conditions.
If Java can't compete now, just imagine what a whitewash it's going to be once C#6.0/Roslyn arrives.
But remember Wayland was floundering until just after Mir was announced. Only once all the righteous indignation kicked in did it start going anywhere. Without Shuttleworth we'd all be stuck in the 70's.
Unsurpassed 'Spergy Behaviour?
Well don't you know IE stands for Infected Erection? Of course it's going to give you an STD.
People started using it because it is cross platform, when lots of people had Symbian phones, and it pulled in all your contacts from your address book, so you didn't need to manually add all your friends like some other services. Now there's no real reason to change.
The power isn't radiating over a sphere, they're using a phased array to make it directional. (in theory)
Okay, so they are going to use a phased array transmitter to focus energy on the receiver. But what if my phone's charging in my pocket, and I have a small key or something that's a half wavelength long? Is it going to resonate and burn my dick?