I often misplace my iPhone, and when I do, I use "Find my Phone" to locate it and I can see it's exact location on a map, and I can have it play a sound to help me locate it. I've never been without my phone for more than a few hours, let alone days. Even if I wipe my whole phone, it can be fully restored over the cloud. BlackBerry can't make a comeback without apps. Apple is loving all of the corporate, security conscious clients that are now satisfied with Apple's devices, and Apple will keep making inroads.. while BlackBerry will never have a chance against the apps available on IOS and Android.
Big deal. Someone steals my iPhone, I can wipe it. Yes, would be nice to leave an app or two that would help me capture the thief... But the bottom line is Blackberry is doomed and all the stories and hoping isn't going to change that.
Remotely wipe a device of its data? Wow, Apple should have thought of that.
Get the programmers to write the code for peanuts.. then pay boatloads of money to the lawyers. Call it "open source". I personally like to hire programmers, sell software, and avoid lawyers.
Exponential population growth will exacerbate the problem of the unemployable. Most large companies have been downsizing for years.. this trend will continue as automation replaces workers in every field. Governments will need to go into the business of full-time welfare state management. Add in a mix of genetically engineered super-humans and the disposable masses, it will be an interesting next century.
I think that's fair. I have a software product that used to auto complete with "torrent" and "crack". Made me a little miffed. Eventually google stopped doing that.
Video evidence would be driving like an idiot: crashed on the side of the road, weaving in and out of lanes, going over or under the speed limit. How about simply ban DUI checkpoints.
Horrible. Drunk driving laws should be based on how a person is driving, not an arbitrary level on a meter that isn't tied to an individuals ability to drive. With video cameras in just about every police car, there is no reason that a little video evidence could be used to demonstrate impaired driving... Switching to a system like this would: bust people incapacitated by other drugs, and bust people who are distracted by devices--- a worse distraction that driving drunk in many cases. (Why is it that if you get in an accident while texting its a slap on the wrist, but if you're driving perfectly well but get stopped at a DUI checkpoint with a
.08, its thousands of dollars and a trip to jail?) The DUI laws, while well intentioned, are a huge source of revenue for the criminal "justice" system-- where often, not always, the crime is victimless.
Exactly. But just because everyone cheats shouldn't mean the businesses should advertise "no sales tax (except in state YY). The politicians are supporting this because its a tax that is already on the books that doesn't need voter approval.. just needs basic enforcement, which would be done by businesses. Not enforcing this tax puts a penalty on lower-income people who might not otherwise be savvy enough to shop online.
Unless your state doesn't have any sales taxes, you are breaking the law (almost always) by buying out of state and not paying "use tax", unless you self identify and pay the use tax. (Exceptions for purchases of goods for resale and some other exceptions exist.) I'm generally against any tax.. but if people are dumb enough to enact incredible high sales tax rates (like the 8.5% we have in CA) we should at least make sure people aren't given an easy way to avoid it.
A quick google image search its just a motorized paraglider with a car body.. I've flew a friend's motorized paraglider about 15 years ago and it was pretty scary getting off the ground with the extra weight and higher than I was used to speeds.. Once in the air, it was still subject to gusts of wind deflating the wing.. There are many safer ways to fly for $94,000.. But... glad no one was seriously hurt...
You can buy a bunch of equipment and hire someone to set up the mining process.. but nobody is going to mine them on their own equipment and hand them over to you as their "employer" unless you're paying them what the coins are worth. Bottom line: As the coins get harder to mine, all the coins go up in value. So people are factoring in the expected rise in value into their current value.
Anyone wonder how much that HILARIOUS ROT13 gag cost slashdot in lost revenue?
Here is a panorama stitched using 936 images taken with a low-cost PTZ camera.. http://nuspectra.com/pano/ Fully-automated and for under $2K.
You can shop around... incentives come and go. Installed prices, however, just keep going down. Plus today's systems are all networked so you can watch your energy production/usage by smart phone or web browser. Nerd-alert!