You will find many cases where this is not true. Items with prior art are often patented with the hope that throwing enough at the wall, with enough lawyers will overwhelm someone who is not in a financial position to respond in a timely manner, to the suit.
My friend / neighbor is a mad scientist, and very difficult to shop for at X-mas. This would make the perfect gift.
So you are saying that Apple is admitting that Unix is a failure?
Unix and its functional derivatives are considered very successful by most. What are you using as a metric to define 'failure'?
Broadcasting a cloned MAC can also be a useful exploit. Such as, "I can not have been the one to commit that murder - this rubbish bin will testify that my phone and I were next to it waiting for the number 5, at the very moment you claim that attack took place."
The problem with this is that a MAX does NOT uniquely identify a device.
That was perhaps the intent, but it is not the reality of the situation. Like so many plans, it looked good in the white paper.
We shall have no discussion of domestic partners or the quantity of breast meat.
Somewhere in the detritus of my youth is a "I'd walk over You to see the Who" button.
Mostly for the ego trip of having a god like ability to remove all traces of another,with just a few key strokes, and then continue business as usual.
It really is not about being annoyed for a few seconds.
The target audience of the message is someone who read the license plate of the car in question. Realistically this is people who are traveling on the road, or in a service area (Gas Station, Motel, Fast Food). The message appears as text, in California you are not permitted to read text based messages while driving.
So you can not even see what the alert is until the vehicle has come to a full and complete stop.
If my phone is set to silence, and if the Government decides that it will make enough noise to bring to mind a civil defense alarm, I expect that everyone driving alone will pull to the side of the road as quickly as possible and read the message. I expect the message to tell me something like the 'big one' is here and Palm Springs will become ocean front property, and the 5 will be the new PCH in 10 minutes. Also Shamu says so long and thanks for all the fish.
Not to be on the lookout for 2 people in a blue car in a town of 500.
I submit that we have been undergoing global warming since the since the last ice age. In my view, 160 years is not a LONG time on a global scale.
The thermometer goes back to about 1600. So it is not possible to get any reliable data going back even 500 years.
Given the Earth is about 4.5 billion years 200 years of data does not approach enough for a rounding error.
It is not possible to obtain 3 data points, with enough accuracy to talk about any global change since the height of the Roman Empire. 160 years of knowing about climate change is not even 15% of that time.
Is the climate changing, yes - but there is just not enough data to hold an intelligent discussion about what conditions will be 200 years from now.
BSD - I am sure all servers running Windows are running into the Blue Screen of Death
I want PDF files on a heads up display. Being able to have access to tech manuals, as-built plans, and other documentation when I am doing service on network systems, or elbow deep in a patch bay. This would be a wonderful thing.
More likely to be killed by a 'blunt object" than by an " assault rifle"
AK-47 from a shovel
Not replying to AC - but Alec Cawley is a good guy , no reason to not reply to him