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Comment: Re:Android to iDevice (Score 1) 344

by daryl_and_daryl (#49801795) Attached to: The Tricky Road Ahead For Android Gets Even Trickier

Apple fought clones damn hard, so did IBM. In both cases they 'allowed' clones when their lawyers could not find a way to stop them.

IBM was a founder of insane 'DRM' - They had the keyboard return "... IBM ..." during POST. The idea being that others could not use their name due to copyright

Both Apple and IBM had their systems locked down due to copyrights of code in their ROM.

GW Basic was the killer for IBM - It was a functional emulation of BASIC in the IBM ROMs

The first 'Apple Clones' were back in the 68000 days and required you to pull a set of Apple ROMs from an old Apple computer and plug them into the clone hardware, or borrow a set and burn copies.

Comment: Re:You realize... (Score 1) 186

I understand your point, but by moving pink iguanas, we are terra-forming for them.

To move them is to promote the use of fossil fuel.

What will moving them do to the food chain of the area that the iguanas now inhabit ?

Is it better to move all of them or to split the colony ?

Have we identified anything else that is being threatened by the volcano ?

When did the next to last colony of pink iguana disappear ?

How is it determined if/when the iguana need to be moved ?

Do we understand enough about them to move them ?

How much support are we going to provide them if moved ?

in the end, you can not have it both ways.

Comment: No, this is not how phones work, (Score 1) 69

The accelerometer can only report movement. That is to say changes in speed or direction, also known as acceleration.

If you do not know a starting location, the data will not allow you to locate a person.

If you are tracking a cell phone, it is already using the cell network.

Comment: Re:Not pointless... (Score 2) 460

by daryl_and_daryl (#49770657) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

There is the Target on 12th & G, which would be about 4 blocks form either the Mall or the White House. There must be some place closer to buy a pressure cooker, but I just do not get to that part of DC often enough.

Not related: I know it is a block off of the Mall, but you can buy money at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. moneyfactory.gov

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