... if you have a 1920*1200 screen in portrait orientation.
Where I live, it can get into the triple digits during the summer time. I'm all for freedom of choice. I just choose to have more efficient light bulbs so that I don't have to pay to remove the heat.
Just to tee off the NAB and RIAA, I would put this mandated FM receiver chip in... with all the leads going nowhere and no software provisions. They said they want to install a FM receiver chip into each device. They didn't say it has to be functional (which branches off into a boatload of sub-requirements).
If consumers want a FM receiver, they'll seek out devices that have a FM receiver.
RIM, Skype, and Google's communications already "comply with formats that can be read by security and intelligence agencies" if the government wants to wiretap the suspects upstream of their devices.
Can it be read? Print it out or keep it on the screen, your choice.
Is it human-readable? Sure!
Does it mean anything on first glance? That's questionable.
I am merely playing devil's advocate.
Out of curiosity, I opened the link in a separate browser without my Facebook login. It would then try to do a "security check" in which you have to answer a survey to prove that you're human. Being the smart Slashdotters we are, we know Captchas are how it's done. The main take-away: (1) Hover, look, and think before you click and (2) If the link goes outside Facebook, it is SPAM and should be reported.
... on Luke Wilson. My solution to public perception issue? Less on marketing and more on infrastructure upgrades and support (engineering, equipment, installation, customer support, etc.). I strongly believe that beyond an initial marketing push, if a product is truly good, it can sell itself.
I agree -- rooting your server is:
1. A violation of trust (per common sense and my convictions)
2. (appears to be) A crime, regardless of whether "it's in the contract"
3. (is probably) Something you can sue the company for.
From my understanding, a BlackBerry linked to a BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server) can have "policies" pushed down to them like restrictions on program installation, camera usage, etc. If that's the case, then this patent would be invalid.
Yeah, seriously, what a joke. My 1992 Honda Accord (with a touch less than 187,000 miles) is rated 18 (city) / 26 (highway) and averages around 22. No wonder why American automakers are going down the drain. They can add all these gizmos, but they can never replace my breakthrough "paying attention to the road at all times." All the (safety-related) alphabet soup I need are ABS, SRS, TCS, and possibly TPMS.
Don't forget about ClearWire -- they're rolling out WiMax to a few metro areas within the year as well.
Do I want to pay 15 cents for a message embedded in a control message? No, thanks! My BlackBerry's firewall is on to block SMS and MMS, and I have SMS messages blocked on T-Mobile. Now try to hack my BlackBerry!
Well, what can I say? The iPhone is one smokin' hot gadget out there!
I am currently taking a class on solid state devices, and we just talked about how MOSFETs would fail. Basically, a high voltage to the gate would create these electrons that have so much kinetic energy that they create pairs of opposing charges (electron-hole pairs) in what was supposed to be the insulator. These pairs of charges would create an internal electric field inside the insulator. This process reduces the barrier for tunneling to occur, so more electrons are able to tunnel through the insulator and do the same thing, creating a runaway effect.
For more information, look up "Time-Dependent Dielectric Breakdown" and refer to pages 293 and 294 of Streetman and Banerjee's "Solid State Electronic Devices" (6th ed).
If people tell me the same thing, I'd say, "Thank you. But more importantly, it works very well. I highly recommend it." Be sure tell people your reasoning behind your recommendation.