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Anyone can be a zealot about anything...jogging, vegetarianism...you name it. Not relevant to the discussion.
No, all the NATO countries count as being "aligned" with the US and are therefore first-world too. Even a whole bunch of former-Warsaw Pact countries that joined in 1999/2004/2009 are now "first-world" instead of "second-world."
Anyone who goes around saying that Albania and Bulgaria are first-world countries will get a good laugh.
Really? And what of cable television? What revolutionary new technology has come out since the industry started that forced the retirement of the expensive bits of their infrastructure? The answer, of course, is "none".
Looks like someone didn't notice the transition from analog to digital cable television.
False. Every "faith" will eventually have it's zealots. Even if that "faith" is athiesm.
So what is the holy book of atheism?
I'll probably prefer the coming Linux 3.14
I suggest we call it "Pinux"....
This is why Jefferson stated "Those willing to trade liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty or security." You should know better, but you are brain washed into believing that it can't happen to you.
Either that, or you are paid to spread propaganda like you just did.
And you should know better than to attribute a quote by Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Jefferson. You should also note that there is some question about the meaning and context of Franklin's actual words...see this article about the quotation.
I have W7 on my notebook and I'd love to be able to boot without PW like I do in Linux.
1. Google "Boot windows 7 without a password"
2. Find "http://www.computingunleashed.com/turn-off-windows-7-password-protection.html"
3. Follow directions
The organization that collects fees for songwriters (sorry, I can't remember the evil organization's name) from bars who hire cover bands and use jukeboxes refused to pay their extortion fees, and the cost of defennding his rights in court bankrupted him. His bar is no longer in business.
That evil organization was probably either ASCAP or BMI.
FETs are different from plain NPN or PNP transistors, yes.
So what? The same argument applies. PNP, NPN and MOSFET transistors are ALL analog devices that can be employed as digital switches or analog amplifiers, just as tubes once were used in both capacities. My point is that your "tubes are analog amplifiers while transistors are high speed switches" ignores that both function in similar ways, that transistors and tubes are both analog devices that can be employed as digital switches. One important point of the article was that the new tube-like devices can actually switch *faster* than existing transistors, making them superior components in certain digital switching applications. This is a turnaround from the historic transition from tubes to transistors due to improvements in power efficiency, switching speed and size reduction leading to integrated circuit chips and modern computing.
Tubes are analog amplifiers, transistors are ultra high speed switches that need additional components to become amplifiers.
You were doing fine until you got to that last sentence. Actually, a transistor, as used in a typical amplifier circuit, is just as much an analog amplifier as a vacuum tube. A MOSFET transistor works in a very similar way to a typical amplifier vacuum tube like a 6V6 except that as a semiconductor device it doesn't require the high working voltages and glowing filament of a vacuum tube. Both tubes and transistors require additional components to function...power supplies, output transformers, feedback circuits, noise filters, etc.
You laugh, but I would *love* to have an AM radio in my MP3 player. So far I have not found any..... now maybe with microtubes, it will be possible.
That's what the fillings in your teeth are for, dude...listening to AM radio and the voices of the aliens telling you what to do.