Cyanogenmod is doing a good job getting a more unified version of Android on many vendor's devices. I have several devices using it and it works well. (http://www.cyanogenmod.org/)
HTC at least: http://blog.htc.com/2013/01/continued-support-for-the-developer-community/
I suspect that the formalizing of CM as a company may help resolve some of these issues however, as they can push the component makers to provide the drivers to THEM. It is somewhat the same situation as with the phone makers, where they get the drivers from the component makers, and include them in their build. CM could do the same, and release the binary drivers for the CM builds on third party phones for CM builds. Who knows what will happen, once the $$ is traded, the lawyers are happy and code is released. The unique part of CM is that it would be supporting many phone vendors and not making their own phone.
Usually the phone makers are releasing the binary blobs that allow CM and other custom Android versions to run. As long as they continue to do so in a way that allows the binary blobs to be redistributed, there won't be an issue. If they attempt to restrict this use however, it will result in a phone basically being blacklisted by anybody that does anything outside of the ordinary, and personally, I would not buy the phone, or advise others to as well.
I suspect that smaller companies like Blu Products (http://bluproducts.com/) could end up offloading software development and support for their phones under contract. Likewise they could offer services to enterprise customers to unify the android systems that they support on the "bring your own device" plans, so as to simplify support as well. I downloaded the newest CM daily today for the HTC One, and it prompted to link to the Cyanogenmod account, and once linked, it provided services such as remote wiping, finding my phone, etc. As such, if you have one unified version of android across multiple devices, it opens the door for providing unified services to simplify enterprise management. My worry is that companies like Samsung will not like this model since it levels the playing field between them and other hardware makers (the software is the same now) and they will refuse to release hardware level drivers to enable various features. That said, it opens the door to hardware/firmware only phone releases from small companies and open the market for rapid advancement.
Phone records. I don't think Yahoo or Google is a phone company in the sense AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile are. As others have pointed out, there is no reason for them to challenge these orders, as they a) get paid for the costs of complying (from what I understand), b) the orders themselves are classified, so no real risk (until now) of people knowing what is going on and c) it would cost them money to challenge. The entire system is stacked against privacy.
There are two times that I *feel* like multi-vitamins help me (yay for the Placebo effect if that is what it is):
1. When I drink too much, if I take a vitamin before going to bed, it really helps stem the hangover the next morning;
2. I have a tendency to have restless leg syndrome. Taking a vitamin a bit before bed seems to help, and the medical literature seems to support this.
The article in question attacks very particular statements about Vitamins to cure disease, then uses this to state that they are rarely useful to take. The reality is much more murky, and for many people, general multivitamins may help.
I just tried, and I was able to "play" the demo, walking around the environment, etc. I ran the benchmark, and got 57fps, and although I have 120hz monitors, I suspect something is limiting most of the rendering to 60hz. TBH, this is amazing to me. I tested under windows 7 with firefox 20.0.1 however, so I'll have to try booted into Ubuntu and see how it works there.
then disable sending your queries to remote sources. Yes, it is enabled by default, but no, you don't have to use it. I disabled it as soon as I typed in "jockey" to find the additional drivers tool in 12.10, and got ads for underware. Yea. No.
True that on the acronym. What else did I saw was wrong? Release of information is a violation. If someone knows attempts at a violation occur are being attempted by someone not authorized (this is an assumption) is this not knowledge of an attempted crime? I know this is a response to an AC, but the reality is that if you don't CYA, and shit goes south, it will be your ass that gets nailed.
Is the hospital allowed to access records without a release based on HIPPA regulations since it is an independent practice? If not, then report them to the police. Apologize to the hospital, but explain, you have NO CHOICE. HIPPA is not something to mess with, and it doesn't matter who is trying to access the records, it IS a crime if accessing this data is not permitted. Remember the guys that got sent away for accessing the public data for AT&T? Yea... That but worse. Based on the fact that they were sentenced, even if they gained no data, the attempt itself was the crime. Failure to report a crime is a crime itself: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/search/display.html?terms=misprision&url=/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000004----000-.html. Report it. If they gain access to records, and then data from it leaks out, say because someone notable was a patient, then it will be on YOU. If the local police decide not to follow up, it is NOT on you.
if you have a laptop and another computer, then use rdp to use the monitor for both. if just the laptop, ignore the fact the laptop has a monitor, and use the large monitor alone.
If a company did that, I think there would be a nice market for people that want to try both. You would have to choose which you want loaded at any given time, but it will insure that if windows 8 phones do start to look really nice, you won't be stuck with cellphone envy.
This is all easily explained by user experience testing. Take a bunch of people who don't know how to use a computer, put various interfaces in front of them, and see which is easier for them to learn how to use. The net result? The Ribbon, and Windows 8. The reality though is that all the people that were used to the old way now have to relearn how to use the tools, and often, the "easiest" to learn is also the less powerful in getting real work done day in and day out. This what I believe MS has been doing for years now--focusing on "how easy is it to learn" vs. "how useful is it to people that use it every day".
Consider Iceland, which has a great source of cheap renewable electricity with Geothermal power. The issue is them finding good uses for it--you can only smelt so much aluminum before the price goes down. This process would be ideal, as this process would let them create carbon neutral fuel. Other areas have good sources of Geothermal power as well, but often, they are too far from where the power is needed to make them useful in exploiting.
let me summarize the problem that is being observed: On a given interface, if you have more buffer memory than is needed as packet buffer on the transmit side, it can induce latency. As an example, consider a 1Mb/s link. If you want to have a peak of
What is the solution to this? Realistically, the alternative is to drop packets that have resided in the buffer longer than a configured amount of time, which causes it's own performance issues. Net result: TCP would slowdown for a period of time, but would speed up again resulting in a sawtooth behavior. This would result in periodic issues with other protocols as well, i.e. VOIP would have dropped packets every time TCP ramps up again, etc.
Solution: Don't download porn when you are trying to do VOIP calls.