Why not say all OSes got 64-bit. Do they expect us to read the article or something? Honestly..
If I remember correctly, for a long time there have been 32 bit and 64 bit flash plugins for Windows while Linux only had 32 bit versions; you needed a special software wrapper to use the 32 bit plugin on 64 bit Linux, and it didn't work too well for everybody.
So Linux getting a 64 bit plugin along with the other platforms IS newsworthy.
You just stated the definition of a differential gear. It is not new in any way, and describes exactly how a planetary gear works and is normally used. For a real world example take a look at the Hybrid Synergy Drive used in Toyota Prius.
I don't think it is the same as that. In the HSD the electric motor is contributing a large part of the output power, whereas TFA seems to be saying that the control power is significantly less that the power being transmitted, and hopefully will be less than the energy wasted in a friction based CVT.
LEDs [...] no toxic materials
Gallium arsenide is a carcinogen, and arsenic is released when the crystal is exposed to water (after the LED light is thrown out and ends up in a landfill.) Manufacturing of semiconductors is producing poisonous waste, and it requires large amounts of energy.
The new ones will use Gallium Nitride
I've seen a 4W Gallium Nitride LED lamp (on someone's kitchen ceiling, next to 11W CFL equivalents) and it's very effective. In that case it's an advantage that the LED is directional - the original incandescents for which they substitute would have been reflector bulbs. The light is yellower and more like an incandescent than the CFLs next to it.
As for energy cost of manufacturing, the original article claims to have factored that in to the total lifetime cost.
it won't look at what's on the clipboard, and use those dimensions when I go to file->new.
Particularly strange, because I'm sure it used to do that in earlier versions.
I can't see WHY the Judge is erring so far on the side of caution here- there won't be any appealing a 7 conversion at this point as SCO's clearly not restructuring to be profitable again. They're still hoping for the **BIG** litigation score- which will never happen as they didn't have a case in that regard to begin with.
Possibly this: Either way the company will run into the ground and the judge knows that. If the judge ordered Chap. 7 Darl would spend the rest of his life telling everyone how he was cheated out of his litigation fortune and chance to save the company, and it would all be the judge's fault. By letting them carry on, the case will be lost or more likely SCO will run out of money (surely a matter of weeks now). Same result, but this way he can't complain that the court didn't let SCO give it their best shot.
As per original article, it's been getting much worse recently. On my own email, which is now pretty well spam filtered (and I kill a lot of spam because my email address has been all over the net for about 12 years) I've been getting dozens of backscatter messages a day in the last two weeks, when I used to get maybe one a month. Others (though not everybody) are seeing the same. That's newsworthy. It's helped that I found out how to get spamassassin to mark mailbounces correctly, but it doesn't spot them all and I may have to make some custom rules for some of the less usual mail agents that have different bounce message detection signatures.