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Comment: Re: The hypocrisy (Score 1) 192

by grouchomarxist (#47296535) Attached to: China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

> The island was kept as a non-issue until the Japan nationalised it from so called private owners.

No, the island was an issue well before then. Chinese politicians were raising the issue, and Chinese (and Taiwanese) boats were landing on the island before it was "nationalized" (essentially re-nationalized because it was owned by the Japanese government and then leased. The "nationalization" was the cancellation of the lease).

Comment: Re:But wait a minute (Score 2) 76

ICs weren't invented for the space industry, but it is from the space and military industries that the transistor and IC manufacturers received a lot of their initial funding. For both the space and military industries the high costs of transistors and ICs was justified by their space, weight and energy-use savings along with their heat resistance. For business and consumers the benefits didn't justify the costs.

If is wasn't for the space and military industries the development of transistors and ICs would probably have been slower.

Source: Revolution in Miniature: The History and Impact of Semiconductor Electronics

Comment: Re:Desktop integration (Score 2) 167

by grouchomarxist (#47263495) Attached to: Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

Actually that was the goal of the AndroVM project. Unfortunately, that project became the commercial Genymotion project and the goal doesn't appear to be desktop integration, but instead a developer tool. You can use it to run apps, but I don't see any specific integration features.

Otherwise, there is BlueStacks, but it runs on Windows and Mac, but not Linux.

Comment: Re:Creativity (Score 3, Interesting) 209

by grouchomarxist (#47243961) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Jobs was the one that turned what Woz made into a company. Woz wasn't interested in starting a company. Jobs had to struggle to convince Woz to leave HP and start Apple. If it wasn't for Jobs, Woz might have spent the rest of his life designing calculators at HP. (HP wasn't interested in the computer Woz created, nor does it seem to have recognized Woz's ability.)

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