Looks like Lieutenant General Paul K. Van Riper was finally proven correct.
People forget that there is another side here - the NYC resident. Consider that there's likely several people within 20 feet of me at any given time - this is the reality of big city living.
What AirBnB means to me is a diminished quality of life.
It means "guests" rolling in at 2am, feeling the need to open and close every door and cupboard (and waking up my household). Ringing my bell accidentally at all hours. Using AirBnB to find one-night party space. Smoking everywhere.
This is all from one apartment directly above me. If I complain to NYC, it means that they're sued to death and evicted (which I'm sorely tempted to do, but the punishment is very harsh). If I don't, I have to live in a noisier, less enjoyable circumstance.
And yes, I've taken the time to ask the folks upstairs to be more considerate. Their response? "It's our right", even though it's against the law.
The USB 3.0 Micro B connector is horrendous design:
Seriously, worst connector ever. Did they really think that abomination would be used on cellphones?
The notion of "haves" and "have nots" are going to be about robots, not about money. There will be two kinds of people in the future - those that own the robots, and those that are either displaced or enslaved by them.
Automation is going to make the future rather bleak, indeed. Universal welfare, anyone?
FWIW, Sparkfun's revenues are something like $100mm+, which only makes their crybaby attitude even more silly.
They had to know that this was a risk. They gambled, lost, get back to work.
Sparkfun must have known that those meters look almost exactly like a Fluke (because of the yellow, and a bunch of other reasons).
Sorry, but it is not an example of IP run amok. This is Sparkfun being disingenuous.
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And to add insult to the victims of this, Mr. Albino's company, SmartMaker, is currently running multiple other projects on crowdfunding site Indiegogo which so far have raised over $420,000 and also have had similar fraud claims being made."
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The original "but we're worth so much more than they're offering" dot.com story...
How many have their been since?
Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors are destined to repeat them.
Things like high frequency trading make me want to vom. Essentially, all they're doing is shuffling money around, taking advantage of an outdated system, and increasing risk for the entire world.
It'd be great to see this kind of innovation in something that actually is useful and valuable - not for creating an incremental improvement on a corrupt system.
HDCP is cracked, this means you can record from the Tivo or the PS3 just fine.
Some helpful links? I'd love to record from those devices.
Both the PS3 and the Xbox have lifetime sales figures of under 80 million.
I think that 5-10 million in sales, first year would make them a contender.
That story was from the 21st. Of August