The Economist. Still worth reading.
E = (T2-T1) / T1
Everyone with an engineering degree knows this. Trying to extract much energy from low-grade heat at the output end of an engine is inefficient. This was figured out a long time ago. Here it is in The Manual of the Steam Engine. It's possible to increase steam engine efficiency by compounding, where the exhaust from each cylinder feeds a larger, lower pressure cylinder. This is cost-effective up to about 3 cylinders ("triple expansion"). Engines up to quintuple-expansion have been built, but the additional power from the last two cylinders in the chain isn't worth the trouble.
In 2005, this appeared in SF Weekly, about the gentrification of the Polk St. area of the Tenderloin:
Gay Shame calls the Lower Polk Neighbors Association a "brutal gentrification squad" of wealthy business owners, slumlords and bureaucrats.
"They are trying to transform Polk Street from the city's last remaining gathering place for marginalized queers and street culture into a hip destination for wealthy suburbanites," Mary said. "We want a safe place for marginalized people, and Polk Street has historically been that space.
"The neighborhood may soon be known more for green-apple mojitos and stretch Hummers than trannies and tweakers (methamphetamine users)."
That was back in 2005. Gentrification won.
What happens when the militia itself needs disposing of?
Glad to see there's someone out there that cares about privacy and is looking to do something about it!
Unless this was irony, no: Bill Gates doesn't care about privacy. He cares about profits.
All I see here is one company - Google - bringing misery to people with their surveillance equipment in disguise, and an individual trying to profit from the coming backlash. All in all, both are out to profit from you, but none have your interests at heart.
I actually picked up FOUR 7" Android 4.x tablets from DealExtreme for ~$35 each last year, during a half-price sale...and I doubt they'd let even such a sale as that rob them entirely of profits...
Dealextreme is like BG Micro. Sure, they buy stuff to stock and sell, but much of what they sell is some crap that someone else couldn't sell, which they got for a song. Just because DX got a bunch of tablets nobody wanted to buy in a store for $20/piece doesn't mean someone will sell you new, supported ones for that.
Sounds like theirs something wrong with your Nexus 7.
I have the same experience with a Nexus 7 2013, but only since upgrading to kitkat.
Google builds offices where their employees want to live.
That's not at all interesting or relevant. They build offices where their employees can't afford to live, which is why we're even talking about them at all in this discussion.
It's happening. First, take a look at a map of the Tenderloin, from "Areas to Avoid, San Francisco." Twitter HQ is in that area, between 9th and 10th on Market, and the long-standing "mid-Market area" around there is rapidly being rebuilt. In fact, just about everything south of McAlliister has been gentrified, except for parts of 6th St and a small section around 7th and the north side of Market. Rebuilding is underway along the Van Ness corridor too, and has more or less chopped a block off the Tenderloin on the west side. That's the old "Polk Gulch" area, once a gay rent-boy hangout.
So the SF Tenderloin is about half the size it was a few years ago. Progress continues.
After the first dot-com boom collapsed, about half the twentysomethings in SF left. After this one collapses, that will probably happen again. Face it, most of the useful things in "social" have been done.
The problem is not with calling memcpy, it's calling it without sanitising or knowing the extents to which it needs to be bound.
So instead of walking across their own parking lot Google has to bus them in from the surrounding community. This is the solution to the traffic problem?
Or, you know, they could build offices in cities with free capacity.
Amazing. Apparently in your world, only right wing folks use blanket statements!
And yet, I am not amazed that in your world, straw man arguments are considered valid. I must not be new here.
We should remember that FLOSS reacted very quickly to the "revelation," but the bug itself has been sitting there for years, which isn't really supposed to happen.
Unfortunately, the very same thing happens in proprietary software. And "isn't supposed to happen" is a misunderstanding. It's just supposed to happen less, and it's supposed to get fixed easier. The latter, at least, has been proven out.
It would be fine with me if the USB port was just powered.
Given how simple USB wiring is, that's trivial to fix. Get a nice buck converter for a few bucks on eBay, and wire in a USB power injection cable.