They sold tabulating machines based on Hollerith cards (yes punch cards). They were indeed put to use for the US census around 1890 if memory serves. These machines were apparently also used by US in tracking who was in the Japanese internment camps.
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OTOH, Google Play was launched in March, 2012 (yeah, I was surprised, too!) ; so, I'd still say that Apple's App Store can safely be said to have "come first"...
Nice try there. Thanks for playing.
It may have been renamed Google Play in March 2012 but you could get Android applications from the Android Market long before that. The original Android ADP (aka HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1) had access to the marker. Our friend Wikipedia contradicts your statement and notes the Android Market had a launch date of 22 October 2008. So only July to October difference on the launch dates which more or less makes them concurrently developed.
RTEMS is used as the real-time operating system on multiple computers in the MMS constellation. It is used on the main flight computers as well as instruments. Details in this post:https://lists.rtems.org/pipermail/users/2015-March/028648.html
I actually saves of of those blue IBM PC Technical References from a garbage bin years ago when someone was cleaning out their office. I think that was also when I got my VAX assembly language guide.
I am pretty sure over 50% of the organizations that apply are not accepted in any given year.
The requirements you list are minimum ones. Speaking as an organization administrator for GSoC (and ESA SOCIS), there is a lot of work that must be done so an organization can do a good job with students. The ideas must be summer-sized projects with clear goals. You want an easy on-ramp for new developers with a welcoming community. You realistically need multiple mentors per student, to be responsive to those students, and to track them so they don't fall into a pit. You are also responsible for helping them set realistic mid-term and final goals that they can be evaluated against.
And this ignores helping promote the program, recruit students, and try to keep the students involved in your organization or free software in general after the summer is over.
If you haven't mentored or been an organization administrator for GSoC, then you don't know how seriously all organizations take being able to be prepared and do a good job for their students. The IRC meeting with discussions on why some organizations didn't make it this year is at: http://infobot.rikers.org/%23g.... It starts at 16:00. Not sure how much detail they got into. I just did a quick scan.
Visit http://www.google-melange.com/... to see all the organizations accepted.
I am associated with RTEMS, Network Time Foundation, and GCC all of which are also participating.
It seems like the startup investors would get sucked in then. Way more cool to be 2.0 than 1.0.
RTEMS.org has support for the Pi so that gives you the FOSS RTOS you want. We welcome improvements.
KitchenAid? I don't have enough time to give you my long-winded rant over the craptastic products that I have had the pleasure of repairing with none of my major kitchen appliances being over six years old. Let's start with a microwave door that developed cracks within six months of being new, oven controls that "stuck" and had to be replaced, dishwasher rollers that are apparently not made with heat rated plastic, an oven door handle screw that fell out inside the door, cracks in the back of refrigerator wall, broken refrigerator drawers and trays, and that's not counting that I can see the non-metal bottom of the stainless steel dishwasher starting to deteroiate. I currently have an ice maker in a box waiting for me to replace the broken one in the refrigerator and a new cover for the microwave since the handle finally pulled completely through. I found out that the cover needed six tabs which were broken on the old one (from the factory). So I looked up the parts and ordered them. Plastic tabs about 1/2" long and 3/8" wide with a screw hole. Whirlpool and every third party parts place wants about $25 a piece for the six plastic tabs ($150!!) that hold the cover in place if I ordered white or stainless. Luckily, you can't see them so I was happy with the $3.75 a piece black ones.
From the web, I can tell that the products under there other various names (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Corporation#Major_brands) are built with the same quality.
I have to give props to my wife who has on more than one occasion grabbed the parts when they arrived and fixed things herself. There are some amazing videos on YouTube showing how to repair appliances and the web makes it easy to order parts. Just a damned shame that you have to do it because the item you are repairing it shite the day it leaves the factory. Google "whirlpool lawsuit defective design" and add a word like refrigerator or icemaker.
Sometimes it isn't that one can't repair or doesn't want to. It is that the appliance in question is shite from the factory and parts are priced in such a way that repairs become increasingly expensive and you hate the damned appliance. If Whirlpool were to give me replacements, I would take them but I am adding them to the list of companies I don't want anything from. So Whirlpool
The Moto G and Moto X have an SD slot. I haven't compared the Moto X and Nexus 6 specs but they should be largely similar except screen size.
The story only mentions Drupal 7. Is Drupal 6 or 8 impacted?
Why don't you directly solve the problem and help them improve their Wifi coverage? It could be as simple as buying something more modern with more power and some repeaters. At least see if they would let you investigate it. A few hundred dollars might side step the mobile and make all of the residents live easier.
Maybe some local company would donate services or equipment to help you do this. Talk to their ISP. Who knows until you beg?
We have used a Raspberry Pi to compile RTEMS (rtems.org) to target the space hardened SPARC V7 ERC32 as well as gdb including a simulator. The Raspberry Pi does this and runs the tests on a simulator at approximately the same performance level as a mid-90s Sun workstation. It is a respectable CPU and great for many "ordinary" computer tasks.
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Are the specifications for communication protocol over the JTAG port open? Will projects like OpenOCD (http://openocd.sourceforge.net/) have enough information to support this?
Sure they might have used a standard connector. But the devil is in the details.