I dunno about TV, but I learned about this because it was a front-page story on the New York Times. It's not like the mainstream press isn't covering this.
Well that's the point. They're not experts in software. They're experts in law. The lawyers and witnesses come in to explain to them how they work, because it's not that hard to understand.
It doesn't make the justices experts in software any more than someone explaining biology to you makes you a physician.
If these guys were experts in software patents, they wouldn't need anyone to testify.
Judges are not experts in anything except law. That's why they listen to other people make the case and explain the intricacies as the law applies to the subject. They do their research and they ask tough questions. That's their job.
Electrical impulses, but not actual electricity. You of course realize the body is highly conductive to electricity already.
Almost everything on Amazon is Prime-eligible, and at a price lower than everyone else. Even car parts.
Yup. I browse NewEgg because their products are meticulously tagged and organized, and their reviewers are by and large much more knowledgeable than those on Amazon.
But I almost always buy on Amazon. Because of Prime.
Lots of cars get 3 or 4 stars.
This is actually a real concern of mine. More than once I drove through a yellow light I normally would have stopped at, just because I knew stopping would be a "hard stop." Their threshold for hard stops is very low: 7 mph/sec.
I got a 30% discount on one of my cars and an 8% on the other. This is a discount applied over the regular rate that I pay.
So..... it might not be 50%, but the answer to your question is "yeah, pretty much" instead of "crickets."
That's not how it works, actually. Progressive's Snapshot discount doesn't take speed into account at all.
The three things they look at are:
1) How often you drive (miles)
2) What time of day you drive
3) Number of hard stops
I noticed that driving with a Snapshot for 6 months I became a lot more careful of hard stops. I gave other cars more space and drove much more defensively, even though I'm a very defensive driver already.
I think it's safe to assume that an insurance company is interested in metrics that actually correlate well to safe driving, since their business literally depends on it. They want to give the discounts to people who are actually less likely to get into accidents.
Progressive isn't the government. They don't want to just look like they're doing something about a problem. Their bottom line actually depends on it.
Great idea. You can pay for it.
Did these guys not have insurance? Why do they need donations?
Wait.... what? Ear protectors?
Well I expect that the system has several Oracle DBs on the backend already. Remember that this site has to aggregate data from a whole bunch of different federal agencies. Assuming that the site interfaces with at least one Oracle db, having a couple of quality Oracle engineers on-site can do a lot to identify scalability problems, iron out bugs, reprogram things for efficiency, etc.
What are you talking about? Reddit is not publishing official police statements. They're trying to do their own investigation. Last time this happened it was a spectacular failure that implicated two innocent people. Reddit's management clearly does not want that happening again.