Per TFA they generally have evidence that someone connected to the house they want a search warrant on is connected with criminal activity. And asking for a search warrant for all the data storage devices present at the house seems perfectly valid to me.
We need to start by ending ALL money spent by the governments that supports or benefits the coal industry (direct subsidies, governments building rail lines, ports etc to benefit the coal industry, building new coal fired power stations instead of building better alternatives etc)
And no I dont care if you loose your job because no-one wants the coal your mine (or mining town) produces anymore, much like I dont care that people no longer want asbestos or buggy whips or any other obsolete technology.
From looking at this, it looks like it was NOT Qualcomm who sent these notices but a 3rd party firm employed by Qualcomm to enforce their IP (who have a vested interest in being seen to be as pro-active as possible when it comes to IP enforcement). Once we have an actual response from Qualcomm, then we will know for sure if Qualcomm is being evil in this case or not.
As for a boycott, my current phone is a Nokia N900 (a phone with zero Qualcomm parts in it) and when the N900 dies, I hope my next phone can be a Neo900 (also a phone with zero Qualcomm parts in it at least in the current plans)
Instead of building a giant wall, just require that any new buildings (including replacements for damaged/destroyed ones) built in Tornado Alley MUST be strong enough to withstand a certain amount of force, that way if its hit by a big tornado, it wont collapse. Its been done elsewhere (mostly in areas where cyclones/hurricanes are a problem but the same standards will stop all but the biggest/most extreme tornadoes).
At the last place I worked, they didn't watch what people were doing but they did have a proxy server that blocked certain things (Facebook, YouTube, others) and they did log every site people went to online.
The feds are probably scared that if state cops release all this info (or allow it to be brought up in a court where defense lawyers could get the info in questioning), it could A.Allow the bad guys to figure out how to detect these devices (and therefore not do anything incriminating over their phones when they detect one or possibly even find ways to avoid the monitoring all together by e.g. switching carriers for their throwaway phones) or B.Give the bad guys information they could use to get a judge to say "you need a warrant to do what you did, you didn't get one therefore your evidence is inadmissible"
I think you mean original xboxes. The 360 has an ATI GPU, not NVIDIA.
But can you write for that device in a language that has proper bounds checking built in from the get go?
The abomination that is the glib type system (used by GTK and others) is the perfect example of why reinventing the wheel is bad.
QT is a much nicer library to program for (and I say this as someone who has used both)
It all comes down to one thing and that is a desire to make sure that pay TV (cable/satellite/fiber/whatever) isn't killed by the internet.
Having just found the info in question at http://forums.ubi.com/showthre... I can confirm that yes, its from a shader file.
1.It could have been done because the stuff they disabled wasn't finished.
2.It could have been done because the stuff they disabled wasn't properly tested across all the hardware configurations in their QA matrix. (or it didn't work right on all their hardware configs)
3.It could have been done because it affected how the game played in some way (i.e. balance)
or 4.It could have been done because it was unstable or crashing or had other known issues.
I cant find an exact figure but I know the cost to send it up on a SpaceX Falcon Rocket is a fair bit less than $10k per KG.
The astronaut going into space is an Italian. One would assume he would have advised the relavent space agencies on how to select the best coffee to send up there.
Why don't the US just take the RD-180, tear it to bits, reverse engineer it and build a direct clone locally?