I'd love to see a more vibrant market for this. The cost paid per bug (perhaps normalized by product revenue) would be a really useful measure of software reliability.
You can still buy a perfectly good Series2 TiVo. Analog tuner and all.
This is not correct. An officer may briefly detain a suspect if he has reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, even if he does not have grounds to arrest the individual. (Terry v. Ohio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_stop)
Postscript, being a Turing Complete language, would seem to violate the "no interpreters" rule.
Okay, so buy two. Still cheaper and smaller.
The authors get practically nothing from textbook sales, depressingly. Almost all of the money goes to the publisher.
Really, you'd just need to put enough series inductance on the D- and D+ lines to foul up any data transfer. That way systems like the iPhone's charge sensing resistor trick would still work.
Self-modifying code, like the JVM is using all the time on my local machine, as we speak? Sure, I have to do memory protection carefully, and a whole page at a time, but self-modifying code is most certainly not dead.
If you really wanted cheap and simple, a network of AVRs would be approximately what he has here. Meanwhile, I can use the Apple IIe boards to restore more Apple IIe's...
Of course, nowadays the generic PC is a cluster computer. How many single-core machines do you see these days? Factor in the GPU, and you pretty much are hacking on a mid-80s vector computer.
They paid for a MASSIVE advertising push.
There are very strict rules of evidence that require you to PROVE that you didn't tamper with data. Mounting a disk read/write certainly violates those rules. Attaching the disk to a computer that CAN mount the disk read/write (as opposed to using a hardware write blocker) probably violates them.
The brilliance of this is that even if the Flip itself flops, Cisco still wins in the long run. As long as the Flip and the insane marketing hype surrounding it increased the popularity of HD video sharing on the web, people are going to need more routers in the network itself. I wonder who the ISPs and YouTubes of the world will be going to then...
Cisco never needed to sell the Flip as a physical product, they just needed to sell the idea of shooting LOTS of video and sharing it across the web. It seems like they've succeeded.