BMW has that. It's called launch control.
Just use siezed heroin for the executions. The police obtain more than enough of it every day, and people willingly shoot up with it so "cruel and unusual punishment" grounds can't really fly, and it has the propaganda value of saying "see, this stuff will kill you".
They make a boatload of cash on ad revenues, plus charging commercial entities for "reach" - ie, a "friend" of Coca Cola may not see many posts unless Coke ponies up the cash to reach X-number of eyes.
This idea makes far too much sense for anyone to ever implement it.
Does this also include fax machines and fax modems? They are dial up.
Sure, since grass cutting is an entirely parallelizeable problem and the cutting of each blade isn't dependent on any other blade. Now, let's assume that you have 16 lawns to cut. Would it be faster to make one monster 8-wide mower that can cut each in three passes then move to the next lawn, or would it be faster to send one mower to each and cut them each in parallel with 24-passes? Remember, there is overhead involved in the move from one lawn to the next.
More cores only helps when you are solving a problem that doesn't have any non-parallel parts to it. Multitasking different programs fits that description reasonably well (except for contention for a system resource, that is). Crunching a graphic can fit if the algorithm doesn't have any feedback in it.
Otherwise, cores will be waiting for something to do and you would be better off with fewer that are individually faster.
I use iFolder for this. It has clients for Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms, and works reasonably well. The server was a bit of a pain to get set up though. It used to be a Novell product but has spun off as its own open source project. You can check it out at ifolder.com
The violation of rights isn't so much whether or not they have the object - it is how they used the original CAD files. If the files were licensed NC, and they used them commercially, the resulting object is evidence of violating the NC license.
It's really that simple.
At least there is one issue that I agree with the President on. Broccoli makes me happy!
A Brady violation is a big, big deal. And it's usually NOT a good idea to piss off the guy who has proof of wrongdoing - they just ensured that he will be a quite eager witness at their disbarrment proceedings.
If the systems were built better, then even admins couldn't get at stuff they aren't cleared for. I'd encrypt everything and store it as BLOBs in a database, and not on a normal filesystem. It is possible to build out such a system where the db admins are separate from the people who control permissions, with individual users able to access the decryption keys for the stuff they need.
I'd rather use the Datamatrix format instead. The density is much higher - up to 1556 bytes per barcode, and it can be encoded in either ASCII or binary forms.
...but here in the Pittsburgh PA area, the suburbs are only a few miles from Downtown. We do have upper middle-class areas within the city, but the vast majority of the population would rather live in a suburb to avoid the crowds and crime that bleeds out of the poor areas and their associated gang issues. My house is 15 miles from downtown, across the street from a golf course, costs me 775/mo in rent. You can't rent a shoebox in SF for that much.
Really, tech is going to move away from areas like Silicon Valley, the Bay area, etc. in favor of smaller cities across the country. Collaberation via the Internet makes it possible to group smart people regardless of geography - and cost of living DOES matter. Especially once you go past 30 years old and care less about the club scene and more about what you get for your money. And it is a good deal for employers to hire someone at 60k in Pittsburgh that they would have to pay 120k in CA - and the employee can have a higher standard of living too.
Shot shells can be linked to the firing weapon through impressions made by the bolt, extractor, firing pin, etc. The plastic part of the case is unlikely to be traceable, but the brass head is quite likely to be matchable.
I have about 100k lines of VBA code in Access that would be downright painful to rewrite in