Wouldn't the presidential car need to be EMP proof as part of basic security certification?
Do you have any sources for this claim?
Every source I've been able to find estimates a 2-3x increase in Lion capacity in the last 25 years.
You're also very wrong about laptop battery life. The increase in laptop battery life is almost entirely due to the huge advancements made in frequency scaling, advanced idle states, and fine grained power management (ie shutting down individual cores when not in use).
You'll find that new laptops (and cell phones) will still run their batteries down very fast when actually under load, but when doing normal desktop tasks all of the advanced power saving features on the silicon are vastly cutting down laptop power consumption. Lion capacity has very little to do with it.
This isn't a rumor, it's just a news article. The article is titled "Analysis: Satya Nadella must kill Windows Phone and fork Android".
Nowhere has Microsoft given any impression that they are considering this, this is simply a writer for The Guardian thwoing out a crazy idea. From a technical and business standpoint, it's a very rough idea for Windows Phone.
Windows Phone has been doing pretty well too recently, at least as far as market share growth and raw sales numbers are concerned. It's doing quite well in Europe (which US news downplays), and in the US marketshare went from 2.6% to 4.7% over the last year. Obviously not very impressive but it's far from a dying platform.
Birth control and education are some of the major problems he's addressing, and that doesn't lead to more starving, suffering kids.
The reason for this is that often new core updates break old versions of extensions.
They could make the extension updates a more visible process like Firefox does, but most people are going to be pressing "yes" to the update box anyway.
This doesn't sound much different to any other anti-virus removal. Microsoft almost certainly used the Microsoft Security Essential update to kill Sefnit, as they do with so many other viruses.
"the total number of computers on the Tor network ballooned from 1 million to 5.5 million as Sefnit spread"
These weren't dedicated Tor nodes that were taken offline because they were being used for malicious purposes, these were infected PCs with a virus that used Tor as the communication protocol. An outdated and vulnerable version of Tor was hidden in a "location that almost no human user would"
If a PC was infected with Sefnit and had the signature old version of Tor in the hidden location, Tor was removed because it's logically the case that Tor was just part of the virus payload. Because of the unique install directory, there wasn't even a remote chance for false positives. Publicly available tools that can be used for good or bad are hijacked by viruses all the time, and it's never a surprise if an anti-virus removes that tool when the virus specific files are removed.
CFLs aren't $30. I recently bought my first ever CFLs, and I'm positive I paid less than $30 for a 5 pack of them.
Your point stands but accurate numbers would make it stronger.
"Really, if you are riding a bike watching a screen, you deserve your lacerations."
Perhaps you didn't even read the article, but the device shown has no screen and is basically just a turn signal.
I remember back in the stone age we had these things called stone tools that we would kill Mammoths with. Now people go to the market just to get a bite to eat. It's fuckin' pathetic.
That's simply not true.
Traditional corn subsidies are historical about 3-5 billion USD, while the total size of the corn market is 50 billion dollars [12 billion bushels ('12-'13) * 4.31 (bushel spot price)].
The subsidies go to 10% of the corn producers. Killing the subsidies would tank the profit margins of some mega farming corporations, but it will hardly change the consumer cost for corn. Corn is legitimately cheap to produce in the US, and the climate and soil is perfectly ideal for it in large parts of the US.
We don't have computers that can process information like the human brain can.
Humans have 10 billion neurons, each connected to 10,000 other neurons for a total of 100 trillion connections.
The brain is also far more parallel than computers are. Supercomputers are also quite parallel, but the "architectures" of the brain and silicon are still so different that studies of the brain must emulate neuron activity through software, which is very inefficient and incapable of running anywhere near 100 trillion synapses concurrently.
The crisscrossed nature of neurons and synapses creates a pretty nasty situation when scaling up to more and more neurons. It's certainly not a linear increase as you add more neurons, it becomes exponentially more complex to model and is one of the worst layouts for computers to simulate.
Yahoo Finance is very good.
The dev behind Super Meat Boy (comically difficult side scroller with a cult following) put up a nice synopsis of his experience testing the controller:
Pretty good review for a 3d-printed prototype. Importantly, it seems like it's not fundamentally flawed, and the touchpad based control system works fine in practice.
If the data traffic was higher, it would make acquiring funding (the real objective of this operation) even easier.
The NSA already gets 50 billion dollars a year, more than triple NASA's budget.
NAND is going to be 3d stacked, and it's going to at the very least provide another 10 years of life to NAND before resistive RAM or another technology finally takes over.
Even 1 single process tick (whether it be reducing size below 20nm, or stacking a layer of NAND with a 3D process) will bring the cost below the so called "$1 barrier".
"Samsung has big plans for future iterations of the V-NAND tech, including 3D chips with up to 24 layers, all connected by using "special etching technology" to drill down through the layers and connect them electronically."
It's an ignorant article, and it provides no content beyond stirring up all of the slashdot commenters who can clearly see that there is no credence to the "article".
Due to the nature of TOR, their actions are very grey area.
If the FBA wasn't running the exit nodes, the traffic would just be routed through another exit node. The CP was going to be delivered regardless of the FBI's involvement.
But on the other hand, this (arguable valid) line of reasoning isn't how the law sees it. Perhaps the FBI will get a taste of its own medicine, but unfortunately it's hard to imagine that this will actually get a comparable trial to what an average US citizen would get.