The Oatmeal illustrated it perfectly... theoatmeal.com/comics/music_industry
Further, I imagine that the bandwidth and hosting costs of
I mean, with so many people here probably using AdBlock etc, or disabling ads because they're registered users who can, they have to get their ads-to-eyeballs ratio back up to somewhere that it's actually worth it to advertize here (this ensuring that our geeky community can continue to have someplace to live!)
Servers are hardware. A 'cloud' represents a logical infrastructure, independent of the hardware it's currently sitting on.
With such an abstraction, you can more easily and reliably do things like disaster recovery, load balancing, storage migration, fail-over.. etc.. Gives the infrastructure the agility to deal with change, whether it's planned or not.
curved edges, front and back cameras, that weird vent in the bottom corner. Some of the icons in the OS look different (contacts is blue) and the resolution looks a bit more dense, as much as you can tell on camera anyway.
Whoa there. Guns are fine, so long as the control laws we actually have are enforced and people are educated about gun safety.
That's right! If murderers knew that bullets can kill people they wouldn't fire them. As well all know, people only get shot because people firing the guns haven't been taught that it isn't a magic tickling stick.
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If the weight of these patents were different (as in, if the patent system wasn't out of touch with modern applications of software and technology), they wouldn't have so much leverage over each other, and maybe we could get back to innovating instead of litigating.