Don't fall for it! This just means they will eat the living!
A friend of mine had his atm card in a Bank of America machine to withdraw money when the power went out. When it came back on a few seconds later, he was greeted with the Windows XP Embedded splash screen before the atm interface came up. The machine didn't realize it still had his card, so he couldn't get it back. (This is especially funny since he is a MS fanboy.)
I could be wrong, but I think Halo 2/3 games are actually hosted on the console (I believe it tries to chose the one with the best connection). The reason it occurs less in Halo 3 is that Bungie is strict about banning people who cheat or use glitches. After you're banned, you have to pay for a new account if you want back in (or a new box if you were modding). Cost is a very good deterrent for cheating.
They actually implemented Stop n Swop in Banjo Kazooie 3, it works with the XBLA version of Banjo Kazooie.
I've also heard that some people will mail a copy of the work to themselves in a sealed envelope so that it has an official post office date stamped on it. They keep it in a safe place and if they ever need to prove ownership they can give it to the proper authority to open up and see that they had possession of the work on the stamped date.
What this suggests to me is that if Hulu/Boxee could provide the same shows with less ads for free on demand... What exactly am I paying the cable company for? Why is it so expensive for them to provide a less valuable service? Seems like if they can't handle the competition then they shouldn't be in business anymore.
All these broken windows will fix the economy in a jiffy!
Where we're going, we don't need roads.
Actually, guided munitions like this do have moving parts (for fin deployment/actuation). The chassis could be made out of aluminum without being too heavy, though I'll agree that optical drives and LCD are probably the big limiting factors for the computer. (And I'm guessing that economic feasibility is another big issue). FWIW, I have worked as an engineer on similar projectile projects, but have not been involved in laptop design, so I must admit that the Dell engineers probably know more about it than I do.
If we can design electronic systems to survive gun launch (thousands of Gs) environments, it shouldn't be that difficult to design a laptop that can be dropped a few feet. Granted these things cost much more than a computer, but still...
I also have this problem with my eee pc 1000 running easy peasy. I thought I was just going insane, but judging by the posts here it looks like a fairly common issue.
Betrayed by the hamsters? I knew this day would come! Quick, we must form an alliance with the cats if we are to fend off this new rodent-borg menace!
This is correct, and AFAIK, ITAR/Export Controlled material usually isn't isolated on a separate system like with classified material. I'm guessing these blueprints are ITAR'd rather than classified which is why this was able to happen.
The thing that most people don't seem to get is that it isn't a problem with bundling the software with the OS, it's the fact that the software they're bundling uses proprietary deviation from standards to create a lock in. Windows has majority market share -> IE has majority market share -> web devs tailor sites to IE quirks -> alternate web browsers that are standards compliant have difficulty competing. This is why IE is picked out rather than WMP or Notepad. If
.wmv files became rampant due to software monopoly & bundling, and could not be played with any other media player, then WMP would be included in the issue.
Even if OSX or Ubuntu had a monopoly, there wouldn't be a problem with bundling Firefox or Safari assuming that they adhere to standards and don't abuse the monopoly by making their own rules to keep competing browsers out.