I'm on a Mac with Chrome, got the same "Desktop" and "Unknown".
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So, HP has a processor that they use a contract fab to build. It's just that in this case the fab belongs to Intel. Big whoop.
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Linux runs on lots of hardware but isn't remotely dominating the operating system market.
Every Android phone is running Linux under that pretty user interface. In terms of units in the market, that means Linux is well on its way to swamping every other operating system out there.
Actually, I now get to retract my statement. It turns out there IS a "likeness" clause in the user agreement. I will now enter a period of re-evaluation.
The limited right granted to Facebook to use my Intellectual Property (i.e. copyrighted pictures I have taken) says nothing about the right to use my likeness. That's a completely separate issue. That's why photographers (I am one) get model releases. Facebook and Starbucks do not have a model release from me, therefore they do not have the right to use my likeness in any advertising.
If Facebook or Starbucks cannot show me either a model release with my signature on it, or a place where I specifically authorized the use of my image in advertising, then if my picture appears in a Starbucks ad somebody will be looking at a pretty significant lawsuit.
"...allowing applications for those devices to transmit users’ personal information to advertising networks without customers’ consent."
Applications identified as behaving in this manner include Pandora, Paper Toss, the Weather Channel and Dictionary.com, and the companies behind those apps are named in the suit as well. Class action status is being sought."
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I'm thinking of multitasking, a full featured browser, being able to use true software (FLOABT) rather than "apps", the ability to load other operating systems on it, etc.
What's the difference between "true software" and "apps"??
Would you need to load other operating systems on your TV? Why?
How many smart phones and PDAs were around before the iPhone?
It's interesting. Just before the iPad came out, I spent a little time looking back at reviews of the iPhone as it was hitting the market for the first time. The vast majority of them were saying things like, "It will never be as good as a smartphone, since it doesn't run Outlook". Funny how today, instead of not being as good as a smartphone, it's actually redefined the smartphone market and everybody else is running to follow the iPhone trail.
Ask Wordstar, Wordperfect, Lotus 1-2-3, dBaseIII, Netscape, and countless other companies what fat lot of good the early lead did for them?
Ask iPod. The Zune's going to crush it too, any day now.
Any day now.
Any day now...
Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.
To get up to a gigabit data rate, the pulses will be so fast you'd never see them. Even if it's multiplexed across many "frequencies" (colors), the pulsing will still be far faster than any eye could detect.
Plus, you're assuming it would be visible. Infrared would be somewhat easier and cheaper to generate.