I like the flash chip with a hardware switch/jumper to enable writing to it. You've got the hardware read only protection but you can update it without replacing anything socketed.
They weren't afraid of damaging the drones, they were afraid of the drones crashing the planes dropping the water. The air dropping planes end up flying rather low to avoid dispersing the water too far since the heat in the fire is enough to otherwise boil it off before it hits the ground, making it roughly useless in that case. Since the drones are flying high enough that they could hit the planes or end up in the jets there's a real risk of a crash which isn't going to help anybody at all.
That's exactly what was happening at my last company. Between all the locations/departments etc. they had a total contract with Oracle on the order of ~$4m. They recently finished the migration from what I've heard to completely shutting out Oracle entirely.
It's still finding itself but it's actually doing a pretty good job of it so far.
The only time this wasn't true was around the release of windows 95. Nobody knew how bad it would be and it had new features compared to 3.1 that were worth wanting at the time.
Replying to undo fat fingers
The other AC here is likely right. This possibly isn't an issue with KDE but in fact some annoyance with NVIDIA's twinview which actually does assume you only ever have two monitors max.
It's usually because it requires the actual talking to the hardware to require a context change from userspace to kernel space on x86 based systems (I suspect the other major archs have similar issues but don't know for certain). This is because userspace is normally protected from touching hardware so that it can't cause side effects to other processes without the kernel knowing about it. A good microkernel should be able to give that access directly to userspace but I don't believe most CPUs play nicely with that idea currently, though if they did it could greatly reduce any performance hits to where it's negligable for most loads.
Walmarts in the south (GA mostly) have been doing 88s lately.
Decade? I think you mean century. IBM for a long time has been one of the largest patent holders around. They've just been far less litigious (AFAIK) about it.
Well, i got a full sized tablet, and don't have a phone to tether it to, though I did get a mobile hotspot for it (found one that i can have a plan as low as free for 500mb, up to around 70 for 10gb a month i think it was and quite a few in between)
The US also has the ability to disable GPS for certain areas and has in the past degraded the quality of data for national security reasons ( http://www.gps.gov/systems/gps/modernization/sa/ ). Though this has been changing (new satelites don't have it, though really it's just a software update), it puts pressure on other places to put up their own systems that are either compatible or at least non-interferring so that should the US ever do anything like that again, they cannot be impacted by it. It's a bit like MAD but instead of destruction, nobody can ever get degraded service (assuming enough players). This also raises the question of who should pay for it all, since with three systems now going that all work, it could let each place share only a part of the costs (eventually).