They have done worse than that. They poison the search with useless results. Starting with their ongoing campaign to pare down and "simplify" the search interface by removing "advanced" search terms and changing the way strings and keywords are handled. (e.g enclosing in quotes no longer results in an exact string search...)
Ironically, resistor thermal noise is probably a better source of entropy than the gyro would have been. Why does the boot process require random numbers, anyway?
Rankings don't tell anything about proficiency. If the other 29 ahead are pretty functional, then #30 is probably also pretty functional.
The ringing phones thing doesn't make sense. If the phones really are connected to a cell phone network, then the search area is really small - a few square miles surrounding the cell tower that they're connected to.
The straighter the line the bigger the circle....
There's no need for it to auto-release from escrow after 5-10 years. Just make it "auto-release" when support ends, or when the company goes out of business. It might be difficult to define "end of support" in such a way that companies won't get around it by simply failing to declare it, but I think that with a healthy debate, something can be worked out.
It's interesting that "Comes with a totally different OS" is a selling point of the most expensive Win8
The sleep you describe sounds a lot like hibernate. Sleep shouldn't need time to load crap into memory because it never unloaded memory - it should use the minimum power necessary to maintain state.
What maybe should happen is that after sleeping due to, say, lid closure, if the lid has been closed for a specified interval (say, 20 minutes), the state is also saved to the hibernate file, and after some further interval (say, an hour), the power to maintain sleep is also cut.
There seems to have been a mixing of terms, or maybe they were never separate enough in the first place, such that you need to carefully read the documentation to get the proper context, and the power settings are never quite expressive enough to do what you want them to.
In the US jurors can acquit for any reason and aren't required to say what it was. Usually they rule on findings of fact, but that is not a requirement as far as I know. There are a number of organizations proselytizing what they believe are the full "rights" of a jury, for instance, the fully informed jury association.
This is often derided by those who fear that racist jurors will acquit criminals whose victims are a discriminated against group and praised by those who fear that the the overwhelming body of existing law can be used against pretty much anyone - it's impossible t know the entirety of the law and so its impossible to avoid ever breaking it.
At the moment my fear of tyranny outweighs my fear of racists, though. I don't know if that will always be the case or if that historically would have been a poor assessment generally, but I think we need to think long and hard about ameliorating the potential issues of wrongful acquittals in other ways before risking an increase of wrongful convictions.
Is it? Why doesn't the sound hardware have built-in hardware decoders for common audio formats, or a DSP where the software can push out decoder and then just steam the "raw" mp3 or AC3 or whatever format?
Doing the decoding on the cpu seems like an unnecessary source of audio lag to me.
Wasn't it obvious that governments are going to have a problem with it due to a lack of ability to regulate/tax,
No, just the opposite in fact, because of the block chain. It's clearly more trackable than regular money. Governments might oppose it, but not for this reason.
banking systems are going to have a problem with it due to their not having a role in something that could be lucrative
Yes, this is obvious. The problem with bitcoin for banks is that inflation is mathematically defined - they can't just print more on a whim, they have to actually do something to generate more.
I imagine it is possible that a bank-designed crypto currency could have properties that are favorable to the banks in this way, but I think those might have a hard time gaining adoption. We've already got a currency that robs its holder of 2% of its value every year by design, why would we need another?
criminals are going to be interested in exploiting the lack of government oversight in order to either profit through its use or through outright theft?
Did you not already mention bankers? Non-banker criminals who are wise will stay well away from anything that has a list of all transactions ever associated to it by design. I think that we probably want criminals to choose crypto currency because they will be easier to prosecute!
Wise criminals probably just go into banking.
I kind of dislike how Kindle Fire and Kindle Paperwhite (and Barnes and Noble's competing products) get lumped into the same category. An e-paper device is not a tablet. It can't run apps, can't do video, can't do animated menus, can barely do text entry. If it could do apps, it might be ok for texting, possibly.
What it does, do, it does very well. It displays books for reading, and has a battery that lasts 1-2 months, depending on how bright and how long you run the frontlight for.
By your sentence, I'm assuming that you see the e-paper kindles on airplanes, rather than the tablet kindle, which makes sense to me. If you're going to get a tablet to read books on, why get the crippled Amazon tablet when you could get a Galaxy or iPad and install the kindle app.
I'm familiar with the concept. It's just that I haven't seen 3% offered in a long time. A certain national bank offers 0.01% for all regular accounts, but obviously that doesn't protect against the 2% inflation target that the FED has. That same bank has CDs at the whoppingly high rates of
They have set up a situation where you're stupid to save, because you will lose the value of your money that way. The only way to hold its value is to gamble it, on stocks or real estate, or some kind of item of value.
I think that that is also how perl does it.
One would assume that many women won't have enough facial hair to require shaving to meet the requirements.