Your statement is literally true, but the design of the truck contributed to the severity of the accident. One presumes that there are building sites in Europe, yet somehow they manage to use trucks there.
Nope, sorry, for safety reasons all of our building sites use Smart cars.
Yes, it's trivial to support Theora, not to mention no licensing costs. H.264 costs money today, and will cost even more from 2011.
As for content, duh. See what the actual Slashdot story is all about?
For Google, it's probably cheaper to pay slightly more for Theora storage than the outrageous cost of H.264 in the future.
The point with control is that smaller platforms/companies won't easily be able to pay the insane prices the owners are going to charge.
BTW, that last link of yours is from 2007. Using Theora 1.0. Epic fail on your part.
All you seem capable of is spreading FUD and lies against Theora.
Windows doesn't play anything by default. Who cares?
The whole idea behind this question is to show that offering to pay someone to do something illegal is, in itself, illegal.
So in your world, telling someone about a company's products is the same as murder?
Now are they asking someone to do something illegal?
Last time I checked, telling people about a company's product isn't illegal.
Now, they may *possibly* be asking people to break and NDA, but that would be a civil matter, not a criminal one, and therefore it wouldn't be illegal.
Well if they file for a patent, they obviously think its worth the cost. You can't always directly measure the return either, since you don't know if you holding the patent lowers competition.
Also remember that because the system is like this, companies that aren't patent trolls still need to file for the patents if they want to defend their technology. Blame the system, not those who have to play by its rules.
No, the GP is wrong. It has a 16kWh pack, but a 50% DoD (Depth of Discharge). I.e., only half that capacity is actually used (8kWh).
1) The replacement rate on hybrid battery packs is *extremely* low, and they're not that expensive any more. *New* Prius batteries cost $2,229 for the first-gen and $2,588 for the second-gen. Used packs can be bought for several hundred dollars.
2) Where are you getting "similar highway ratings"? The Jetta TDIs score just above 40mpg (depends on what year you got).
3) Diesel mpgs != gasoline mpgs. Diesel is a denser fuel, representing more oil per gallon and releasing more CO2 per gallon. The proper comparison is gravimetric, not volumetric.
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