It would seem at a first glance, that the transfer rates and capacity of Linear Tape-Open (1.5TB, 280MB/s in 2010) and the functionality of LTFS would allow me to do that, but I don't know the details, and if this would be economically viable.
clearly, the word is common and abstract enough that anyone can claim it's usage
Exactly. Usually, no trademark issues are raised when the two companies' activities are so different.
My guess in that case is that the German Metro wanted to avoid a splash of bad notoriety in case Windows 8 is a flop.
So much so, I wonder if the police monitor tweets and store potentially interesting ones?
Why wonder? Just assume that some agency, somewhere, does. Maybe not the police, but with all the agencies that could be interested in this, it's likely that this happens!
at least as measured by IQ
This is the most important part... Don't forget that our definition of intelligence today might be very different from the original "natural" one, as in "surviving in a wild environment". Maybe the bigger brain is better suited for the wildlife thing; from TFA: "Animals with larger brains relative to their body size have been shown to be more likely to thrive when introduced to new places"
On an another subject, I cannot find the curve they're referring to, to predict the brain size from the body's. From what I understand, it seems to be really curvy, not linear, so I am not sure it is that reliable for such predictions...Moreover, it is only applicable to mammals.
The fact that it was working just fine and the population liked and used it will be ignored for the brief moment that your comment is read.
In that case, the fact that it was a horribly ugly and slow even compared to 56k Internet (compare it to an old black-and-white teletext) should also be ignored. I forgot to mention the outrageous charges, even to connect to public administration services; I remember myself waiting for some nation-wide exam results to display, the connection timer was the real source of stress, not the results!
On the rare occasion I bow down to necessity and buy a laptop, the first thing I do is buy a new license to Windows, wipe the thing, and start fresh.
I am surprised by this part: last time I tried with a Win7 Pro laptop, I was able to use my own license number (the one on the sticker on the laptop case) with another Windows setup disc, without having to purchase a new license!
Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it. -- William Buckley