This is something that a lot of newspapers do, and it's so extremely silly every time you see it.
"He walked three thousand miles (4828 km)"
I'm planning a kickstarter for a cloud based quantum software robot with an integrated 3D printer so it can print its own spare parts.
(Actually just posting nonsense to undo a faulty moderation I did..)
COBOL is similar to assembler because it lacks native block structure and recursion.
Which isn't that similar.
I've used recursion in assembler code plenty of times, not sure what you mean here.
I've yet to hear a vaguely plausible defence for replacing copyright by contracts. I've also never seen the idea seriously forwarded outside of Slashdot discussion.
So you've missed the various pirate parties getting mandates in many European nations in some places even nationwide, not to mention two seats in the European Parliament.
I'm sure that's where we're heading, but slowly. But there are some drawbacks selling directly to customers.
Dealing with whiny and irrational end customers can be a horrible experience. A company that can get away with it while still making money may very well feel that it's better to pay the overhead of a middleman. You also take a risk with your brand, if you don't spend enough on customer support, your brand is tarnished by that, even if your cars are solid.
Actually, the GPU is much faster, by far, than any* DSP setup. The GPU consists of hundreds or thousands of DSP building blocks, although more limited in what they can perform and in which order.
* Naturally you can build out a DSP system to match the speed of a GPU, as you can build a rack of CPUs to outperform a single GPU. That's not my point.
Real Users are afraid they'll break the machine -- but they're never afraid to break your face.