Like many others, I went through the motions of obtaining a free Windows 10 upgrade license by installing a Windows 7 factory recovery DVD to a clean hard drive and then upgrading to Windows 10. After the process was complete, I reinstalled the original Windows 7 running hard drive back into the PC. I repeated this process for 2 additional machines. I just wanted the free license in case I ever wanted to use Windows 10.
I kept a copy of Windows 10 running on one test machine to play with and see if I liked it. After 6 months of use, I haven't found any compelling reason to migrate to Windows 10, but I have the free licenses in case I change my mind. I figure that by the time support stops for Windows 7, something better than Windows 10 will be available.
Under FCC Rules and Regulations, Cable companies are required to be franchised by the communities that they serve. The franchise is non-exclusive. Multiple franchises are allowed to be issued to multiple cable providers.
There are no regulations requiring data service providers to be franchised, although some arrangement would be needed to access "rights of way" and use of existing utility poles. You'll notice that you are only billed a franchise fee for video services and not for data services by the cable company. The cable companies are free to do almost anything they want regarding data services because they are not regulated as far as the local community is concerned. Exceptions would include "fair use" provisions established by congress and the FCC.
Kodi / Chromebox supports both NFS and SMB/CIFS. I paid $125 for the dual core Celeron Asus Chromebox
The resolution of the camera wasn't mentioned. 1-pixel x 1-pixel would be reasonable for a single fiber. There aren't too many applications where this would be useful.
How large would a 720p camera based on this technology be? Probably too large to be injected!
I deleted the Facebook app from my phone and my battery life tripled. Just stopping the app didn't seem to have any effect.
This is a simply a case of poor hardware design. The design engineer should have known that exposed silicon is sensitive to light (Remember the glass window EPROMS) and used a packaged version of the regulator.
I paid $79 for a Motorola Luge Android 4.4 pay as you go smart phone at Best Buy specifically to use as a low cost media player with no phone service. I have it connected via Blue Tooth to my GM Bose "MyLink" Audio System. The audio playback is superb! It sounds as good or better than the other resident audio sources that come with the vehicle (XM, CD, HD Radio). Media Information is displayed via BT to the "MyLink" Console. Limited navigation and media selection can also be performed via BT.
Seriously, I was amazed with the performance of the $79 Luge being used as a vehicle audio source. I really doubt that Sony's $1200 product would sound or perform any better.
His web site says that he specializes in procurement of hard to find and obsolete components. Intel 4004 perhaps?
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