I've written several technical articles for magazines. While I do all of the writing at home, I certainly develop test cases and demonstrations at work.
My recent subjects are:
...and I have a few things in the queue.
All of these topics are useful at work, and all either grew out of or into work-centric projects.
My employer also provides $0/yr education budget, so this is my way of keeping myself up to date in a manner that I consider reasonable and fair.
I've had no objections so far on this activity.
The people who need quality patches that have undergone thorough regression testing will likely pay for it.
"Windows Update Premium Subscription" should delay patches for all products until they are verified correct, and allow the user to schedule the patch runs.
$200/year, and many would likely pay it.
Worst case scenario, you would block them at your router (assuming that you control the network).
The update will likely crash (as occurred with the last major update), and require a manual download and installation.
But now that you mention it, RemixOS sounds better all the time.
All mammalian cells are constantly producing p53, and disposing of it. When they stop, repair or suicide should occur.
Once activated, p53 will induce a cell cycle arrest to allow either repair and survival of the cell or apoptosis to discard the damaged cell. How p53 makes this choice is currently unknown... First, the half-life of the p53 protein is increased drastically, leading to a quick accumulation of p53 in stressed cells. Second, a conformational change forces p53 to be activated as a transcription regulator in these cells....
About a year ago it was discovered that the common dietary substance quercetin is able to kill senescent endothelial cells in the gi tract.
By transcript analysis, we discovered increased expression of pro-survival networks in senescent cells, consistent with their established resistance to apoptosis. Using siRNA to silence expression of key nodes of this network, including ephrins (EFNB1 or 3), PI3K, p21, BCL-xL, or plasminogen-activated inhibitor-2, killed senescent cells, but not proliferating or quiescent, differentiated cells. Drugs targeting these same factors selectively killed senescent cells. Dasatinib eliminated senescent human fat cell progenitors, while quercetin was more effective against senescent human endothelial cells and mouse BM-MSCs. The combination of dasatinib and quercetin was effective in eliminating senescent MEFs. In vivo, this combination reduced senescent cell burden in chronologically aged, radiation-exposed, and progeroid Ercc1/ mice. In old mice, cardiac function and carotid vascular reactivity were improved 5 days after a single dose.
Linux scales to far larger systems than does Windows. Microsoft does not run on the top 500 machines.
Microsoft has been squarely beaten in mobile and enterprise systems. Microsoft is now the "OS of the gap" and is being crushed in the vice of Linux market share.
"Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect."
- NYTimes article, Questions for Linus Torvalds by David Diamond (at the end)
Bill, Steve, and Satya have probably discussed this at some length. To be a fly on the wall...
You aren't serious, are you? Tracfone is $7/month for minimal usage. PagePlus is $12. Republic Wireless has a $15 unlimited plan with no data. Tracfone is particularly interesting because they operate on all the major carriers' towers.
It may have been a completely different environment in the early days, but the security has become critical. Russia had DOZENS of OEM phones using Mediatek processors sending device data back to China. BLU was doing the same thing here, and the same malware made it into the latest Barnes & Noble tablets. We are talking tens of thousands of devices here, and Russia is certainly moving in the direction of seizing all of Google's Android assets within their borders. A few more major security incidents, and we will be doing the same - Google only owns Android as long as congress says they do. Poof.
For myself, I DEMAND control of my device. I will be running Xposed, Cerberus, AdAway, Xprivacy, GravityBox, a bloat/freeze agent, and a wifi password viewer (among others). Any OEM that successfully prevents me from doing this crosses themselves off my list of acceptable suppliers.
Unfortunately, in order to obtain this control, I usually have to exploit OS flaws, then prevent the device from ever receiving OTAs again. This is stupid. One of the major OEMs should just sell copperheadOS with a functioning gapps. Power Android users HATE the manufacturers for the straitjackets of stock roms. Why make your customers hate you?
There are running jobs. Why don't you go chase them?