perhaps, but i do like machine tools figures, so i googled machine tool manufacturing decline and here is the first url i looked at.
I did not look but i seem to recall picken's texas adventure involved chines turbines, because the usa did not manufacture them big enough
and i did look at at a wikipedia article, maybe wind turbine, that said the manufacturers of the biggest wind turbines are in germany.
you seem to have some sense, but look at some patterns and see if you are whistling past the graveyard. patterns can change and all that i do agree, but there is some effort and wisdom involved. at the moment, even sanity would be a nice change.
Can it make me a sandwich?
No kidding. The me-too-ism is too much in this case. There are plenty of useful and novel ideas out there. Even a Lego Roomba-like vacuum would be interesting because it hasn't been done in Legos yet, and the technology may kick off other Lego robot servant crazes. The talent could be put to better use than Rubiks++ in other words.
I don't think I've heard of a consumer connection that does over 100mbps let alone 1000mbps.
My appartement building has fiber to the basement from Telia and we can all go ahead and have a consumer 100mbps connection. Now, it must be mentioned that I only get full 100mbps downstream when downloading linux distro packages from a local univerisity mirror, you can forget downloading anywhere near max speed from overseas, but still, 100mbps really is nothing strange here in Sweden anymore. If you live in or close to a city then that's a very real option now.
You forget, Apple has:
A) Banned any advertising network other then it's own from doing any analytics of any kind. This drastically lowers the effectiveness (and thus the value) of any ads google can deliver. If google can't target an ad based on any information coming from the phone, they have lost all of their vast analytical value.
I think you mean, Apple has banned using geolocation for ads.
B) Google most certainly did not implement their turn by turn in Objective C. Since apple has banned implementing any app in any non apple language and then cross compiling, Google would have to reimplement the entire thing from scratch.
C and C++ are perfectly acceptable.
People are easily confused into acting against their own best interests. The phenomenon is common in every large collective action. Happens every election cycle also with the fantastic reelection rates.
I can't understand how anyone...
Sure you can. It's plain old crowd psychology. Some people know how to work it.
It's really quite simple; if someone commits a crime, breaks a traffic law, etc they need to provide ID or they get their info run to see if they're legal.
And this would be relevant if the person had been charged with an actual crime. He wasn't - his arrest was for not IDing himself just because the "nice officer" asked.
They do not. They have a higher ppi than 24" 1920x1200, but only just. Compare them both to my laptop's 17" screen at 1920x1200. It looks so crisp and detailed in comparison.
2560x1600 30" = 100ppi
1920x1200 24" = 94ppi
1920x1200 17" = 133ppi
800x480 3" = 310ppi (my phone)
I hate how there are no affordable high-dpi displays, because everything looks so much nicer on them. You don't need to have tiny text or images, modern OSes can scale everything according to the pixel density, you just have to tell them to (which a lot of people don't seem to realise).
High-dpi displays would be more common if more people knew how much better they are. It's another case of "you don't know how much your current equipment sucks until you try something better". If they were more common, they wouldn't be so expensive. Obviously not as cheap as your standard ~96dpi display but still, cheaper.
I wouldn't mind 2560x2048 resolution. I'd even love twice as much as that. It would help greatly with my digital photography. My digital negatives are typically 2852x4304, and I pixel peep heavily when developing my shots in post. But, again, my usage is specialized and you can probably lump me in there with graphic artists and drafters.
For document viewing, I've always liked really high resolution. I used to use as 1280x1024 resolution on an old 15" Trinitron. I was never one who enjoyed seeing type at higher than 16pt. I often have PDF ebooks open alongside web pages and an IDE, so higher resolution would make it easier for me to display full page documents side by side, allowing me to work faster (hopefully). I think I would still need something larger than a 24" screen to take advantage of that though.
bring it on I say, this "watchdog" is a bunch of lawyers, how about they put their time and money where their mouth is and take google to court, or are they too frightened?
They're isolated from family, financially dependent on their employer, and trapped in a society that's alien and frightening to them.
And whose legal and cultural system they don't understand. There's a quote from movie, where a factory owner in London is trying to get one of his workers, a woman illegally immigrated from Turkey, for a sexual favor. He basically says, if you don't do it, I'll report you to the government, and they'll throw you in jail. "And British jail is not like your Turkish jail, where the men and women are kept separate. If you go to jail you will be raped every night, over and over again." 100% bullshit, but 100% effective.
"For people who are supposed to be intelligent, it never ceases to amaze me that developers are amazingly ignorant of the way the economy really works."
It ceases to amaze me that an intelligent person like yourself is not aware of tax law and fixed costs such as a head tax on hiring American workers.
A few years ago, I read that it costs about $14,000 a head in taxes for most fortunate 500 companies. With an H1B1 its about $0.
So if they can hire an entry level system administrator for $15,000 a year (about the going price for a fresh student in India) then I would have to work for $1,000 to match it. Can I do that under minimum wage laws?
Either get rid of head tax or apply it for foreign hires. Then we have fairer capitalism.
Waste not, get your budget cut next year.