Psychohistory: It's pretty much sociology with some regressions thrown in, isn't it?
They should focus on their core competency: software. Expand existing business-oriented product-lines to iOS, Android, and Linux, in addition to Windows. There-in lies the revenue. Trying to compete with entrenched hardware manufacturers like Sony and Samsung is a loser's game.
Or maybe Pit Bulls are just more dangerous:
As a result of a perceived increase in pit bull injuries, all children who presented to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia during 1989 for evaluation of dog bite injuries were prospectively studied...Significantly more pit bull injuries (94% vs 43%, P http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/88/1/55.short
I started with an Atari 800 (8 kb) and a cassette drive, although I learned to program on paper a couple years before that with http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Digital-Computers-Self-learning-Microcomputer/dp/B002E6HIAI a Radio Shack circuitry/logic/programming reference. I'm up to 12 GB now, and my GIS software often pushes the limits.
Student Presidents of large public universities draw salary, typically between $15,000 and $30,000 annually. They are employed by the state. The payroll check comes from the state of California. That makes this crime more than "nothing".
Loading "Pirate Adventure" onto an Atari 800 from a cassette drive in 1980 was neither quick nor instantaneous. Plugging in the Star Raiders ROM, on the other hand, was.
They have one of those: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldier's_Medal
The high muzzle velocity (nearly 1000 m/s) is what contributes most to the lethality.
Rockefeller and his blasted oil wells are threatening the survival of my horse-fodder supply store! I'm calling my solicitor!
China and the US have similar reserves of coal (about a quarter of the world's supply each.) Coal is a PITA to transport compared to natural gas (weight vs. energy). There's lot's of natural gas in the Arctic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_exploration_in_the_Arctic, which is probably why China is building icebreakers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Xue_Long. When their second one is built, they will have as many active as the U.S., which *is* an Arctic nation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Council with corresponding mineral rights http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Convention_on_the_Law_of_the_Sea.
At Erntedankfest http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erntedankfest?
It seems like this will compete for the Wii / casual gamer crowd (or Apple TV), especially if it isn't restricted to just games but allows any Windows 8 apps to run.
Decide for yourself: http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/contents.html
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