pigs with wings? devils in uggs?
pigs with wings? devils in uggs?
Of course one person's "dangerous neighbourhood" is someone else's "home"
So now we have private companies setting up gross hoovering of network traffic worldwide - listening in to all the world's net traffic.
Why was it the powers that be want to get rid of good encryption again? certainly not to protect my credit card data when I buy stuff.
The time for crypto everywhere is now!
I spent a decade building set top boxes, I did the network protocol stack and the crypto
Most of the US has cable plants built in the US have one of two types of head-ends - built by two different companies - they're very not compatible - if you want to build a set top for a Motorola (or whatever they're called these days) plant you need some Motorola crypto hardware in your box, if you want to build for a SA (or whatever they are this week) plant you need some of their hardware.
Essentially a cablecard is just that particular bit of hardware wrapped around a common hardware/software interface.
So opening up the set top market means what? I guess this hardware and the secret protocol info that goes with it - a set top's going to need both sets of hardware and both sets of software - the rest of the hardware can be shared - the qams and video are mostly the same, the out-of-band tuner can be shared if it's agile enough (simply qpsk transport streams vs davic ATM frames) - it's an enormous amount of work - at least 5 man years from personal experience
How did anyone think this was a good idea? it wasn't just that some lone hacker snuck this in
What's to appreciate -English also needs lots of simplification - 'c', 'k', 's' pick two of them, make them always sound different, 'q' can go ('kw' does the job in "Bridge over the river Kwai"), 'g' or 'j' pick one, toss the silent 'h' and the silent 'k' - 'gh'->'f', etc etc
We can probably get down to 20 letters if we try hard
English is an insane polygot mess it's long past time we tossed all that useless history from it
but I do - and I go to Schenzhen to build my open source hardware - the thing is it's the first-mover advantage - have a bright idea and get it to market fast. If you build and sell stuff cheaply from the get-go you're less likely going to get nuked by copying,the copiers will go off an copy someone pumping their prices higher
Luckily I live in a country that doesn't allow software patents - as I said if one doesn't have to have the US's stupid rent-seeking IP laws you have a leg up - the whole TPP et al attempt to force the rest of us into the straight jacket you've made for yourselves is sad, if it succeeds, I'l just reincorporate in China, that's quite doable these days
what a bunch of whooey - China has a quarter of the world's population, and a quarter of the world's smart people. Do you really think those smart people are just going to make 'rip offs', when there's more fun stuff to do - Chinese geeks are just like geeks anywhere
Spend some time hanging out in Shenzhen and you'll see just what you're up against, lots and lots of smart people - your designers in the US are building in China, but they're designing 1000s of kilometres away from their factories, designers in Shenzhen are a subway ride away from them, they can pop over and tweak a process to save money and time to markegt
Chinese IP law may not be the same as the US's - they're a different country, you know they are allowed their own laws, they don't have to have yours. If they can compete better by not having the US-style copyright nightmare - good for them - without Disney on their backs they can compete far better than you can
Why? because in geostationary orbit the sun shines (mostly) at night, and always during the peak evening hours
ah - I see Bob Twiggs, who started ARLISS, is on these guy's board
to get into orbit you need to be going sideways fast enough that as gravity pulls you down you miss the edge of the earth 100k ft (20 miles) still has enough atmosphere that that's hard (esepcially with a non guided rosket, just fins, that can't go up then pull that fast right turn). Launching above 100kft also requires extra federal oversight that makes it a whole extra magnitude of effort
Isn't this what ARLISS http://www.arliss.org/ has been doing for 10 years now
So let's just assume that homeopathy actually works they way they claim it does, they dilute stuff throw away 9/10 of it, dilute it again, and it gets stronger and stronger at each dilution
Mind you it's also full of diluted fish-poo too
Meanwhile I'm off to make some 150 proof homeopathic beer
because they have to be rock steady, not attached to an object with people in it who keep moving around
yes they are, companies do that, ass covering is often an important thing to do - FEDEX doesn't have to carry anything they don't want to, especially something that might put them in a legal liability situation
Never trust anyone who says money is no object.