Backlit screens are dead. Everyone is going OLED in this space now. It's lower power and better contrast.
For light text on black there is no contest, OLED is the clear winner.
Java catching on had only to do with Sun's marketing and nothing to do with the 'quality' of the language and clearly nothing to do with the 'quality' of the implementation.
Physics said no. I believe physics. The idea a stupid on the face. The patents are only worth pennies.
Reality is it will compete with other short distance induction charging models that already have far less problems at much higher energy transfer rates.
All work creates entropy so all work done to "reverse" entropy makes more entropy.
Think of entropy as heat. Think of an entropy reversing machine as a fridge.
You can 'reverse' the heat (entropy) of something inside the fridge, but the net result is an increase in total heat (entropy) due to inefficiencies of the compressor and insulation.
Hence the 'heat death' of the universe.
Nah. It is really easy. It's just a disallowed expense.
Lots of expenses are not allowed or substantially restricted.
Mary had a little lamb
Maybe your data and personal area network can run from your wrist (or arguably something a bit bigger, with more battery), being a watch gives it a function (yeah a crappy function, but a function). But putting the computing power in a tiny wearable just isn't the future.
Papers are not made from cutting wood in rain forest anymore
Paper never was
For the last, oh, 80 years at least, all paper has been made from trees grown for paper and lumber mills.
Oh and your recycled paper? It is *more* environmentally destructive to produce, and will always be. Re-use it, compost it, or burn it.
Good coffee takes time
The time to brew (steep) isn't much. It is also interesting to note that the mineral content of the water makes a huge differences in the end result.
Living in the midwest I have pretty hard water which is great for the coffee flavor and rough on the coffee maker (I need to pass a pot of vinegar through every 3 to 4 weeks to de-scale the machine).
For espresso however you really want to use distilled water to get the best flavor extraction.
Canadians are very patriotic about their Tim Hortons.
Apparently it's like a comfort food. Stale burned coffee with lots of sugar and milk
Asking for black coffee (at TH) and they get mind bogglingly confused. After tasting it I understood why
Zuckerberg heads up a PAC which is trying to open up more immigration and H1Bs - because, y'know, he *cares* about the people and it has nothing at all to do with getting cheaper tech labor into the states.
Zuckerberg's desire for H1Bs has nothing to do with the cost of tech labor. Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc., are constantly struggling to find tech labor, not because they aren't willing to shell out the big bucks for qualified talent, but because they struggle to find qualified talent at any price IN MENLO PARK. That labor pool is completely depleted IN MENLO PARK ; there are more positions available than there are people to work them. They're already paying $250K+ (including salary, bonus and stock) for people not much past the new grad stage, and about the same for senior engineers and making it $300K, or $400K, or $1M, won't get them many more new hires once the other companies in the area bump their pay scales to match. cause FB isn't that much better than any other company in SV (Actually, paying *too* much can increase attrition as employees gain sufficient financial independence that they decide to strike out on their own, or simply stop working, so increasing the pay scales could well make their hiring problems even worse.).
The reason the likes of Facebook want H1Bs is because the market for US labor is tapped out, and they want to be able to draw on the rest of the world. It's not about keeping wages down, it's about finding an additional 200 hireable people per week, on top of the 200 they're hiring every week right now. The supply of available American talent IN MENLO PARK isn't keeping up with the demand, and paying more money doesn't appreciably increase the supply.
Just trying to help you clarify your position.
And adding H1B won't help FB/Google et. al. But capping the H1B's given to WiPro/Tata/Infosys/IBM *will*. Or even pushing the H1B minimum wage to FB's 250k (as you say it's their basic wage) the FB/Google et. al will have all the H1B's they want 'cause WiPro/Tata/Infosys/IBM's H1B model will be utterly destroyed and those companies will just pack up and go home.
They refused to disclose the illegal bits (evasion) which are clearly not the bits everyone knows (avoidance).
This has been going on far far far longer than existence of google, or apple or facebook.
These tax havens have been running like this for last couple hundred years.
Just because it's being advertised now doesn't make it a new thing.
Or you just fly enough to get status from your airline and you get it w/o getting fingerprinted or anything else.
"Morality is one thing. Ratings are everything." - A Network 23 executive on "Max Headroom"