Next step for Micro$oft is to change the dog emoji to Rocky/Rover.
28 posts • joined 18 Apr 2006
> "The cost problem arises because the current change tools don't differentiate between code and non-code changes made to the same module."
Ironically, if the system separates between submitting typos and real bug fixes, Huawei devs may stop submitting patches because it won't give them a boost in KPI score.
While SMIC struggles, India sees opportunity. The nation last week issued an expression of interest [PDF] for anyone who fancies building a semiconductor fabrication plant in the country, or local consortia keen to buy one outside India.
I think a lot of companies are going to take the wait and see approach to see how Apple's manufacturing progresses in India before moving their semiconductor production to India.
It's an interesting dilemma how much software is used to control the fighter jet. I suppose the US already includes software whereby if the fighter jet was flying near the US and the pilot tried to drop a bomb, the software would not allow them to do it. I wonder if enemy's fighter jets also include similar software to prevent bombs being dropped in their countries?
I bet the new regulation in question has something to do with Xi's push for a digital currency.
After all, shouldn't a company that sees itself as both a technology company and a financial company that was headed to be the world's largest IPO, be a supporter of China's new digital currency? Such would help lend support to the currency's legitimacy while also backing it with the billions of dollars from Ant's IPO.
Since China's digital currency is in its infancy, it would make sense that existing regulations (both China's and globally) didn't cover it and therefore why Ant was caught off guard in the last minute.
Ant would obviously be against it since it would be a risk that his stakeholders would not want to take which would then affect the valuation of the company.
I disagree. China is holding so many treasury bills because they have nowhere else to put all those US dollars that the US is sending over to buy their goods.
The interest rate is so low that they can't just keep it as currency.
They don't want to convert it all to other currencies since in the end the US dollar is still the most stable.
They could put some in the US stock market but not all.
The only place to put the money to get some interest is in buying US treasury bonds. It's the path of least resistance.
"Of the $19.5 billion worth of ICs manufactured in China last year, China-headquartered companies produced only $7.6 billion (38.7%), accounting for only 6.1%"
I'd be interested to know why that is. Are their own chips too low quality? Too power intensive? Too expensive? Adoption barriers to high? Production output too slow? Even if the government were to offer subsidies, would be overall disadvantages still be too high?
This is the type of thing the TTP was supposed to enable. It was supposed to allow companies to sue foreign governments if they felt the government was unfairly stiffing competition. It allowed companies like Nike to sue the Thailand government if the Thailand government wasn't doing enough to crack down on counterfeiters or if the government was giving unfair advantage to local brands.
Perhaps other countries who initially joined the TTP are watching this right now. The outcome will set a precedent.
I wouldn't mind the ads if Microsoft delivered a feature parity product.
Outlook Express -> Windows Live Mail -> Windows Mail -> Mail
With every iteration of their free product, features get dropped.
Windows Live Mail removed the ability to customize the toolbar buttons and forced different email accounts to have separate folders.
Windows Mail removed the ability to have different email accounts altogether.
Mail was just crap.
Why is the fee a percentage of sales? Why not a flat fee like $0.5 per download. Or make it dependent on the app's download size to reflect network costs. Why does Walmart charge a percentage of sales? Why can't it be dependent on how much physical shelf space a product takes up? The world does not make sense.
No one is claiming that the criminal has that right. We're claiming that just because that criminal doesn't have the right, doesn't mean everyone else shouldn't have the right too.
That's the nature with software. When you force the creator to invent a universal skeleton key (like the TSA locks on luggage), someone will steal and duplicate that key and make it widely available on the Internet. In fact, from the article, that independent Israel company sounds like the prime type of person who will be able to steal such skeleton key.
If Apple is forced to create that skeleton key, the criminal suffers but so do all other law abiding citizens.
Can't they just release a different version for each browser and have code that dynamically selects the correct version before downloading it? That way your library only includes the the code for that browser and you can reduce the size of the library file. The XUI library does that with browser specific versions of libraries to get the filesize down.
Food for thought.
How about telcos offer both plans. A per-byte plan that has a low next-to-nothing monthly charge and then a per byte charge. If 95% of their users only consume very little bandwidth, then they will naturally switch to the per-byte plan to save money. Then the other 5% can keep to their "unlimited" plan and then later on the telcos can adjust the price of that plan to match the cost of providing "unlimited" service.
Are you trying to post facts about the situation or are you trying to spread your usual hate-speech against Firefox and Blake by comparing them to IE? Anyone can make things sound good with excuses and wild explanations, but it takes real guts for a journalist to be brave enough to just post facts and statistics.
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