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  1. Because the open-ness is easier for hackers to hack. Keep in mind, there are a lot of 3rd party developers and hackers working on Google Android so it's much more prone to hackers developing workable stuff easily, then send a faulty link, a governmental worker clicking on it, it installs something in the device, the something gains remote access to the device and trouble comes and many private conversations and portions of documents can be spilled out . For Apple iOS, it's much more difficult, you have to unlock and jailbreak the device first, which no typical governmental worker would do, then go thru a much more complex system that could potentially brick the device instead of allowing the remote access app to gain access to whats in the device, further protecting what the governmental workers doesn't want us to know.
  2. Ok, but seems like both answers are plausible so I'll go. ______________________________________________________________ >>> n20, n48, n49, n50.
  3. The problem with the Southern State is not just about the Road design, (curvy roads and some spots narrow lanes), it's also about drivers who couldn't decide which lane to use. See so many drivers constantly switching lanes like they're on some kinda flip flop medication...
  4. Well, that road redesign isn't priority for NYC, FDR is a narrow highway so I would explore it after the Mid Manhattan Expressway is 90% of the way done. I am giving Interstate Highways Priority and dangerous roads around the city often built without consideration of modern day traffic. If I had the option, Queens Blvd. express lanes would be elevated from Pan Am Hotel Elmhurst to Queens Center Mall and PC Richards Rego Park until 75th Ave. to increase pedestrian safety and create a tunnel for bikers and cars to park. I am frankly consider moving to New Jersey in the future, NYC Roads are just pure headache, and worse and worse everyday and the London-styled concept is not going to work since a lot of Americans aren't as rich as the Englishmen.
  5. Transit is one thing, but the truth is that car (or bus) travelers is the best group to target, that's why New York should not focus on one region and rider base, aka NYC Metro and public transit. Indeed there are tons of potential in Upstate areas, as well as in New York's rail system. The sad part is that Amtrak is expensive, and the only way for Amtrak to be more reasonable is to lower the cost of a roundtrip fare, In the short term targeting the "road warriors" is the best option. In the long term when the Empire Corridor gets a speed bump, maybe train would be the best deal around.
  6. Keep in mind, this is the Government using a consumer level smartphone so you need a good level of security, Open Source might not be the best.
  7. Well, the iPhone is as reliable as Blackberry so they aren't making any mistakes, they could go with Windows Phone, but the real problem is the lack of apps. Truth is the Android eco-system is not going to be as secure, don't get me wrong, they did consider Androids, but the problem is security and Android's overall "open-ness" and surely we don't want our nation's secrets revealed...
  8. The Verge - "The iPad mini has just been revealed by Apple at its special event in San Jose. Up on stage, Phil Schiller explains that this "isn't just a shrunken-down iPad, it's an entirely new design." The 7.9-inch iPad mini is encased in a 7.2mm-thick aluminum shell, 53 percent lighter than the 4th generation iPad." Source Link /// Read More - http://www.theverge....le-announcement The Verge - "Apple has just announced a revised version of its 9.7-inch iPad tablet. The 4th-generation iPad retains the high-resolution Retina Display and 5-megapixel iSight camera that debuted back in March, but it has swapped out the 30-pin dock connector for Apple'snew Lightning port that debuted on the iPhone 5 last month. It also features a new A6X processor with twice the graphics performance of the outgoing A5X. Despite the upgraded performance, the 4th-generation iPad is still rated for up to 10 hours of battery life. The Lightning port features a much smaller connector that can be used in any orientation. Of course, this also means that new iPad owners will have to replace all of their current accessories if they are upgrading from an older model. These changes are not a huge surprise — it was rumored last week that Apple would be doing just so. Source Link /// Read More - http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/23/3540226/apple-refreshes-9-7-inch-ipad-lightning-a6x This thread is on Apple's iOS Devices, for Laptop and Desktop, visit the other threads within the Computer & Tech Category.
  9. The Verge - "Apple has just announced an updated version of its Mac mini with an Ivy Bridge processor, starting at $599. It's the first Mac mini update since mid-2011, when the optical drive was dropped. The cheapest model will include a 2.5Ghz dual-core i5 processor, with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Above that, there's also a $999 server version, which will incorporate a 2.3GHz quad-core i7 processor and two 1TB drives. Both models will be shipping today." Source Link /// Read More - http://www.theverge....starting-at-599 The Verge - "At Apple's event today in San Jose, California, the company refreshed most of its lineup of Mac computers, including the iMac, which Phil Schiller called the "flagship of the product line." The eighth model is insanely thin, though it's still unmistakably an iMac. "There's an entire computer in there," Phil Schiller said as he pointed to the iMac's tiny 5mm edge. Apple used a technique called friction stir welding to create the new machine, which it says has much less reflection than previous displays. The new iMac comes in two sizes: 27 inches, with a 2560 x 1440 display, and 21.5 inches with a 1920 x 1080 screen. Both have 178-degree viewing angles, Schiller said — as you might expect from a device like this, the iMac's display is the star of the show. But there's still some computing power inside: Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 3TB of storage, and four USB 3.0 ports. It also has a new Apple Fusion Drive, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB or 3TB hard drive that are, as Schiller put it, "fused together with software." It's a single drive, with applications and OS stored on the SSD and documents on the spinning drive — it's not a new technology, certainly, but it's a clever way to pair the speed of an SSD with the capacity of a traditional drive." Source Link /// Read More - http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/23/3543902/apple-imac-thin-5mm This is on Apple's Mac Desktop Line, for the Laptop Line, visit this thread: http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/37782-apple-introduces-new-13-inch-macbook-pro-with-retina-display/
  10. The Verge - "Apple has confirmed the rumors, and has announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display. The model shares many of the same features first introduced in the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, including a redesigned, slimmer chassis that omits the optical drive found in previous MacBook Pros. The chassis is 20 percent thinner than the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro that it replaces. The highlight feature is undoubtedly the screen, and it should impress thanks to its 227 pixels per inch and 2560 x 1600 screen resolution. Just like its 15-inch sibling, the screen has four times as many pixels as the non-Retina machine it replaces (which came in at decidedly subpar 1280 x 800). The IPS panel is said to have a 178-degree viewing angle, 75 percent reduced reflection, and 300 nits brightness. Of course, Apple's engineers lost some space to work with when shrinking down the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, as the 13-inch model's footprint is quite a bit smaller. That's reflected in the model's 0.75-inch thickness — 0.04 inches thicker than the 15-inch model — though the laptop weighs in at only 3.57 pounds. Still, the new machine does match the 15-inch's port selection, with two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports, as well as an HDMI port, SD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and MagSafe 2 power connector. As with every other MacBook Pro, the laptop has a FaceTime HD camera, dual mics, and stereo speakers that Apple claims improve on the performance of the previous model, despite its smaller size. The keyboard is also full-sized, though the speaker grilles have been moved from the sides to the edges of the machine." Source Link /// Read More: http://www.theverge....splay-announced This is on Apple's Mac Laptop Line, for the Desktop Line, visit this thread: http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/37783-apple-announces-updated-mac-mininew-imac/
  11. The Verge - "It's only been about a month since we last got together for an Apple product announcement, but the company has more numbers to share with us. The big news is that 200 million devices are now running iOS 6, just over a month after the launch of the new OS. Apple CEO Tim Cook also touted three million new iPods sold since they were released in the last few weeks. As we heard earlier, the iPhone 5 sold more than five million phones in the first weekend = Cook said this was the fastest-selling phone in history, period. He also talked about some iCloud features, noting that 125 million documents were placed in the cloud — and a whopping 300 million iMessages have been sent, 28,000 per second. From the App Store, Cook said that there are now 275,000 iPad-designed apps, and customers have now downloaded 35 billion apps from the store, paying $6.5 billion out to developers. Cook also gave some iBooks stats, not something we hear from Apple terribly often. There are now 1.5 billion books available in the store, with 400 million books downloaded since the launch of the store in April of 2010." This is on Apple Stocks, Numbers and Economics, for hardware and software please visit the articles in the same category as this article. Source Link: http://www.theverge....mini-event-2012
  12. Yeah, really New Jersey Taxpayers are loosing on this instead of winning. Governor Christie's worst failure, and indeed perhaps NJTransit fares are going to go up anyways thanks to this ordeal.
  13. NEWARK — "NJ Transit officials want to ensure that new rail cars aren’t lemons they would be stuck with for decades, as they debate replacing the silver-sided Arrow III rail cars, which are older than the agency itself. NJ Transit’s board on Oct. 15 postponed approval, for the second time, of a $1.4 million contract with LTK Engineering Services to design a self-propelled version of the agency’s popular multilevel cars for use on the commuter railroad’s electrified lines. “I’m not in favor of moving forward, because I’m afraid of saddling this agency with something for the next 50 years ... that could be a disaster,” said James Simpson, state transportation commissioner. The measure prompted an unusual protracted public discussion between Simpson, NJ Transit senior staff and some board members." Read More /// Source Link: http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20121021/NJNEWS/310210049/NJ-Transit-officials-worry-about-replacement-rail-cars?nclick_check=1
  14. I personally don't mind if it's 32-bit or 64-bit, I just need the smartphone to work as intended and expected right out of the box, I am a geek still, but don't get me wrong, it's better to have a working device than have a device you have to tweak and diagnose constantly to get it working in preferable order. But, I hope the Razr i works as good as my Intel Notebook PC's and Desktop PC's, in fact if it lives up to what I expected, I might be getting an Android device after all!
  15. (Reuters) - "The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) said it will end its contract with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd in favor of Apple Inc's iPhone, dealing a new blow to RIM just months before it launches a vital new device. The agency said in a solicitation document posted last week that it intends to buy iPhones for more than 17,600 employees - a purchase worth $2.1 million. The agency said it has relied on RIM for eight years, but the company "can no longer meet the mobile technology needs of the agency." It also said it analyzed Apple's iOS-based devices and Google Inc's Android operating system and concluded that, for the near term, Apple's iPhone services offer the best technology for the agency because of Apple's tight controls of the hardware platform and operating system. The agency said the iPhone will be used by a "variety of agency personnel, including, but not limited to, Homeland Security Investigations, Enforcement and Removal Operations and Office of the Principal Legal Advisor employees." Source Link /// Read More: http://www.reuters.c...E89L0YW20121022
  16. Fox News - " HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating reports of five deaths and a non-fatal heart attack linked to highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drinks. The agency acknowledged the adverse reports Monday, but FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess said the reports don't prove that the drinks caused the deaths. The news follows last week's filing in California of a wrongful death suit by the parents of a 14-year-old, Hagerstown, Md., girl who died after drinking two, 24-ounce Monster Beverage Corp. drinks in 24 hours." Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/19884215/fda-probes-reported-deaths-with-monster-drink-link#ixzz2A47n8VQn My verdict: Truth is, if you drink more than the recommended servings (aka maximum 1 can), you're at risk. Drank NOS, and it always gives me a meltdown. Rockstar and Full Throttle gets me dizzy. Red Bulls make me feel oddly light. Monster powers me, bu t two cans will get me dizzy and my heart will be pumping like crazy. Really Monster is safe for me, but it might not be safe for others. She frankly shouldn't be drinking anyways, nor do I before I am an adult, it says right on the can!
  17. At least it was just a normal photo op or something, but still it's a good video to teach a lesson to both pedestrians and regular people to ALWAYS look both ways before going into a potential moving vehicle's way...
  18. Gizmodo - "Having lost its appeal against the UK High Court of Justice's ruling, which decided Samsung's tablet designs didn't infringe on the iPad, Apple is being forced to make a public apology. The best bit? The judge in question has described how it has to do it. Apple will have to post notices on its website, and in newspapers, explaining why it's sorry. In Arial. With a font size no smaller than 14 pts. Brilliant. The case in question had previously thrown out Apple's complaints, when Judge Colin Birss explained that the Galaxy tablets "do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design... They are not as cool." As a result, Biriss judged that consumers were unlikely to confuse the two tablets, meaning that Samsung's product didn't infringe on Apple's registered design. This particular legal battle just keeps getting better." For Photos / More Comments / Source Link: http://gizmodo.com/5...y-in-14pt-arial
  19. Looks like an R-160, PA-5, MBTA and CTA mash up car, looks pretty good to me!
  20. This will not sit well with many commuters, sharp deadly spikes might just cut a person in half if they got between a R62 or R68's powerful doors and boy do I not want to see the internals of a human and I'd personally stop riding the subway because of that and that explains why I never wanted to be a surgeon despite suggestions from my family...
  21. Most likely a switch problem, I hope it was an easy re-railing.
  22. I was too afraid of damaging mines so thanks for scanning it, the quality is wonderful, great job Harry! Rating: 4.5/5.0.
  23. Perhaps everything will be operated using magnetic fields in the future, who knows!
  24. Pre-Study Score: 30%, still failed pretty badly and I feel stupid, =_=...
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