Technology lock-in is a form of economic path dependence whereby the market selects a technological standard and because of network effects the market gets locked-in or stuck with that standard even though market participants may be better off with an alternative. It has been suggested that technology lock-in represents a market failure or inefficiency when an inferior standard, from the alternatives available, is chosen. Economists who believe that technological lock-in on the free market leads to the potential of an inferior choice often propose that governments or mandatory industry boards step in to correct the supposed market failure.
So far I have found -Draftsight -GstarCad -BricsCad -LibreCad -QCad
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Not long ago, the Kadazans arranged marriages, and weddings were a simple affair. Gundohing Dousia, the present Keeper of Skulls and 6th direct descendant of Monsopiad remembers well the olden times. To us ‘modernised’ citizens, an arranged marriage is maybe the most curious, and perhaps the least understood aspect of the life of so many peoples around the world. Concerning the Kadazans, Dousia explains that “in the olden days, the children had great respect towards their parents, so they would accept their choice. More, they did not have the money, or the dowry required to get married. They were completely dependent on their parents. If someone wished to get married to the partner of his choice, but his parents would not approve, how was he to come up with required dowry?” Thus, the preliminaries to a Kadazan wedding always started with the parents of a young man visiting the family of a prospective bride. The father of the young man would open the talks along these lines: “I have a strong and good son who needs a wife, and I see that you have nice daughters. I would like you to marry one of your daughters to my son.” The parents of the girl were then left to consider. They might visit the family proposing to get a better picture of their future son-in-law, and, more importantly, they would see if the family was able to come up with the required nopung, the dowry.
Earth’s nearest solar neighborhood has a habitable planetDecember 19, 2012"This discovery is in keeping with our emerging view that virtually every star has planets, and that the galaxy must have many such potentially habitable Earth-sized planets,"- study co-author Steve Vogt, of the University of California The nearest single Sun-like star to the Earth hosts five planets - one of which is in the "habitable zone" where liquid water can exist, astronomers say.
Tau Ceti's planetary quintet - reported in an online paper that will appear in Astronomy and Astrophysics - was found in existing planet-hunting data.
The study's refined methods of sifting through data should help find even more far-flung worlds.
1. Linus Torvalds Not Happy With Latest Linux Kernel: Linus Torvalds is not only the creator of open-source operating system, Linux but also one of the top personalities, when it comes to losing temper. Torvalds has yet again stated his opinion about the latest Linux kernel 3.10 and apparently is not happy with latest release candidate for Linux Kernel.