Someone finally sat down and studied Yoka-yoke design principles.
I switched to foobar2000 a long time ago as my light weight music player.
You use them where you'd use a microcontroller and use the Pi where you'd use a microprocessor.
Because I don't want my gyrocopter worrying about what the ethernet driver is doing when it is balancing.
The same reason cars use microcontrollers as their ECU and a RTOS.
Lower left corner.
Enter your household size and income to estimate your subsidy.
What about Israel, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Belgium, Romania and Latvia. All of which are in the top 10 too.
Low population density is what fucks us, even more than the above-mentioned which, while bad, can be fixed by law. You cannot shrink a landmass down to a more maintainable size.
This is a horse shit excuse and I'm tired of hearing it. Why doesn't the Northeast megalopolis have cheap internet? It has a population density of 360 people/sq km
How about all of the 'mega regions' of the US? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaregions_of_the_United_States
Why don't the east and west coasts have high speed rail, good cheap internet, etc.
South Korea is on a peninsula with a country stuck in the 70s to the north. Yet they have great internet. Their population density isn't that much greater than the North East megalopolis and much closer than say Sweden, Norway, Finland. All of which also have great internet. Denmark density is a 1/3 of the north east and I was still getting 1 Gbps in my hotel.
Should go with launchd.
Remember that this is only for people that live in states that tried to stall off the inevitable. I live in Kentucky and despite being a pretty red state we have a Democratic governor and he saw the writing on the wall. Rather than try and delay and delay it we have our own. Numerous other states did the same thing. I haven't heard anything about ours being down.
It's funny because the early quotes don't sound that much different than the recent ones:
Unless somebody pulls a rabbit out of a hat, companies tend to have long glide slopes because of the installed bases. But Apple is just gliding down this slope and they're loosing market share every year. Things start to spiral down once you get under a certain threshold. And when developers no longer write applications for your computer, that's when it really starts to fall apart.
These facts were summed up by Stan Dolberg of Forrester Research who said, "whether they stand alone or are acquired, Apple as we know it, is cooked." [Article found through David Pogue's column "The Desktop Critic: Reality Check 2000" in Macworld Magazine, where the quote still resides.]
One day Apple was a major technology company with assets to make any self-respecting techno-conglomerate salivate. The next day Apple was a chaotic mess without a strategic vision and certainly no future.
I'm a Mac lover, but last year I switched over completely to Windoze because Apple couldn't build a reasonable laptop. I really want it to succeed, but I think the company's finished. Software vendors aren't turning out enough code to keep the Mac as a really good platform, even for family and school stuff. This whole NeXT decision seems to be a waste of time. It should have been sold to HP for $35 per share a year and a half ago.
Steve Jobs can't run companies, but he has proven that he is a genius at motivating teams of people to produce extraordinary products. In fact, he may be the greatest project team leader in the history of high tech. That is no small achievement. But it does not translate to being the CEO of a giant corporation. Jobs failed the first time running Apple, failed at Next and only succeeded at Pixar because the company worked around him. He succeeded in the short term during this, his second, Apple tenure because he ran the whole company as a product team. That only works so long. Why is he a poor CEO? Because he's mercurial, insufficiently engaged by the more boring (but crucial) operations like distribution and, ultimately, because he's a pretty nasty piece of work. In the best of all scenarios, Jobs would hire a competent CEO and focus on product development, but his ego would soon lead him to undermine his replacement. Steve Jobs is Apple's Alcibiades: the company can't live without him, or with him.
Investors may be asking themselves what Apple can do to revive its fortunes. The likely answer, unfortunately, is that Steve Jobs has no white rabbits left in his hat. Apple appears to be facing a dead end in its business growth, the victim of mismanagement and unmitigated hubris. Apple lovers are a loyal bunch, and they'll probably stick with the company. But Jobs's dream of becoming the world's biggest computer-maker will likely remain just that -- a dream.
That guy tore a part a bunch of USB chargers and rated them based on the materials inside. The 'cheap' ones are indeed VERY cheap and dangerous.
This counterfeit charger has so much noise in the output that I had to double the scale on the left to get it to fit. Note the very large spikes in the output (yellow).
To be fair, I know people in their 20s and 30s that don't even know how to email.
20 years ago how many people could fix everything in their car? How about everything in their house? Technology is no different. There will always be polymaths but aside from that most people specialize to be good at something.
Farming, Beekeeping, plumbing, etc.
I'd be willing to bet there are almost as many tech saavy people over 50 than there are under (ratio wise). I know plenty of 20-30 year olds that have the same toolbar problem. They get viruses constantly. They never copy their photos from their camera and when the SD card eats itself they ask me to recover it.
The guy that invented C would have been 72 this year. The SR71 Blackbird made its first flight 49 years ago. Presumably the guys who designed it were in their late 20s-40s. So the oldest of them would be near 90 now. Fortran, Ethernet, GPS, GSM were all designed by people well over 50 by now and without them your tech savvy life would be pretty boring.
There are plenty of old people that know nothing about computers but could fix your car blindfolded. And there are plenty of young people that know nothing about computers but are the same way with cars.
There are plenty of people who run successful car repair shops because people don't want to learn cars. There are plumbers, electricians, welders, etc because people don't want to learn each of those skills. And there are people that run businesses that serve the tech illiterate.
How many 20 year olds could fix their registry if it ate itself? How about creating a boot USB with GRUB2 installed on it and mounting an Ubuntu ISO in loopback so they could copy off all their files? I'm in my 30s, people I looked up to technology wise are in their 40s-50s. If anything I'd say it's the 20 year olds that know less than nothing about their computers. If their phone doesn't boot they just replace it. Look at clients at the Genius bar or Geek Squad counter sometime. It's not always a bunch of 50 year olds
Bittorrent Sync is exactly what you're looking for.
I just setup this same thing to backup all my photos. I was bouncing between rsync, samba and other random different programs. I wanted something to sync between numerous different computers and off site.
Bittorrent sync solved all of this. It's almost as if they planned for people using it the way I am. In addition to having Mac and Windows clients. They also have
- Linux ARM
- Linux PowerPC
- Linux i386
- Linux x64
- Linux PPC QorIQ
- Linux_i386 (glibc 2.3)
- Linux_x64 (glibc 2.3)
- FreeBSD i386
- FreeBSD X64
You can either set it up from the command line with a JSON config file or through a web interface on headless machines. I have it setup on one of my VPSs with a large disk. All of my family photos are now 'in the cloud'. Backed up off site. I added another VPS just to see what it'd do. It' synced at around 2-3 MB/s between them and a bit from my home connection. (It does use the bittorrent protocol). So now my home photos are on 2 different VPS on two different continents. If I want to give some one access to them I can generate a read only key or a time limited read only key.
One of the coolest features is that I have a webserver where I have people upload family photos. I HAD an rsync cron job set up to sync the photos to my computer every night. Now the upload folder is a BitTorrent Sync folder. Within seconds of someone uploading photos. They get sync'd to my desktop, my laptop, my server, my VPS on another continent.
If you want more redundancy add more servers. The more nodes you add the faster new nodes get 'up to date'.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Aren't magazines 8.5x11? That's 13.9"
Keep in mind this also ruins stuff like private browsing. Some browsers don't send a referrer while in in privacy mode.
It's actually the way I dealt with people 'stealing' images. If they can right click and 'copy image URL' they'll do that. So I did a combination of things.
The images are actually a CSS background. And on top of that they're a base64 dataURL. It also makes it trivial to put a watermark on it. I know numerous photographers that use right click disable but that's foiled easy enough or use the CSS background trick but if you read the HTML code that's easy enough to get around. I know a technically savvy person could probably figure it out. But typically people that look at source code get foiled by that.
It's not perfect but for tossing numerous images up on my personal website: http://www.exstatic.org/demo_script/index.php?image=Panorama%200