The elevation of privilege vulnerability isn't Adobe's fault, any program running under a limited user could get full admininstrator rights with that.
We can (and have) test all those things here on Earth. IIRC, NASA successfully grew lettuce in zero-g on a shuttle mission.
The moon is a terrible place to grow plants:
Exactly; we have done all the tests we can on Earth, and of course nothing beats the real thing for accuracy.
Plus the only place in the solar system that isn't a terrible place to grow plants is Earth, and possibly the upper atmosphere of Venus.
It reduces the size of the Dart to JS compiled output by 40% compared to previous versions.
Next you'll be telling us that an optimising C compiler can't create faster code than readable hand-written ASM...
I was expecting some kind of ornithopter with flexible wings, how is this insect inspired? I don't remember any insects that fly around encased in a rotating sphere...
Talking about "just false",
ALL land predators have binocular vision - we have binocular vision, thus derived from a predator.
The primates that humans evolved from where primarily frugivore yet had binocular vision, thus our binocular vision did not come from preying on other animals.
I thought they were prevalent on hunting animals because stereoscopic vision was important to depth perception which is critical when attacking another animal
The primates that humans evolved from where primarily frugivores, however they also had binocular vision.
Given the myriad other hazards, and billions of other reasons that stereoscopic vision in hunter-animals evolved, the answer is pretty much No.
Except the primates that humans evolved from weren't predators yet have binocular vision.
Maybe a "delayed" open source licence would do the trick, like any time you compile a binary you get a one-year BSD license but after that year is up you must provide the complete corresponding source code for that binary with a GPL-compatible license. That way you get a good exclusivity period for people who want the new features right now and you don't have to wait life+70/95 years for it to go out of copyright - and you still wouldn't have the source, just the binary. The hook needs a little more bait than that everyone can copy everything you do, instantly.
For games this doesn't seem necessary as you could just do what ID does with the Doom/Quake sources: The game engine is open source while the game assets are copyrighted and sold separately.
I don't think it's the lack of Ethernet in itself that's the problem, I suspect it's that:
- Has Ethernet port = printer is a business oriented printer and thus is aimed at people who know are relatively savvy and know what to look for in a printer, thus printer is relatively good
- No Ethernet port = printer is a consumer oriented printer and thus is aimed at people who know nothing about printers and will by and old crap, thus printer is any old crap
Articulated cars could be grouped, say cars of 4 articulated carriages each meaning you could have 4, 8 or 12 carriages per train. Not sure if anyone does this though.
On the London Underground the job of telling passengers who block the doors off was delegated to the driver years ago.
The doors on the London Underground do have sensors, they clamp down hard on anything in their way but if they can't close completely then automated systems stop the train from moving off and after a few seconds the doors reopen.
I assume they clamp down on the hapless passenger for a few seconds to try and discourage them from blocking the doors again in the future!
FSM obviously, any mere mortal who thinks he can prevent His Noodly Appendages from keeping objects pressed firmly to the ground must be punished!
'vsync' doesn't have any meaning anymore; LCD monitors just ignore it and bitblt the next frame directly to the display without any delay.
Ah, but vsync does still have meaning because LCD monitors essentially emulate it. The video feed is still sent to the monitor as if it were a CRT - sequentially top to bottom left to right at a set frequency. If a game finishes drawing a frame while the video stream is still halfway down the screen then you get a tear because the display frequency is fixed.
What this technology seems to do is allow the graphics card to send a complete frame to the monitor then tell the monitor to display it straight away. Without any set display frequency the monitor can run at whatever FPS the game runs at without visual tearing.