"entirely new CPU architecture" ? The A7 uses a 64 bit variant of ARM. If you want a mobile OS that's been ported to completely different CPU architectures then look at Android; It supports ARM, MIPS and x86. They can even run the same apps.
Yeah, I hope that's a joke, because I did a survey of people in the smoking area of a bar and found that 19 out of 20 of them smoked. Extrapolated to the population of Earth that makes 6.7 billion smokers...
I have to say that Google certainly left my Nexus S in bad shape, they updated it all the way to 4.1.2 which was too resource heavy for it, then didn't update it to 4.2 which contained a bunch of performance improvements that the NS badly needed! I've been on a close to stock custom rom since then, and every major release has improved it until it's now very usable on KitKat.
Obviously in the mean time I upgraded, but it still makes a very usable 2nd phone running KK.
Hardly being blasted by a jet afterburner though is it?
I like to think that my contact lenses give me cyborg eyes (eg. technology that is so integrated with a person that it becomes an extension of their own body, while offering enhanced capabilities) - not only do they give me perfect vision but they're also UV protective
Plus I use dailies so I don't have to worry about cleaning or losing them.
Can't be doing with contact lenses though. Went for a trial, couldn't even keep my eye open for them to put the test lens in, so that was the end of that. Ugh, actually putting something on to the surface of one's eye? *shudder*
There's a trick I use where instead of going straight for the pupil (damn brain's all like "nope!" and shuts my eyelid), I place it to one side then shift it round a bit. A few blinks later and it's centred itself. Again to take it off I shift it round first before grabbing at it so my eye doesn't see my finger while I'm doing it.
Here are tons of smart people, I don't see anybody talking about training eyes - recovering without surgery. but I know that I it is possible to get very good results without altering your body irreversible.
Maybe because all the medical studies done on vision training for myopia have failed to find any evidence that it has any physical effect?
Are you confusing it with vision therapy for eye movement and co-ordination disorders?
> Ever lose a lens or contact?
I use daily contact lenses so when I lose one it's only around 50p wasted
1 trillion Bq is about 0.3g worth of Cs-137.
You wouldn't want to swallow it, but it's not going to be "cooking" anything.
Becquerels are tiny units. In the first 3 months after the accident 14 Quadrillion (1.5x10^16) becquerels were released. For comparison Chernobyl released 14 Quintillion (1.4x10^19) becquerels in total. (source).
Compared to that, 1 trillion (1.1x10^12) becquerels is a big improvement in rate of release and according to Wolfram Alpha represents around 300mg of Cs-137.
I'm not convinced webP is better, I've done a quick comparison and to my eyes JPEG beats it on like for like file sizes:
Compared to the lossless original (one of Google's own webP comparison images) the webP version has lost more chroma resolution, leading to desaturation in parts and blurring of strong colour details like the red arm band.
It would be nice as a replacement for PNGs with alpha channels though.
The number 1 priority of the Raspberry Pi foundation was a price of $35 and $25 for the 2 models, as that's the price they determined people would pay for a "disposable" computer for kids. Everything else is secondary, that's why all those more powerful clones out there end up costing more.
Integrated audio is a bit of a running joke, see Goat Simulator system requirements...
US patent D690249, granted on September 24, 2013 to Mark Finnie of La Palma, California, for a “Motorcycle wheel with seven bifurcated spokes”.
But that's a design patent which just protects the cosmetic look of the product, which is perfectly legitimate for designer alloy wheels.
It's more like the Sikorsky X2. The dual rotors are an important feature; With a single rotor as you increase forward speed you lose lift on one side of the rotor as it slower relative airspeed, until it's basically going backwards. Having contra-rotating rotors means that one side will always have blades going "forwards" regardless of airspeed.