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An astronomer estimated the chance of being killed by an asteroid as 1 in 700,000.
As natural disasters go, any person is far more likely to die from tsunamis, earthquakes and extreme weather events.
You can of course get android devices which have the virtues of old-school hardware, but they're not mainstream -- in other words they're pricey
The HTC Desire HD has those old-school virtues (SD card and removable battery), and I don't think it's pricey now. Of course it has to be bought second-hand or refurbished. If you can settle for even lower resolution, you can get an even cheaper HTC Tattoo or even older stuff.
Creating some apps myself would be nice, but dunno where to start for WM5.
You might want to have a look at VS 2008 and the
I wouldn't bother, though - I have a couple of those devices (a Dell Axim x51v and an HP). They probably work like new, but I haven't used them for half a decade. Where to start? If the OS's horrible usability isn't enough to put you off, it isn't fun to deal with the short battery life and the proprietary, clunky connectors which made them a pain a recharge (though in all fairness, the HTC smartphones were slightly less awful). Any el-cheapo Android device runs circles around those.
I guess this is supposed to be newsworthy because of this part of TFA, missing from the summary:
If the results — which will be published next week in the journal Physical Review Letters — hold up, they could usher in a new era in astronomy, study team members said.
- Calling Flip a "programming language" is quite a stretch. It is not. That's the whole point in it, in fact.
- The metric to determine how good a game is is not how "complex" it is, but how much fun it is.