I am sure if you can easily pinpoint humans through a wall with 10 cm accuracy, you will see this funded and developed by your favourite defense contractors. Sniper rifle with wallhack, anyone?
The x86 architecture, since the 8081, has double precision 64 bit floats, and a special 80 bit float--some compilers call this long double and use 128 bits to store this. How does this compare to other architectures?
Just because you've never had a problem doesn't make it non existent. No one is going to take away your new shiny monitor.
Most companies run infrastructure to failure. That means fluorescent lights with magnetic ballast that flicker at 60 Hz x 2. Previously, an old CRT with worn out phosphors running at a close frequency would have very noticeable flicker. The beat frequency (difference or lack of sync between two rapidly flickering sources) is what matters. Personally I could see some flicker with a monitor under fluorescent lights up to 70 Hz. Some coworkers always left their CRTs at 60 (where flickering was most noticeable) and we're never bothered. LCDs with CFL backlights generally don't have Mich of an issue (high frequency driver due to size).
I can see how an LED backlight with faulty circuitry could become an issue, especially if it has a flicker close to powerlines frequency. Again it would not be noticeable to everyone. That doesn't make it psychosomatic. Just means the guy who sees it has a slightly different visual cortex in hos brain from you (faster clock speed)? Stop throwing around this nonsense and accusing the OP of being allergic to WiFi too.
By the way, if you ever work in a large company or government, you often will be stuck with degrading equipment for quite some time. Especially outside of IT.... I feel sorry for the OP if this is the case as if his boss can't see it, he's stuck with it until it breaks or he quits.
Also someone mentioned LED lights on cats. Cars run off of DC, but voltage regulators and alternator can add a pulsation to any lighting.
The less involved the drivers are the safer the system is. The system is safest when the driver cannot control the car at all.
The Airbus school of thought.
You can excees the design of the engines ib a Boeing aircraft in reverse thrust to stop it from overrruning the runway in emegency conditions. The engines will be damaged and need overhaul but you can avoid becoming a giant fireball. In an Airbus, you cannot.
"If only the crew kept their sinning hands off of the controls"
Free as in beer, or free as in gnu?
So store it on the card, and record it on the buses computer. Download the bus whenever it returns to the depot. Update the balance nightly from on a database. Flag cards that come back with a discrepancy at recharge time. If a card has a negative balance (i.e. tampered or spoofed), blacklist it. download the blacklist to the bus regularly.
Wait, I should patent that. Method and apparatus for a tamper resistant NFC fare card system.
Arguably Competition between governments is not a free market, as they collude in their own interests with some of the other members, for example OPEC, NATO, the old Warsaw pact. They also lobby and influence smaller players. This leads to what is largely an oligopoly of several large blocs and very small powerless players.
Good god - how idiotic does an OS have to be, to run executables from any media you happen to insert?
Not idiotic, just outdated. When Windows XP was released, way back in 2001, the assumption was that removable media was going to be a pressed CD or DVD and that these sources could be trusted. This assumption started to break down with the advent of cheap CD/DVD writers, and became completely absurd when inexpensive flash drives proliferated.
Autorun comes from Windows 95. Worth noting that cd writers were pretty cheap in 1998.
Perhaps those drinking 3 cups a day are more likely to be in jobs where they are virtually chained to a desk, so they rarely see the sun and thus less skin cancer.
The cynic in me says that even if it is a simple patch and recompile for existing android devices, we will never see it from any OEMs--it takes away some of the reason to buy the latest shiny.
Here's hoping for the community android rebuilds...
No microphone headset or bt mouse profile
I just wish they would add bluetooth profiles to the iPad for microphone headsets and mice, although the latter I only want with RDP apps, although I think it might be handy if you were using a full-screen editor, too.
Of course there's no BT profile for BT microphone headsets and mice. This is consistent with Apple practice.
- A microphone headset would let you make private calls with VOIP apps, which might mean less calls on your iphone, or even not need your iphone at all if properly implemented.
- A mouse might allow development of apps which would require you to use your macbook less and/or not even buy a macbook in the first place.
Usually the problem isn't the left turning vehicle in the intersection when the light turns yellow, but the 3 or 4 other vehicles who pile in after them after the yellow. This shortens the time if the cross street has an advance left turn signal, thus leading the left turning drivers from the cross-street to do the same. Ad infinitum.
Thats the point though- this would theoretically be perpetrated by the cable providers, and they attempt to recoup all of their lost tv revenue via increased internet costs.
Comcast already did it without usage based billing- I have internet only and they jacked it up to $70/month from $40, if I bought a internet + tv package it'd be $75.
Canadian cable provider Shaw posted their new rate plans for internet only (were to start in November).. same thing, there was basically no difference between internet only and internet+cable in cost. I said "see ya!" and switched to a dsl provider at a substantial discount to the new internet rates.
You have to go deep into the Shaw cable website to find the real internet package pricing -- on their main page they proudly announced "29.95" for "Broadband 50". Going into the details:
For 6 Months
There are some older packages available, not well advertised, and probably to be deleted in the future. Still, basic internet (when you find it on their site) is $42.50 a month with TV, and $52.50 a month without. That's at least $10 more than basic DSL service around here.
Complaining that nuclear cannot be profitable without government subsidies is just a little ironic given that every "green" "renewable" source has the same fate.
But that you say things like the governments have no money since the corporations took over, and joining that with actually trying to reference the Guardian... well, you're just a kook anyway.
Same goes for oil, gas, and coal--if it's owned by the people and held in trust by the state, as is typical for minerals and oil, but only a small fraction is charged in royalty to the extractor, that Is also a form of subsidy.
While 3dfx clung to a crippled OpenGL interface in favor of GLIDE, MesaGL on windows could run Quake 3 with graphical acceptability on twin voodoo2 cards, whereas 3dfx's driver that they refused to update would have ugly white boxes everywhere there was partial transparency used.