While note a "real" power connector, you can power the Rpi through the GPIO header. Works nicely.
Java or C# would be good server-side languages, because of the ease of finding developers.
I personally prefer C# and ASP.NET MVC Web API. A completely open source solution when you use Mono.
Nearly every Steam game release is instantly cracked by the pirate community. If you want your games forever, no matter what, just save the crack along with your Steam backups.
As soon as the pressure equalizes between the two sides of the membrane the flow of water will stop. Your pump will have to do all the work to pull the water through the membrane at the point. It's now also going to have to fight gravity to pump the water from the depths of the ocean.
1) I hate the idea of having all of these computers working harder and harder, using more and more energy, and every day there being more miners setting up more computers, all of it in an unproductive pursuit of nothing but wealth. The energy wasted for no real societal gain makes it more socially useless than a marketing department for a law firm.
A non-centralized, freely available to anyone with an Internet connection, digital currency is a huge gain for society. Miners insure the integrity of this system. It's not wasted energy if you value the idea behind it.
2) The price varies so wildly, but it's all based off of nothing. At least with stocks, you have company metrics and financials you can at least try to use to figure out where it's going. At least with national currencies, you can look at what the country is doing politically and financially to try and guess where the currency is going. With bithcoin, it's like it's decided by a magic eight ball...there is nothing you can base decisions on other than a random guess.
Bitcoin prices are driven by supply and demand. That's about as simple as economics gets. Just like gold or any other finite commodity, as long as it has value in the minds of people the price will go up in the long term because of the limited supply.
They have compound eyes like any other insect. They just happen to have Pseudopupils. Compound eyes have pigments that reflect light from wide angles and let straight on light pass through to the photo-receptor.
Mantis have a high contrast between the two states giving the appearance of a pupil, probably to creep us out a lot more.
How does Amazon or any other hosting provider have any negotiating power with the ISPs? Your ISP can shut off access to Amazon if they want to, what are you going to do? Switch? If you are lucky you have maybe two other choices who will do exactly the same if Amazon doesn't pay whatever extortion fee they come up with.
Cloud computing has exacerbated the whole thing by centralizing most of the content in a few companies. ISPs now have a short list (Amazon, Microsoft, Google, etc) of companies to extort.
Do they mean Classic ASP? They list
If they can't get their list of tested "languages" straight, I doubt the rest of the article.
Commercial optical disks from movie studios are stamped.. Stamping disks requires costly equipment and setup time and only makes sense when you are going to make many copies of the same disk.
Writable optical disks often use organic dye which breaks down over time, especially when exposed to bright light. This is often why their shelf life is very bad.
There is no way Amazon is using either technology for this.
just tell me this: who would hire an aging programmer, just starting out, when you can more easily abuse immigrants and h1b's who are young and will work overtime for free and deny the value of a personal life?
All things being equal, I'd hire the older developer who spent the last 10+ years in a coal mine working a very demanding, high risk job, where a fuck up gets you killed.
Younger developer come with a strong sense of self-entitlement, lack of loyalty, and little life experience. H1B's can have the same issues plus a language barrier.
I read the bright pink one and my eyes still haven't adjusted back to seeing normal colors.
It was the most concise and to the point of the four though.
The five million number doesn't make sense.
According to official reports the federal government only employ's 4.3 million including 1.5 million military personnel.
It's absurd to have five million people working for the federal government, who need security clearance, and aren't in the military.
Sounds like the case celebs use against paparazzi.
I don't so mind being photographed (or my property automatically scanned) in public but what I do mind is people making a profit on it.
I want the data brokers and/or repo companies to cut me a check every-time a database with my information is used to make money.
More importantly, I don't see what is there to gain for bitcoin users. Privacy afforded by bitcoin is lost here since buyer identity is known to at least two parties - Overstock and Coinbase.
Many people are interested in bitcoin because of the lack of central bank control and it's non fiat currency nature.