You're full of shit. The ATV, Progress, and Soyuz all dock directly with the station.
Check out the this article and search for the section on Geoffrey Prime and read what he got up to.
And remember his "data collection" was done on pieces of card, and was before the days that most adults/parents carry mobile tracking devices around with them so their locations could be known at most times.
Oh yes we do, it is called psychotherapy.
It depends on how you measure success. If you look at things like prison population, life expectancy, homicide rate, treatment of minorities, poverty, access to higher education, access to healthcare, work conditions, protection of civil liberties, freedom of the press, etc..., the U.S. is a shithole I wouldn't want to live in.
Personally I know of no software that can currently reverse a jpeg into raw.
Print at high res, then take a picture of the print!
I'm still mystified by the desire to make computational neural nets more like biological ones. Biological neurons are *bad* in many ways -- for one, they are composed of a large number of high signal-to-noise sensors (ion channels). This random behavior is necessary to conserve energy and space in a brain. But computers have random-access memory and energy isn't really a limiting factor; why impose these flaws?
Sure, there may be things that can be discovered by playing with network models more inspired by biology. But there's this bizarre meme going around that we have to make computers act like brains for them to be any good. We don't.
I'm very surprised someone from AMD would say this, given that they used to produce the AMD29000, which used to be rather popular in some niche areas. This used register windows, with 192 registers in total. Nice chip, back in the day.
The Wikipedia article also says that parts of the 29050 design were used as the basis for the K5 x86-compatible chips.