Bascially Air conditioners only use electricity in 2 ways. A motor in the compressor, and a motor to drive the fan. AC motors are MUCH more efficient than DC motors. Any industrial electric motor you find will be AC. This is a step backwards.
You're forgetting that AC is significantly more efficient at driving a motor than DC is. Go look at any good power tool, washer, drier, they all require dual phase AC for a reason.
This is a step backward.
Neither of those OS's, by default, farm you for information. Google does offer you lots of services you really want in exchange for letting them farm you... But there are alternatives and you're free to chose them.
It sounds like here, Microsoft is doing the farming at the OS level. I don't know if that's true or not, I'll wait to hear more. But if it's true, this version of Windows is DOA. It could have been the one toehold MSFT could have had to fend off Google and they're throwing it all away.
Right, the shooters problem is that he talked to them or the police. He should have shot it out of the sky, disposed of the shell, not answered the door and called his lawyer. Never talk to the police, never admit guilt.
It's bird shot man. It can literally lad on your head and it wont hurt. I've done it.
People that don't shoot shouldn't talk about shooting.
The point of Steam Machines is to get rid of Windows and MS... so how does Windows 10 help with that?
Also... you can already plug your video card into your TV. You've been able to do that for over 10 years with a $10 extra long HDMI or Display port cable.
If you want it wireless, there are devices that do that for about $100
If you want a real "Stream" or shared desktop, Chrome Cast can do games now and the dongles $29
Also... this story hit a day or two ago... on pretty much every "Pay to play" tech website out there at the same time. In other words, this is a paid Microsoft commercial we've been duped into reading. Thanks Slashdot, you're really going down the tubes.
One of their more promising goals is to create a "perfect lens" which would allow an everyday person to view things as small as a virus with the naked eye.
Can someone explain to me how using a lens to see something qualifies as "with the naked eye", exactly?
...as opposed to an electron microscope.
An electron microscope "Senses" things and then creates a false image representing those things so you can have an idea of what it's sensing. You are not actually "Seeing" the thing in the microscope. With a perfect lens, light bounces off the object, passes through the lens and enters your eye. You are seeing the actual object, and not a false image of it.
The Meta-material happens to be transparent aluminum (and silver) so...
But now, by modifying metals like Silver and Aluminum at the subwavelength scale, researchers are developing "Meta-Materials" that causes light to interact with these metals in new and interesting ways. One of their more promising goals is to create a "perfect lens" which would allow an every day person to view things as small as a virus with the naked eye. Will this eventually lead to whale sized fish tanks as clear as glass with the strength of aluminum? Only time will tell.
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That depends entirely on what's on the device I'm updating.
My phone has basically no important information and the entire thing is backed up in 3 different locations. I only update it when I absolutely have to because being without it if it bricks during the update is a nightmare, and most updates change the way the phone works and just end up irritating me. I don't know anyone personally that's ever had their phone remotely hacked, and even if they did... so what?
My work computer? It gets updated every night. There's a team of people that handle that.
My home computer? Well, MSFT is involved... that used to auto-update until they came out with that "upgrade to windows 10!" notification. Now I don't trust their updater at all and updates are turned off permanently. I'll update when I need to.
Linux installs stable updates on its own. Never had a problem.
Websites and things? Again, depends on the content. I've got a Teamspeak server that's been running on an EC2 Instance for years and I'm never updating that.
As long as you're honest with them, that's cool with me. Not sure I'd walk the same path, you might want to see a shrink about your inability to commit, but that's your business, not mine.
Hiding truths about yourself isn't necessarily bad.
"I don't want people to know I really do like Oysters but don't want to eat them because I had a stuffed clam as a child and that's embarrassing"
That secret is ok. Revealing it doesn't really help... anyone. Ok, maybe you could argue that it does but whatever. It's close enough to the line that why not let you keep the secret?
"I'm lying to my wife about dangerous behavior that could endanger her mental/physical health, maybe even her life." or even worse "I'm not sure my husband fathered our son" yea no... that's not a secret you have a right to keep. You should be exposed. You're morally reprehensible for failing to address your marital issues in an honest way.
When you get married, you've made a choice to do things a certain way. You even have a relatively easy way out these day (divorce) it may have been different in the middle ages, but you have no excuse now. Man up, have the talk.
Full disclosure: I'm not defending this company for what it does.
For those of you who were tired of the old criminal justice system, be careful what you wish for. To these hackers and many other people, the fact that this company is not illegal in the eyes of the old criminal justice system is irrelevant. To these hackers, it is amoral. These hackers have decided unilaterally what morality is, who is guilty, and how punishment will be executed. Publicly destroying people and businesses that somehow offend somebody else is now the new normal. The old system of justice won't protect you anymore because even if the old system catches these hackers, the damage will be done and can't be undone.
Nothing is immoral about "Truth" and anyone that furthers "Truth" is doing the right thing. Though it may be difficult or uncomfortable. The people who will be exposed here, had a very easy way to avoid this entire thing. Seek marital counseling, and failing that get a divorce. It's not hard at all these days. One uncomfortable talk with your wife, a few irritating weeks figuring out the finances, sign some papers... one court appearance, and you're done. But what did they chose? Doesn't their spouse deserve to know?
Well, you can never make it "impossible" unless you don't collect the data at all. But what you can do is make it impossible to do anonymously. If it was an inside job, and they had their controls set properly, then they should already know who the insider is.
One immoral act to shutdown another immoral act
No, one illegal act, to shutdown another immoral act. There's a huge difference.
Releasing this info is the right thing to do.
Now all the adulterers on slashdot can flag me troll. Go right ahead, that wont save you from your spouse.