There can be no vacuum of power in a world full of super powers (nations). If, (and that's a big *if*) he manages to gain sovereignty by the USA, not all nations would treat his status with equal. He doesn't have a military. China could literally invade his island and there's nothing he could do about it. Which BTW comes full circle as to why he will never gain sovereignty. The US will not cede land that will inevitably be take over by another super power in short order.
If only Andy Rooney pulled this off on TV. Bravo sir! Bravo.
There are two types of people in this world. Those who want to control others, and those that don't. Politics is for people whom fall in the former category. Party affiliation just sets the agenda on *how* to control others and nothing more.
Back in 2005, I was working at Time Warner in Austin, TX. The networks were just getting upgraded segment by segment to support Switched Video technology. HDTV was just now getting rolled out for the masses that the need for more digital bandwidth was imperative. Basically, only the channels being requested per segment got transmitted. Each node (cable box) was updated to map the channel to broadcast in real-time. Essentially the technology was abstracted out from the viewer.
If local cable companies were facing a bandwidth shortages in 2005, I can only imagine the requirements of HDTV content is today. Of course, the Scientific Atlanta boxes then did not use or support H.264 yet but an older MPEG standard if I recall. I doubt the current backbone and ISP infrastructure can support 3rd party IPTV services. Perhaps some of the newer specs of IPv6 will make it possible coupled with H.264.
That's right you database developers you. Take that! And while you're at it, make our race field selectable too. While we (or most of us anyways) are Human, we might have intelligent extraterrestrial visitors soon. Plan ahead!
Agreed. Just because WiFi hardware will be cents on the dollar (or soon at this rate) doesn't mean we should be slapping a WiFi chip on every fucking electronic device just to fart over the airwaves. What's next, an IPv6 address for every single kitchen and household appliance? I suppose I should be so snarky about it. I could see the point in being notified when to replace food or notifying you that the burner or oven was left on (no thanks to the kids or elderly). Regardless, WiFi hardware doesn't need to be installed in gimmicky products just to make name for yourself in the market. So again, your point still stands.
I'm guessing this system meters which car used X amount of electricity and bills accordingly? You pay what you use, right? Or is this some sort of ploy to charge each tax payer a flat monthly fee across the board?
That used to be the case with SSDs, not any longer. One of my clients runs OIC CleanSweep which basically stitches together sidescan / bathymetry data for ocean floor surveys. One project was 90GB in size. It's consume 32GB of RAM easily. While yes, if money wasn't an object I would have recommended a DAS RAID5 spindle array. But a Samsung 840 SSD is rated for sustained sequential writes of up to 520MB/s and 4KB random write IOPS of 90,000.
It helped them considerably save time. Had this been a desktop and not a laptop (there's a good reason for LT, trust me), I would have recommended an OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2. That PCIe SSD card can sling 1.3GB/s on the writes. And you know what, OIC CleanSweep still would have slammed the shit out of it!!!!
IANAP. I don't think we will ever see CPUs clocked to 10Ghz unless there's some asynchronous timing voodoo used. I'm of the understanding that the speed of light and signal propagation is the real limitation here with regards to higher frequencies.
Looks like a subwoofer cylinder, to be quite honest.
You're right about server grade hardware being more robust and intelligently managed to that of a standard desktop. However, in this context, I was speaking of servers. I'm not sure what kind of units you're talking about, but I work exclusively with Dell PowerEdge units. Take a PE R710 (IU) for example. It's maximum warning threshold is set for 42C (108F) with a failure of 47C (117F). The RPMs will throttle on their own (factory default) based on ambient temp per sensor readings on the IPMI bus. Though it should be noted that excessive high temps will shorten the lives HDDs and in some cases cause a premature SMART failure of the drives. And we haven't even begun looking into the theoretical reduction in MTBF. Perhaps with someone as large as Google and Amazon, the savings in energy is great that it offsets the cost to swap hardware often. I wouldn't know. But for a small to medium business that requires their own off site servers, the risk is not acceptable to me.
80f does cause the server fans to work harder via higher RPMs though. The higher your temps, the less margin of error you have to make corrections in a DC.
One of my co-workers nailed it on the head. The whole point of moving to Metro is that it's easy to replicate and impliment HTML5 for web apps. It's why Office365 looks and feels nearly identical on any modern browser. The point is to design a UI that can be seemless between local devices and over the web. I'm thinking that's exactly why Apple is going the "metro" route too.
No no no. You swipe at the NSA Prism icon just to unlock your phone. Now all your apps are being properly...ahem..."managed".
Learned to use Red Star OS. The intentions of N. Korea are pretty strait forward. If you can trust that OS, you can trust -any- OS.
Even if they did understand us at some level, would a computer care? I'm seriously asking this question because if the closest thing to a human brain is that of a monkey or ape. Yet we act and interact with the world in completely different ways. Even our desires and expectations are different. In fact, compared to a computer with advanced AI, we would have better luck trying to talk with dolphins. Whatever becomes of AI, it's not going to be HAL 9000. I'm pretty confident of that.