Cat haters presumably are more familiar with burlap sacks?
What's curious is the fact that this line has nothing to do with the car in the article and actually refers to Nissan's plan to build an army of ninja robots who would take sloppy human drivers out of the equation to eliminate road fatalities.
I bet by the time Microsoft copies this for their phone they'll require three fingers.
They could call it the Three Finger Salute.
I think that would be missing the point as well.
If anything they should just display a link to a torrent for it.
The Surface Pro is roughly the size of Wacom Cintiq 12WX.
The guy who draws Penny Arcade uses one.
And a Photoshop license comes with the ability to install it on two computers so I can install it on your workstation and a tablet as well.
Not that Photoshop is the only piece of graphical software in the world.
Personally I'd really like to own a Surface Pro or a Thinkpad Helix but the Helix is too expensive and for some reason I can't a Surface Pro locally (and I might as well wait for a Haswell version anyway).
There were proposals for various other locations.
There was a popular song by a trio of comedians a while back that had "Why not Uganda, why not Uganda?" as a chorus, after the British plan to settle the Jews there.
But I'm sure the hardcore nutcases who thought some specific piece of land was promised to them would still have found their way here.
It can be amusing, when animals ranging from squirrels to sharks are accused of working for the Mossad, probably not so funny for the squirrel getting waterboarded though (despite what the Youtube results for that might lead you to believe), or when the Iranians keep finding Jewish symbols in their own architecture.
Rather sad, when both sides of a an internal conflict, like in Syria or Egypt keep claiming the other side is getting weapons, intelligence and orders from the Zionist regime.
And downright disgusting with claims like the aid operations in Haiti being a front for organ harvesting.
It means that it specifically targets incoming missiles, in fact so specific that Israel has at least three different systems for different classes of projectiles.
And while Israel is perfectly fine with staying out of conflicts fought between the different brands of Arabs and Muslims (who usually proceed to accuse each other of being in league with Israel anyway) it seems that since we're the only target in reach, we're the ones who are going to be repelling a potential counter attack to your first strike.
So I hope that puts things in the right context.
As far as I know it was fired from an aircraft.
And while the US has the privilege of fighting armed conflicts in other people's back yards and being able to postpone or pack up and leave without any effects on its civilian population, Israel generally doesn't, and with the situation in the region being tense to some extent every other week things still have to get done.
It was part a test of Israel's missile interceptor system (though I'm not sure if that's the operational one or one that's in development), but it seems like it's something you might not want to postpone when there are threats of missiles being launched at you.
Disclaimer: I live in Israel.
Fire back where exactly, at the sea, for a missile not aimed at anyone?
I'd think there's a little bit more subtlety to these things than "OMG, missile launch detected, quick, fire everything we've got at everyone we don't like!".
And while the situation might be a bit tense at the moment in the area, that is often the case, and missile tests are still done, satellites are still launched and military drills still performed, often without prior notice to anyone who might be interested.
From the little I've read, it seems that the data is copied to a fast buffer, compressed, and then written to the drive's Flash.
I guess the buffer is necessary because the OS still sees the SSD as just another SATA spinning drive so the controller has to do all the SSD specific stuff like allocating blocks based on wear-balancing.
So once it's in the buffer, it's just a matter of whether the time to compress a file and store the smaller result is faster than just storing the uncompressed file.
I can only assume that running data through logic is faster than the process it takes to store it in Flash and since a lot of the data you'd have on an SDD these days (system files, databases, basically anything other than highly compressed video, audio and already compressed files) would be pretty highly compressible and thus speed things up.
As a bonus, if the file in Flash is smaller than it's reported to be when uncompressed, you have more free space which allows for more efficient wear balancing and a faster drive.
I've been using it for format conversions since I got my Kindle and though I have no need for it the reading and library features I'm sure they are adequate.
The one thing that bothers me, as is often the case with open source software, is the interface is a mess of icons in various colors, styles and questionable relation to the functions they're trying to represent.
I guess it's just another case of a developer not being a designer and making his own icons or accepting a patchwork of contributions from various people, but it would be nice if there was one consistent style throughout.
Hell, I might even consider using it for managing and transferring my ebooks if I felt more comfortable with the interface.
I believe it has to do with the increased efficiency of spherical sharks operating in microgravity and near-vacuum.
Advertising campaigns for movies can cost as much as the production itself.
I'm not sure how that's distributed over time, but you could probably save some cash on that if you knew a month in advance that's it's going to flop.
This gave me a mental image of some sort of unholy union of Clippy and HAL 9000.
"It looks like you're trying to violate constitutional rights. I'm afraid I can't let you do that, Dave. Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?"