please explain your logic behind asking a question that obviously cant be answered with any certainty?
I saw an interesting graph in Aviation Week some time ago about the energy density of batteries versus the same mass of hydrocarbon fuel.
the problem with that comparison is that it considers that the engines and motors will have the same efficiency which is not true at all. hypothetically, if your motor is four times as efficient as an engine but your battery has only half the energy storage of the engine's fuel, the motor is still going to run twice as long as the engine.
it's systems, not components that matter.
1) are these expensive to make?
2) can they be scaled up to be used as batteries in an electric car?
3) where are my keys?
but would it buzz you to death or just lead you into traffic?
Dammit, slashdot took out the strikethru html code. Now I look like a user sheeple.
slashdot? nay! it was google!
btw, strikethrough has been gone a lone time which is why (more) people started using misconfigured terminal backspace char "^H"
When I read this story, I was excited because I thought it meant cheaper Windows for home users. I wouldn't mind running Windows 8 in Parallels on my mac
please get to a hospital NOW because you clearly have a fever of at least 105F.
And that would be unlike the freedom from secret government surveilance we are used to in the free world.
here we can criticize, try to stop and (hopefully at some point) jail them. in china you get fast tracked to organ "donation".
Have you considered that people approve of Google when it does good things, and disapprove when it does things they find inconvenient for them?
Microsoft Becoming Desperate to Sell Window 8.1
Microsoft Losing Badly in Tablet Market
Chromebooks Out of Microsoft's Extortionary Reach
Microsoft Discovers Battery Life Is Very Important On Tablets
Microsoft Is Getting "Scroogled"
Microsoft Just Got the Facts
where are the people that bark google has too much power and are "intrinsically evil" because of it? where are the people crying that their privacy is being breached because it scans their email for context? where are the people claiming they have been "scroogled"? where are you naysayer of every change google makes to a (free) product? where is your vitriol toward google for perpetrating a clearly heinous act? then again, you could just mod me down for your bitter repute.
have you considered that google actually tries to follow their "dont be evil" edict?
And that's why python is only used for laying out the user interface, and all the heavy lifting is done by GStreamer and gst-editing-services. I invite you to research that
it's fine for stock widgets but when it comes to custom gui elements, it's a cpu drain. the video/audio track representations are completely custom.
Python is not suited for every task and video editing is one of the things that should be exclusively in native code.
they gave the chinese gov full access to their (chinese) user identities and file access. i would not be surprised if their china gov approved system is completely contained within china.
How can users protect themselves from sometimes life endangering software bugs?
there was a time when cars didnt have computers. there was also a time when the computers ran a single program instead of an operating system that executes other programs.
why do we have operating systems for the only important function of the car?
the biggest security threat to computers is the user. users improperly configure things, wont take security precautions (like using weak passwords) and will outright download viruses/malware. far too many users are not competent enough to tell the difference of a real popup window and a website claiming they have a virus and they need to install their trojan horse immediately.