Most teachers I knew naturally used a variant of merge sort when sorting a pile of test papers. Most didn't know anything about formal sorting algorithms.
bottled water packaging cannot claim to combat dehydration
Less stupid that you might think.
Of course, bottled water works against dehydration... Like almost all non-alcoholic beverages and some types of solid food.
But the reason why this law exist is to prevent sellers from implying that bottled water is the best way to combat dehydration, which is not true. Tap water, soda, juice, etc... work just as well. And in some cases, like when you need electrolytes, there are better alternatives.
You may call it over-regulation but I think that it does make sense.
Economy -> ???
Game consoles with their OS in ROM are commonly hacked.
A robbery involving mobile devices doesn't mean that the robber robs a mobile device from the robbed.
For example, if robbers use phones to coordinate an assault, then a phone is involved. If a robber steals cash to buy a phone, a phone is also involved.
Just saying that with words like "involve" it is easy to create misleading statistics.
A watch can be easily connected to the blood vessels in the wrist and use the O2 / glucose mix as an energy source like the rest of your body. Recharge by eating. This would be real bleeding-edge technology.
Note that the use of blood as a power source (for implants) is seriously being researched. Look up "biofuel cell".
I seriously doubt the credibility of the article.
Anyways, remote stop doesn't mean that you can stop any car, anywhere. It can be the equivalent of a virtual barrier, for example, an induction loop may be placed at some key points like red lights to transmit the signal only to cars that pass over it.
Yes, we can consider "stay-at-home parent" as a field. But because it is a job that doesn't have a price tag, it is somehow considered inferior. It's not. Don't underestimate the value of a stay-at-home parent.
Cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids, shopping, etc... Without a stay-at-home parent, you have to pay good money for someone to do this (here goes your hard earned money). You can also live in filth and neglect your kids (wow, that's progress !). Or you can attempt to do it in addition to your day job (and live an exhausting and stressful life).
Firefox OS, aka "Boot to Geko" is actually just a web browser running on top of a linux kernel with a minimal interface between the two. It's great if you like web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS,
You can probably hack Firefox OS to get a UNIX shell, run native code, etc... but AFAIK, it is against Mozilla's philiosophy so don't expect much support.
BTW, this practice is now illegal in France.
If it happens, you just need to notify the seller that you keep the product at his disposal for two weeks. If he doesn't pick it up, it's yours. Of course you don't have to pay anything.
If the word CODEC is so important to you that you write it in all caps, at least use it correctly.
A codec is not a standard nor a format, it's software or hardware that deals with compession and decompression. x264 is a codec, h.264 is not.
And BTW, x264 is free software, that's for sure. But if you use it as a h.264 encoder, you have to comply with the conditions imposed by MPEG-LA. It includes paying royalties in some cases.
Non flying cars do not produce vortexes like planes do. Tailgating work by exploiting the low pressure area behind the front car. There may be a bit of turbulence but it's not what is important.
Planes, like almost all heavier than air things that fly, work by making the air go down, which, by reaction, makes the plane go up. This downwards moving air ends up spinning around, creating the vortex. Cars don't need lift, and generate thrust by pushing on the road, not on the air. As a result, they don't need vortexes.
It has been done : On May 14, 2005 an AS350 B3 piloted by Eurocopter test pilot Didier Delsalle touched down on the top of Mt. Everest, at 8,848 m (29,030 ft). This record has been confirmed by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. ( from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocopter_AS350 )
For planes, auto-pilot is easier. Obstacles in air are very uncommon. You could cruise simply by going blindly from A to B in a straight line and the chances of hitting anything will be very low. You just need relatively simple systems to reduce this risk to something insignificant. Take off and landing are a bit trickier but even these are more predictable than driving.
Plus, you still have two highly trained pilots aided by air traffic controllers.
You forgot the obligatory xkcd link.
Here it is : http://xkcd.com/1098/