I think the point here is that it's rapidly becoming a proven technology that has a less than 50% chance of injuring the wielder. AFAIK there have been 0 operator fatalities of the devices so far. The reason why nobody thought this was a worthwhile technology to pursue previously was because everybody thought it would detonate immediately. Turns out that the number is closer to 10 and greater than 0. Even 1000 or 10,000 is a pretty big number, up from 0 in less than a year.
It is interesting that it was lost to the point that they reported it to the media for help finding it, but then found by the roadside immediately after they pulled it out of it's radiation shielding.
A few years ago a guy traveling home from a radiation treatment (prostate thing, not marrow irradiation) was pulled over after a radiation sensor detected his car and police were notified in Seattle along the I-5 corridor. Cobalt 60 might be detectable from space, or at least a low flying airplane with the correct hardware onboard.
Some of us get to work from home two+ days a week. And/or do all their weekly shopping on the weekends.
If Aunt Jennie sends you a link to what Cousin Frankie needs, just find it on Amazon (or whatever specialty retailer carries it) and have it shipped, already giftwrapped, straight to Frankie's door. No need to roll out of bed that day. Leave the stop light for chumps.
Remained intact and still moving
European retailers publish their return rates by brand, OCZ has consistently been #1 by a wide margin, sometimes having as high as one in five (that's 20% for those of you following along at home) return rates for some models, the brand as a whole has been at around 8% for almost two years now. They're ticking time bombs. By contrast, intel, samsung et all generally have a return rate around 2% which is standard for retail items in general. Something is obviously very wrong. Also you should note that OEMs do not touch OCZ products with a 20 ft pole, you can only buy them at retail which should be a huge red flag.
I don't see a bunch of developers clamoring to port Unity to RHEL or FreeBSD, or OSX for that matter
Says you. I didn't read anything about a cowboy neal option in this poll you speak of.
RIP American Monarchist Party
No, it genuinely doesn't look like the GP knows what they're talking about, they say "SpaceX prize" and then go on to talk about commercial programs. It's like he blurred the entire spaceflight industry together in a single sentence and does it without stating any facts.
Armadillo was a profitable company (as in, showed a profit at the end of a fiscal year) with several different research contracts for NASA before it imploded due to mismanagement. I'm not sure what your ambiguous comment about "SpaceX Prize" means, do you mean the Lunar X prize? Armadillo never made a bid for the commercial crew program as far as I'm aware (where SpaceX is competing with two other, non-Armadillo affiliated companies).
Pretty much every year at Quakecon, JC spoke about how he hated getting bogged down with business details and wanted to get back to working on low level hardware/software, decreasing latency etc. i.e. he had gotten way too high level for his liking and all of his projects were tinkering R&D type stuff - he seems to have always shrugged off management roles that were cast upon him. He complained one year that iD Software and Rage had torn him too far from Armadillo Aerospace and (commentating here) the company had sort of flatlined without him as a constant presence there.
Wouldn't shock me to see him do a new start up company in the mobile games space and re-invest himself in Armadillo Aerospace again. iD software obviously had long been somewhere where he no longer fit in.
I get all my legal advice from anonymous strangers on the internet.
Where did this start? On Windows it was obviously the "Blue Screen of Death", Zip Drives had the "Click of Death". Did this phrase have any widespread use before Microsoft/IBM? Wikipedia points to OS/2 as the original BSoD monkier, but I'm wondering if it has roots that go back further than the late 1980s/early 90s.
They specified in their press release that parts would have a 5 day lead time.