That show was clever in so many ways, too bad it got canned (same goes for Firefly)
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Difference is aircraft maintenance is very strict and reglemented. Check or replace X after Y hours of operation, everything done is logged, not accounting for the multiple redundancies (including redundant pilots in case something goes wrong).
Car maintenance on the other hand...
And it's that kind of attitude that lead to 10+GB Operating Systems, GB+ Office suites and the need for 3Ghz dual core machines and 8GB RAM in order to do *anything* useful.
Meanwhile back in the '80s a C64 or Apple][+ could run a combat flight simulator in about 40K of RAM and 1 *MHZ* Cpu. In the '90s Amigas were used for special effects and genlocking.
THe montreal subway system could be entirely autonomous, yet they are drivers in the cabin for two reasons. Something might (will) go wrong, and I'm not sure most people would trust an entirely autonomous system for reason 1.
The TV show was not that bad, some episodes were pretty good actually.
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Lemme guess? eeePC? If so, it didn't run at 400. It just said it was running at that speed...
It's not just nVidia. Many modern devices suffer from cracked solder joints. I found a big projection TV 2-3 years ago on the curb, the convergence was all screwed up thanks to broken solder joints between the flyback and motherboard. All it took was removing the ROHS crap and resolder using *standard* solder. Still works to this day.
So by using this kind of solder and being able to say they're environment friendly all it does is put MORE electronics in landfills.
And that is why It's a bad idea to use software that relies on server side authentication. Case in point, I just reinstalled my security cam software, but it won't accept my *paid-for* license because it doesn't exist anymore. So my legally bought software is now useless.
ATSC PVRs already record the raw bitstream received from the broadcaster. what you're describing can be bought for around 70$
Windows Media Center serves the same purpose in my living room.
It is the same as cable if you think of Hulu & Netflix as the *new* networks. The difference is instead of paying your cable provider you're paying the networks directly.
I just hope security is really good. A 5W laser is enough to set fire to many materials, I can only imagine something (or someone) using that to set a desk on fire.
Blaming the same countries they're outsourcing to because it's less expensive? (and killing local economy since the staff is part of the outsourcing)
Besides, how many people just throw old pills in the *garbage* ? I'm pretty sure that's the main reason for drug resistance.
Please share the info, I'm pretty sure other people here live in (or near) Montreal.