One on one, maybe, but how many F-18/e can you build for the cost of *one* F-35?
And that is why they should never have been allowed to become ISPs in the first place
It's not like they'll force Netflix to pay...
It's not like they're making 60,000$/year, maybe not even 10,000/year
Like when my previous employer (largest Cableco in Quebec) went to Egypt for tech support (4,000/year, crappy support, low-end) customers whined and kept their expensive services even if their tech support went to hell...
Damn you! When I tried to cover my hand with the other one, my phone dropped to the floor...
Most chargers are universal, meaning they run between 100-230v. I'd be more worried about fitting the plug in
Or as a prank
And we have a winner...
Also, remove the optical drive and HDD, Set it up so it boots from an SD card and use the new extra space with even more stuff.
What's next, everybody travelling strip naked without any luggage?
"no money will be recovered, taxes will not go down, services won't improve."
More money will be taken, taxes will go up, services will go down. FTFY
Nah. We re-elected the same ones responsible for CEIC...
"With our hydro electric resources, we should be pioneering electric cars."
Montreal citizen here...
We did. In mid-90s Hydro-Quebec developped an electric wheel hub. Tech derived from that research (TM4 engine, 96% efficiency) is now being tested by the Societe de Transport de Montreal for buses. I've seen one of those buses, and besides being ugly as hell they do the job and are *completely* silent (besides being too low for sidewalks and curbs while turning
Will they be reliable during the cold-as-hell north-pole winter? I dunno, but as a geek I can appreciate an all-electric bus.
What I'm still wondering is why they don't use hybrids. A city bus would be the *perfect* application for an hybrid vehicle. All that stop-and-go would help keep the battery running, and the Diesel engine would recharge the battery if it gets too low. Combined with the fact that Bio-Buses run on biodiesel made from (mostly) trash, that would seem like the logical application.
But as of now, the problem with electric-only is recharge time. I can fuel my car in 5 minutes (and give it 600KM range). Let me put at least 300KM in 10 minutes in an electric only, and they will take off. Yes I know about Supercharging stations, but until I can do the same at most gas stations, electrics will stay a niche application. Add solar panels to the car, the possibility of hooking up a range extender (generator), the possibilities are there.
Gasoline's energy density is pretty much why it's about the only practical way to fuel a car in minutes. (I'm only in my early 40s, and I sadly don't think I'll live to see mainstream electric-only vehicles)
There's a limit to how many amps you can dump in a battery without severely shortening its capacity to hold a charge (not withstanding the heat and other problems related to running hundreds of amps on a connector)
vogons.org is a reference for retro gaming
Discussed this with friends since 8 came out. Detect a touch screen, *offer* (not force) the crappy METRO interface. Don't detect a touch screen, classic shell.
METRO makes sense on a tablet or a phone, but not on a desktop.
5 years ago I was given an old HP Vectra workstation (256k Ppro 180 upgraded to a 1MB Ppro 200 with water cooling), removed both Matrox Video cards, slapped in a Soundblaster PRO 2.0, an Ensoniq Soundscape Elite, a Voodoo Rush, and after upgrading the machine to 192MB RAM, installed Win 98SE. DooM sounds amazing, Tie Fighter never sounded better. OS/2 Warp 3.0, DOS 6.22, win 3.11 and 98SE.
For the really big games (Xwing Alliance/UT/Quake2), P3/800 , dual Voodoo2 in SLI, SB Live!. 513MB and 98SE with a Rage 128 Pro card. Those machines sit along my C64 and my PS/2 286 (and my 512k MAC)
I have an old VLB 486 with an overclocked amd 5x86 running at 160 (32MB RAM), that one I'v got to give FreeDOS a try