1) Fossil fuels are a limited supply. Maybe enough for another 50 years. Maybe 100. But still limited.
That's not a problem because science will find a replacement. Not the same science that discovered that global warming is caused by human activity, of course, a different science. So let's just kick the can down the road like we always do and let our children and grandchildren deal with the problem.
And so ends the American Dream.
Taken to the logical extreme, if you are correct that latency has exactly zero effect on the viewing experience as long as it's reasonably consistent, then bandwidth is irrelevant because you can simply download the entire movie before watching it and it would not impact the viewing experience.
No, I think every additional second between the time you press "play" and the time the movie starts, downgrades the viewing experience slightly, no matter how repeatable that latency is.
with Netflix, you can have 5 second ping and still have a good video watching experience.
That's correct when the buffer is more than 5 seconds long and you don't mind the >5 second delay before the video begins.
So in real life, a faster data connection really does create a better viewing experience, so Verizon is technically correct, but each additional megabit per second provides less and less of an improvement over the previous megabit per second.
Asked if the decision to fail every one of the 30-plus enrollees was fair to every student, Horwitz said that "a few" students had not engaged in misbehavior, and he said that those students were also the best academic performers. Horwitz said he offered to the university that he would continue to teach just those students, but was told that wasn't possible, so he felt he had no choice but to fail everyone and leave the course.
Instead of patching what they call our "antiquated" power grid, perhaps we should actually rethink it... Allowing people to generate power using solar and wind, use it what they want and sell the rest to utilities sounds very good, but it does not reduce the peak capacity that the utilities must have...
That goal is achieved by dynamically pricing electricity always just above market equilibrium to create a small, permanent buffer of excess capacity in order to prevent brownouts and blackouts. That means we need to upgrade our antiquated power grid in order to allow the price to rise and fall in accordance with supply and demand.
The $10/GB should be free (or cheap) during times of light data traffic on the cellular network, similar to "unlimited nights and weekends" voice plans.
It seems his trading bot used a new strategy to outwit the other trading bots and so they sold like crazy, depressing the stock price. There's a technical solution to this technical problem, but as usual the government prefers a more heavy-handed approach.
Executions are not murder. Why? There was a trial.
So executions are not unethical when they are approved by a government. I would be very, very careful with that line of reasoning.
in some neighbourhoods the wait time actually increases along with the surge price increase.
It makes sense that neighborhoods with a relative oversupply of drivers would see their wait times increase, approaching the wait times in neighborhoods with higher demand.
In San Francisco when they implemented surge pricing for parking, prices went up in some neighborhoods and down in others. But prices on average fell.
1. Go to maps.google.com
2. Click on the ? icon in the lower right corner
3. Click "return to classic Google Maps"
But there doesn't seem to be a way to make it permanent.