Agreed, DDOS today pretty much belong in the realm of vandalism and script kiddies. Sadly, it is still a low skill-high damage attack.
Underground cables are reliable, robust and requires minimal maintenance when properly installed.
IIRC underground cabling have another advantage over aerials; They can be made from far cheaper materials/alloys, such as aluminium, rather than just copper.
That, and the installed capacity. It seems to me that power companies gamble with projected load, trying to rationalize less expensive cables, at least on new installations. Of course then there is the overall age of the existing grid. IIRC the current US grid is just getting old, designed for a time with a much lower load, and no amount of "smart grid" can magically increase available capacity sufficiently.
Seems to me that it deployed during the powered stage of the flight.
I was wondering the same thing. Someone got their calendar seriously wrong.
There is that.
I just realized (due to another
Never mind, wrong post.
Why? They are testing a new launch system, mistakes happen and you learn from them.
In all fairness, SpaceX is doing remarkably well for a start-up. Besides, their recent failure was an experimental test flight, not a launch.
These people are parasites, and leeches, whose evasion is helping to drive UP the cost for everybody else.
Public transportation is en expensive service, mostly subsidized through taxes, these hypocritical parasites help make it that much more expensive for everybody else.
I hope the Swedish authorities take an idea that was floated when the same was about to happen in Denmark.
The fines the "organization" pay, are to be treated as taxable income.
"This isn't about shaders."
I'm recalling a story about the production of Uncharted 2, also by Naughty Dog, mentioning that this is definitely about the shaders and other graphical effects.
The game engine is not just general gaming code, pulled apart and optimized, it was written for the specifics of the Cell CPU, and the PS3 architecture, then optimized at a byte level. One of the tricks Naughty Dog learned, was to leverage the 7 active SPE's in the Cell CPU to assist the GPU in rendering the scenes.
They have the SPE's do some of the tasks the ageing GPU can't, as well as physics.
Besides, the GP CPU in the Cell is not an x86 CPU core, it's another relic, a PowerPC core, and not a particularly fast one at that, IIRC its primary job is to manage the 7 SPE's
IIRC Email is far more insecure than any ebook reader.
I can only speak for Denmark, but the wind and solar producers get only about 1/3 of retail for the power they put on the grid. In times where they consume, they pay retail for what they receive.
The power companies apparently make a lot of money on this asymmetrical exchange.