How can we engineer a system to produce power affordably?
Ask Elon to do it!
Vigilant works for the 25% mark up
Yeah. And just how is it that their cost of doing business is proportional to the fine collected?
people who made the police look
Those people are called "legislators". Make your own guess who they work for.
camera on a police car, with the right backend, could almost completely replace police officers
This can be prevented by mounting the cameras on the police officers.
Or, Texas could add the judgement to an individual's license renewal fees. If you don't pay them, you can't drive.
Some places already do this for unpaid traffic tickets, or even red light camera tickets. I've never before heard of it for civil debts, as it only works against drivers. It is useless for those "scofflaws" who take transit, or Uber, or limo service.
the less of two totalitarian dictatorships
I've heard faint praise before, but somehow that sets a new low bar.
i bet however that they'll probably find that the scientists secretly installed bitcoin mining on them already...
Makes sense. Liquid xenon would be a great coolant, so you can overclock the crap out of the rigs. They'll be able to convert bitcoin into the toys they really wanted to buy, when they could only get funding for this "dark matter" grailquest. Face it, if you couldn't find a nail with your hammer, a bigger hammer is not likely to be the most effective way to proceed.
Resonance requires a driving force with the same frequency as the system that's vibrating
Close. If some part of the driving force is at that same frequency, you still get resonance. Feed enough noise into a hi-Q bandpass filter and you get resonant tone at the centre frequency. Apply positive feedback and the tone gets louder. With loop gain greater than unity it grows until limited either by the available power (saturation and clipping) or by physical damage that changes the system (either shifting its centre frequency, e.g. due to a broken window in the room changing its echo delay, or else reducing the loop gain, e.g. due to a torn speaker cone). This is true whether the system loop is speaker/airpressure/mike/amplifier/repeat or attack angle/normal airpressure/lift/torque/repeat.
Think On-Star where you say "hey, can you find me a Sushi restaurant?"
Apparently that is an actual thing, I'm not sure.
We used to call that Yellow Pages, but now there's an app for that. Of course real drivers don't eat sushi, but a passenger might.
1) No, it is not unhackable.
It is so long as they never release it.
So we're back to leaving it in a Faraday cage inside a concrete block with no connections, parts, power, or display. Sounds like an optimal Windows implementation to me.
10 to the minus 6th power Movie = 1 Microfilm