I am not sure what solution there is to this problem. If history is any indicator, then those who are least qualified to wield power will also be those who most seek it.
Another post above points out the cause of the issue - one change can kick off a fanning of calculations, and each calculation can kick off another fan out. Loops are also easy to create, so I wonder how RP deals with those.
H = Number of households
All members of P will require information from the site.
Open enrollment for most company health plans is from Oct 1 - Oct 15.
Most members of P who need to compare to company health plans will need to access the site between when it opens - Oct 1 - and the deadline for open enrollment in their company plan - Oct 15.
Assuming 80% of P is in the above category:
L = (P - H) * 0.8
Using data from census.gov:
L= (240133500-114761359) *.8
Multiple by number of clicks/page loads to accomplish the basic tasks and you have a number of approximate hits. From what I have seen of the site, that is approximately 20 page loads.
So 2,005,954,240 hits / 15 days / 24 hours per day / 60 minutes per hour / 60 seconds per minute = ~1548 hits per second minimum capacity required.
If we further assume that the initial surge will be more than 1/15 of the population, then that number can be scaled appropriately.
It's not black magic.
Unfortunately, that is also far too common a mindset (the rock being metaphorical for trust in some authority).
Some suggestions for those situations:
* Before you head to the airport to fly to the area of potential harm, why not spend some time with your family in person. If that is not possible, then perhaps the priorities of where you are and what you are doing should be reexamined.
* If that client e-mail is so important that it cannot wait, what are you going to do about it when it arrives one minute later, after you are on the plane instead of before? This is where delegation comes in. Since that client is so important, someone must be able to take care of them while you are in flight, or out of contact. Have that person start before you go to the airport.
* If your life is really that stressful, is it because of the actual needs and expectations of the job, or the expectations and needs you place on yourself? If you are so important that you cannot be out of contact for a moment or your world will end, then let us all hope you are never in a fatal accident, or we are all dead. If you are not, then feel free to reexamine your sense of importance.
In my personal opinion, anything important enough to need immediate attention should be calling 911 (or the local emergency number) instead of me. Anything else will still be there when I get back.
It appears that the tachyon flow has inverted phases on the amplitudahedral surface and is now emitting anti-neutrinos from the particle decomposition. Permission to use an inverse tachyon beam from the main deflector to slow the rate on non-newtonian brwonian motion? I'll have to channel power from the warp plasma intercooler, but I think that if I can match the energy signature then we can forge a cheque to the Farengi.
From a professional driving standpoint, there is a reason that the radios, CBs, atc. with tactile buttons sell much better than any touch screen. In aircraft, at least in all of the ones I have been in so far, the LCD is bracketed by a set of hard buttons. I have yet to see any interface that is FAA approved that does not have all critical functions on tactile buttons. That is not to say that there are none, but most pilots I know prefer the buttons.
As for the missile, missile engagement requires operation of anywhere from 2 to 8 individual controls to arm and fire. I think it should stay that way.
Actually, some sporting events also require a photo id to validate that you didn't buy your ticket from a secondhand reseller (scalper). That leaves logging on to the Internet - and while I don't have to have an ID to log on, I do have to provide ID to get service of my own.
Seems that they are well on their way. It may only be a bit array, but that definitely was a bitmap image stored in the making of the movie.
Wait? Are you telling me that females are supposed to be the ones with the cleavage in IT?
Funny that you should ask that. I have several different magnetic toys, including some with rare earth magnets. I also have a dog, two cats, and two rabbits. If you think kids are prone to eat whatever falls on the floor, then try having a dog around.
I manage (somehow) to make sure that they are all safely put away every time I use them. I also manage to make sure that anytime I have someone visiting (of any age) that plays with them that they are shown how powerful they are and how to safely handle them. It doesn't even take a lot of time or effort to do this.
I also have any number of hazardous things around the house - knives, saws, chisels, etc. Every one gets safely stored.
So yes, I am willing to check that things are put away properly, and that my family and pets are not going to end up in pain or dead because I was too lazy to count toys.