Wait until the next J. Edgar Hoover comes along. With the power of the modern security state behind him, he will seem more like Lavrenti Beria.
The lag isn't just 30hz touch/refresh and triple-buffering. I've got a Samsung S3 and it feels like most actions take from around a second and up to complete
iOS is exactly the same way these days. Touch the screen. Nothing happens. Touch it again. Nothing happens. Touch it again, harder this time, and a bunch of stuff you didn't expect happens because the phone thinks you submitted three touches in a row.
I don't think it's valid to use a couple of minor, specific, and temporary technical issues to condemn an entire trend.
This is one of my favorite responses to people who question the money spent on projects like RHIC and LHC. "You're right, there is no known application for this stuff. But aren't you glad nobody listened to your old man when he said the same thing about the laser?"
We used to have a great small local magazine shop in this town. Borders moved in. They had books and magazines and a coffee shop and
(Shrug) The same thing would have happened to the local shop, with or without Borders. I wouldn't trade Amazon for all of the Mom & Pop outfits, Borders, and B&N combined. The marked worked exactly how it is supposed to work, and the best competitor won.
Just because someone conducted a study doesn't mean the results are valid. Many if not most published studies have serious methodological weaknesses.
They certainly didn't seem very "frightened" of the government when they received tax breaks and incentives to build out the network, did they?
Yeah, I was duped into watching LOST too.
Those aliens are going to be pissed.
The reasons hardly matter when you consider that the US is the only reason that western European countries didn't spend fifty years as shithole Russian client states like your brothers and sisters in the Eastern Bloc had to. Never mind Japan, which would have become North Korea with weirder cartoons.
Somehow I'm guessing that if time travel is ever invented, you're not going to go go back to 1942 and tell us to get lost.
It's a bit late to collect those Ballmer Bucks now.
Also, the Japanese embassy called and said it's OK to come out of your cave now. Or, failing that, at least quit sniping tourists on the beach. There's a reason they don't look like US soldiers anymore.
I'm rubber, you're glue. Bounced off me, stuck to you. (Am I doing this right? It's been a while since second grade.)
A leadership who actively pushed a pseudo-norse mythology based on ubermenchen and "racial purity" is not Christianity.
Yeah, that must be why Wehrmacht soldiers' belt buckles were emblazoned with the motto "God is With Us." It was Odin's fault all along, I guess.
Nice try and all, but your argument fails. It fails twice over in the face of the fact that activity from the Vatican itself managed to directly rescue an estimated 800,000+ Jews and similarly-targeted folks throughout WWII (and indirectly rescued far more) - in spite of it being unarmed and surrounded.
As usual with the Catholic Church, most of their acts of charity and compassion are directed towards fixing social problems they actively participated in causing.
Your question doesn't have a simple answer, but if it did, it would involve signal-to-noise ratio within a given bandwidth. A radio receiver with a bandwidth in the audio range (~10 kHz) can amplify a signal by about ten trillion times its original power or a few million times its original voltage, before hitting the thermal noise floor of -174 dBm/Hz. These figures aren't exact (for one thing, they neglect the impedance change from a 50-ohm antenna input to an 8-ohm speaker) but the basic idea is correct: the noise floor at 25C in a 50-ohm system is -174 dBm/Hz + 10*log(bandwidth) dBm.
You can improve SNR by making your measurement near absolute zero, but you can't get rid of the noise entirely because some of it isn't strictly thermal in nature. Synchronous demodulation can let you recover information from below the noise floor, given a carrier of known phase. There are other tricks and hacks, but the bottom line is that you are still going to be at least ten or fifteen orders of magnitude away from being able to work with 37 significant figures in any real-world physical measurement. Integration times for such a measurement would have to approach heat-death-of-the-Universe durations.
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... with the author's conflation of "shooting endangered animals on safari" with the pursuits of a James Cameron, Elon Musk, or Richard Garriott.
So, I guess I took the clickbait, huh.