Nop, You are making a conversion error (it is expressed in g/L in most places, equivalent to 10BAC). Most of Europe is between 0.05 BAC and 0.03 BAC. Many countries are at statutory 0, not sure how that is enforced in practice (since natural BAC is often in the 0.01 range).
Well, actually, BAC is a statistically significant indicator for inability to perform driving tasks, as is illustrated by over representation of BAC>0.08 in death rate statistics.
You could walk/bike or segway 1.6 miles in much less time that this. Not blaming you, just listing options you may not have thought about.
Its in DC that you find the best violinists in the subway (Joshua Bell in subway on youtube or so
There is significant literature from EU authorities (and each of the member states local DOT).
Bottom line is:
* 0.08 is the last "safe" limit. Performance is already decreased, but It is approximately equivalent to driving with children in the backseat. Not the best, but acceptable risk. About twice as bad as 0.05.
* However, above 0.08, performance decrease sternly and exponentially. At 0.1, chances of death or dismemberment become alarmingly hight. It is not obvious for a driver to make the distinction between 0.08 "happy" and 0.1 "drunk", since one may not feel impaired, but he is, really.
* Anything over 0.12 is classical "drunk driving" as understood by common folks. Chances of accidents are extremely elevated.
* 0.05 is the bottom of the exponential curve. There are still benefits from driving with a lower BAC, but the lions share of the exponential decrease is passed. The difference with 0.08 is significant (half less chances of accident, or more, more pronounced for young drivers). Below that, chances of accident continue to decrease, but not as quickly, so there is little benefits to be reaped going even lower.
Another interesting point is that effect of BAC on drivers is very age related. Being drunk at 0.1 when you are an experienced driver in your 30's puts you back at the same risk as when you were 16 and road racing everywhere and everyone (this is bad, indeed). However, a teen driver at 0.08 is already at extreme risk (as if he was an experienced driver at 1.4 or more from my memory), the statistics I read just showed this result, but didn't explained why. Could be that most 30+ have acquired some sort of higher alcohol resistance, or that it requires more focus from teen drivers, focus that cannot be achieved when intoxicated, even mildly. Anyway, teens that consume alcohol should never drive, even at legal concentrations.
The only difference is that before you replaced the main board for a smaller price than getting a new processor. But yes, maybe the fab process will improve reliability overall. Just asking questions.
So, now, mathematics are patentable.
Voltage regulators fail often. Wouldn't that decrease the operational life of the processor (I know, a concern only for people that keep operating old junk for a long time, the processor will be well past its prime when it would fail, but still a valid concern for long amortization systems).
Voice over phone line is in "clear", and ATT could listen to it. Yet it is still required to have warrant to bug the line. I fail to see what is different with my emails. They are traveling "the infrastructure" in clear, that doesn't mean they are intended to be read by every bystander. As a matter of fact, somebody got a very harsh sentence for intruding onto S. Palin's mailboxes and revealing the content of these emails, so it seems to be quite clear and settled that emails are not to be considered public by default.
Never thought that there is a reason for using a low power CPU. A 486 uses passive cooling, very little power, and doesn't have superscalar. Superscalar is super cool when performance is all what matters but if predictability is what you want, speculative execution and deep pipelines are certainly not on the feature list.
If I have no use for the extra computing capabilities, I certainly would choose a 486 on technical ground alone.
Actually the worst part of temperature extreme is condensation (and even worst, frost). For the rest, the electronic component do not really care about temperature, as long as no water gets onto them and temperature gradient are not too extreme.
Go read statistics. Several europeans countries trump US for anti-depressant consumption per-capita.
Also, bonding between mother and newborn is, and should be, a lot more intense then for the father.
Simple question. I hope trying to answer it will make you realize the deep misogynistic undertone of that statement.
Beside, maybe it's your choice. Not mine.
You just don't know about it. I've been to many places that sell and thrive on expensive beers. Actually, in Seattle, this place shaped like a cathedral in Pitts, the Academie de la Biere in Paris, don't even speak about Belgium beers, they are expensive and widely available (not speaking of Kriek here, more delirium tremens, and other high gravity types).
There is a market, it is very alive. You just do not know about it.
Oh, and remember, subcontracting for state business is always a load of fun. You have to make a public call for work, have contractors bid, have your accountants respond to bids, and choose the lowest bidder (or risk having to justify your choice in court, personal liability for public funding abuse). Said otherwise, hiring subcontractors to rush a fix takes weeks, if not month of accounting procedures, or risk the accountants going to prison, and then you get the company that responded to the bid with the lowest price, usually somewhat ineffective.
And during all that time, no work can be done, and you pay all these workers seating in their chairs doing nothing while their work computer is being repaired. Who's wasting money now?