If you have cell phone service, a WiFi hotspot using 3g (either discrete or using a cell phone) should give you comparable speeds to DSL, and might cost less. Maybe someone who has done this can comment? I've thought about switching as we have 4g available, but haven't looked into the details yet.
I'm guessing you don't have FiOS in your area yet. Verizon DSL was usable for me until FiOS came through- the DSL quality started going down immediately. The connection speed theoretically remained the same, but it dropped the connection with increasing frequency until it became unusable after about a year. I suspect they just stopped doing any maintenance on the DSL lines and equipment.
On the positive side, FiOS does work well.
So if it is as the summary says and the planet is literally 11 times the size of Jupiter then that's quite a find. It basically says that there's either something wrong with either a) our understanding of planet formation or b) there's something wrong with how we measured this and the data is just wrong.
Maybe it's just 11x closer than they think it is, and moving away faster than expected. Would still be an interesting system to find.
How can I shield my car against this? I'm willing to add up to 20lbs to do it.
I know it's the holiday season and people will look for any excuse to eat whatever they want, but I don't think poor dietary habits will help with shielding against an EMP.
Unless you're already so large that you almost (but not quite) completely envelop your cars electronics.
Wow, what a wonderful way to improve the already adversarial relationship between property managers and tenants who are inconsiderate asshats
Really, anyone who can't be bothered to pick up their pets poop from property that isn't theirs is being exactly that.
Yesterday while raking my yard I saw a couple who *waited* for at least 10 mins for me to go inside. So they could let their dog piss on my yard eventually they gave up.
These are the kind of people that motion activated sprinklers were invented for.
3DMark does not understand what it it measuring, gives scores out of thin air, and blames companies for trying not to LOSE points.
Imagine this situation:
Samsung Galaxy S4 with 8 cores 1.6GHz each: to say it simply: it has algorithms to suppress usage of all of them for 'normal' applications to save battery.
Note that the 8 core version has 4 cores at 1.6 GHz and another processor with 4 cores at 1.2 GHz. The quad core version has one processor at 1.9 GHz. The 8 core version only runs one of its CPU's at a time. When running a single-threaded benchmark it would be appropriate to only use one core. Other factors being the same, the one with the highest GHz should win that benchmark. If you use this one benchmark as the sole method to evaluate which phone is "better" then you don't really understand benchmarks.
And a ShittyPhone with a dual-core 1.8GHz each and no optimisations for battery life whatsoever.
Which one is better?
Why is this wrong? The benchmark detected exactly what it was designed to. The problem is not understanding the result and using the one benchmark as the overall indicator of quality. And what phone has no optimizations for battery life? (Other than the Samsung during benchmarks, that is...)
3DMark will give more points to the ShittyPhone, because as a single application it cannot utilize the power of Galaxy S4.
What does it mean? That 3DMark is just a shitty benchmark, and that's what it is.
This example is just for CPU power testing, but you can find such flaws in almost all 3DMark tests.
Creators of 3DMark do not have a clue how to test modern multicore smartphones, but they do not care and release their product.
The real problem? People use this shitty benchmark and judge product basing on the meaningless score it produces.
Why should Samsung LOSE customers because 3DMark lied to them?
It's better to 'cheat' this crappy software into being at least a bit more FAIR in judging their products.
Please cite how the creators of 3DMark do not have a clue how to test modern multicore smartphones. Saying "because I don't like the results" is not a citation.
Why do you think Samsung is losing customers because of this? Why should other cell phone manufacturers lose customers because Samsung lied to them?
I have an electric hot water heater. The developer created a very nice niche for it - inside the air-conditioned portion of the house.
Explanation: The developer does not have to pay your electric bills. Have you thought of purchasing a heat-pump water heater?
I have an electric clothes dryer. In a very nice niche inside the air-conditioned portion of the house. So, for 8 months of the year, I use electricity to run the air conditioner to cool the air in my house, which then gets run into the dryer which uses a lot of electricity to heat it back up, and exhausts it outside - which draws more hot air back inside my house.
At least you're getting fresh air...
...what mass does a star have besides the helium and hydrogen that should be all gone at this point?
The hydrogen and helium are not gone, they're just converted (via fusion) to higher number elements which require more extreme conditions to be used as fuel. The fusion reaction is what releases the energy in a star, not a pure conversion of hydrogen to energy.
The next Tesla ad will claim a safety rating of 11.0 stars from the NHTSA (small print: National Highway Tesla Sales Association).
With my luck the car would get stuck halfway down and I'd have to buy a second car just to get the first one out.
That would be a tough break.
how do we fix this?
Simple- make it a crime to get hit by a drunk driver. That way there are no victims, just more criminals.
Does absolutely nothing for blood alcohol content.
If it delays their departure for another half-hour or more (assuming drunk/hung over people prepare and eat food more slowly than normal) they'll have a lower BAC by the time they get behind the wheel. The extra time might also let them realize they're not in shape to drive.
Agreed that eating breakfast doesn't cause one to metabolize alcohol faster.
What do I win?
The tattered remnants of Anne_Nonymous's (probably not her real name) Geek Card, in a frame.