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...if it's advertised in-game.
"Electronics are a low-margin business"
Someone should inform Apple.
I know it's not full versioning but I defy you to teach non-developers how to deal with svn, git or other such tools.
Just offering insights that it's possible to use incremental backups as a means to revert to an earlier version.
Unfortunately, prior art no more.
The US just aligned itself with the rest of the international patent laws and the rule is now first-to-file.
I know for having just filed one.
(Sorry, I'm now that kind of asshole).
On OS X, Time Machine offers a simple set-once-and-forget backing solution that periodically backs up. One can simply hit Time Machine on a file/folder to view a history of automatically-saved versions, with preview, and restore as necessary.
I'm sure there are similar solutions on Lunix and Windoze.
Fore disclaimer: I'm employed by Oracle.
My duties at Oracle have always been developing Mac and (more recently) iOS Apps. So I end up using Apple hardware. That aside, all developers have a remote unix account for development. We host server instances of the particular product we develop for, and have other such servers for hosting a number of dev tools. Many of those servers are hosted on "Sunacle" (my term) hardware.
In the Mtl office, we also have a bunch of Sun stations in various places like some local server rooms and demo/training rooms.
Sun is *everywhere* around me. Oracle has a huge investment in Sun (both in hardware optimisation and Java) which led to the acquisition 5 years ago. Was more of an investment rescue than a growth acquisition, if you ask me. BUT I DO NOT KNOW for sure if my point of view & assessment is what really led to the acquisition. Developers are not privy to such details.
I totale agree with that but my point is, no one carries a digital camera, just in case, anymore.
Was a thing before the iPhone. I'd go to events, concerts, picnics, vacations carrying that PowerShot or similar devices. I bought a digital hard drive Sony camcorder for a martial arts stage trip in Europe.
Would I do that now? Hell no. My phone takes better photos and videos of your average consumer electronics. Of course if you're a pro or even an amateurish enthusiast, you might carry a reflex camera with a bunch of lens and filters. But the bulk of people just dont give enough if a crap or just wouldn't know what to do with that kind of equipment.
Get me a point-and-click affordable lidar or KFI and I will buy for those occasional trips and outings.
Get me an affordable light field imaging camera and I might spend as much as I did on my phone. Otherwise, it's still just pictures and I dont see the point in carrying another device which doesn't offer significant advantages to what my phone provides.
Works well for Netflix/ 8$ a month and no commercials.
My cable TV bill used to be 160$ to get HD/PVR/Channel On Demands (which the pileup of all the crap you dont want but are forced to get through CRTC and "cable packages").
Quite a savings since I dumped cable TV out the house.
They are comparing a global economy (Apps) to a local US market.
What's the profit of global Hollywood sales?
Apple repeatedly said they would manufacture in the US should it be able to man those plants and that is not the case right now. There's no manufacturing plant in the US that would be able to sustain the volume requirements.
Tim Cook often commented on this. Best they could do for now was to build Mac Pros in US. It's a much smaller volume.
*cough* Canada *cough* Korea *cough *Vietnam* *cough* Somali *cough* Iraq *cough* Afganistan
Imbecile. Learn history. And have the balls to sign your post rather than surrendering to anonymous coward posting and making comments.
Just a note regarding "can view twelve targets at once".
That's just not the point of a telescope array; rather the contrary. The point is to utilise large number of smaller telescopes to point at the same object to gather more light. This simulates a larger mirror minus the greater atmospheric distorsion they provide. Anything above 12" gets really finicky about distorsion, requiring lasers to help compensate: the laser is used to compare the projected point in the upper atmosphere in order to compensate using adaptive optics. All that is terribly expensive.
The real advancement is in software where all of the (in this case 12) telescopes in the array, are composited into a single image of greater accuracy & resolution.