If you don't understand this world then I would posit that that is simply because you do not know enough about it.
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IF he really had good and legal reasons to do what he did, take it to court and face the music.
Are you saying that people shouldn't report illegal government activity?
As I've said before, if he's really this stand up guy, why did he run?
And are you saying that Snowden didn't do what he did for America and put himself in a really crap positioning order to make the the US a better place, that's pretty 'stand-up guy' in my book.
Do you think Snowden would receive a fair trial? Of course he wouldn't, they don't care if he's a whistle blower, they hate whistle blowers, they'll stick him in some send-you-nuts solitary confinement because he has hacking knowledge, he'll be there for years whilst a painfully slow trial works it's way through the courts and at the end of it he'll get to spend the rest of this life in USA's worst prisons.
Snowden's case is far too political, the justice system will stick him in prison for the rest of his life. Jjudges have a large tendency to do what the establishment expect them to do, that's what they're paid for.
Game -> Directx -> Driver & Hardware. (Perhaps DX skips the driver for some stuff, I don't know)
It's the MS Windows software framework which takes it's input from the game and outputs to the driver / hardware, it's used for controlling 2d, 3d textures etc + soun, mostly for games. The next gen stuff does more GPU computing I guess. It started with win95-ish.
OK so I decided to break with protocol and RTFA. Vulkan is what the makers see as being the next generation of OpenGL and it is backed by Valve for obvious reasons. It is aimed at a wider range of device types.
DirectX 12 isn't out yet and appears to be a Windows 10 only thing. Quick check shows windows 7 has DX11. I'm assuming you know what DirectX is
Yeah.... The mythical battery made out of fairy farts and unicorn poop.
Battery tech is limited by chemistry. Until they are in use they are a myth.
1. We haven't reached the end of the road with battery tech. The way technology is going we'll probably be making batteries one atomic layer at a time.
2. Your post is outright stupid.
3. Since you haven't actually made much in the way of sensible concrete arguments as to why batteries are no good, I can't particularly respond.
4. They are in use, very small scale now, huge growth is expected as battery tech is dropping in price continuously large percentage every year.
It's Arduino syndrome again. They see people selling those for a few bucks, and cases for $5 and figure that they will be able to do the same.
Why is it that the Chinese can throw together HD cameras for $10 but western companies struggle to do the same for $100? Is manufacturing no-how not taught at universities any more or is it that the Chinese simply have all the factories and hence the manufacturing skills.
The rewards offered on Kickstarter are pitiful given the risk to the capital
Yes and no, the attraction is normally a product with features that you can't get elsewhere.
I've backed one Kickstarter - they already had prototypes being tested by public to iron out any kinks, they probably could have made it without Kickstarter help, sometimes Kickstarter is a good way to get the ball rolling with regards to initial customers / advertising. The reason I went for it was the considerable discount offered. It worked out and I got a useful product unavailable anywhere else at a large discount.
The trick with buying is being able to work out some odds on the products chances of success and recognising whether the product is really unique and of value and not just a gimmick that'll get chucked in drawer and never used again.
Peaking plants are a prime target for battery storage.. energy supplied by renewable energy.
They don't need a SIM card, my phones can make emergency calls without a SIM card.
Climate's gonna change, people gonna die or relocate, society will have to adapt, animals will die out
Why would you want this?
Why would you choose the 'it's goona suck' option?
The 'it's gonna suck' option is clearly tangible.
The 'It's gonna suck + people gonna die' Is something to be concerned about.
Your post doesn't make any sense and is full of straight forwards contradictions.
Stick down a track, get on a train, move at an average of 15.2mph towards sunset and sunrise (if at the equator), day shortened!!
If no human ever see the analysis and the whole system is automated then I wouldn't call it watching.
Is your computer watching you when you web cam is on?
Is your keyboard watching you type?
Stretching things a bit isn't it.