Hee hee! Oh I like that. Press the button again. Wait until he's chewing that spoonful. Now, replace the ice cream with castor oil. Let me press it! Let me press it!
Carbon-Carbon batteries have gone from laboratory to small-scale commercial production in Japan, with the intent to ramp them up to car sized units as soon as the production processes are sorted out. From my back of the envelope calcs, it looks like a Tesla-sized car could recharge to 80% capacity in about two minutes, 100% in four, if using a Tesla Supercharger station.
Don't assume Lithium is the only battery type. We're still learning.
....What idiot did decide on these gui changes?...
Stephen Sinofsky, backed by Steve Ballmer.
Both people since sacked. I would expect the overall direction to veer a bit over time, now, from their most recent foray into "let's look like Apple".
Microsoft had an epiphany. That epiphany was called iTunes and later spun off as the App Store...
You are absolutely correct. One spin-off issue from this attempt at forced monetisation was that nobody saw Microsoft as adding value to the users with that approach. They weren't just changing the UI, they were changing their entire business model.
Windows 8 itself? The cake was okay, but the icing was a lie.
.... If Microsoft would just fire all their UI people responsible for the "different + dumbed down = better" concepts they've been pushing the past couple releases of all their products...
They did. They fired Steven Sinofsky, chief architect of W8, shortly after its release.
And when sales tanked as a result, the BoD fired Steve Ballmer.
Windows 8 is shit, from top to bottom.
Then how come the only criticism ever levied against it is the UI? Performance? Better than 7. Stability? Better than 7. Security? Better than 7. System requirements? Better than 7. The only thing you can legitimately criticize are subjective components like the interface, which some people like myself actually *prefer* to the start menu.
Well, I really did want that slice of carrot cake. It was a really great recipe for carrot cake, but for that layer of cat vomit on the top.
I installed Windows 7.
I was about to say "We need a new OS that runs the Microsoft apps natively" and then you come with that little gem.
Still running W7 at home. I will continue to do so until I can't any more.
I find there is a significant lag of some seconds when I turn off the water feed to the boiler.
Mazda use a key fob you keep in your pocket. Car-wide proximity. No key at all.
How old is this story?
If I remember correctly, "Caves of Steel" had the protagonist using his well-worn pocket computer for calculations. That was in 1953.
Clearly you've never supported a group of salesmen...
There are analogue targeting computers on naval ships that still work, and work quite well. Deck guns that can fire a Volkswagen Golf-sized projectile from (say) Hobart to any tennis court in Launceston. Maybe not the best economical solution, but what's money to the military, anyway?
Point is, you look at the system, and determine whether you can support the subsystem that drives it. As an integrated system it either works or it doesn't, irrespective of the weight, the cost, or the paint job on any subcomponent of it. And sometimes the bit that the computer controls is just as old and slagged-out as the operating system driving it.
Three Ratios for Vintage drivers, under the sky
Seven for Volkswagen in their halls of stone
Nine gears for Porsche, doomed to drive
One Ratio to rule them all, One ratio to drive them
One Ratio for the Musk-Lord, and in the Tesla's windings
Aye, go with the phloem, I always say.