When John Knoll (yes, THE John Knoll, co-creator of Photoshop and VFX wizard extraordinaire) wanted to reproduce the Apollo moon landing in CG he ran into a small problem. He went to NASA to obtain the telemetry data for altitude and orientation but apparently the data had been tossed a long time ago. However, he was able to find physical prints of graphs of the telemetry channels. So he scanned them in, made them an underlay in a 3D modeling program, and painstakingly traced them by hand in order to extract the data. The results can be seen in Magnificent Desolation Apollo 15 landing sequence. And BTW, that's his modeling work for the lander too.
Technically, correct but pedantic. In fact you're reinforcing my point by mentioning the POTS method and the paper application method. This administration was supposed to be the most technically savvy in history yet in the three years they had to put a website together, they botched it. And why does it take so many millions of lines of code to do what it does? And what about the abysmal security of the site?
And since you brought it up, let me know a year from now if you still have your employer coverage let alone the same coverage for the same or, as promised, less in premiums.
Back in the 80s when personal computers began to appear on every desk, the NSA was spending a ton of money to shield every PC they had. So when they built their new main offices at Fort Meade, they decided it was cheaper to shield the entire building.
What's interesting is that Google didn't buy iRobot. They have actual finished product. Boston Dynamics just has DARPA-funded research projects all of which are merely that without the über power source.
What I find fascinating is how the media had us believe that the man was elected because his campaign was the "modern" one, the one that had whole of the Internet dialed in, total control over and support of social media, and everything tech and hip on its side. And yet that same organization can't get a website running properly, particularly one that people don't get to use but have to use. And that same organization wants to deflect criticism and blame for the NSA's current methods.
Yes, I suppose that's true and Scott Adams would have nothing to write about.
The unintended consequence of this is the creation of as many as 12 million people who now THINK they know something about computer science. Those people may be likely to engage in policy-making or support policies created by other low-information people. It's no different than someone watching Dr. Oz suddenly declaring themselves to be experts on healthcare.
IMHO, the ban needs to apply to Youtube and other streaming video services.
"THAT is a spacecraft, sir. We do not refer to it as a 'capsule.' Spacecraft." - Alan Shepard in "The Right Stuff"
And people wonder why I drive a 27-year old truck.
Not entirely the point. The general public for the most part doesn't care about rovers because they can't fantasize about being one. But, send humans and people want to be part of it.
You can't simply give these poor countries a bunch of money and expect them to spend it properly on healthcare or any other necessity for that matter. There will always be too many sticky fingers and blatantly corrupt functionaries involved. The right way to do this is for some external organization to come in, set up the hospital, and administer treatment with zero local government influence. Of course, the eventual result might be that a healthy populace will come to realize that their totalitarian government is really screwing them over.
The phones usually still work. Bell was right when he refused to use Edison's power systems.