The RepRap project is an initiative to develop a 3D printer that can print most of its own components.
Until now, RepRap have been stymied by an inability to print any of the systems that control the printer. But, no longer! Simply print a mechanical computer to drive your 3D printer, and the goal of a self-reproducing device will be fulfilled!
Might be large, though.
relative light weight
In my experience, custom-made transit cases of this style (plywood panels with thin aluminium sheets over them and aluminium corner and edge pieces) are heavier and more expensive than a similarly sized Pelikan cases.
If you left out the plywood and used something like Ayres composite panels, you could save a lot of weight, though.
Dating site OKCupid does something like the negative of this:
- Anyone can become a user.
- Any user can post a profile, photo, etc.
- Any user can flag a profile, photo, etc. as inappropriate.
- Flagged content goes to a subset of those who have volunteered as moderators. (Only experienced users may moderate.)
- Moderators mark the content either for deletion or retention.
- Items marked by enough moderators for deletion are given a second look by OKCupid employees, then deleted where appropriate.
This is not terribly different from the moderation system here at
That bared nipple in a cartoon thing? Not an algorithm (at least not one implemented on a computer) -- that was censored by a plain ol' minimum-wage human.
Perth SmartRider does indeed use MiFare Classic, and the cards are indeed insecure. But there's some server-side smarts which will (eventually) notice a cloned card, and deactivate it. I expect it also (eventually) notices if you top up your card yourself for free.
The idea is that although the system can be exploited at a small scale, it isn't worth the hassle. Provided their server-side stuff prevents exploits going commercial and becoming widespread, it's good enough.
TFA neglects to mention whether this Hondo chip is x86 or ARM. Since Windows 8 runs on both, it's a legit question.
(I'm guessing x86, but that's just a guess.)
Is this related to Bill Gates' plan to re-invent the toilet?
Why is this post not tagged "dupe"?
Figure out who, duplicated, would do most good for humankind.
Then ask their permission. And work down the list until I got a "yes". Lists of Nobel Prize winners would appear to be a good place to start.
But in the case where they're suing many different people, it might not be cheaper for any one party to pay for the hit.
What we need is a way to crowdfund assassination of patent trolls.
Yeah, the Office of Strategic Services was replaced with the Central Intelligence Agency over a period of a couple of years.
Presumably those of us who answered "one shiny penny" are not entirely enamoured of our current jobs.
Yep; that's why I said "oil dug up out of the ground". I agree that there's a very good chance we will continue to use gasoline/petrol and diesel in applications like transport for quite some time, by manufacturing them from something other than fossil oil. That something else might be coal, or bioreactor algae, or some other option.
Liquid hydrocarbons have a fabulously high energy density and are easy to transport, internal combustion engines have a lot of desirable properties, and we've got all this existing infrastructure.
But the stuff dug out of the ground? Gone in a century.
I'm hoping for a very slow slide down the oil production graph instead of a sudden drop to nothing
Typically production of a limited resource is approximately symmetric, so you can expect production of oil to tail off over about the same time period that it ramped up. There's no point at which we "finish" the "last" of it, but expect us to be mostly done with oil dug up out of the ground somewhere in the 22nd century.