I just put a SSD in my 9 year old ThinkPad T60 and took that as an opportunity to switch from Windows 7 to LXLE (Lubuntu based) on it. It *flies* now and I can actually watch Netflix on it fullscreen - it pegs the CPU pretty hard but doesn't get A/V sync issues like it did on Windows. It has 2.5GB RAM, but I've yet to use half that even with quite a few tabs open in Chrome (not Chromium). The only other things I have installed are Dropbox, Remmina (RDP client) and an IMAP client. I can't imagine ChromeOS being much more polished than LXLE with a few defaults - the only major difference being that Chrome had a few hiccups to get it installed, but nothing I couldn't figure out in five minutes with Google... not bad considering I don't have a whole lot of Linux experience.
"Looks like about 20k per job. Probably 100k paying jobs..."
20k per quarter per employee is going to come out to around $40-$50k salaries. Not horrible, but considering their target is college graduates, it's not exactly something special.
Their fair share is obviously whatever things cost and I don't feel like paying for myself.
> "Where did you get the idea that it had been running for just a quarter of a year?"
From the quote in the summary of the economic adviser defending it:
"The low numbers didn't stop some state officials from defending the initiative. "Given the program was only up and running for basically one quarter of a year," Andrew Kennedy, a senior economic development aide to Governor Cuomo, told Capital New York, "I think 80 jobs is a good number that we can stand behind.""
Most five year olds choose to watch cartoons over live-action movies as well.
Delivery by truck was impractical at one point too. There's a solution to every problem. And because the truck won't be too far from the drone, you could probably find a way to detect jamming, which the FCC doesn't look to kindly upon.
Your FedxEx and UPS guys are already using drones with truck-based mobile launchpads?
Shit, my FedEx guy is still trying to figure out the "This Side Up" arrow on package.
It's not just the number of miles, but also the stop-go-stop-go-stop-go nature of deliveries that kill fuel consumption and increase wear and tear too.
Or AC was using the article to figure out today's date.
AC just assumed that Slashdot is continuing it's excellence in timely reporting of two year's ago news.
I believe you're thinking of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, not the DMCA
The trick is slowing light down to the speed of an unladen swallow
Because after 20 years of killing Nazis, I still haven't bought the full version of Wolf3d.
If the bugs weren't written by their peers, they'd be features.