Actually, drilling in earnest was suspended until 2005, when it finally resumed. RTFA.
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Keep in mind that, from the video and article, these users have only just begun using the device. It stated in the article that a significant issue is the individual learning how to balance themselves; I assume after that point the whole mechanism looks much more fluid.
Combine this with an EEG, and perhaps we could see people walking around without walking sticks in less than a decade.
The ultimate addition would be partially subsidized charging lanes along major interstate highways. The major issue right now with pure-electric vehicles is their poor range; if the highways were powered, this would be a greatly reduced problem. I foresee solar-powered induction chargers, even if they are pay per use. I could imagine driving through the midwest between say LA and Dallas, or San Francisco and Vegas, on a pure-electric vehicle without concern for losing power in the middle of the desert. Simply exit onto the lane, your EZ-pass will automatically pay a nominal fee, and set the cruise control.
Bonus points for single lane highways with markers for automatic driving, no passing, just specify your exit on the nav system... That's a bit off in the future, but might as well plan for it now!
And it's about time, too... These sites were among the most annoying. Particularly sites that only perform search redirects, and those that claimed to have content, and request you jump through hoops (all in an attempt to generate ad revenue) to view their non-content... Of course, I recognize them straight away for the load of crap they are, these days, but getting rid of those would save me a ridiculous amount of time.
I came here to say exactly this. AbiWord is so far behind on the Mac, it makes me a bit ashamed to think I used to recommend it for opening those old PC WordPerfect documents.
Graphical glitches, obvious bugs, and general failure all around.
Unless, of course, you use delegation, or need to manage other people's (or shared Public) calendars. The features that are there work great, but this is ActiveSync, and there are limitations.
Very close... That wasn't the original jailbreak, per se, but rather was used after it was found that the version of libpng used in the Safari app had a well-documented vulnerability. This was patched in 1.1.2, if I recall.
The original jailbreak required quite a bit of hacking to get to work, and involved great strides from the community in reverse-engineering the communication protocols used in the dock connector, and in getting SSH and other services compiled for ARM.
Too bad they're not continuing this trend with Starcraft 2 or Diablo III... And they cite Piracy, or course, as their reason for not doing it.
It will play files that are zipped, not split. This is useful when compacting a video_ts folder, for instance, instead of having it broken into several smaller
They tend to stagger the updates just a bit on the automatic updates... They post it on the website for those who absolutely must have it now, while the casual users, using a perfectly good 0.9.9a, will get it sometime over the course of the next few days, or when they next get around to opening it.
If they can build boxes that can stand 100 degrees F, then they won't need cooling, they will just need fans and a few open windows.
My desktop reads slashdot at 38 C. I've got far less heat/power than a data center.
Well, that's inflation for ya.
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I think that idea has already been patented by goldenpalace.com
Not the braille edition...
Unless you're running 64-bit Windows 7, where it doesn't run at all
Of course, we hear all the time about Comcast throttling standard traffic....