Indeed. I don't know what they'll be using in Australia, but here in the US, 8-vsb transmits 1 error correction bit for every 2 data bits. I live in a small town in a valley that's 30 miles from the nearest television transmitter.
Australia uses DVB-T which has different propagation characteristics than 8VSB. DVB-T makes it easier to do SFN (single frequency network) because it resists multi-path interference (ghosting in the analogue world) better whilst 8VSB has a better power dispersal profile, which means larger coverage areas from one antenna.
Currently, a TSA agent must review a passenger's government issued ID and check the name on the boarding pass against it prior to entering electronic scanning area. This name check happens so fast that passengers sometimes wonder if they are really checking the ID at all. "I guess they are making sure you name matches your boarding pass and confirming, like, who you are, maybe?" said passenger Casey Stengal, who is not really sure why the check is necessary.
Since 2007, TSA has been working on developing a Credential Authentication Technology to use at airport checkpoints. But after spending tens of millions of dollars and four rounds of soliciting vendors and testing possible equipment, the TSA still doesn't have an electronic ID verification system in place.
"The TSA is still testing this type of technology," TSA Press Secretary Ron Feinstein said in an email. The TSA has not identified a technology it would like to use with no deadline for it to be in service."
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Adobe's Integrated Runtime. Putting aside the problem that Adobe was behind it, this was actually a truly good platform. Apps could be written with any mix of HTML, JS, CSS and/or Flash (put aside your complaints about that, too, for the moment). And best of all: it was genuinely cross-platform. The
Of course, the sheer problem that it was Adobe behind it served to undermine its power. I reckon Google are right on the edge of that problem with Chrome. For one thing, it actually doesn't have very many options for controlling privacy. For another, it encourages people to sign-in to their Google account. And Google's own websites are targetted for Chrome first and fixed for other browsers later (maybe). Yet they have spurred on significant advances in browser developments. And there are still a lot of programmers who would like to build a local app but only know browser-based programming.
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I have to say the utter arrogance about the Unity Dock exhibited by Shuttleworth drove me away. I imagine it drove a lot of others away, too.
The Opera web browser has had the ability to re-open closed tabs for years. There's even a menu so you can pick which page!
It was news five years ago. It's not news today.
However, only in the most limited of senses. I have a Necomimi, and although it is largely a novelty toy, the brain-wave reading technology is real and works. Trying to control the way the ears move by altering your basic brainwave state is, in fact, a simple form of neuro-feedback.
Old samplers are rather a victim of that. The hardware is often fine and can still crank out some awesome sounds, but they are often diskette based and storage technology has moved on hundreds of times faster than synthesizor technology.
The Ensoniq scene has almost abandoned the EPS series because they used double-density drives and DD 3½" floppies haven't been made for years - and HD floppies aren't reliable in DD drives. Nowadays even HD diskettes are losing their stored bits. *All* the people keen to keep the ASR-10 alive have shifted to SCSI solutions because floppies are just not reliable anymore.
That's about 20 tons for those who don't or can't think in terms of thousands of pounds.
They actually put research into the layout on the Frogpad, which explains it's non-qwerty, non-alphabetic arrangement. This new one he's just gone for alphabetic order.
It's Google trying to consolidate identities by weaning people off passwords.
I have multiple identities on the 'net. Deliberately. For instance, I don't need my workplace associated with sites that don't need to know. It's the same reason I hate Disqus and will not comment on sites that use it. It's one reason I moved my blog off blogger. Google have shown they do not understand why people want multiple identities - but they have to support it because when they try to not, they find the negative feedback is deafening.
TL;DR: I Am Not A Google Identity. And I wish to remain that way.
There was a standard for inductive charging paddles some years ago. They had the interesting advantage that they were completely waterproof.
Why has that been thrown away?
For instance, Australia always puts elections on a Saturday.
Then, too, Australia also has a Federal election commission, unlike the many state-based ones in the US. And mandatory voting, too. And pencil-on-paper ballots. And instant run-off. And we almost always know the result of the election before midnight of the election day.
Remind me again what is so great about how voting works in the US? It sounds very broken, actually.