Well, for one thing the Windows "fast startup" doesn't involve **actually shutting it down** (it's a "hybrid hibernate" sort of thing that involves a hibernation file, then restoring when you "start up"). I have a harder time believing that the Linux guys have been lying to us about startup.
Wikipedia has a number of interesting articles where the pilot stopped responding, the flight crossed a fair portion of the continental U.S., and eventually ran out of fuel and crashed. The presumption is that they had a loss of cabin pressure, which if it happens slowly can render you incapable of salvaging the situation before you realize it's happening.
Or it left the radius of the radar? An early part of the flight path is over open ocean, but I'm not aware of what the range is on those things. Not to mention, would Vietnam/Laos/etc. be tracking them if they were just overflying the country without a stopover?
(From skimming the Wikipedia article on radar, the number that pops out at me for range is 60 miles. For comparison, it looks like parts of the search area are 175-300 mi across.)
Additionally, cabin electronics aren't water-tight so submersion in ocean water would ruin them in fairly short order.
Only if you opened a door and let the water in...I would think that a vehicle designed to be pressurized to a certain atmosphere (i.e., keep air in) would be capable of keeping water out. Especially since jets are designed to fly through rainstorms, right?
Although that obviously falls into the "there will always be a top 10%" problem...
Cf. telecommunications industry refusing to upgrade the network, instead "selling" bandwidth at 10x (or whatever) actual capacity. "Oh yeah yeah yeah...it's totally unlimited..." Then they yank the rug out from under you.
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Actually, a single-sided DVD is ~4800 MiB.
Comparison by volume, maybe, but quality? (Or maybe that's just my "don't need better quality than DVD" craziness popping up again.)
Some things are sufficiently difficult to find that that may not be feasible. Old and not-popular stuff that you could only find in 1 or 2 obscure places gets ripped down by the *IAA, or the site just dies sometime within the next 10 years, and then what?
All those moments will be lost in time...like tears in the rain...
Then don't advertise the damn thing as unlimited! Say "up to 1TB" or whatever it actually is!
Because an 800 MB DVD compression and a 10% quality JPEG are so analogous, yeah.
It would amuse me to no end watching scientists try to keep a straight face when they are forced to discuss e.g. a crater Titty-Titty Fuck-Fuck. (because you know that's going to happen eventually...this is the Internet we're talking about here)
The fact that the IAU both refuses to name the craters, and let anyone else do so, seems rather...selfish? Petty? These craters must remain nameless because they say so?
He said "pretty common," not "always the case." Don't be dense.
Yes, anyone who can use the phrase "retro downer mystique" with a straight face is an elitist art bastard in my book.
Protip: Stop giving people "protips," because it makes you sound like an insufferable arrogant twat.