never taken seriously.
That said there are many reasons why such things would not be standard. First is reliability. While furniture is often warranted for 5 years, electrical components is warranted are generally warranted for a year. This adds complexity and uncertainty. Also, furniture, even for Ikea, is meant to last for years. After 10 years, such configurations may seem antiquated and uncool, like a formica top.
Then there are liability issues that will occur when someone hooks up a power strip to the table. Sure fuses and the like can reduce the risk of fire, but it will only take one to bankrupt the company. So there is a non trivial risk.
So I would retrofit. Fot table conduit and hole saws will put as many sockets as you want. For sofas maybe just use a glue gun to attach a power strip to the bottom?
It is like saying we have no expectation of privacy, Yet when someone puts up a sex video, or videos themselves having sex without their partners permission, all hell breaks loose. Or when a school, that has clearly stated the computer will be recording from time time, records a student in her room changing, all hell breaks loose. It really makes no sense.
As far as capacitors, any capacitor can be charged in a short time. This is merely controlled by the resistor. The lower the resistance, the higher the current, the shorter the time constant, that is the time to charge or discharge 64% or the capacitor. It is an advancement that there is a high value capacitor that can handle a high current, but as mentioned we are talking high current. For phones this makes little sense. My phone charges in a hour or so. Faster charging means leaving that standard USB socket and going back to the bad old days of proprietary chargers.
Capacitors are also primarily used in applications in which discharge occurs quickly. Phones are rated to hold charge for at least a week, and typically are expected to discharge with normal use over a day or two. Short change long discharge times is not something that, as far as I know, is a common application for a capacitor. I am not sure if there are technical barriers, but the capacitor will leak current.
Apple will take over the market because only Apple has the means to integrate the watch and the phone. Fair or unfair that is the way it will be. Therefore, while Pebble has said it is the watch to integrate with iPhone(at the time iPhone had all the market) really what needs to happen now is they need to be the preeminent Android phone. Given the new funding I would say drop iPhone support completely. Be the first fully functional Android watch. Why make a sucky watch that works with iPhone when they could make a mass market watch that works with Android. Also, they need to get some fashion and industrial designers in there so the watch is not so ugly and can be made efficiently.
And the difference in skill is really what guarantees long term income. For instance, suppose you were going into construction. One could start as a framer, or go directly into the crane operator union, take the classes, and wait for seniority to get you regular gigs. Of course the risk with the crane is that you may not be good at it, and you won't make a lot of money initially, but the reward is if you are good then you can probably find work, and do the work even with a bad back.
So yes the idea of plumbing as an honorable trade that is as reasonable a path to employment as college is correct. OTOH, the idea that just anyone can be plumber or an electrician or whatever is really an insult. College is not the top tier of achievement, and tradespeople are not the lowest. Each requires a different skill, and while the supply of skilled people for one may be less than the other, the two are not interchangeable. Both require people who have an ability to educate themselves in their craft.
And, to be clear, a less academically adept student is not automatically going to be a plumber, and a more academically adept student is not automatically going to be employed as a fantastically high wages doing little or nothing. There are plenty of students out there with more than perfect GPAs who have no marketable skills, but do have hope with training to attain them. But instead they will go to college, build up student debt, and then have no way to pay that money back. On the other hand there are students with low GPAs that could go to college in a subject that interests them, muddle through, and because they have mad skills leverage that education in a profitable carrer.
The fact that we try to pigeon hole students based on superficial markers is the whole reason we might have a tech deficit. The question to ask Bloomberg, whose kids presumable have the freedom to follow their dreams, is if he would ask another parent whose child wanted to play with horses to tell their kids to a plumber instead.
Cinnamon is pretty nice. It nicely captures the features of the traditional app bar and combines the ability to use plugins and 'pin' apps. I LURVE me the ability to manage my networks and VPNs from the applet interface.
It does have a few problems. First off, it's somewhat confusing to edit the Cinnamon menu. My ideal solution would be to create a nested folder structure filled with softlinks so I could simply manage it with a file manager. (Sorry, haters. MS just got it right there.) However, a more-full-featured menu editor would be almost as good.
Secondly, it's pretty difficult to move the Cinnamon menu bar around. It can be done, but takes some config file editing rather than point-click-drag-drop like the proprietary OSs.
To my understanding, Cinnamon is ultimately a highly customized Gnome configuration, so I suspect that what's holding Cinnamon back are shortcomings in Gnome or GTK. However, I'm not an expert.
The first episode of Star Trek, The Man Trap,certainly reflected women in a negative light, as demon who will suck you dry as quickly as they say they love you. Predators who are only interested in what they can get, and will give only as much as they have to bleed you dry. When they are done with you they will just find another, and when they are done with them, and you are rejuvenated, they will deal with you. Yes very misogynistic.
But Star Trek changed with new episodes and new series. While this is called the reboot, really ST:TNG did that, by advancing time and creating a new reality in line with what we in the late 80's saw our hopes to be. Then DS9 and Voyager continued to match Star Trek to out expectation of a universe accesible to everyone.
Though they were criticisms, the series and film continued the story, until Enterprise. I think that they messed up on Enterprise because no one really wants a starship that is broken, we saw that from the films, and the earth that was presented certainly wasn't the earth that would be expected given the very rich and varied mythology of the show. The way to deal with the past was not to go to the past, but to jump to another future, as was done with TNG.
That said what Abrams is doing is not a reboot. BSG was a reboot. The new Doctor Who is a reboot. What this Star Trek is more akin to the new Charlie's Angles, a brazen attempt to generate huge amounts of cash based on old ideas. This is, as some characterized the remake of Indiana Jones, purely physical and sexual assault.
There would have been so many ways to use these actors in different characters. What would, god help us, the children of Riker and Deanna look like and do? The DS9 timeline is not popular, but there were some interesting life forms. Everyone is complaining about the mythology and timeline, but that is not the problem. The problem is the characters of Star Trek is stuck in the 60's. Trying to make them fit what we have today is not rational. The black woman is not automatically the telephone operator. The white man is not automatically the leader. It seems that the movie is made to promote the nostalgia that so many feel, that the 60's, when everyone knew their place, was better.
My landlord gets tons of mail at my address. I have to collect them up and give them to him occasionally. I initially put that and he freaked out. I really like the place otherwise and would like him to renew the lease next year, so I comply. Ugh.
The jiggling of the gun is not necessarily going to be a great problem. The way it seems to works is that you pull the trigger, the gun waits to be pointed in the right direction, and the engages the striker. The movement due to trigger is apparently expected as part of random walk to get the proper aim. However, we assume that muzzle will be in constant motion, and there might be a delay between the proper aim and the exit of the bullet. 5000 feet is essentially a mile. This is shooting that most people cannot do.
My fear is that someone will think they are a hot shot shooter, and try to take out a deer at 1000 feet. A 1/10th of a degree variation, however, means a two feet deflection. This either means that the deer is not shot properly, or the bullet goes off into a random direction. If one is playing in the suburbs, and trying to shoot stop signs down the road, this will invariable lead to bullets entering homes.
So while I think that as a social networking device the fun might be innovative, as a weapon it builds overconfidence and promotes recklessness.
Not that iTunes has not always been annoying. One reason I stopped acquiring Apple video content, even after they stored it online for me, is that iTunes is the worst video player on the planet. And I am including WinDVD.
That said, as been mentioned, iTunes sucks and should only be used sparingly. With the past few versions of iPhone, most everything can be down without a computer.The only thing that must be done is a full restore. My music, backups, everything, is online. I believe a basic icloud account is free.
Of course they do not learn, so Windows 8 is bad. It might be fixed with a service pack, in the way they fixed XP. But even XP has serious problems that kept it from being used as a real OS, the way that NT could be. Windows 7 fixed many of those problems.
My big concern now is that MS wants to be on the yearly subscription model, which means that they are going to mess up the OS every year. For businesses that can downgrade, or for consumers that know to wait or look for older model computers, that is fine. For consumers that just by whatever MS is selling, we are taking about the mayhem caused by MS Windows 98 all over again.
So the auto manufacturers created the franchise system, essentially to get around the laws. This is little different from McDonalds. The manufacturers pretty much control the operations, and in return offer kickbacks. The only way around this is the used market. It is probably, in the current climate, inefficient. It is probably one factor that makes american car makers less competitive, having to support the dealer network. OTOH, it is good for the manufacturer and consumer because you can go to any dealer who sells new fords and know you will get basically the same thing as any other dealer.
The thing is we probably should not change laws for an individual, which is what Tesla is asking some states to do. If there is good reason to make the change, then make the change general. What is happening is that in some states the law is changing so that only Tesla or a company very similar to Tesla will benifit. THis is probably a not good thing.