It's not about cost. It's about design. They used to build things to last. They'll build products with improper snubbing. They know that the back emf will eventually burn out the IC and they depend on it. It lowers cost and means you buy a new electric carving knife every couple of years.
Seducing a bunch of nerds with free awesome swag to entice them to show up does not constitute bribery.
What you need is corporate sponsors for free swag.
Most the people go to Google IO for the free stuff.
"That's how science work. You don't base your decision on the mere principle that it more or less looks kind of logical."
Newtonian physics looks kind of logical. It's completely wrong, but plenty of decisions are based on it. Despite that we know is wrong we still use it today because it's incredibly useful.
Science constantly bases decisions on kinda logical principles until those principles are proven to be wrong.
Someone needs to invent a urinal aiming sticker for
Relax dude. Now that the media is hyping vulnerabilities, this is just a way for the TV networks to make a movie about the vulnerability that stole Christmas from some poor sysadmins. They'll replay it every Christmas until the end of time. Our great great grandchildren will have to suffer through it.
This has nothing to do with a RPi. It is a common file system problem.
RPi has 2 file systems.
1. Fat32 for the bootloader, proprietary firmware and kernel
2. Linux rootfs that can use many different kinds of file systems.
ext2 wasn't very good at handling unclean shutdowns.
ext3/4 are a little better.
fat32 is terrible.
Fortunately the fat32 partition doesn't need to be written very often, so you're good. Reads aren't dangerous.
What you really want to do is make sure your Linux kernel has an initramfs installed in the kernel image, so it can fsck and fix any file system errors if the partition wasn't cleanly unmounted.
There you go. Not a hardware issue.
If you're interested in home automation, then you're probably familiar with the different protocols that exist which can work either wirelessly or over the powerline.
This system requires you to run 2 wires for the rs-485 to each module + power. This is not really convenient.
ZigBee and Z-wave seems to be taking over. I love open source, but I'm probably going to go the proprietary route.
You can't even compile the firmware without paying for a compiler.
"The firmware of our modules is written in Pic Basic Pro (except for the power measurement module which is written in C). Pic Basic Pro is an easy to use programming language that can be learnt very easily. We provide all source code free of charge (GPLv2 licence). The Pic Basic Pro compiler however is not for free so we ask everyone to play fair and to purchase the compiler (PBP Gold edition that supports the Microchip 18F) from www.melabs.com." - http://wiki.openmotics.com/ind...
One thing is for sure; All the scala folks are going to try it.
We do not have a shortage of CS workers in this country, we have a surplus
CS workers is an ambiguous term, since a lot of CS jobs require vastly different skills. Even if your statement is based on real data, I don't think it's telling the whole story. Employment statistics are incredibly easy to spin. Not every CS worker has the skills necessary to work for Microsoft.
Not being a Canadian myself I don't have any first hand experience. The ictc article from 2013 seems to contradict your statement.
All distributed systems have similarities, but bit coin doesn't really apply very well to this. The problem with bit coins is that distributed monetary transactions have to be synchronous. The proof of work function(generating hashes) basically creates a giant global virtual clock, such that consensus can be reached. This fixes your double spending problem and also why it takes so long for a transation to go through.
This system wouldn't have to deal with all that nonsense.
I had a professor who would build an atom based PC and install an ssd. IO is usually why users perceive a system as slow.
It amazes me how hard it is to find a sub $500 laptop with ssd. Tablets and 2 in ones seem to have them, but nothing with a 15 inch screen. I was temped to buy a $200 laptop and throw a ssd in there. Not sure what I was going to do with the 500GB hd it comes with.
That was quick. An article about ads devolved faster than anticipated. On
Yes, but permissions should be grouped by actual privacy concerns instead of API. Arguably APIs should be designed that way too.