Agreed about the radio, electronics display; on my last trip to the Henry Ford, I was sorely disappointed it was largely gone. I prefer museums that are mostly conservationists, vs. the educational focus; they apparently pay the bills by turning the museum into a field trip destination for schoolchildren. Compared to many, many years ago at the Henry Ford where they had much of their vast collection on display, from steam tractors, dynamos the size of a house, old vacuum cleaners, to electron tubes, much of that have either been sold off or returned to storage apparently to make more room for this education component. It was so frustrating I wrote Henry Ford museum to that effect, and it is simply not worth going back except for the rare must-see thing*. There are already plenty of places to gain an overview about the topics (libraries, classrooms, books, magazines), but not enough places you can actually immerse yourself in the myriad of the actual, detailed, technology of an age, like you could there. *The autos and transportation is still outstanding!
As I understand, if you can accurately write such a smaller magnetic domain with a laser vs. the relatively large area under a write head, you obviously increase the data density. And since higher and more focused energy to flip the domains can now be applied, lessening the problem of flipping their neighbors, this probably means smaller particle and higher coercivity media can be used or developed. This also implies that the tracks get smaller and reduces or eliminates guard areas and tracks. All of which increases the data density. And as a bonus the data rate on read back would also be much faster, even without increasing rotational speed, since the data density has been increased.
I live in a rural area with little light pollution and where I can clearly see the milky way - and it was quite a sight. All I'll say is that when you see it the first time, unprepared as I was, it can be disconcerting and even alarming. You know something powerfully primitive is occurring, not normal; I imagine like an animal responding to a forest fire.
Because copper has more protons than Nickel; I understand that the electrical repulsion begins to increase while the nuclear force begins to decrease. Is this why the E-Cat device has lead shielding, but no long term radioactivity, because it is an alpha emitter?
I for one look forward to my hard-drawn, ultra-pure copper, steam-driven Porsche. And blowing up helium balloons in my spare time.
It doesn't matter if you are right or wrong. You don't get halfway through the game and try to unilaterally change the rules, even if it is uncomfortable for you.
Many of us have paid in for the majority of our lives.
The issue has never been engineering; it is that printers are corporate cash cows. Check EBay for an Epson refillable ink systems w/auto reset. They -do-display the ink amounts and reset themselves when pulled (though I never really payed attention to their accuracy). Quite nice system, using bulk ink, easy to fill. Ink does need refilling fairly quick, but I would prefer that to dried, clogging ink; and there are systems with large reservoirs for larger print jobs. I have had two kids printing on a new/refurbished $39 Epson CX7400 printer/scanner combo. It has never plugged(!); though it needed head cleaning operation when it was paused for a couple of months. Total equipment costs a year or so ago (including ink system) - roughly $65 dollars, and still going very strong today with great print.
understand; I did my early work on Sharps as well. I became quite adept and fond of it and still keep a couple battery-ed up. Even though using an HP48 later, it still is not my favorite - maybe you never forget your first. Calculator expense was very real. As was the pain to begin using RPN.
There is sooo many issues with overweight vehicles that there are no single way to ascertain their costs and contribution to the problem; a tax on static weight won't work. And we have to massively over-engineer bridges and roadbeds based upon the possibility. And, even if enforced, the penalties do not dissuade. Google coal trucks overweight vehicles damage for more.
Unity sounds like Gnome 3.0. I am anticipating a move away from Fedora 15 simply because of it. I understand that 3.0 appears to not be a successor to 2.0, but is a different thing all together. Or that it is like maybe like an android or a tablet GUI instead of a traditional desktop metaphor, even gimmicky. What I have seen using a dev Live version I have to agree. There is a hard-core that vociferously and argumentatively claims it *the* way forward, or, basically, hit the road. They claim that there is a fallback but then say it can only be temporary as Gnome 2.x will not be further developed. But I will wait until the final version + 1 week acclimation + listen to all the screaming before final judgment.
* I may choose XFCE or similar on Fedora instead.
Be sure to look at the Fedora test and user lists.
Exactly. And streaming is wide open for abuse from adding commercials, pop-ups, and junk on the bottom. While admittedly a bit paranoid*, it creeps me out when DirecTv collects viewing stats from my receiver, which is why I now keep it disconnected from the telecom and net. This surely prevents using Directv streaming. At least Netflix doesn't use viewing statistics to target me commercially. Yet.
*If their data collection was used to provide us a better viewing experience, I would participate. But if it was being used that way, they would have already marginalized the scads of ridiculous ad channels that I already don't watch, automatically. Kicking them to the curb. But all they seem to do is add more as revenue streams. i.e., they aren't doing me any favors.
Yes, and I could build Ferraris by hand, every day, buying parts from disparate and disinterested vendors and justify the entire accounting at the end of the day.
The fact is everything you mention is done every day, continuously, en-masse mostly without deviation from procedure.
From food service to laboratory their workloads are often like a factory. Unlike a factory, they never reach those efficiencies* by their design.
*except when it affects *their* bottom-line.