as more robust, built-in voice-to-text is disseminating so rapidly now on phones and tablets, and Dextr appears to target those devices. For those of us who already type quickly, I can't see why we'd want to learn a new format. For those just learning to type, I could see wanting to do something better than QWERTY (Dvorak).
Anyone else immediately think of Han Solo ditching the Millennium Falcon in a space slug?
and laugh at the windows auto-loader files they tried to get you with.
Seriously, I found a "trick" USB stick in my work mailbox once, which turned out to be a test from our IT department that, if you loaded it (in Windows), would direct you to an obligatory computer security training program. After I called them about it, they let me keep it.
Actually, the IE stats could actually be INFLATED, since some visitors to w3schools may be trying the same tricks simultaneously in multiple browsers to get a feel for browser compatibilities.
Why is it hard to accurately detect high energy protons? They're charged; they must leave a huge wake of ionized particles behind them. Is it just that they are so energetic the detectors have to be huge? I'm sure the neutron detectors are actually detecting secondary (charged) particles from neutron interactions, meaning the polar detectors are "tertiary" (protons --> neutrons --> more charged particles).
Arguably, the new 2011 standard could push C++ back to number 1, as it addresses a lot of the usual weaknesses of C++ (better memory management, type inference, threading, etc.). But I suppose it depends on how many people are willing to learn and code to the new standard.
I'm surprised that the article doesn't mention that the entire point of the synchronized ISS + ground + balloon pictures is to capture the meteor positions in 3D. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/18apr_lyrids/
Any chance we could do something similar with a probe and get a little bottle of the sun's gas to look at? It looks like we already plan on crashing a probe into the sun in a decaying orbit: http://solarprobe.jhuapl.edu/ , but I don't think anyone considered the possibility of its survival. We could still take magnetic measurements on the way in, and maybe an initial layer of ice could help boost it back out, too...