Your reading comprehension needs some work.
From a code approach it's pointless, because the physical simulation would run exactly the same each time. Unless your randomize various factors such as for example, the release time of the balls, the speed the wheel which "mixes" them up. However, for this approach to work, you still need your underlying random number generator to already be working to generate the randomization required by the physics engine. And at the end of it all, you're putting a whole lot of effort into a limited entropy randomization system when you could just use a couple of dedicated algorithms to achieve a much greater result.
From a device point of view, yes - this is basically what hardware random number generators are. There are lots of different ones out there that use different factors such as background radiation, RF noise, plasmas, etc, to create a non-reproducible value. Most of them are pretty good at what they do, and while some may be "better" than others, the differences in the degrees of entropy they produce are largely academic - almost any of them will do the job.
Oh yeah, it's real. A quick Google will get you plenty of decent flight video. Here's the "old" one flying at 5000 feet.
The new model looks much sweeter.
Earlier manned footage:
I'm not sure I even understand the question. It flies at 5000 feet.. this isn't a ground-effect lift. It's a ducted fan aircraft that's big enough for one person.
He left not because it isn't working. It's no pipe dream, their aircraft have been flying for a few years now. He left because the board declared that a personal, consumer version of the aircraft was not a priority. The whole reason he started the company was so that eventually he could have a personal "jetpack", but once the company went public, the board had to look at risk vs return and decided to make the consumer version their lowest priority. He didn't like that, so he left. He can always buy a consumer edition once it eventually (if ever) comes out, but their focus at present is first-responder.
No, a pilots license wouldn't be required, but your local aviation administration will have rules regarding their use (cruise levels, flight over populated areas, all the normal stuff).
There's plenty of video of the Martin Aircraft around, and it's been shown at air shows on and off for a few years now. This one is a reality. Here's some nice, manned, 5000 feet flight video for you. (Not great landing though, ha! Better landings in other videos
This one is a reality. It's not American, which is maybe why you haven't really been aware of it? The key in ongoing development for this (some Chinese firm recently threw $50 million into Martins IPO) is to get the materials lighter, and fuel efficiency greater. 125kgs is enough for a (healthy weight) paramedic + first responder gear. But for military applications for example, you'd want to be able to carry first of all a person that weighs more than 125kg, but gear as well. So, the machine has to be lighter, or fuel more efficient (ie, requiring less fuel, thus less weight).
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There is absolutely no content that is region-locked to New Zealand that is worth watching, that isn't already available elsewhere.
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"People asked me, will you ever build one? And I said, well, if I could make it secure, I will, which is a very honest, true statement. We’re looking at it. I can’t say that it’s conclusive at all right now."
BlackBerry may come up with an Android device with some of the patented features on BlackBerry 10 platform which is expected to showcase the BES12 (BlackBerry Enterprise Services 12) to secure the devices running on other OS.
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Intelligent people never make mistakes? Intelligent people have lost far more than $250 on foolish endeavors, even with information available to them that would counsel them otherwise. Your suggestion that intelligence is infallible is.. not very intelligent.
Spot on in both cases.
My wife bought home a $250 bottle of some homeopathic health remedy she'd bought for herself, that warned on the outside not to take more than 1 or 2 drops at a time due to its extreme potency. Downed it in one. Most expensive bottle of water I've ever had. She was pissed, until I made her go read up on what homeopathy was. What's scary is that she, an intelligent, 35 year old woman, simply didn't know. The fact it's allowed to be sold in pharmacies (at least, in my country) is a scary thing.