So an after-image of a huge white rectangle is better than an after-image of text?
Battery life varies so much on what I'm doing... if it is just sitting there idle, I'm sure it will reach its advertised battery life. If it is cranking away at a game or has a VM or two chugging along , then all bets are off.
The ironic thing is that Linux suspends without issue. OS X, no problems. However, it seems that with Windows, half the time it suspends... it just doesn't wake up and pretty much needs a reboot. Of course, hibernating works well, but that adds a good amount of time as the machine dumps its RAM to disk.
: I use virtual machines for Web browsing, and do my banking in a separate VM than my other stuff. This has worked decently well in limiting what a compromised browser or add-on can accomplish, assuming it gets past the ad blocking extensions and click to play.
This is overall a good exercise.
For example, finding out if it is easier to just pull one color and have everything drop in an assorted bin versus sorting everything out by known colors and having a reject bin for something that the machine can't figure out. After that, maybe have the machine do another sort operation, so if it sorts correctly 99% of the time, a few sorts later will reduce the occurrence of the wrong color to an acceptably small margin.
This is the stuff that engineering is made of, and would be a good way to get kids started down that path.
Discreet mathematique are the basis for computing
Not at the semiconductor junction level.
You are confusing computing with computers. Indeed, a "computer" used to be a human being implementing algorithms with a mechanical adding machine, and then were tube-based electrical systems, and in the future may use something wholely other than semiconductors; computing, however, remains the same. A bubble sort is still a bubbble sort.
Whatever the cause, the timing is obviously terrible: Plenty of people surely received one of the two consoles as Christmas presents today, while many more gamers would have happily spent the afternoon in front of the TV. In the meantime, both Sony and Microsoft have acknowledged the problem, with Sony issuing a tweet and Microsoft posting a message on its support website: "We're working to address this as quickly as we possibly can," reads its status website. "Thanks for your patience, Xbox members." In an email, a Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment further or say when the company expects to restore service. We've also asked Sony to comment and will update this post if and when it does. The Xbox Live status page says service remains "limited," and the Playstation Network is listed as offline.
All and all, it is interesting watching the 3D printer market evolve. Other than the issue of currency copying when color inkjets became cheap, there has been no DRM or demand for it linked to documents. Ink cartridges, yes, but not actual preventing of documents being copied.
Other markets, not so lucky. For example, all the fighting and wrangling about MP3s, which resulted in casualties (for example, Diamond won... but that was a Pyrrhic victory.) Video pretty much was a victory for the DRM brigade .
3D printing looks like it is going the way of 2D printing, except for this "OMG, GUNS!" drivel . I don't see an RIAA-like entity pushing a SDMI initiative for 3D printing, nor do I see an interest by the Powers That Be in forcing signed documents (which is actually astounding... I would have been almost certain that there would be some type of standardized DRM system by now, similar to how CarveWright DRM protects their software from computer to encrypted memory cartridge to the actual device.)
Now, when 3D metal printing gets widespread and inexpensive, the ability to make sintered Iconel items will be quite useful, as opposed to plastic pieces which have limited uses. For example, one make of RV door handle has had issues with breaking. If just the part that breaks is replaced with a high grade sintered Iconel, it would help immensely.
: A victory as in one in the US either has DRM encumbered tracks, DRM encumbered media, or technically violates the DMCA in de-DRMing stuff like DVDs.
: I have never understood the insane overreaction about 3D printed guns. One could carve out the same thing out of a chunk of plastic, mold something out of clay and fire it in a kiln, whittle it out of wood, or many other ways to make a unsafe, unstable zip-gun, that it is pointless. In countries where guns are banned, ammo is banned as well, so making a
: Technically, there are no
Brown was shot because he escalated the situation to a "high risk arrest" by going for the cop's gun. Period.
We have no evidence that Brown was trying to take Wilson's gun, only the word of a cop who's been caught lying before. Cops know that "he was going for my gun" are magic words to justify themselves when they commit murders.
And of course it's irrevelvant whether Brown tried to get control of Wilson's gun earlier in the confrontation. Brown was not trying to do so when he was murdered, he was (according to the majority of witness testimony) attempting to surender.
If the movies were enjoyable, I might, but they suck on their own terms as well as adaptations of a much beloved book.
The first one had its moments, but the second was jaw droppingly dull, and worst of all Jackson mutilated the escape from the Elf king's tunnels. They took the barrel rider scene and turned it into a video game.
I have no desire to sit through the third.
Actually, it has been a good month for the US, other than the DPRK fiasco:
1: Cuba opening up (assuming Congress lifts the trade embargo) is only going to improve the economy of both places. The Cold War-era foreign policies that were in place in the US past had to get tossed. This isn't a defeat... it is a move forward. Calling it a "defeat" would be calling the fact that a good number of nukes were removed from service as part of a treaty, a "defeat".
2: The CIA torture reports were a festering boil, and it had to be lanced sooner or later, and now was probably one of the better times. The fact that it was made public and made known that this is not how the US handles itself these days is quite important. It only goes up from here. The days of torture are behind now.
As for Russia, they are down, but definitely not out. If push came to shove and China didn't lend money, the US would. The reason is that Putin is nowhere near a saint, but a power vacuum in the largest country in the world is the stuff of nightmares. If Russia collapsed, every single country in the world would either be going for a part of that carcass or jumping in the fray to keep their enemies from doing that.
Overall, Russia will emerge stronger. The low oil/gas prices are quite temporary. The profit may be less this quarter... but give it six months to a year, plus one incident in the Middle East... and oil will be back up to $150 a barrel and stay there for good. People know this, and nobody here in the US is going out and buying SUVs due to these temporary low prices. Solar might have slowed down slightly, but it is still progressing, mainly because virtually everyone knows that high gas prices will be back eventually.
And what happens to the Chinese economy when US orders suddenly dry up.
China is in a position to do the US significant harm, but in the process utterly devastating its own economy.