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Wouldn't the answer to the puzzle in the link be 0 Ohms? (Because there would be an infinite number of parallel resistors.) Or can I not make that assumption... And I probably spent too much time thinking about this already...
That assumption has always been there, and people who ignore traffic laws are already a danger. Sure, there are situations when it's quiet enough on the road that you can safely ignore a few laws, but you need to be able to recognise those situations. When this thing is about, you'd better stick to your lane, or check very carefully before switching.
I've seen lots of times when lots of cars are blocking intersections or ignoring traffic signals. People ignore laws when it's very busy, just as much as when it's quiet. (Or at least it seems that way to me.) People are in a rush, or being impatient, or annoyed at someone, or is tired of being stuck behind the same traffic light for the 5th cycle, etc. I'm just picturing the traffic situation with a bunch of these things in New York City. Or Boston. Or Washington DC. Or Taipei.
Train tracks, yes, but not tram tracks...
Bah! Stupid small font... =) I see your point. I'll concede that as well.
Did you see the video? The cars were stopped at a red light when the "bus" turned.
You got me, I have not. (My company firewall blocks all video streaming.) I suppose that having these sync with traffic signals would make my point moot.
I can't imagine coins or shoes being any more of a problem than it is for trams that have been in use for some 150 years by now.
These buses will be running on regular roads (with some modification for the track of course.) The sheer number of people that will be walking alongside/across the path of these buses (I'm assuming) would be much more than alongside/across train tracks.
Ok, I've got a couple problems with this... First, if that bus wants to turn left/right, then I'd feel bad for anyone who's underneath that bus at the time. (Or likewise, if it's going straight, and you want to turn left/right while underneath.) Second, people drive like idiots. I can't imagine how much damage a car accident with this thing would do. Third, maintaining the tracks that these things run on has got to be expensive and/or difficult. I can imagine the amount of loose change, or little kid shoes being dropped in those tracks.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're thinking outside the box to deal with congestion problems, but I don't think this will work...
I have six 23" LCDs arrayed flush together in two rows of three (one upper, one lower). I love the setup, overkill though it may be.
Are you a day trader? Or is the setup for some ridiculous gaming...? And if the latter, would you mind if I come for a visit? (please?)
I write music for a living...I should only get paid for the first copy sold?
I don't think anyone is saying that... Piracy will be around, it always has been, and always will. If you are a very good musical artist, you will make lots of money. (i.e. Taylor Swift.) If you produce a good movie, you will make lots of money (i.e. The Dark Knight.) And by 'good', I don't mean what you think is good, it's what most other people think is good. There are still movies nowadays that make lots of money, there are still musical artists that make lots of money today. Even with all the piracy that's going on. Consumers will pay for what they think is a good value, at whatever price they think is a good price.
I totally agree. In fact, I remember a few years back, I had bought a legitimate copy of Civ III Complete. Well, when I tried to install and run the game, it complained of a SecureROM error. I went back to Best Buy, exchanged my copy with a different copy of Civ III, and it didn't work either. Apparently, they got too enthusiastic with their anti-piracy software, and lost a sale because of it (AND I was trying to do the right thing, buying a legitimate version of the software.) I found out later that there are DRM issues with the game, so I just went without.
Now, if I had just gotten a pirated version of the game, it would've had something I could use.
The detail you are forgetting is the rest of the CVBG has phalanx and other anti-missile systems. If it's the carrier's weapons that actually knock down the missile instead of an escort's weapons, then that's a major failure.
Point is, don't dress up military installations to look like civilian infrastructure, it's bad.
Don't let your own country commit real war crimes like torture, and then you can start complaining about rules of engagement and flags when it's an attack on a military vessel.