Thanks, I'll be here all night.
Heck, even reviewing the agreement is difficult.
- 1. https://developer.apple.com/io... does not render under Firefox.
- 2. For the individual program, you can't look at the agreement without giving them a credit card.
- 3. For the corporate program, you have to attest that you can sign agreements for the company before seeing the agreement.
- 4. Profit! (Sorry, I always wanted to do that)
Does the Mac OS License include the onerous section that is in the IOS developer agreement about making public statements? See the EFF All Your Apps Are Belong to Apple: The iPhone Developer Program License Agreement page.
As I can't review the agreement without either giving them a credit card number or committing fraud, I can't seem to find out.
Certificates do not have much value, especially for smaller firms. Say an app from a smaller vendor or an individual is signed, but turns out to be malicious. What's Apple going to do, other than revoke the cert and try not to give that vendor or individual a cert in the future?
That said, I'm glad it is possible to download Google Earth without enabling automatic updates. I downloaded GE in January and there was no way to run it without automatic updates running. I removed Chrome because it automatically updates. I need a bit more control over my machine than that.
Total disclosure: I've worked on Soft Walls.
I believe that there was a demo involving an airplane at some point. It turns out that one of the interesting things is how to you define a blending function that makes it harder and harder for the device to fly in to the no fly zone.
Yeah, drones are different, and I'm not sure of the value of having no fly zones for drones, but it will probably happen some day.
In this case, a no-fly zone in DC might have prevented drunken late night operation and crashing of the drone and we would have some other news item to discuss.
Three prominent closed gravity minima along the south edge of the study area may reveal underlying calderas, which are masked by younger Tertiary rocks. The largest possible caldera is about 10.52 by 15.5 mi (17 by 25 km) in size, and, if the assumed underlying tuffaceous sedimentary rocks are, on the average, 0.2 g/cm3 less dense than the surrounding volcanic rocks, the caldera extends to a depth of about 1.7 mi (2.7 km). The areas along the edges of the postulated calderas are considered sites for possible future mineral exploration.
In the southwestern part of the Range, gravity and magnetic anomalies of substantial size suggest the possible existence of a caldera or buried pluton. The widespread geochemical anomalies in this area are similar in size and magnitude to the mineralized McDermitt Caldera approximately 82 mi (132 km) to the northwest in the Opalite mining district. Whether a caldera or buried pluton is present in the area, the geochemical data suggest that area C shown on figure 2 has a possible potential for concealed mercury and complex precious metal sulfide deposits.
Also, the link to the McDonalds reference is: http://www.datapointed.net/201...
In light of this impressive record, surely BLOODHOUND will return to the Black Rock Desert? Sadly, no. A lack of rain over the last decade, together with increasingly heavy use for the playa surface (principly by the annual Burning Man festival) has left the Black Rock surface in poor condition. It is bumpy, crumbly, rutted and uneven for much of its 140+ square mile surface and is not currently a suitable surface on which to run a car like BLOODHOUND. Hence an alternative surface is required – and we need to find one, wherever in the world it may be.
The problem is that the most popular NTIS stuff is already on the net, but the remaining 30% (the long tail) is not.
The federally funded research was about these large (miles in radius) circles found in Nevada. There was conjecture that they were from a nuclear test. It turns out that they were from a toxic cloud test that was done using a solid rocket engine treated with beryllium. See http://pacaeropress.websitetoo..., http://aair.smugmug.com/Aviati... and http://blackrockdesert.org/wik...
The NTIS had the paper in question, which I was able to get and confirm that the semi-circles were created as part of the test. There was no mention of the test in the local papers or anywhere else I could find. If the NTIS did not have the paper, then my only hope would have been to ask Aerojet, the company contracted to do the research. The odds of them having a paper from 1967 is pretty low.
I realize that this question is not a critical, life threatening question, but determining *why* the circles where there and dispelling rumors about nuke tests is useful. The pursuit of the truth is lofty goal. Those who do not know history are bound to repeat it. In the case of this study, it turns out that there was an inversion layer that prevented a bunch of the particulate matter from reaching the ground in the test site. Maybe this is a well know mechanism now, but if I were researching atmospheric pollution, then I would want to review a study like this. If this study is not accessible, then it is like it never happened.
If the NTIS is disbanded, then we are basically tossing a bunch of tax-payer funded projects in to the shredder.
Interestingly, Canada is going through a somewhat similar issue where libraries containing research materials are being closed. Here an article from 2012: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/...
I'm no fan of big government, but if the NTIS is to be closed, then the entire contents of the NTIS library must be made freely available.
Link to Original Source
In addition, Marcia does have some suggestions about car stereo speaker orientation that are useful for winter driving
- An open source license
- High quality, readable code
- An active community
- Test cases and nightly builds
- Regular releases
- A faculty member who is a programmer, or at least was a programmer.
There are many other factors, does anyone have favorites? Note that not all academic software is destined to be used outside of academia or to even survive past the end of the semester. That's ok.