Why use fancy laser cutters and such when the technology and means to mass produce them cheaply already exists?
Because things need to be incredibly precise. I asked the same question initially, but there is no way I could ever cut the pieces out precisely enough to be usable, even with a precision knife (Exacto, etc)
You can do amazing things with statistics.
Percentage of human deaths on Earth: 100%
Percentage of human deaths on the Sun: 0%
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(and suddenly this comment got way more serious and allusory than I intended)
And way more awesome.
I wish I could join in on this, but apparently this was posted 5 days ago. Mega sad face.
Living in the past sucks.
The ACTUAL procedure.
Customer does not want Firefox installed:
When loading the image for the system, select the "No Firefox" image.
Customer wants Firefox installed:
When loading the image for the system, select the "With Firefox" image.
Estimated time difference:
Surely this is pushing up the lower bounds of some variables?
Doubtful. This is just making it faster to confirm exoplanets, it is not changing what types of exoplanets we can detect.
As AC said above:
The way we search for planets, we only discover planets of certain mass (the larger, the easier), AND/OR at certain location from the star (the closer, the easier), AND/OR at particular ecliptic's angle compared to ours...