This site has turned to shit... see y'all somewhere else.
Another big motivator is to show your friends that you have so much money that you can afford to throw $200k away on a useless piece of old electronics.
It could be "historicity" and still only worth $300. The only reason it's worth $200000 is because some idiot paid that much, because he's hoping that in a few years he can sell it to a bigger idiot for $250000.
News is what you click on
You don't have to click on it. It just shows up on the front page.
Compiler bugs are news ?
Umm... no. Frankly, I'd rather pay someone just because then, at least there is a chance, that it is an honest deal.
Because dishonest tricksters never take money...
Good thing this is only used for photos, and not anything critical.
Sorry, I'd rather live in a world where people around me are not in a constant state of fear and stress.
We all do, but there aren't enough resources to provide luxuries for 6 billion people.
Really... You do realize that disk sectors, file systems, etc. are all Base-2?
Maybe one sector equals a power of two, but the total number of sectors can be anything that the physical disk holds.
If you take a chocolate bar and make it 10% smaller but charge the same price then your margins and profits go up
This has nothing to do with base 2 or base 10. You can just as easily sell a 360GB disk, or any other arbitrary amount.
How are you going to share all the resources between two controllers ? What if the primary computer is hogging the comm antenna ? What if your secondary chip is hogging the comm antenna ?
You don't need a scientist for this. You need an engineer. Scientists are people that deal with spherical cows in circular orbits. Engineers know not to send a cow in space.
I love how 1 MB of RAM is 1048576 bytes but 1 MB of storage is now 1000000 bytes of storage
Makes perfect sense. RAM is addressed with a N address lines, giving access to 2^N cells, so base 2 makes sense. For everything else, base 10 makes more sense, especially when you're talking about speeds.
simply because the hard-drive industry decided that they could make more money by using the same term
They didn't make more money because everybody was doing this.
You write your test so that it sends the 40 bytes to the csv file every 10 milliseconds instead of every 15 seconds.
The moment that you think of doing that, is the moment that you realize that the file will grow too big.
That can be very hard to do in a real-time system, at least on a physical board. Some things, like communication interfaces, or flash write delays, don't let themselves speed up by a factor of 15000.
Their current plan is to wait charged particles to affect electronics so that it forces a reboot.
Watchdogs are for wimps. Real designers use supernovas in a distant galaxy to reset their boards.