"In Soviet Russia, 3D printers print you!"
Turns out that's the headline, not the punchline.
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"In Soviet Russia, 3D printers print you!"
Every investigative drama franchise must employ, at a minimum, one former rapper.
(My wife watches pretty much ALL of these shows. I can't stand them...)
What I wanted to show by bringing up this example is that in current airplane design, there are circumstances in which automation is known to fail (in this case, unreliable/defective sensors). In these circumstances, the systems are designed to give control back to the pilot. The rationale for this is quite clear.
Yes, like I said, it's to make the passengers feel good. Because as we have seen, the pilots depend on the same sensors that the autopilot does. Airliners aren't fighters, you don't fly by the seat of your pants. By the time your inner-ear-gyro tells you that there's a problem, you're already screwed. Which was precisely what happened.
How in the shit are pitot tubes still icing anyway? Why is heating the tube not a thing which works? Heating elements are not new technology. We should really be able to manage this by now.
you mean the basic engineering error where the project manager wouldn't sign off due to the mistake made in concrete formulation so he was fired and a more lenient approver installed in his place?
How about the basic engineering error of siting a reactor somewhere even ancient Japanese could have told you was a mistake? How about the basic engineering error of not protecting your on-site backup power, which is mandatory for maintenance? How about the basic engineering error of storing spent fuel rods on top of reactors? All of those are more significant than the formulation of the concrete.
And for women whose boob jobs failed.
Or just to go with your new boob job, get new nipples! Because the old ones probably will lose their sensation anyway.
My right eye does that when I'm tired, but my eyelid is actually notably different on that side, I've too much of it. My father had both of his eyelids trimmed back by the VA to try to treat his headaches, apparently only one side of my head has this congenital defect. Probably have it trimmed up next time I go out of the country.
Of course, being third in a Valve series, we all know how this story ends.
Eventually, it ends more competently than HL2 I hope. What a limp ending
It's not crippled in capability but crippled in usability.
Oh, what you mean is "incompetent". In computing, "crippled" has the air of deliberation.
XP was supported for a very very long time.
Microsoft is not about to make that same mistake again.
MY PC is built from sabertooth Asus series with solid caps, capicators, vrm, etc. Same with gtx 770 video card. It will last 10 years
Irrelevant. We're talking about the software. My motherboard also has solid caps. Whoop de doo.
Sure Intel will try to sabatoge atom with no SOC drivers so they can cut back on support costs and keep prices low
You mean like AMD did with the Mobile Athlon 64, and R690M chipset? It's disingenuous to call out Intel here.
Many of us will stick with 7 even more so than with XP during the last time.
No you won't, because Microsoft won't keep supporting it into eternity. They had to do that because they wrote long contracts. They won't have done that with Windows 7. XP was a stone around their necks.
Note to grammar nazis - would have is pronounced would of
No, no it is not. But some very stupid people do say "would of" instead of "would've".
Just don't fall between the two, which is the dreadful strategy-chasm that combines as much or more effort than option #1 with as ghastly, or worse, an outcome than option #2.
Ah yes, the "Un-hammered valley"
The notion that it's more profitable for cars to automatically kill their users is kind of ridiculous.
It's more profitable to kill a percentage of them than to ensure a total lack of sales by making the fully safe car which would combine a pretty miserable driving experience with atrocious performance and efficiency.
Pilots are still there because autopilots can fail.
Congratulations, you just cited the daily fail, while also failing to understand the article which leaves whose fault the incident was up to question
Since the 1960s we have been automating space travel and airlines, and still need pilots and astronauts because when the shit hits the proverbial fan humans are required to intervene.
We have pilots to make passengers feel good. We have astronauts because we can't make a robot as dextrous as a human yet.
Subways run on a track. A track, further, that is enclosed away from other things running onto the track.
Yes, a track is the best way to handle steering a self-driving vehicle. But it's not the only way.