Storm surge? It's 4 degrees in Plymouth right now.
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Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.
I'm guessing the real reason is so they can do some sort of compression between the ground and aircraft. Lossy compression of Facebook and Google images could save a good bit of bandwidth, and they can't do that without intercepting the unencrypted data using this method.
They could say something like this:
Bandwidth at 30,000+ feet is inherently limited, and heavy-load activities like streaming videos from the ground can weigh down our network. That means playback is subject to poor video quality, buffering, and slower connection speeds for your fellow passengers.
Oh wait. That's exactly what they say. They're very up-front about not being able to stream video.
I paid for some GoGo on a flight recently. The signup page made it pretty clear that data speeds were pretty limited and I wasn't allowed to stream video. I don't know why they need to spoof certs for that as opposed to just blocking sites or protocols though. Maybe they do some sort of data compression on the ground before transmitting to the plane or something?
No, it really is kind of a big deal. WebMD is for-profit and largely funded by advertisers such as pharmaceutical companies. The site uses clickbait-style headlines to drive page views and actively preys on fear.
(I replied to the wrong post above, sorry for the dupe)
DSL uses a different technology. It piggybacks a different signal on preexisting wiring, but has totally different hardware at each end.
Dr. Thorne was the primary scientific consultant on the movie. For this article he's stepping away from the movie and talking about how possible or plausible some of the ideas presented in it actually are.
I don't believe I've ever seen a modem break 56 Kbps over a phone line.
Watts is in units of energy divided by time.
Now.... what are the units of "calories per day"? Take your time.
Don't look now, but Moto just released one of the best Android phones ever, is about to release the Droid Turbo, and is the manufacturer of the Nexus 6.
Nigeria is known for it scare tactics, I don't see our governments try the same tactics without getting trouble back.
Don't worry, Faux News is more than making up for it by trying to scare with the actual facts, and then going the extra mile (or twenty) by trying to scare with outright nonsense, lies and bull$hit.
They also weren't putting IVs in him and taking care of him while he was bleeding out the ass and vomiting during his final few days on earth.
" The API itself allows for NO creativity"
Have you written any complex api? I am in software industry for 28 years and in every projects that I have worked, I spend more time on api design than implementation. It requires lots of ingenuity and creativity to come up with a set of api. Not much different than coming up with a plot for movie with intricate relations between characters and their personalities.
You need to re-read what ShangaiBill wrote. I will expound on it in parens.
The creativity should be what lies behind the API (call/name), not the API (call/name) itself.