Boone's Farm? Thunderbird?
Are Bartle and James on the board?
If we look at jet aircraft, wear depends on the airframe and the engines, and the airframe seems to be the number of pressurize/depressurize cycles as well as the running hours. Engines get swapped out routinely but when the airframe has enough stress it's time to retire the aircraft lest it suffer catastrophic failure. Rockets are different in scale (much greater stresses) but we can expect the failure points due to age to be those two, with the addition of one main rocket-specific failure point: cryogenic tanks.
How long each will be reliable can be established using ground-based environmental testing. Nobody has the numbers for Falcon 9R yet.
Weight vs. reusable life will become a design decision in rocket design.
"Lawrence was paid 7 percent of the movie's profit, while Bale and Cooper received 9 percent, according to emails sent to Pascal. Amy Pascal, the co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment is the only woman earning $1 million or more at the studio."
Profits? more fool them. With Hollywood accounting it sounds like they probably all got nothing regardless
That depends. They are probably smart enough to get a percent of the gross, not net profits. They get paid before any of the people getting a share of the net profits. Only a fool or someone with no negotiation clout settles for a share of the gross. That various stars got less than others is a sign of their box office draw and clout, not some nefarious plot to pay women less.
In this essay, Gerjets warns that many IT executives drop the ball when it comes to "defining how a new technology approach will add value" to their organization.
In my experience, many IT execs are not involved in developing or do not understand their company's strategy and thus have no idea what the technology needs to accomplish. they respond to requests, or develop technology solutions without input from the actual users and thus deliver solutions that don't really do what is needed. Even worse, some are promoted techies who are enamored with technology and want what is cool without regard to weather or not it is actually useful.
You don't get it. No matter how many "false" reports you send to Waze -- a single "real" report of free flowing traffic will nullify all your false reports. Not all of us that use Waze follow it blindly. Example: my evening commute is typically when rush hour is wrapping up. I always see reports of wrecks and "RED" (slow) roadways -- as I travel the route all those negatives are erased because I am the proof (that Waze is looking for) that the "event" is over.
Then, as I also suggested, if that is the case one bogus "traffic is great" on the 450 would nullify all the slow reports and stop reroute get. The trick is to figure out what false data results in stopping the rerouting. Ultimately, the goal is to make Waze unreliable so people stop trusting its suggestions.
Correct, however I believe that would be a very high bar for Sony to reach.
I concur, but such a test case to help define the bar has ramifications beyond just Sony,
Umm, no it does not, from the article:
Petitioners filed suit under both federal and state wiretapping laws, alleging that an unknown person using an electronic device had surreptitiously intercepted their telephone conversation.
This was about a lawsuit not a criminal case. Maybe you should actually read the finding before making false statements.
True. The question I would ask is "Are the leaked documents covering a matter of public concern?" In other words, is there a public interest served by publishing Sony's private internal documents or does Sony's right to privacy prevail?
If it looks for passive movement data, why not create a bunch of accounts and put some old cell phones to good use broadcasting traffic data? Hook them up to wireless, use a VPN if needed to mask the IP, and show "cars" stopped. You could add in accident reports to make it more realistic. Maybe even some VMs running an iPhone simulator to increase the number of spoofed cars. Remember, technology is your friend if used correctly; just don't get any on you...
The problem is there would be more cars moving through the area than the "stopped" cars. Waze ignores obviously false reports as it states in the article.
Possibly, but rather than stop them show them as moving much slower, not stopped, than others or show many cars moving quickly thorough the nearby freeway.; as the TFA says Waze relies on using many reports to deduce actual traffic conditions. At some point, Waze has to decide what is real and what is fake data - if you have X cars moving slowly through the area and another X or 1.5 X going slower, which is real? The goal is to get them to decide the side street is slower than other alternatives and not offer it, so showing it to be a worse alternative to others is all that appears to be needed.
The challenge would be to spoof the GPS signal and get enough fake reports to make it work without actually having to move devices through the street.
Google is investing massively abroad, such as in Zurich, Switzerland, where privacy laws are especially strong. Expect that if US laws continue to have negative effects on Google income, the company is going to be more and more international.
Which is pretty much irrelevant when it comes to a US Court requiring them to turn over the data if they have it. It used to be, in the age of paper, that stuff could be kept off-shore making it essentially unreachable; especially since no one might even now it existed unless someone told the authorities. Now, a US corporations data is essentially one big collection of stuff to be made available on demand; and refusal to turn it over could result in fines and contempt charges. In the end, he with the biggest stick wins.
Branson has a track record of seriously underestimating the difficulty of the challenges he picks. Plus he seems to believe he can replicate serious engineering achievements - eg space flight - on a shoestring budget. Well sorry, but you can't. And I suspect the same goes for his submersible. Diving down 7 miles takes some seriously well thought out and strong engineering, not just some recreational sub with a few extra inches thickness of hill.
Very true. Submarines are very complex craft that operate in a very hostile environment, and driving one takes skill, practice and teamwork. Flying along the ocean floor may sound fun and straightforward, and it is until you accidentally hit something and Davy Jones starts letting his water into your people tank.