This news is about as surprising as the Sun rising in the morning. As I, and others, have explained multiple times across the years - the average person isn't the tinfoil hat privacy nutter that so many here on Slashdot are.
That's quite the difference, and something you entirely failed to mention.
I didn't mention it because it's a difference without a distinction - whether you press a key and the command is saved to a file for later replay, or immediately processed and sent to the "instrument", it's all the same. It's something that's been done many, many times before.
What I'm curious to see: do they have any actual ice sheet data? You know, from this half of the past decade?
Because, yeah, we know this shit already, up until around 2009, it got warm and ice melted. Then it started cooling again. And now, we're passed the 'benchmark lots-of-ice' from the 1970s (the one that's been used for alarmist claims since then about ice sheet levels), according to NASA. There's now markedly more ice in the arctic than ever before*!
* or, at least, since it started to all melt in the 1970s.
No doubt inspired by this guy, or any number of others like him who've been doing this for several year now.
Though admittedly without the buzzword worthy but otherwise pointless 3D printed plastic brackets.
Exactly my thought.
The review is useless without mention of battery life, frankly. If it's not at least comparable to a Nexus 4, well... I'd hope for significantly more.
I'm mostly concerned with "do I have to put this thing on a charger to just make a phone call every now and then".
For decades launching these rockets was not a problem for Russia.
Actually, for several decades, they had just about as many problems as they do now... and their success ratio was more-or-less in the same range (.98-.99) as the Shuttle (or pretty much any other launcher*). The only things that have significantly changed is that until the fall of the Soviet Union you never heard about the failures in the first place, and in the last decade or so the failures have started being covered in the non-specialist/popular press. These changes have conspired to create the illusion of 'extremely reliable' Soviet/Russian boosters and a recent and unusual string of failures.
* Yes, essentially all boosters that end up in regular service pretty much end up in this narrow range. There's a few a hair lower, and few a bit higher, but they're outliers.
I try to keep my keychain as small as possible. So I have a house key, a work key, and a USB key (super tiny).
This. My keychain has my house key, my garage/shop key (it's a seperate building from the house), my car key, my wife's car key. That's it. Other than that, I carry a lighter, my cigarettes, a pen, a sharpie, a medium swiss army knife, and my phone.
I have no need to carry a complete toolbox in my pockets, and have never grasped those who do.