There is an increasingly large number of devices (just about every lower power device of the last 5-7 years) which will play h.264 and not divx. Since the era of the iPod 5th gen ("iPod Video") the trend has been for h.264 hardware decoders paired to relatively weak CPUs.
disingenuous sarcasm never got anyone anywhere, so good luck with that.
As if suggesting DivX wasn't sarcasm...
Seems to me like the current pics have pixels thinner than 0.5 meters... I feel like I am missing something?
In many (most?) developed western areas the images are from planes, not satellites. There is a great deal of high-res aerial photography on the open market and Google has used much.
The development being discussed in the article will benefit outlying areas and places where having temporal density is useful.
If you're so confident, why not short bitcoin?
For someone to short there has to not only be a robust market, but also a person (or people) taking equal and opposite long positions you can borrow from.
Do any of the trusted and established exchanges offer shorts?
At that point, the people with the massive computing power are going to have incentive to throw at least some of these Bitcoins into the market just to generate more trade volume.
Bitcoin's exchange rate against the USD has no bearing on its utility as a token of exchange.
With fast enough exchanges and sufficient enough liquidity ("enough" being the key word) the total amount of Bitcoins in circulation doesn't even have a large impact on trade volume. Bitcoins don't get consumed in the process of trading.
Therefore I don't see how those with massive computing power (for generating income through transaction processing) benefit by selling previously-hoarded coins. If anything they benefit by not selling their coins, maintain artificial scarcity and thus high exchange prices since they get paid in coin.
What bubble? Plenty of people perform transactions using bitcoin to pay for goods and services every day and go away happy. How is that a bubble?
What bubble? Plenty of people performed transactions for houses in 2006 and went away happy. How was that a bubble?
What bubble? Plenty of people performed transactions of dot-com stocks up through early 2010 and went away happy. How was that a bubble?
If deadmanwalking != skitchen8 I apologize, but the verbiage smells the same.
He was responding to someone talking about the efficiency of non-pitch-shifting rotors. He commented on how efficiency doesn't improve much once you introduce blade pitch-control. He used fixed-wing aircraft as a contrast.
You were the one who chose this subthread as your Nteenth location for saying the same thing, ignoring relevance to the specific discussion at hand.
Sure this overall story is about QCs and rescue. But the subthread you chose to lose your mind in isn't.
As I said. A nit which wasn't offered. GPP mentioned the efficiency but in no way suggested that made them unfit for the job at hand. The only person running with that claim is you.
You appear to be picking a nit which wasn't offered.
Bah! Forgot link.
Quite aside from that, I don't think we're anywhere near the point where we can detect every single incoming photon, so there's still room for improvement regardless.
We're a lot closer than most people think. A hell of a lot closer than we are with solar panels.
And when is the last time you've heard of that happening to a commercially produced firearm? The only failures I hear of are cases where the firearm jams or accidentally discharges. Having the entire firearm blow up in your hand or have projectiles coming out of places other than the barrel is not something that gets any attention. And the accidental discharges are pretty much always the result of somebody handling the firearm in a way that's not safe.
Which suggests that it likely doesn't happen or is so common that it's no longer noteworthy. I suspect that it's the former as I've never heard of it happening in real life.
If you're not familiar with the Beretta 92F's (aka M9) habit of throwing slides into shooter's faces you haven't been paying attention to guns for very long. This isn't some Saturday night special failing in a catastrophic manner, this was a premium-priced weapon chosen to replace the 1911 as the US Army standard sidearm.
Despite Beretta's continual claim that the failures were due to military use of +P rounds, many prominent LE armorers have reported failures with standard pressure loads.
Happy Wheels requires Flash.
If you're a top act, like the ones signing that ad, your label really does take good care of you... It's the rest of the musicians, the majority, that get shafted by the RIAA business model.
If I'm hearing you right RIAA = Scientology?