It's a bit narrow-minded to compare any work being performed today to work that was performed 100 years ago. There were almost no knowledge workers then. Factory work was the norm. We have advanced to using our brains more which requires concentration and less movement distracting us. By all means, get up and move around more, but I think looking to the past is faulty.
Even with wireless APs, you will still probably need a wired DAS (Distributed Antenna System). This is especially common for cell carriers, but works for Wifi as well, especially in steel-framed buildings. Many buildings already have these paid for by the carriers and also carry public safety, so you may have conduit already available. There are software packages out there to help with this design, but you really need to hire someone.
Are the commenters forgetting that in low-income areas, many students don't have computers or internet at home, and their parents don't care enough to take them to the library. Therefore, they don't do homework. These tools are for use outside of class.
I work for a company who designs SCADA networks for water/wastewater clients. We rarely connect the SCADA network to the internet, but when we do, it takes a lot of time and money to do it right. Hire a firm who specializes in SCADA security, you can't do it on your own.
Windows is used all the time for SCADA applications, especially in distributed control systems. SCADA applications aren't just embedded devices, they are typically a Windows server installed on a workstation that is used for the HMI (human-machine interface) used for operators to communicate with the SCADA devices such as PLCs and DCSs. Most operators would not be able to function without Windows so they can check their email on Outlook, surf the web or play solitaire. If you want to use programming and algorithms from major manufacturers, a Windows machine saves money since there are already drivers and plug-ins made for Windows machines.
At $23 per page a standard college level English class could cost over $1000, possibly more than the tuition.
If there are advantages to both ePub and PDF, why not just create readers that can use either format? One for good text and one for good graphics.
I was a die hard Firefox fan for so long putting it on the computers of everyone I know. I just got bogged down with its sluggishness. I miss some extensions like Read It Later, but new extensions in Chrome like Google Voice blow me away.
Somebody mod this guy up, this would be way more efficient!
I already get Wolfram Alpha results in my Google searches with the "Wolfram Alpha Google" add-on. Plus, no ads...
Idle power usage is not insignificant. That is one of the strong reasons to use virtualization. For many servers, they still use over 200W continuous power while idle.
You can get 1/9" data on the USGS website, much closer than 90m.
In honor of Al Gore, it should be called ManBirdPig Flu.
mighty7sd writes: I am about to be released from my contract with Time Warner for my home internet service, and I am evaluating alternatives to my current cable modem setup. I would love to use AT&T U-Verse or Verizon Fios, but they are not available in my area. I have a good idea of what the costs and limitations of Cable and DSL service, so I am considering using mobile broadband for my home internet connection. Most providers seems to cap the connection at 5 GB of data transfer per month. I am a relatively heavy internet user using streaming video and a web server, so I need decent down/upload speeds and a large data transfer cap. Has anyone in the
/. community had a good experience using mobile broadband cards at their home, specifically with lots of streaming video or a home server? What has happened if you have gone over your data transfer limit? Cricket Wireless is available in my area for $40 per month with "unlimited" service, but I am skeptical that it is truly reliable and unlimited. I also found products that act as a WiFi router for mobile broadband services, but it seems that this is against most carriers TOS. Can they really detect these, and are they comparable to a wired broadband router?
I used to hit my gameboy all the time when I was mad at it, but I tried that a few hours after getting a Sony GameGear and it broke the screen!