I'm sure for a $500,000,000 dollar donation, they'll launch a custom built rocket with warhead, and let you choose where to place the crater as well as name it.
It scares me too - I'd imagine local shop owners would just love to send junk mail out to every driver that passed their store. Not forgetting the privacy loss due to anything with a microphone, camera and wireless connection.
The concept of the Internet of Things thrives on the fact that there will be literally "billions and billions" of embedded devices with internet connectivity, sensors, all sending back to servers, which then use Big Data processing methods to discover hidden information.
Knowing the traction on car wheels and vibration on suspension systems will allow councils to determine which segments of road need resurfacing.
Knowing the speed of cars will tell them which areas of freeways are starting to clog up (before they gridlock).
Knowing the usage pattern of roads allows them to adjust traffic lights accordingly.
Maybe traffic light systems could be made smarter by dynamically adjusting the timing due to motion on the roads.
If it crashed into the water, it breaks up and stuff floats to the surface. If it glides to the water, it might break up into a couple of pieces:
If you draw a graph of brain size vs. number of words an animal can learn (parrot = 200, cat = 50, dog = 1000), an elephant should be able to learn hundreds of words. A wild animal like an elephant is going to have to be aware of every possible sound from every possible creature (crocodiles snapping, toads croaking, hyenas fighting, vultures crying, lions fighting, as well as watery sounds like thunderstorms, rain, waterfalls and rivers. Then they can also hear infra-sound as they communicate using low frequency.
Some brain scans were done of elephants and it seemed they had larger brain regions related to hearing.
94% of all financial transactions in the world are made using existing electronic currency. Only 6% is actually done using real cash. That doesn't include barter payments or the black market which is as much as 50% of GDP in many problem countries.
For instance, I can post anonymously right now on this very platform. How is that wrong?
At the first level, slashdot will log all the IP addresses of all submissions - that's part of the general infrastructure of discussion forums. At a second level someone can contact the maintainers if anything offensive has been written. Then at the third level, they can hire a lawyer and request the IP address of the person submitting the comment. From there they can escalate the complaint with the originating ISP, the authorities and the individual concerned.
It will be the problem of the creators when it is discovered or even alleged that drug dealers, money launderers, prisoners, gang leaders are using this systems for communication.
If you check the US federal communication laws, you'll find that any provider of a communications system must be able to provide call and communication logs upon request from law enforcement agences, failure to do so can lead to prosecution.
Sounds like it is compiling it's own audio filters. Many of these drivers allow individual audio effects like echo, reverberation) to be chained together to form a complex pipeline. To get optimum performance the driver would compile these directly into assembler.
The modern version of Blender imports everything from
That's just about the same in every city now
Austin has been ranked as the 2nd safest city in the USA, but according to other reports, 35% of the population is Mexican. But looking at the Google streetview maps, it looks like a really interesting modern city. The Austin Moon-light towers seem a really interesting architectural feature.
In my undergraduate university, the computer science department installed air extractors in the computer labs. But the workmen got the installation the wrong way round and they extracted exhaust fumes from the chemistry department air system back into the computer lab. People were starting to feel sick and turning funny colors.
In another college, one of the entrances was actually right next to the outdoor storage tanks for liquid nitrogen. Valves would be hissing with little clouds of gas around them.
The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter has more material than any of the inner planets. It's a fascinating debate as to they ever were part of a single planet, or never coalesced into a single object due to the gravitational perturbation of Jupiter (any large planetlets would have been thrown out of orbit).
No different from watching a TV show with lots of flashing lights. My womenfolk can no longer watch some of those talent shows because the program makers completely overdid the lighting effects - they had spotlight patterns moving up and down behind the singer, spinning patterns all over the floor and the spotlight patterns moving sideways to each side of the stage.