I'm not jumping to conclusions, but the people who have been making the case for historical alien visitors claim that the written record specifies liquid mercury rotating at high speeds as part of their antigrav drives. The Mayan writings are the most-often cited.
it’s strong enough to survive a storm at sea or getting crushed between two icebergs.
An aluminum ball is strong enough to resist forces that have been known to crush steel hulls?
I'm poised to install a $4K backup generator in the next few months. I don't live in a region where I can force my neighbors to pay for my tech goodies, and the $9K difference doesn't get paid for on any kind of time horizon that outpaces even a basic interest rate.
The generator also has a near-infinite runtime, in the case of a bad storm. However, it needs more maintenance, so if there were price-parity I might opt for the battery.
Give it another five years and that just might be feasible - good for Musk for getting this ball rolling, and kudos to the early adopters who take it in the pocket to promote the technology.
If slashcode had ever evolved beyond 2001, we'd be selecting comments like this to replace the summary.
Did Guistra get the contracts?
And even with the 'cannon' in China, do we know who lit the fuse?
Almost certainly the same people who arranged for NXDOMAIN on github.com a few weeks back. They really hate that there are open source anti-censorship tools on there.
They had to stop breaking DNS for github since most of China's Internet developers couldn't get any work done anymore.
That Chinese developers are freely using a California hosting service which has benefits to everybody in the world, and everybody recognizes that the "damage" here is government, it actually gives me a bit of hope. People do prefer to cooperate on all things, until a few sociopaths get a set of keys.
Is this a Bayer or Shell astroturfer here to spread disinfo?
Less space (12GB vs 16GB) than AMD
No DisplayPort 1.3
They are traitors and should be jailed. In fact, since they believe they're involved in a "war on terror", maybe we should try them for treason under military law.
Also, I wouldn't trust the statement that the chancellors office didn't know anything.
Seems like this should really be IBM's forte. I wonder why they didn't jump into it with both feet.
Apple are merging OS X into IOS, albeit very slowly.
Nope. I've been there, and nobody at Apple has any such intention. Features will get passed back and forth between them, but they're very aware of the reasons that Tablet PCs failed, and they're not going to copy MS's mistakes.
Get your meds adjusted, kid. I'm not going to quit signing my posts with my initials, no matter how much you whine about it.
There is absolutely nothing stopping them from selling their hardware manufacturing arm to someone like ACER and then releasing OSX to the market.
Been there, done that, and NeXT nearly went out of business. Not to mention, how much of a pain in the ass it was to configure Dells or other generic PCs to run NeXTSTEP.
Margins are thin
Not for the Mac, they're not. Apple's the only PC maker who doesn't have to operate on razor-thin margins.
Apple needs the Mac for their own use, and so do all of the iOS developers. They won't get out of the PC business until and unless an iPad can drive a" 5K display.