Bah, "real geeks/nerds" use vi or emacs, neither of which requires rodentary attachments.
"primary" "antagonists" are discrediting his real detractors by taking any criticism and sending it to the edge of insanity.
My mechanical Logitech lasted fifteen years (just died earlier this year), and yes, I had a cat the whole time. For that matter, I only bothered to clean it out about four times during that period, because it kept working just fine without for the most part.
Logically, I'd expect optical mice to last longer, but so far my evidence for the claim is nil...
Really? 'Cause my old Logitech roller-ball just died after fifteen years! (I'm now on my second mouse, so I'm not sure how qualified I am to participate in this poll.) Yeah, I had to clean it out every three or four years or it would get jerky, but I think it lasted long enough to justify what I spent on it.
I hope you're right though, since I now have an optical mouse. I'll get back to you in 2029...
Read some Kurt Gödel, Thomas S. Kuhn, and Karl Popper, please.
I started to, but when I got to the part where it tried to falsify itself, I decided to switch paradigms.
a 2-3 moratorium on chemical manufacture would devastate the industry manufacturing that chemical
(eyebrow raise) The entire agricultural pesticides industry would be devastated by a single one of their products being temporarily banned?
That's one heck of a fragile industry you've got there.
WWII was the biggest impetus for technology in the 20th century, THEN we went into space./quote>
And most of "space" was ICBMs: the launch vehicles people don't talk about in case they wake up. But Atlas launched Mercury, and the Minuteman guidance computer predated the Apollo computer. It was a happy accident that hardware not designed to kill millions could also be put on top of the same rockets, but everything after 'destroy Moscow' - including TV and weather satellites - was a spinoff.
You really gotta be careful with that attitude. The photos seem worthless at the time you take them, and most of them remain worthless forever. Most of them. Then you see that old picture of when your now-grown-up dog used to be a cute little puppy, and awww!!!
A two-disk RAID1, or a RAID5, theoretically ought to be able to detect when there's corruption, but shouldn't be able to correct it. If you've got two different data values, you don't know which one is right.
But it occurs to me: RAID6 (or three-or-more disk RAID1) really ought to be able to correct. Imagine a three-disk RAID1: if two disks say a byte is 03 and one disk says 02, then 03 is probably right. RAID6, similarly, has enough information to be able to do the kinds of repairs that you could do with par2.
It'd be cool to find out this is already in the kernel's md device. Probably not so yet, though. ?
I think you're confusing VP8 with VP9.
Actually, I thought the whole idea of the "Goldilocks universe" was that life could develop anywhere without the need for a star at the right distance (otherwise there's no advantage). The problem then is exactly as you pointed out. There's no way for life to extract energy, no matter what the temperature is, because everything is at thermal equilibrium. The only way to get energy is through a star. And if you have a star, then having the microwave background doesn't help and is just likely to just make your planet too hot.
do you mean that they wipe themselves out using nuclear weapons or do you mean something else?
I use "nuclear fission" as a sort of "technological landmark". But I was thinking both in terms of "actively" wiping itself out (i.e. wars of some kind) and "passively" destroying itself just like we're currently doing by polluting everything and depleting resources at an insane rate.
A few things to consider here. First, I don't see a way any of that life at T+15M would have become intelligent before the background got too cold. Second, we do not know if it's even possible for life to actually colonize other star systems and even if it is, what's the percentage of intelligent civilizations that achieve that. Of course, the really interesting question is how long an intelligent civilization can last before either destroying itself or depleting all its resources. Personally, I would suspect the half-life of a civilization is less than 1000 years after discovery of nuclear fission.
Before we try and get and that additional freshwater - has anyone found another possible _deposit_ location for all the rubbish and toxic waste we're producing?
It may not have been designed for audio files, but it's pretty damn good at them anyway - the hydrogen audio chaps rate is as equivalent to AAC and vorbis at the same bitrate, as well as having excellent quality at low bitrates along with low algorithmic delay. It appears to be a "cake and eat it" codec at present.
Not quite. It's true that for the majority of western music it performs just as well as AAC and Vorbis, however there are certain classes of audio that it does poorly with, in particular polyphonic music. This is an inherent limitation (steming from the pre/post comb filter), that cannot be overcome in future encoders.
For streaming audio, this isn't a big deal as it is somewhat of a corner case and people don't hold streaming audio to flawless standards. However, for a music library, you want an audio format to encode anything you throw at it to transparent level of quality, without thinking about the technical details or limitations.
Now the problem that#s always plagued vorbis... will we see widespread hardware support for it?
Opus uses less computational resources than Vorbis, to the point where doing it in hardware is almost pointless for a smartphone (especially for streaming where the radio will be active and using more power than the encoding/decoding), and ultra-low power dedicated MP3 players are becoming scarcer. So it's less of an issue that it was in Vorbis's day.