From the screenshot it looks like the work could be done in less than a second on an 8-bit 20 MHz MCU.
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It's an error in the summary and/or article. Elon still claims that the Model 3 will sell for 30k before subsidies.
You must have been using a sub-par encoder then. A single layer DVD disc usually allows a significant step up in quality compared to what you would get with an LD disc.
That's called an immersed tube tunnel. The way it's done is they dig a trench at the bottom, lower concrete tunnel elements to form the tunnel and then cover the structure with rock and sand. This method has been used many times in the past and will be used in the future, for example here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...
Immersed tunnels aren't always cheaper than boring or blasting through rock. For one thing, it is cumbersome and expensive to dig a trench in deep waters.
I do think it is plausible that it could have been -44 in the middle of the night, but the daytime temperature on a day like that would be something like -20.
US military application of existing GPS satellites can already achieve fixes down to 5cm. Centimeter-accurate positioning will never be allowed for civilian use, no matter how many satellite constellations you put up there.
I don't know about that. Is there anything malicious that a person could do with centimeter positioning that they can't already do with meter positioning?
Hell, I doubt that that there has ever been an instance where someone has managed to commit a crime because their GPS was meter-accurate, as opposed to for example 10-meter accurate or 100-meter accurate.
If I'm not mistaken the accuracy restrictions are mainly there to prevent foreign forces from developing munitions such as these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M..., but those restrictions will be extremely difficult to keep up when Russia, China, EU and others (India, Brazil, etc) have fully operational satellite constellations. You will pretty much need to get everyone to not compete on accuracy while there will be massive demand from the market for things like more accurate autonomous vehicles.
I wonder how long it will take for the magnitude of that achievement to be noticed, let alone to sink in with T.C. Mits. I have a feeling that it will get mentioned, and Bill Nye will share a few words on CNN, but that it won't get much play in the mainstream press. We'll find out soon enough, I guess.
Keeping fingers crossed...
It probably won't, but the fruits of it will be noticed. I think the general public will like ubiquitous cell and data coverage, even in remote areas, or centimeter-accurate positioning. All of this stuff will be worldwide by nature.
Those are just two things that would be possible if it was cheap to launch and maintain thousands of satellites.
Have you looked into disk cloning?
Do you mean TV the device and old-school broadcast service, or TV the content format.
I pretty much stopped watching TV the device in 2002 or so, but I kept watching series and live sports on various screens through various delivery mechanisms.
What Europe calls austerity, everyone else calls living within one's means. Which, in the long term, is non-optional.
That stops being true when you have the power to print money and have people think your money is legitimate.
Yeah, tell yourself that.
The same person who hits 100 sequential bulls-eyes at the shooting range is rarely able to hit a barn wall from ten yards in a real life and death situation.
Also, the government tends to use body armor and automatic guns.
Sigh. This is how it works:
Big corporation A: Would you please share your most private information with us?
Average person: No way, creeps.
Big corporation B: Would you please share your most private information with everyone on the planet and us?
Average person: OMGOMGOMG!!!! Am I gonna be a famous person?! HeretakemyinfoshowittoeveryoneNOWNOWNOW!!!! I swear once everyone realizes how awesome I am I'm definitely going to be famous and I'll be friends with famous people and I'll... Have you taken my information yet???! Here, here's a picture of my new awesome outfit! I should be a fashion model.
Just hope that the system doesn't insist on you having a combination of letters, numbers, lowercase, uppercase and special characters
Okay, but how is that better than running OSX and firing up a VM when you need Linux?
Aren't you missing all the optimizations that Apple has supposedly put into OSX over the years?
In case you've been living under a rock for the last 14 years, they already have a war with the West/NATO.
In a somewhat ironic turn of events, Muslim fundamentalists in countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria and Gaza now have an actual real honest-to-science angry skydaddy with winged creatures that shoot fire from the sky.
Of course, this does not really bring us any closer to peace with the Islamists. If anything it probably helps them recruit.