Let me know when these fantastic driverless cars are smart enough to drive home and plug themselves in to charge instead of hanging around in a parking lot all day. Just imagine how much downtown clutter would go away and become available for use if half the parking lots were gone because cars didn't stay downtown after dropping off their owner for a shift.
This video on YouTube is one of the best revealings I have yet seen on how this mess came to be.
Its about 30 minutes long... but once you have seen it, I think you will see how "they" are messing the whole world up.
If the Chinese let this beast in, it will do them in as it has done us.
One of these on a reconnaissance robot and you get the 3D layout, as well as everything moving.
A rat-sized robot.
Nixon is said to have argued during Watergate that it is legal if the president does it. Nobody bought that argument then. I don't see why it should be legal now.
Because... Hope! Change! Nobel Prize! And... Yoorop! Heil Bonobo or you're a republithug!
Your order of events is wrong
Airbus wasn't caught off guard, and the A380 was not an ego measure - Boeings new 747 proposals were being rejected by customers at the time as they wanted an all new airframe design which would encompass modern aerodynamic efficiency increases over the 747s 1960s vintage. Go and google the 747-500, -600 and -700 concepts as they all existed on paper. Airbus responded to the market demands by supplying a design for an all new VLA airframe.
Airbus basically have the VLA market now, as Boeings response, the 747-800, has seen lukewarm reception at best. Airbus thought they could hold their own in the 200 - 350 passenger market segments with the A330 and A340 models, and nterestingy enough the A330 has infact held its own, and continues to sell even as the 787 becomes available.
Where Airbus did falter was in the top end of the 200 - 350 market, covered by the A340. This was being beaten resoundedly by the Boeing 777, which was launched a decade earlier than the Boeing 787. Airbus are countering the top end of the market with the A350XWB, which will cover the larger 787 variants (-9 and -10) while also covering most of the 777 range as well.
Airbus is confident enough in the A330 that it doesn't see the need to immediately replace it like for like.
Just to round off your post, there was also issues with the fuselage sections that came from US suppliers as well, and Boeing had to re-acquire an entire US company that it had previously sold, just so it could resolve the technical and manufacturing issues in that company.
Boeing announced the Boeing 787 right after Airbus committed to the A380 - Airbus was going for the VLA market, which Boeing had dominated since they launched the Boeing 747 in the 70s as they had no effective competition in that particular market segment.
Once Airbus committed themselves to the VLA segment, Boeing committed itself to the smaller 250 seat segment, in which it already had an aging product in the Boeing 767 - sales of which were rapidly tailing off, and customers were demanding something more efficient.
Airbus responded by announcing a package of updates to their A330 airliner, but customer demand was poor - a lot of large customers wanted an all new fuselage design (the Airbus A330 and A340, both circa 1990 in vintage, used the same fuselage as the A300, which preceded them by 20 years), and carbon fiber as a primary structural component, so Airbus went back to the drawing board and came up with the A350XWB.
Its an aircraft that "Airbus didnt want to build" in the same vein as Boeing "didnt want to build" the Boeing 787, as that program only came about after customers outright rejected Boeings Sonic Cruiser concept in the years leading up to the 787s program launch - the 787 uses many of the same technologies (the carbon fiber barrels for the fuselage), and is a direct follow on from a prior program that was rejected by customers.
Interestingly enough, the Airbus A330, which customers didn't want an updated model of, has sold well over 500 aircraft since that "rejection". You never can tell....
The Linux binaries are 32 bit. You don't have the 32 bit GTK libraries installed.
Use ldd <executable-name> to figure out what else is needs to be installed or clone the github project and build a 64 bit version. Or just wait till Wouter distributes a 64 bit version. It's day #1 of public exposure for this project and you're expected to deal.
Looks awesome, but what I really want to know is if there's a good Android alternative to Progect for Palm/Linux/Win32 yet.
I've played with Organizer, but it's pretty clunky... I think I'd rather try to run emacs org-mode.
Anyway, I've found nothing that was as simple and intuitive and useful as Progect. Makes me want to drop money on a PalmOS emulator so I can have that and HandyShopper back.
Old Russian joke... anthropologist visits Chukcha tribe, and is interviewing them for their tribal roles and duties.
"So, you read?"
"No. Chukcha no read. Chukcha write"
How do you get started in that field? Do most of them have a financial background with some computer science, or the reverse?
Well, the Russian twins who were co-valedictorians at our STEM magnet school went to Harvard and Yale and were sucked into Wall Street during its heyday. So that's one way.