Maybe there was a Computer CV screening, and the boss, instead of bothering to hassle with the programming, just made the three into a four?
Broesser's orb is a lot prettier to look at than existing solar collectors, but for me two questions arise. For one, wouldn't a hemisphere work just as well and be cheaper to manufacture, easier to keep cool and more easily mounted? And if so, why not arrays of multiple, much smaller hemispheres as an efficient collector design for all those suburban rooftops?
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If emulating a handheld is so hard, emulating a console would be much harder.
This isn't the Bleem days anymore
Hmm, maybe it was like in Kenya, where we "rented" books?
I spent 5 years (94-99) in Kenya, and every year, we would go to the moldy old book room to get books, which we would return at the year end (if you lost one, you had to replace at your own cost) I think they charged a fix rental, regardless of how many books, and they would regularly replace the books falling apart. I can't recall how much because we paid a lump sum every (four-month) term which included tuition, books and notebooks.
Which was good, because it was cheaper to rent books than to buy them out right, because with 35-36 textbooks for the 13 subjects we had, it would have prohibitively expensive.
If this is the same, then I guess maintaining digital copies is easier. You just issue a cheap tablet (a good chinese make cost for like ~$200 retail) and just copy the year's books on them.
You insensitive clod!
No really, I am anosmic, (complete inability to smell)
I would love things like these.
Maybe a portable detector signalling foul odours, coz if you baked me a cake literally full of shit, I wouldn't know.
+1 for Leshp reference
I mean seriously, how far does this go?
I live in Pakistan, and I have a pressure cooker.
If I happen to be walking outside with my cooker, will I be carrying a WMD?
If a drone kills me, will I be counted as a terrorist?
But screw me, *you* are the guys who are really fucked.
I never had rights in the first place, but you...
Good luck carrying a utensil around. Frankly it's hilarious.
I just unsubscribed from the Slashdot RSS. It's a shame
WHOA! That's a..lot...of explanation
(anybody got a tl;dr?
Thank you for taking the time to explain this to an internet stranger, let me parse this, then I will ask any questions that I have.
This is the Alliteration Police, Hand over the alliteration tables right now!
Does England not have the room for a proper field
Hilarious, because cricket grounds are *much* bigger than baseball grounds
Okay here is a deal: Explain me baseball, and I will explain you Cricket, because frankly baseball is totally whacky for me (not that cricket is any simpler, mind you...)
I *think* the idea is, pre-plan a route on your android device, then transfer/connect to the google glass, and wear that. Now you don't need to check your phone every time you face a corner, the route will be hovering over you all the time.
No more random wandering, checking map, wander some more...Leaves your hands free to drive, cycle, carry stuff etc. You could give it to pizza deliverers, bike messengers and post carriers, and pre-plan their route for the day, and even update it from base station.
( Whether this actually a good thing is a different question)
At least that's what I took from it. Anything else (take pictures, check calendar etc) can be done easier, better and possibly quicker from your cellphone (*most* of the time). Sure there will be time when PoV camera tricks would be beneficial, but I doubt the battery life would support that endeavor for long.
It's worse if you are driving...
Also, everyone, knock yourself out, there is plenty of trolling material:
Funnily enough I recall a case of "vial infection", where a patient was administered a dose from a vial that had had minute fractures in it, causing its contents to be compromised, and the resulting injection severely disabled the patient (IIRC it was in the back bone, and he was left paralysed).
His lawsuit was dismissed, as I recall, because the administration could not have know about those minute fractures, and had otherwise taken all reasonable care to maintain those vials in proper condition.
Just a interesting anecdote I though i would share, sorry for the OT.