Yes. I don't just think that; the science, physical objective testing and blind subjective testing all bear that out. Take the experience of sitting at the console out of the mix and play you a purely analog version of that same recording vs AAC/256 and 99% of people will not know any difference. The remaining 1% will be split 50/50 as to which recording sounds better.
Except that in every objective test the iOS devices show a near 0 THD, nearly flat recency response and a nearly perfect dynamic range. While perhaps "technically better" is the case with the Pono, the simple, physical, physiological and demonstrable fact that 100% of humans can not hear the differences you are taking about in any testing case means the different and "bitterness" is simply snake oil. Right up there with Monster 'monitor interconnects' and speaker isolation stands.
Is Apple's security model for iOS with local passcode (simple or complex), 100% encryption, tracking, auto and remote wipe capability and the device is incapable of being used unless you log it in to it with the proper credentials so the activation server allows it to go past the lock screen whenever you restart it or even re-install the OS on the device.
I'm guessing if I say you should just get an iPhone that you'd complain about the "walled garden" and "overseer status" of Apple, which is of course ironic given that those exact features are what it will take to lock any phone from hackers and thieves. You need to make up your mind... customizable Android based phone or highly secure iPhone.
The way I see it is that such a secure setup could never happen with the Android system: No manufacturer wants to run stock Android as there would be little competitive differentiation. Since all Android installs are different you can't easily implement the activation server model or OS level encryption, plus who would do it? Carriers would want to raise prices to offer the service, manufacturers don't want to support phones for longer than it takes to sell them and Google doesn't seem to think security is a priority for the OS. Who's left?
The liquid floating around in the helmet would have eventually drowned him. Doing nothing was 100% certain death; the liquid water was effectively toxic.
Drinking the liquid (which may have been toxic) would have prevented the drowning and provided more time to evacuate him to the interior of ISS. If the liquid were poisonous, medical attention could then be rendered and an evacuation to Earth would be possible.
This is similar to being stranded in the wild: it is always better to drink even smelly water than to die of dehydration. You will most likely be found and returned to civilization before any toxic effect or biological infection from the water you drink would cause any serious health risks. Not drinking could cause your death in a few hours, toxic water would usually take at least a few days to a week to kill you (if you remain untreated).
This of course ignoring the entire question of HOW to drink the water.
If I were NASA I'd take a two-step approach to the issue:
1. Fix the damed leaks.
2. Install a large hydroscopic surface area water/air separator inside the helmet with a straw within reach of the astronaut's mouth. In emergency you can breath through the straw.
Regardless of this issue, it is apparent that the astronauts need an external "man down" signaling device they can activate from muscle memory. The device needs to alert on each of: the comms frequency, visually (flashing light) and on some other dedicated emergency radio frequency with detectors both within the station as well as on Earth.
They ignore obviously risk laden malfunctions and events until someone is killed or put in serious jeopardy in a public manner. If this astronaut had not almost drowned the issue would still be getting ignored.
Time, and time again NASA managers ignore risk and push the "go" mentality. I can't think of a single death or significant injury/risk in the NASA programs where the end result of investigation was "well, it was an unforeseeable accident". Each and every case I recall there were engineers saying "there's a problem we need to fix" and managers just kept ignoring it. From Gemini and Apollo through the SST and now the ISS; this is a disease at the core of NASA that needs to be sterilized.
That is true. Ever since having 2 children I play games waaay more than 10 years ago. Just not video games
Hell, do you want to marry me??!!
Uhm, he is accused of rape. By an Swedish Woman. What part of "I am trying to hide behind my so-called activism to deal with the reality that I am a fucking rapist" did you not get? Assange needs to be put on trial in Sweden for rape. Otherwise justice is NOT served. Why would the world be a better place if any other purported rapist gets away with asylum in a frikking embassy?
Everything in the whole rape story corroborated what his friends are now saying about him.
Same story with Oscar Pistorius btw, He also had a reputation for being vicious short tempered gun nut before he shot his SO.
> Most professional-level photographers keep UV filters on their cameras just as a matter of course.
True. It is basically a no-brainer front-element protector. My UV filter is pretty much fused with the lens, I can't get it off anymore.
Reminds me of this tattooted pierced goth dude who once walked with a t-Shirt that said "It's not about Satan, It's about PUSSY"
Nice job you have!
Even in semi-socialist Germany both parties in a employment contract usually have what is called a Probezeit, which means Try-out time. After 6 months (or 3, depending on contract) either side can just walk out. This is because sometimes people are just not a good fit for a team.
Don't take it personally. Rather be happy they let you go now than having a relationship that deteriorates and ends in acrimony after a few years.
The German expression is "besser ein Ende mit Schrecken als ein Schrecken ohne Ende". A horrible ending is better than a endless horror.
Also, the Economist.
In the if-they-want-me-to-pay-I-will-dept I would put the Guardian. At least I think it is worth supporting their journalists.
For all X where X is not Gentoo Linux and VI he hates X
Everytime he hates I just know since he hates X he has never worked with X so he in incompetent when it comes to X. And have always been correct in that assumption.
Yeah, we were all watching you on youtube thanks to some anonymous hacker and your laptop's webcam