What am I missing from this?
One example: my Nexus 7 draws so much power, even when sleeping, that it is possible to connect it to a weakly charging USB port, come back a few hours later, and it has a lower charge level. I'm sure the same is true for other tablets, and possibly even some phones.
there's a widget that will let you disable wifi, bluetooth and GPS from your homescreen. turn those puppies off before you sleep, and it'll charge in no time.
OEMs install buggy crap that makes it crash, or bodgy hardware causes it to crash.
On the flip side, try running a bare-metal Hackintosh. The power management is abysmal, because Apple doesn't make drivers for anything except their own machines. Windows will do much better on such a platform.
Try again. One of the commenters to TFA provided a link: Where Apple's "poor drivers" for Windows resulted in a 40% differential between OS X and Windows on Apple's own hardware, a hackintosh was only 33% better in OS X.
There are only two ways to avoid having orientation. You can have pins on both sides of the connector in a mirrored formation, or you can have a multiplexer in the device.
Actually, there's also a third way, commonly used in audio cables: Make the plug and all contacts rotationally symmetric. That strategy might not work well for the type of signal USB carries (I have no idea if it does), but in terms of being rotationally symmetric, it can't be beaten. You can even rotate the plug while plugging it in.
Ironically, Paceblade (anybody remember them?) has actually already tried this, and failed to gain any traction in the marketplace.
The truth is that the one thing that really sets the SLR apart is the interchangeable lenses. And, knowing what lens to use when is a big learning curve. Even though I have nearly a dozen different lenses and know when to use them, the one that gets the most use is just an upgrade of what comes with many dSLR kits: a 20-70mm f/2.8.
Which is what makes that $200 price point so relevant. You can get a Micro 4/3 camera body in the neighborhood of $100, a lens adapter for under $20, and load up on some FANTASTIC manual-focus 35mm SLR lenses on eBay, all for under $200. I got a Tokina 1000mm (500 and a doubler) for $17.
..what do they sound like?
Yeah. How real is it? Not a single mention of frequency response or S/N ratio in TFA. It could sound like an Edison wax cylinder for all we know.
Came in to post exactly this. Don't worry about programming, teach them logic; it will help them immensely when/if they learn programming later, and will also be a huge help in other areas.
But learning programming could help develop a deeper interest in logic, by avoiding "the boring parts." I was a kid in the 70's, and I know that when I worked out the Towers of Hanoi puzzle, my next immediate thought was "isn't there a way to automate this so it isn't so tedious?" When a kid figures out the puzzle, teach him or her the programming steps. Likewise in math--as soon as a kid can grasp matrix operations, they should be taught to generically code them.
I don't need a youtube clip to show one. I have on in reserve, A genuine Hayes Smartmodem. It was the premimum modem of the day and that company defined the modem command set, officially known as the Hayes AT command set.
Same here. And a single use of it, when everything else went down after Hurricane Ike five years ago is the only thing keeping my answer from being "more than 20 years."
What makes you think that an electronic tag that says STOLEN or NO INSURANCE will cause the state to take action?
the fact that the fines and fees and other associated revenue streams would be easy money. Here in Houston, they're pretty upset about having red-light cameras de-activated (which provided a $75 fine for $2 worth of work), so I would assume they'd jump on it like a buzzard on roadkill.
The issue is why would you, the driver, be willing to pay the extra $150 per vehicle (or whatever it is) for these new plates? What's in it for you?
As someone who has had to pay it, the $500 "uninsured motorist" insurance deductible is a lot more than any license fee I can imagine. I would applaud any device that flags these idiots for immediate apprehension by law enforcement.