Or should I wait until after I order a McVitro?
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The airframe has a camera attached and the video feed is relayed to either a monitor or goggles. On screen displays (OSD) overlay information on that display tell the pilot how far, high and how much power he has remaining. To a degree it mimics flying a real aircraft. One proponent even getting out as far as 100km a 200km round trip! A flight just shy of 5 hours in length all for a motor run of a minute. If nothing else it demonstrates the untapped potential of soaring UA. Something sUAS News hall of fame personality Dan Strider knows all about."
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And all I get is 1.5mbps DSL because they are still using ancient copper out in my neck of the woods. C'mon... PLEASE.
Slashdot pinged ME!
Actually I'm in rural Washington state, USA. No fiber, and Comcast isn't interested in expanding apparently, and the local telco is still running all copper out here in the sticks. What does that mean for this high tech household? It means surviving on 1.5mbps DSL for FOUR of us. Painful at times, but QoS helps.
Pinging slashdot.org [220.127.116.11] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=126ms TTL=247
Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time=129ms TTL=247
Reply from 126.96.36.199: bytes=32 time=125ms TTL=247
Reply from 188.8.131.52: bytes=32 time=128ms TTL=247
Ping statistics for 184.108.40.206:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 125ms, Maximum = 129ms, Average = 127ms
Interestingly, my latency is only 65ms from home to Portland OR, then to Seattle WA, but when savvis goes from Seattle to Chicago, ping time jumps to 130ms and stays that way for the rest of the trip, 11 hops total. What are they running transport on, IP over Avian Carrier?
Is slashdot just mirroring arstechnica now? So often I find that
weren't douchy enough...
I've always wondered why they say that Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer batteries don't have a memory effect, when even laptop batteries based on those technologies die after several years, and NOT because of charge cycles. I'm talking about the ones that stay plugged in most of their lives, charging. Maybe its the lack of charge cycles that kills them? But to say Lithium batteries have no memory effect has always been ludicrous to me.
Yep, you're right. And that is why there is a lack of options, and why there is a problem.
If I buy a new PC (I did buy one instead of build last year before windows 8 came out- for a quick gift to a friend in need) I would not hesitate to buy one with Windows 8 on it. I know how to install a program that'll make it friendlier for every day use. Or if I want I can put 7 back on it or a linux distro if I want. But for the average person, I see nothing but frustration from people.
PC makers need to give options. 7 or 8 should be available. People will say that Linux should be available too, and I won't disagree, but I don't think it will give an overall good user experience from most PC makers. But that's not what this is about.
This is about MS forcing vendors to force their customers to be guinea pigs for windows 8's new paradigm that totally sucks. Sales are down? GOOD. Maybe they'll get the message:
THE NEW WINDOWS 8 GUI SUCKS.
And the nasty malware can still install even in a guest account. This is a poor solution. Sorry. VM image all the way. VirtualBox and an old copy of XP has been mentioned several times and is the best solution.
Change your facebook password to "I-L0\/3-Tüü-ætP0O" and THEN give it to them.
That cause me to consider bringing email back home. I switched to gmail several years ago because running a mail server was just too much of a pain in the neck. Then again, maybe running my own smtp/pop server would make it easier to be eavesdropped on by the FBI and their ilk.