The revisit time on imaging satellites is limited to weeks or days at best. The swath width of the higher resolution models is too small to conduct an effective search because they're primarily meant to point at known targets and there are huge gaps in coverage. It's not as easy as you think it is and total surveillance doesn't exist quite yet.
Now that would be a reliable connector, more power than piddly USB
USB-PD supports 5A at 12V (60W) or 20V (100W). Not so piddly compared to PoE with 720mA at 50V (36W).
If the source can support it, the cable will handle it just fine.
Not necessarily. Some cheap cables don't have enough conductors to safely carry 2A. Also USB-PD is a power delivery extension that allows cables to identify their current limit using the ID pin originally added for OTG. These cables have the standard USB2 or 3 icon enclosed in a "battery" outline.
Chip and pin is being forced by Visa and Mastercard not the banks.
They don't need to control DNS to do their dirty work.
There are well defined methods for evaluating randomness. The problem is that there is a speed/time tradeoff as you dictate the implementation of systems with more randomness. No one PRNG is appropriate in all cases.
Actually, practically everyone in Japan had oversized cellphones before the iPhone took over. It's all essentially a status thing. Just look at the low iPhone usage across the sea in Korea and China.
Just upload encrypted filesystem containers and go about your business.
...and dodging the self-employment tax
Well you could have just pulled a John Edwards or Newt Gingrich and funneled 98% of your income through an LLC with S-corp tax rules to avoid that pesky self employment tax. Get with the times man.
Typical NASA waste.
You do realize that insurance only works because there is a pool of healthy people who take out less than they put in. When the day comes that you need insurance you will appreciate how it works.
The biggest problem with our "old" healthcare system is that employer provided benefits hides the true costs involved and allows healthcare providers and insurance companies to ratchet up fees without free market competition. This ends up making it unaffordable for those not lucky enough to get insurance through their employer. ACA, while not without flaws, is the best hope to fix that problem by creating a lower barrier of entry to become insured and fostering more competition. That goal can only be achieved with a mandate that forces healthy people to participate.
Sugar is the horrible POS that made the XO-1 such a sluggish pain to use. If they had developed a lean UI rather than deploying some overarchitected academic project that was clearly never tested on the target hardware it would have been much more appealing.
They didn't want you entering anything that wasn't in their set of rainbow tables.
I would posit that this increase is caused by technically minded students seeing what has happened to engineering in the US and focusing on CS as the last viable avenue of technical study with a healthy job market. It's the only place where entry level jobs are readily available. I would find it hard to encourage any young American to pursue a technical career outside of software development. As it stands now, engineering schools largely serve a Chinese and Korean student base.
High speed digital cables do require more expensive manufacturing processes. They all use differential signaling and require length matching and controlled impedance within wire pairs. The manufacturing process is a little more demanding than slapping some wires together willy-nilly. That being said, on high volume products like HDMI the added costs are negligible on a per unit basis and the gold plated $200 fluff is just gouging the ignorati.