Meanwhile if everyone did this....
Well, it's called the peace prize, not the freedom prize or the opposed oppression prize.
The game changer of the iPhone wasn't features. It was UI and updates. Prior to iPhone, you typically would never receive software updates for your phone. After all, why bother, it doesn't sell more phones. The opposite, even. Bug frustration was a reason why people would "upgrade" by buying new phone whenever they hit the end of the contract period.
Apple was big enough to force the phone companies to allow updates to happen.
The slide would still be pretty neat, though...
I think maybe it's not about the shotgun itself, but more about the proof. The basic part is pretty easy to understand, and I'm pretty sure is already a known method for determining pi, and is useful for teaching math students about different ways of calculating pi. The abstract hints that there are methods of mitigating the less-than-fully-random nature of the shot spread, which is the only bit that seems paper-worthy to me.
One of my favorite statistical methods of determining pi involves dropping sticks over a ruled surface. The derivation is quite interesting, although still not useful in a post-apocalyptic world where we have forgotten so much that no one remembers a good approximation to pi.
Not sure about iOS, but the last time I set CRL on OS X to "require" I couldn't install patches.
Just like Apple stopped using certs signed by the compromised Comodo Root certificate to sign patches?
Oh wait.. they they kept using it for years. They might still be using it, even.
Certs are window dressing. Companies only care enough about them to make sure they don't throw warnings. If they can get away with it, they will invariably "solve" the issue by telling the users to reduce security settings.
After you browsed through the real bookstores, where did you buy them?
$200,000 * 1,200 (approx # of 777's built) = $240 Million. Add in the other models of aircraft that make ocean crossings and you can certainly be discussing amounts in the billions.
That episode isn't a refutation, it's just another example of what the writers think would happen. Also, the lore of the episode includes a fairly long divergence period, which you would obviously not have if you're talking about duplicating a bunch of physicists to solve a pressing problem immediately.
Why pin them to DST? Why not pin them to something with astronomical reality, i.e. solar noon.
This is still easily solved without messing with the clocks. You could, for instance, start at 7am, or even 6am!
Personally, I'd prefer that the start times be more spread out, anyway. I think that traffic and traffic frustration are bigger ills than whether it's dark or light when you're sitting in that traffic.
Why not just call it what time it really is and have work start at 8 instead?
The only problem is that there is no evidence that any energy is saved. The only studies I have seen reported have been either inconclusive or show a slight increase in energy usage.
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