Microsoft had all the pieces ready to be integrated into "Windows Phone" in 2009 when the Zune HD came out... Microsoft just didn't put any priority on defending their smartphone dominance of Windows Mobile (dominant in a small market) till *after* the iPhone and Android phones came on the market and made the "smartphone" a device for the masses.
Why do people sign up for every website they come across?
This is a website about some japanese cat for crying out loud.
Why do people sign up for something like this? I guess it's the same people who sign up for safeway cards, starbucks cards and other discount cards.
I just don't get it.
You go into the store, you buy the shit you want and you leave. Just leave it at that for crying out loud. What's wrong with these people?
Yeah, why oh why do people sign up for a site like slashdot, especially when one could do it anonymously?
This is a website about "news for geeks" for crying out loud.
Why would MadMaverick9 sign up for something like this? I guess it's the same people who sign up for engadget, arstechnical and reddit.
I just don't get it.
You go to the site and read the articles and leave. Just leave it at that for crying out loud. What's wrong with MadMaverick9?
He didn't just design them. He built them. An earlier post mentions the museum where they're displayed.
Really? Did you even RTFA?
Then why does the article linked to the slashdot entry state:
As a result, his ideas for his super-accurate pendulum clock were forgotten until the 1970s, when interest in the clockmaker and his remarkable timepieces was re-awakened. The artist and clockmaker, Martin Burgess, – working on attempts to decipher Harrison’s plans – produced two versions of his great clock. It is the second of these, Clock B, that has been the focus of attempts to bring it to its maximum accuracy in the past year. “Essentially we have been fine-tuning the clock so that we can bring it to its full potential and accuracy,” said McEvoy.
The article is about the SUPER-ACCURATE PENDULUM CLOCK, not about this shipworthy chronometers. Sure sounds like Harrison never built his super accurate pendulum clock.
So I decided to do some googling/binging/altavistaing/meh myself and not just take the word of slashdotters like you that post no references... and surprise, surprise, what did I find?!? The answer to my question, which just so happens to contradict your statement... The clock that was tested was built using modern materials, and most likely using modern manufacturing techniques.
According to this article: https://www.theverge.com/2015/...
Martin Burgess, a master clockmaker, used Harrison's mechanism and design along with modern materials like duralumin to construct the Martin Burgess Clock B,
And according to this article on the Greenwich Royal Museum website: http://blogs.rmg.co.uk/longitu...
‘Clock B’ is one of two clocks made from modern materials, chiefly duraluminium and invar, that follow the perceived format laid out in Harrison’s convoluted text: Concerning such mechanism
SLR (single lens reflex) has a mirror, with either a pentaprism or pentamirror (where you stick your eyeball) to show you the view as it is through the lens.
SLR = Single Lens Reflex
Technically, this does not signify the requirement of a mirror or not. It just specifies that the picture is exposed using the same lens that is used for framing.
It's just that when there were ONLY film cameras, the only practical way to build an SLR camera was to use a mirror.
Also note that technically "SLR" does not specify the requirement for interchangeable lenses either, so technically an SLR can have a fixed non-interchangeable lens.
But most SLR 35mm film cameras had mirrors and interchangeable lenses.
And when digitial sensors came along, the most compatible way to create a high end digital camera was just to replace the film back with a digital sensor, and all the existing lenses could be used without modification.
Thus the common definition of "DSLR" is an interchangeable lens single lens reflex camera with an optical viewfinder with a digital sensor in a configuration similar to a film SLR.
But if the Technical definition of letters that make up "DSLR" is used:"Digital Single Lens Reflex" even a cell phone can be considered a DSLR.
They didn't actually. For example, Soyuz-U still has analog control computers. So you didn't get advanced computers as spin-offs of the space program, because the space program didn't have advanced computers in the first place.
Just because the computers ON spacecraft were primitive (because they were made to be failure proof in extreme conditions) doesn't mean that advanced computers ON THE GROUND weren't developed to design and test the space craft and its components.
You've clearly demonstrated thinking so focused on proving your point that you missed the obvious.
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