I look forward to taking advantage of hacking the devices with ease from my phone.
Seems apropos. Though I doubt it'd be a million voices crying out these days.
As a unix sysadmin, I know some hard core Solaris bigots though.
Right.. because simply filling in a few blanks that you, yourself left (to help out previous co-workers you might even get along with fine)... vs doing an entire job based off 1 day's work is EXACTLY the same thing. *sigh*
just goes to show the best product doesnt always win - same is true with the ipod, there were better options at the time.
Of course YMMV and opinions and all but... I have to disgree on this. I had dozens of mp3 players starting with the initial Diamond PMP300, which is usually considered the 2nd commercial mp3 player. This was followed by several more Rio devices, then some no-name stuff that used various memory card technologies.. eventually I had a couple CD-mp3 players and even a Creative Nomad HDD player (good lord the UX on that thing was horrible!). Then in 2003 or so I tried an ipod, and I never looked back. The UI/UX on the ipod was miles above every other player I'd had. Also while some people decry the use of itunes and prefer just dumping files directly onto the memory card/player, I found I hated those ways. I often ran into issues with the older FAT filesystems on them and files per directory limits and had to script up annoyingly dumb scripts to break the files up into subdirs. With the ipod/itunes it was done for me, or I could limit what I wanted to copy via playlists and the like. Rather than me having to take care of my device, it just worked as designed with a simple interface on the computer via itunes.
Once I eventually got an iphone (3g I think was my first) I found I no longer needed the separate ipod anymore and have stuck with iphones since.
BTW, I'm actually curious what you think which mp3 players were better options during the first few years the ipod was out.
My Blackberry Priv is the best phone I will probably ever own.
The small amount of plasma is confined using magnetic forces.
If they lose containment, the pressure and temperature on the plasma reduce significantly and the reaction no longer takes place. There is no runaway scenario AFAIK.
I have been down the hall from a tokamak when it is firing. I have also walked next to a tokamak when it is off. I have crawled through stellarator rings. These things are not scary, they are impressive.
Yeah, I always love when a Hollywood movie tries to talk down to us plebs about how "eviil" some corporation(s) is/are, or how the "system" is holding down people.
They're some of the most over-paid, spoiled and "in an insulated echo chamber," people out there.
I especially love when they pull the 1% vs the 99% stuff.. many of them are in the 1%.
This has been out for a while. Dolby bought BrightSide which first pushed individual LED backlighting for HDR LCDs AFAIK.
Maybe they have now gone to individual pixels instead of white LED? Same idea, just higher res and probably lower cost.
2005 BrightSide Demos
Few developers are going to have to know how to really code, or what is really happening in the engine they are using.
And THIS is why I get paid nearly twice as much as all the people I work with who fit exactly this mold. Because when you do understand how the code really works, you can make software perform better than anyone believes. For example, 10,000 complex business logic transactions per second with database and third party interactions on 3 boxes of physical hardware with a total cost under $20,000. (Probably less if our ops people didn't insist on IBM branded servers.)
Because your theory worked so well in the Jim Crow south.
I love when people bring up Jim Crow in these cases about the free market.. Jim Crow laws were the antithesis of freedom, they were gov't forced segregation. Ironically, put into place by the Democratic party.
Or are you just another vodka-swilling stooge doing what the Kremlin tells you?
I love that the left suddenly hates the Russians.
Eyewitness testimony also started the "hands up, don't shoot" crap that was proven to be a lie based on the autopsy but also there was conflicting eyewitness reporting. People are still using the chant to this day.