If you are able to build this thing, look at linearbookscanner. This would be my preferred method of digitizing but to build it is above my ability
standard household 3-prong electrical plug
I have never seen this standard in my life. It may be a standard in your country but as worldwide standard this is a fantasy.
The only 3-prong electrical plugs I've seen are computer power-cable extensions. My standard cables for standard 230V have 2 prongs, possible with an additional slot for earthing.
more than a few scenes with subtitles are obnoxious because you can't really see the movie anymore if you are constantly reading the subtitles. The next thing is you can't relate the various speakers to their text, especially if there is a heated discussion with multiple people. To add insult to injury subtitles are mostly a severely condensed version of the spoken text because the average reader simply can't read with the same speed as hear the words.
It may be more a "realistic" (what ever this means within fiction
I have read a few books where after a few paragraphs with translation of foreign language there was an explanation that for the convenience of the reader from this point on all was shown in the language of the reader. maybe this could be used in movies as well.
I cringe if a spaceship without propulsion is in danger of falling into a nearby star (or planet).
There are only 3 reasons to fall into a sun:
1) the course is already so
2) drag from friction with the outer heliosphere
3) application of the *missing* propulsion to counter the orbit velocity
Nearby a black hole are 2 more reasons:
4) at close distance there is no stable orbit
5) loss of energy by gravitation waves
If one of the two black hole options apply, the tidal force would transform the crew into reddish paste.
You have to understand the data-structure, how files, directories and commits are all content-addressable objects. The linkage of the commits by means of their id's must be understood.
To understand merging you should have used diff and patch a few times.
This is all.
With these few concepts anybody, who can write a program, should be able to understand git. To invent new use-cases or work-flows is another thing, but comprehending a given usage of git should be straight forward.
And to answer the original question: 3 short power-outages within 24 years.
Wooden houses as opposed to what?
Wooden houses are an anomaly in my country, there are TV-documentaries abort this curiosity. There are not many companies with expertise to build houses from other materials as brick or concrete.
Anytime I see in the news about an american huricane the splintered houses, I wonder why would anyone build such cheap houses?
$ echo 1 >/proc/sys/vm/overcommit_chocolate
In my jurisdiction is altering data (stored or transmitted) without censent a felony. The action of Verizon is hacking and would here be punishable as such.
Obviously Pullman had no idea how to end the story and muddled together a scatterbrained final. Such disappointments happen far too often at the end of long story-lines, but HDM was exceptionally bad.
"355/113 -- Not the famous irrational number PI, but an incredible simulation!"