I'll have a regular coke, please.
I'll have a regular coke, please.
Whatever the use for the electricity... lighting, heated road, heck.. vending machines at convenient but otherwise deserted points...
Putting regular cheap thin-film solar panels OVER the road is infinitely cheaper, more efficient (angle control) and safer than trying to replace cheap and malleable asphalt with fucking tempered-glass tiles containing expensive electronics, and having to maintain/replace those as they get mangled by heavy traffic. Have you ever seen a paved road?? Paved pedestrian walkways suffer from cracked concrete slabs all the time. How the hell is a tempered glass crazy-pave supposed to be safe and durable?
This idea is complete bullshit, yet people buy into it. I need to come up with some snake-oil like this.
It's because most SIM cards supplied for use with iPads are data-only. SMS is not sent over a data connection. You need SMS explicitly enabled, which would normally be done only with a 'minutes+sms' package.
I have friends with various mobile platforms. Some of them have switched to or from iPhones to Android or even Windows phones. Because of this, I almost never use iMessage any more. The natural tendency has been for *everybody* to rely more and more on messaging apps that are cross-platform, i.e. Whatsapp and less-so LINE. In part because group chats are common. Here in Asia, whatsapp, with its end-to-end encryption, delivery notifications, and the ability to send pictures, audio clips etc. Has become the de-facto secure messaging system to replace fax in a way that e-mail has failed. No platform-specific system, iMessage included, will ever achieve this.
For certain definitions of fraud. The key here is that the DAO contract was badly written. Not Ethereum itself. The 'attacker's open letter on the subject outlines a perfectly good argument. His actions were enforced by the very contract in question, hence there is no fraud.
If two out of phase photons, carrying momentum, cancel each other out and 'cease to exist', what happened to the momentum?
If that, too, ceased to exist, and all the cancelled photons were going in the same direction, it would have a net effect on the momentum of the drive.
The engine no doubt emits lots of particulates, NOx, and sulfur. But that isn't a problem on the open sea. Those emissions are not particularly harmful per se, they only happen to be tightly regulated for cars because they cause problems in cities. That's also why they are not regulated for a lot of other vehicle types.
Southampton isn't the open sea, which is probably why they're glad to see it go, which was the main gist of the article. Here in Hong Kong we have 2 cruise ships in and out daily, the occasional quantum-class cruise ship visiting, several old ferries and lots of Incat diesel-burning ferries that are constantly pumping huge, very visible clouds of diesel smoke into the air. Like 20-stories high before it starts to dissipate. Hong Kong is notorious for air quality problems, and everyone tends to blame it on China, the government tends to blame it on traffic, but as far as I can see the boats are the major pollutors here.
That is impressive. I don't think that's the case for most of the world, though. Definitely not where I live.
But even worse environmentally. Those aluminium pods are theoretically recyclable, but since they're full of spent coffee grounds you can't throw them in with other aluminium trash, so they get chucked in the bin and end up in landfill. It's a massive waste of energy, as Aluminium takes a lot of energy to produce, yet far less to recycle.
Nespresso "commercial" is the perfect solution. Tamped espresso UFO-shaped pods made of a mylar-like material. Not recyclable but not a lot of waste either.
That's nothing. I should tell you about what happened that one time I tried to pay with a $2 dollar bill at Taco Bell...
Whatsapp has been very popular outside the US for a while. I know America was very slow to pick up on SMS/IM in general, but the many benefits of data-based IM include: encryption, sent/read notification, photo message, video message, audio-clip message, all 'free' on Wifi and relatively inexpensive on a data plan, compared to MMS, and in particular when sending messages internationally, which I guess is a lot more common in Europe and Asia than it is in the U.S.
iMessage and BBmessage have the same advantages but of course they are proprietary and only useable between handsets on the same platform. Whatsapp has long been cross-platform.
I think the "micro mask" is the lens array. It already is a light-field camera.
I can't wait to see what these things start to be capable of as technology progresses to assemble the micro structure and we get over the computational overhead
I assumed it was to maintain a high enough power-to-weight ratio.