But it's not their fault.
I too am wondering if it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission at this point. Cripes.
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But it's not their fault.
I too am wondering if it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission at this point. Cripes.
2GB RAM is not a major concern, you can get 32GB storage if you pay a little more.
Wireless charging is pretty darn inefficient, not to mention slow. It can still be accomplished via a case with it built in if you really need it (they totally will have them, someone in Korea is updating their design to use the USB-C instead of the micro-USB as we type). And they make the camera flush with the case.
I love how people knock Google's choices on battery and expandable storage then fawn over Apple for the exact same stuff. Not everyone mind, kudos to those that are consistent.
@Dave 126: Aren't the biggest battery users the screen and radios?
Try it sometime. Being able to reach up and tap or swipe an annoying window out of the way is a nice compliment to the normal touchpad. Not all the time, but when optimal. Asus makes a really fine one for $500.
NoScript, Malware Bytes, Windows Defender, and a limited W10 account.
To get in, first it has to manage to even get access. The OS is as secure as the user.
@Chris: To my mind, if you have a seal or line or interface fail on the helium tank and it's outside the LOX tank there's at least the chance the helium will just vent to the interior and then the exterior of the rocket through the pressure equalization vents, and the other tanks will pick up the slack. Yes, if it goes off like a bomb or your valve sticks open and your reg fails you're still pretty well done, but the chance of a failure resulting in LoM seems smaller to me. I'm still weighing chances/results of structural insufficiency for external vs internal, and wondering if bad steel grain is something that can be tested for acoustically.
@Cray: I was wondering if anyone knew how much more capacity it bought them, versus being outside but near the LOX tank. Something to put on the "put them inside" side of my mental scales. Since the helium is needed for pressurizing the RP-1 tank as well, it seems it still needs at least 1 route out of the LOX tank, so I think the "reduction in penetrations" point doesn't seem valid. I'd imagine they make a single penetration of a certain size, weld a single-piece assembly with multiple penetrations in it there, and route reactants and purges and sensors as designed/needed.
No, I do not know, otherwise I wouldn't be asking now would I? It's not really reasonable for me personally to be intimately familiar with the design of every rocket ever built, I've spent my time learning other things. The possible benefits are good to see listed, even if the reference to it being a method used by the Saturn V does put an amusing spin to the boasting that the Falcon is a completely new design for the 21st century, etc.
The idea of putting multiple pressure vessels, any of which contains sufficient volume of gas to burst a larger pressure vessel, into said pressure vessel, just isn't something I'd think worth the payoff. Does anyone happen to know even rough numbers for just what the percentage of benefit is? If it's under a 25% boost it just seems a lot of faffing for minimal gain versus just mounting them in the free structure between tanks.
"Why are you putting redundantly supplied 5500 psi helium tanks inside another tank that will fail if any of them fails?"
Quality control issue, pretty universal in potential.
Sounds like they need to tighten things up a bit. Possibly the thumbscrews on the late shift supervisors to tell them where that stuff came from.
Try Dap 686 for a start...
While the noise cancelling earphones may reduce your perception of sound, they do not actually cancel the sound itself. Or maybe I mean the carrier is still there, even if the modulation isn't. Picture the sound wave on an X-Y graph. You can set all the Y to 0, but you still have motion in X.
All I know is when I put on a set of Bose it gets quiet, but I am very aware of a pressure -inside- my ears when they are donned and active, versus donned and disabled. It's a curious thing, somewhat disconcerting, and has kept me from springing for any pair of them.
"Has this demonstration of the lack of proper ad inspection and sanitization prompted you to re-evaluate your choice of ad network?"
Well, the problem here is that in order to properly test for randomness, you need a sufficiently large sample size tested against it, and to understand the conditions under which the randomness is maintained. If you test a hundred numbers that look good, but after a thousand it loops back to the beginning...
Take my vehicle's radio. The MP3 "shuffle" functionality at first blush might seem to work just fine. However, once you've drive it for a year you'll realize that it has a very, very strong tendency to a certain pattern of song numbers, and with one or two variations in places, follows it every single time it decides to reset to the start of the pseudorandom sequence. This is a crap implementation, and I've complained to them that beginning programmers learn how to seed their random number generator better than this, please replace their intern and recompile.
I think that's not bad for not having been released for even a week yet, and the staggered rollout.
Upgraded my just-for-fun desktop, saw no huge problems. About a 2 hour wait while it chewed it all over, the associated bag of hammers for its privacy options, and it didn't figure out I had an Nvidia until the second reboot... Moved the laptop after, same.
Mine fits quite well, but I suppose it's more in the crossover / son-of-a-wagon category.
Is there a number you can call to report them for booting/towing?
Not sure what you're on about, Google has been spanking the satnav general market (with the occasional moan) for years now. They're simply better at delivering the information.
As for your something, I suggest that you take it to a bigger city sometime. When you take an exit, then have to choose between 2 diverging lanes within 200' of that, and then again another 300' on, while moving at a reasonable clip, it's rather helpful to be able to glance at the screen and see you need to go right, stay left, then go right before you have to combine it with keeping other vehicles from initiating mating.
Google Calendar did the same thing, absurd use of whitespace. They backtracked after getting excoriated in the reviews page. I plan to do similar as required with Microsoft Feedback. This is something they have needed for a while (for all meanings).
A new Pwn2Own category!
Nothing for the PC? Considering the number of convertible laptops that are starting to make it into the mass market, this looks like such an easy win. Just like those for the iPad, all the stylus needs to do is report pressure over the bluetooth link and Bob's your uncle. Then for $100 or whatever, I can turn my laptop into a graphics tablet.
Anyone want to take my money for such a thing? Anyone? Bueller?
The upper stage tanks tend to have a bladder to help push the reactants to the pipes so the engine can run, they don't like to stay put in the absence of gravity. These bladders are filled with helium as it's neutral and won't freeze. If the helium is supplied at the wrong time and rather excessive pressure though...
Only if they're ignorant. Those really on their game think "that could have been us".
Space shuttle and Delta Clipper already did reuse. From what's been studied and said the hard part isn't getting it back, it's making it ready to fly again for notably less than making a new one.
If the tanks rip open after 3 launchers, there might be economic challenges.
@AC: I think you parsed the wrong meaning there. I meant of those who become vegetarians, it seems like more and more are changing to such a diet because they cannot bear the thought that an animal died for their food.
Not sure, but we may have a generation growing up with little concept of where their meat comes from. Ask, and get "The store."
The problem is that society is simultaneously becoming less able to deal with the aberrants. It's out of their ability to process, completely traumatizing. No guns, no tolerance for them, abject fear of what they might do. More and more people are becoming vegetarians because they cannot deal with the idea that something had to die for their food. It's narrowing, reducing our ability to adapt and cope.
There are very valid reasons for having that tolerance, knowing about tools and weapons, for having a breath of experience. Knowing how to hunt, to fish, to make things, to design things. Sounds very Time Machine, gradually making people into Eloi.
"We or our hardware supplier cannot be arsed to provide updated drivers to Microsoft."
Innit? I can't believe every one of Window's drivers is written by Microsoft, or that Samsung is wiring these chips up in ways they aren't actually designed to work. Naive, I know...
Might I suggest uninstalling the apps, then? If you put crap on the phone, there will be crap on the phone.
Same as it ever was.
If you do the maths, by the time you add the pen and the keyboard that the Surface 3 Pro includes but the Surface 3 doesn't, you're practically at the cost of a Pro with less to show for it.
If you are not confident of your ability to keep customers by just offering a network for them to use their phone on, you are doing piss-poor as a business.
Honestly at this point I'd be cheering if lawsuits related to these unpatched security issues started cropping up. It's their own fault, they wanted to mess with that's in the OS load to "differentiate", they became liable for delays. Can't process patches fast enough? Boo-hoo, try just adding your network info to what the manufacturer sends you and hitting "deploy ".
*pats his Nexus 5*
"I trust Google with my data more than I trust the US government."
Doesn't sound so silly now, does it?
Mandatory ad-space, no ability to have multiple chat windows showing on the screen at the same time, totally unable to pull them out so can look at them all at a glance. Basically everything gets forced into one mold. Oh, also their killing support for any third-party access. I'm pretty sure that was what made me stop using them entirely.
"According to safety documentation, the pilots would only get a warning from the ECUs when the aircraft is 400 feet (120 metres) off the ground."
Why does this not show up while it's still on the bloody tarmac?
So basically he's the very model of a psychopath, or sociopath, or whatever, and people love him. I seem to recall there being some study or government plan for a post-disaster response that involved putting all of those people in charge because they wouldn't have any empathy and would do what needed to be done. And everyone and their brother piled scorn on it. No wonder people say he's the next Steve Jobs, he inherited the reality distortion field.
Most of us don't want to work for someone that's a right knob, you know.
Some tools are people, some people are tools...
Yep. Because 50 years ago there wasn't as much of a global economy going on, manufacturing wasn't being outsourced to China by everyone and their brother, and US aerospace companies hadn't discovered that Russian engine technology (or at least metallurgy) was decades ahead of theirs, and could be had for notably cheaper. Funny situation wherein the local technology was more expensive and less efficient, but they didn't care because patriotism. Nationalism? Anyway.
Now you've got the return of this drive to do it locally, only it's being used as a political football, and they also want it as cheaply as possible. The main reason it CAN be done cheaper is the emergence of additive manufacturing, which is a relatively recent development. Costs are going to come down, manufacturing of some of the stuff being used for politics is going to return to the US. It's just another folding chair in DC's stupid wrestling match.
Yes, nothing with an automatic transmission qualifies as a sports car. For you see, even though automatics now changes gears faster than all but the most overcaffeinated stick fiddlers (what is the proper Reg-ization of driving stick?), can be be used in manual mode to choose your own shift points, and provide better fuel economy to boot, it's not a sports car without a manual transmission. If it lets me pay half as much insurance as the ricer that got eaten by my turbo-fed SUV, I'll support it.
In related topic, opinions on Ford/Mondeo's decision to offer an ECU 'tuner' box for their vehicles? I think it's simultaneously neat and rather behind the curve. To hear it told by one I know, tuner shops already offer the ability to fit a module that lets you switch between "Normal", "Eco", and "Badger in Pants Crazy" ECU profiles from the cruise-control ... er, controls.
Hmm, all right then. My impression was that such headers weren't already present and the icon was assigned by the OS based on the extension, though I suppose that wouldn't explain how Adobe and other programs got their icons on. So they make a calendar.exe and specify a PDF icon. Ok.
I know Irfanview checks image headers... Great, so everyone else is just damn lazy and blindly trusting the extension.
Also, how does it determine what they are, then? Does it try running every file on the off chance it's executable? Does it look at some setting in the header of the file that's even less visible to a user? How does this prevent a clueless user from running something named hotchickcaledar.pdf that has an executable icon when it should be a PDF icon, and entering their password when prompted?
Seriously curious here.
They sourced a Russian engine. You know, like everyone sources tons of stuff Made In China. Outsourcing has its risks, got enough paint to get the rest of the business world with that brush?
"Due to the size of the list, it has been split into several smaller articles"
There are a good number of failures in the early sections. A lot of them. We had to LEARN what was needed to be successful, and to a degree the efforts from around the world cross-pollinated, and everyone failed less as time went on and lessons were learned and shared. SpaceX has a good number of engineers from other launch companies, the knowledge-share information from NASA, as well as fresh-faced college kids, for instance.
Launches are hard to do right.
A-freaking-men. Yet another example of trying to ignore the message, then shooting the messenger.
Seriously, I think all operating systems should be patched to remove the ability to "hide" things on them. And by that I mean stuff that renders a process, a directory, etc, non-displayed even if looking in the right place. If it's not interesting /useful to end users fine, group it in a "system" category. But I want to be able to lift that lid and see the guts, including badware trying to slum.
Someone is going to get creamed over this. And I don't think it's the researchers.
"Google takes no responsibility to update customer devices, and refuses to take responsibility to update their devices..."
Good grief, I can smell that pile of bullshit from here. Smells like curry kimchee... (with apologies to Indians and Koreans). CARRIERS and MANUFACTURERS WON'T LET Google push new OS updates directly to their customers. That was a requirement they dictated to Google, in order to accept their OS onto phones that could get on their networks. In some ways it's good, in many ways it's bad. Mostly bad, because they want to add their own crapware to the OS image. Motorola is the best of those, they're pretty on-the-ball about things and light on the skinning. Samsung? Fuggetaboutit.
Nexus devices (yes, I use them, no I'm not employed by them) have an almost direct update path from Google, rather similar to Apple's delivery route. They can do that because they have a similar number of devices to test the builds for.
It's amusing how technology keeps moving from there being a pen, to not being a pen, to a pen again.
Whoops, where'd it go now?
Huh. I haven't used a Sony, so I can't rightly say on the specific behavior of whatever blend of hardware and software they have going there, just the stuff you already covered about manufacturers and carriers layering it on. If it's a known issue with them, ok. I recall we had something about the camera API would get stuck continuously doing a CPU wakeup and sucking battery down, needing a power reset to fix. That was 4.3.something though, I think.
I'm on 5.1 at the moment, and was evidently wrong about battery use. It's saying 5% (left High Accuracy on evidently). That reminds me, the Battery percentages don't add to 100% OR to the percentage used. I nasty-grammed them about that once, need to do it again... Oh! Are you using the new stuff like Trusted Face and Trusted Place? Those seemed to drain it faster for me and didn't really give me much benefit, so turned them off again. Those might hold the camera and location services at the ready.
Nope, don't work for Google, be an interesting workplace to have if I did. I just got tired of the same nonremoveable bloatware you touched on after having a Samsung Epic and Galaxy Nexus, didn't want to have to root my phone in order to strip down to the standard stuff. So I yoinked an N5 off the Play Store when they came out. This probably makes me part of like... 2% or something, to be consistent. :)
It's not, though. It's working decently in certain areas of the workplace, like operating theaters and warehouses and all. The things that it does Facebook is trying / wanting to do, and considering their traffic numbers, people seem to be loving it. If it was more high-tech visor like some of the anime stuff, they'd be all over Japan already. Microsoft and others are working on getting there.
"Err...no. Make them detectable so the rest of us will know our privacy is being invaded."
There's a show on Netflix called Brain Games. At least one of the episodes touches on the limits of human attention and awareness. Just by making someone focus their attention on a spoon, a sleight-of-hand man steals several large items off him.
Trust me, you miss 98% of those invasions already. Glass just sticks out because you're not used to it like you are everything else. Probably be a grand accessory for a pickpocket.