"we can do nothing 'faster than light'"
730 posts • joined 24 May 2010
"we can do nothing 'faster than light'"
Yes because banning something legally prevents it from being used!
Just like the 'War on drugs'
Petrol cars are relatively easy to convert to ethanol as well
It's powered disengaged, rather than powered engaged.
Most systems have a release mechanism (to drive to dealer), but most lose the handbrake after this point.
That's because Apple are forcing a US Keyboard on you.
It's the self park systems that's really changed the game, as they have the steering systems control inputs available on the CAN bus.
Couple of things:
1. J1939 is used mainly on trucks and heavy vehicles, cars tend to run a variation of CANopen, usually with a customer specific protocol.
2. Cars tend to have separate ECU's rather than a monolithic brain, some OEM's are investigating this approach, but it is not in general use, generally as the various sub-systems are supplied by different manufacturers.
3. Most run multiple ETHERNET/FLEXRAY/CAN-FD/CAN/LIN buses for various tasks.
The question mark is over the programming mechanisms, given some modern vehicles offer OTA updates, via the infotainment systems, this is probably the primary weak spot.
This $30 also gets amplified through the food chain,
So $30 becomes $500 very quickly.
Your 2004 Ford Focus will still have CAN bus, no internet connection, but still CAN.
They don't know the mass of the planet, 5x the Earth is an estimate as is the subsequent Surface gravity.
They probably operate the email server(s).
Don't forget the turd they are attempting to polish ;)
If most of the surface is made of different ices due to the lower melting point, compare to rocky substrates, could it not just flow back.
As per Europa?
"The shuttle had it's large and fragile heatshield with very brittle tiles because it needed to be reused"
Nope, the shuttle had a fragile heat shield because during development the Airforce (who paid for most of the development BTW) wanted cross-range capability with a steep glide path.
This required the heat shield to withstand much higher temperatures, the fragility is a combination of this and weight reduction.
The big red button is there for 2 reasons:
1. Liability indemnity, puts the responsibility on the operator.
2. Cost, due to 1, less safety required in the control system.
Recent changes to the safety regulations have rendered this redundant.
In a car there is a bigger risk of someone you don't want pressing the button at an inappropriate time e.g. escaped 5yo from their car seat, idiot teenagers.
Or probably just flick a switch that ignores PDFs.
It's classed as a safety feature, basically, if you're travelling above a certain speed (usually 10kph, all these systems work in metric).
Killing the ignition, would (eventually) kill all the other systems in the vehicle (ABS, EPS, Stability control etc).
So they treat it as an invalid key off and it won't die until you stop.
It happens, but it's still return to dealer, to replace the ECU rather than a software update.
"why you won’t find a Ferrari in a scrap yard"
Too soft to be a track weapon
Too hard to be a weekend toy
Oh and other than the CF tub gimmick, too expensive.
You have to remember this is a business, on the flip side, they are getting a load of conceptual and prototyping engineering work done for free.
Some may argue it's an opportunity for those who are inexperienced to get themselves noticed, which is true.
They're still working for free with a high probability of getting absolutely nothing for that work.
Most of the current tweenie generation are glued to their phones, so in a very sick way this kind of make sense, marketing sense.
Unfortunately the turd polishers, are attempting to rub too much of themselves into a product and are the epitome the ignorance of kids this product is attempting to breed.
Said PHB doesn't actually care until it hits those fat profits, i.e. sales figures.
As the market is relatively new, the market will continue to go up for quite some time.
Until sales figures drop, nothing will happen.
Or some legal requirement is made mandatory, but given the current position of many governments and their security services regarding encryption, not going to happen.
If there's a way in, you can get in.
For this to work the phone needs to be listening all the time...
Well that's a 50% improvement, better than most!
Rule 1 of being a politician, Lie.
You also have to compress and cool the hydrogen to put it in a usable form.
Efficiency is all of it, with current tech using electrolysis on water it takes roughly 35x the energy in to out for hydrogen fuel cell vs a battery which is roughly 1.5x.
This is why hydrogen is a stupid idea irrelevant of whether we could overcome all the other technical issues.
If the efficiency isn't there you need many more panels and turbines, the energy is 'free', but the equipment to convert it into something useable isn't.
If only this could be taught to Politicians and some managers.
There are now 50.
Or "Call trace started... Code in.... Code in".
The behavioural impact, kids of 3+ are easily influenced, what's to stop the scripts being choreographed into influencing certain behaviours and beliefs in a young child.
Buy [insert retail product]! Flashing away at you.
The issue is all the populated area they have to cover before getting there.
"Note that communication over an air-gap (as opposed to infecting) is an entirely different ball-game; but if one could infect a machine by physical access first, it kinda follows that any number of further physical accesses might be possible so all the OTA wizardry really does is just speed up the exfiltration process..."
Only requires one access rather than several, much lower risk of being detected.
One of the current theories that makes sense to me is Entropy.
"*Yes, yes, yes, I know. Fusions been 20 years away for 30 years now. But hey, eventually they'll be right about it being only 20 years off."
The first fusion reactors are 1940's but research took off in the 60's.
Given that, in her position, she and her colleague were ultimately responsible for the business. I'd love to see how the lawyers manage to pull this one off.
Not helped by Samsung's deliberate berating of other models on forums over the last few years.
Their justification is: It makes us more money which is the primary purpose of a business.
"The Sony gizmo looks like Google's less-than-popular, expensive Glass headwear."
Glass is what $1500? Sony will be $2000.
Where's A-W that marketing/top management need to justify their existence and charge you that bit extra?
There are 0 growth opportunities in your proposal which some investor can use to bump up the share price and cream off the top.
5 year re-tests are needed.
Best present for a child under 5 is a large cardboard box, how many birthdays and xmas' do you remember getting a large present and spending the rest of the day playing with the box it came in?
You're also missing the content point, many of these companies are content providers as well.
Therefore they have a vested interest in charging the competition more. Even if that is a different division.
Necessary evil, when you are on MCU grade HW with no FPU running at maybe 100Mhz and 32bit if you're lucky.
A SW floating point implementation can take 30-40x the runtime, in a hard real-time system this is not an option.
Even with a FPU it's still slow.
Fixed point arithmetic is not difficult, but does take some comprehending and yes it is possible to make mistakes.
Also politicians cannot line large donators pockets
They should acquire a building in London to provide temporary/semi permanent accommodation for MPs with appropriate security, they all seem to like moats and duck ponds.
So why not the tower of London?
It's money grabbing vapourware.