You are right to be skeptical. We've been down this road of lots of promises for new technology before. If there was an problem with the design the company isn't letting us know. Maybe its durability? Torque? repairability?
Reminds me of the "orbital engine" out of australia last century that had some challenges it couldn't overcome. There are lots of other attempts to make different engines.
Agreed, but I think for me it's that the apex seals were always the weak point in the Wankel design. So the apex seals are moved to the case, but what material advancements have made them more robust and resistant to wear and leaking?
New York has those bottle in/ cash out machines. If you have a bottle that the store doesn't sell it would reject it.
Recycling is very regional. Some states don't have bottle deposits.
Where I live now, they gave up on the rules that nobody followed (plastic # types in particular) and have "single stream" where everything that might be recyclable goes to one plant and is sorted by machines/people.
I remember having to buy my bag in germany because I didn't have one. Ikea did the same thing here for a while (no bags), but they have plastic ones now.
>This is purely an American misnomer, because early IBM PC and clones in the European nations did not ship with the IBM CP437 code page by default.
A Hungarian ANSI guy here. In Central/Eastern Europe we used the IBM CP852 which only tweaked some of the already accented characters to the language correct one. So we still had ANSI scene with the 8bit block characters.
In DOS you needed to load ANSI.SYS in your CONFIG.SYS file in order to see ANSI terminal codes. Later on PC Magazine or some other company made ANSI.COM that you could load at any time as a Terminate and Stay Resident program to see ANSI codes.
It basically uses the CGA 80x25 text 16 color screen on PC and PC clones.
I could be wrong, but I think the terminal codes were based on VT-100 or something with the IBM font added. When I had an Amiga 1000 I had to set my terminal to VT-100 and load a font that had the IBM PC character set in it, because the Amiga fonts had different character sets in them that didn't look right.
To be fair, Linux isn't "easy" without a bootloader and an init program to run. HURD is a little less "easy" since unlike Linux it's not a runnable kernel, it's a layer on top of the Mach (micro)kernel.
Of course, in practice it's a distro's job to make things easy. There's a version of Debian running HURD, but I don't know how up-to-date it is: https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/
Its easy to say. I'm 6 months into a stint at a university lab. I write the software that manages the databases for the experiments.
There is data eveywhere, managing it isn't easy, especially as it runs into the TB.
Still paper notebooks for our researchers. We have a group looking into the digital ones. There is some worry that using a provider means the data is out of your control. These notebooks are almost like legal documents, so they tread lightly when changing the format. Plus worry about lock in and expense.
Tokutek provides an "engine" for MySQL. Each table in MySQL has associated with it a engine that does the storing and retreaval. Like all software it's optimized for certain use cases. Tokutek used a fractal tree index to allow faster lookups. I think they could reindex a table without locking .
They more recently did an engine for mongodb
A description from the Boston MySQL group a few years back (I was at the talk:)
I worked at a company that did remote energy monitoring (circuit by circuit, minute by minute for thousands of monitors). We did all the math in PHP, preping, summarizing data and sending it down to web services. It wasn't fast, but it couldn't be considered slow by any stretch.
Plus php has a large library of components (Zend, symfony) and a package manager (composer) that make web development significantly easier.
> and the only tracking set up HBO seemed to be a watermark in the bottom left corner of the screen.
If they only had the one obvious watermark, I think HBO was hoping that maybe the people getting the screeners would think that there is more than one way they had the video tracked. Either the person who uploaded didn't care, or didn't think about it.
Its worth noting HBO has been on a path to make content available on the internet even without Cable (HBO now). probably a good long term strategy. There are always people who want it sooner, and free!
But they show ads in your stream. I use flickr but am looking elsewhere.
Its a jarring experience really. you can look at 3 photos in a slide show, then in place of the 4th photo an ad. You can't even pay them to stop showing ads with your photos, as subscribing (which I did) only stops you from seeing the ads.
The paid version of Flickr is only $24 a year, and includes no ads. I've been using it since 2008 and have built a library of almost 9000 photos and videos. Even after Flickr's redesign, I still recommend the service for photo storage (unless you need RAW storage).
To keep everything backed up, I have a NAS in my basement that pulls a copy of my Flickr library on a routine basis.
Edit: Flickr Ad-Free is $49/year, but $24/year for grandfathered Flickr Pro subscribers. Sorry for the confusion.
I think his complaint is that the paid version only stops the person paying from seeing ads. A subscriber, for example, can't share their photos with a family member without them being interrupted by ads while viewing them.