Nah, her next agenda is to get records of everyone riding mass transit through these areas and send them letters saying they were seen in a bus/taxi/whatever in areas known for prostitution. After all, only criminals trying to avoid the plate readers would be using mass transit/taxis in these areas.
Because all but one assembly plant for Apple products are in China. If China wins their patent suit (in China against a foreign company), all those assembly plants have to quit making iPhones and destroy all stock not yet shipped. It's a HUGE potential disaster for Apple. They won't be able to ship enough iPhones to meet demands. My guess is the Chinese company holding the patent will force Apple to pay a big fee per phone to settle. They have Apple over a barrel.
You can use devices that strip the sync from a signal and insert a different sync, but that wouldn't be broadcast compliant. No bug or overlay can extend out of the active display and be broadcast compliant. They're really anal about that sort of thing.
Yep. Even the difference between floats and doubles can totally change an output. You have to pay particular attention to integer/fixed point math in graphics rendering and compression. Compression specs usually have very specific tests and requirements for integer/fixed point implementations to be sure that the output is accurate to less than a bit.
Actually, no, I missed yours. Sorry, but it's been soooooo long since I've seen the Jungle Book that I totally missed that. I need to go back through all the Disney movies. I've got virtually everything the made as I loved Disney, especially the animated classics. I grew up watching those Disney nature shows, so seeing real nature documentaries later was a real eye-opener. I love a good nature documentary, even if they aren't as "feel good" anymore.
Actually, the Japanese have a HUGE gun culture, but since real guns are banned, it's all air guns and the like. You can get an air gun that looks like the actual thing in Japan and walk around in public with it. The US has long since completely banned "toy" guns that look like the real thing... probably because the police are so trigger happy that they'll shoot you over a TV remote, forget about a realistic toy gun. :)
Japanese media also glorifies the hell out of guns. Movies and TV in Japan is a hell of lot more violent that in the US. You'd never get "Ichi the Killer" in the movie theater in the US. The difference is that Japanese people know that outside their version of SWAT and the SDF, they're almost never going to run into a real gun in real life, so they're safe in glorifying guns and pretending their water pistol is the real thing.
Actually, nearly ALL animals act like that. Idiots like PETA grew up watching Disney nature "documentaries" that bear little to no resemblance to real life. Animals in the wild don't live in a peaceful balance - it's dog eat dog... usually quite literal in fact. The first thing most animals do when things get rough is eat their own young. Times don't even need to be all that rough - there's nothing a male bear likes better after a long winter than to snack on baby bears. The more naturalists study to real world, the more they see that human behavior isn't all that different after all.
It was the Pentium, and it had a problem with a certain range of numbers in certain operations. The "fix" was to look for the problem numbers first, then do a different operation that wasn't erroneous. For example, if x*y would give an error because x was one of those problem numbers, the code might do 2*x*y/2 to avoid the problem. Needless to say, that may those processors slower since they had to check for "bad" numbers. They did fix the problem, but the damage had been done.
The only possible cause of the lack of agreement was software errors.
Not at all! There are plenty of other ways to get different results without a single error. It depends on how the programmer interprets different algorithms. Maybe one is approximating part of the problem as linear when it's not because linear problems are easier to solve. Maybe another realizes linear isn't very accurate in the case, so he does piecewise linear for better results. Maybe yet another uses a quadratic that's even better over part of the range, but much worse outside the range.
You don't need bugs to have problems with accuracy. It's one of the things that my engineering classes at the Uni covered. Certain problems cannot be evaluated directly, so you make approximations and then justify those over the range of inputs you expect to receive. Specially designed computers and programs are often used in physics to solve certain problems DIRECTLY, and they can take over a year to solve one problem. That's not acceptable for many folk, so they MUST approximate the solution.
I've still got The Dish even though I only watch a couple channels a few times a week. I'd get rid of it, but my only choice for net service is 1.5Mbps DSL, and I had to fight like hell just to get that (no competition). They have a 5Mbps service, but it ends right across the street from me, and it's been three years since they said I'd be able to get it in six months.
It's gotten so bad that it's common for comedy shows to make fun of that by showing fake overlays and doing a little 4th wall breaking. The Simpsons, Family Guy... "Stay tuned for Cross-Armed Opposites, followed by an all new Shoving Buddies!"
Yeah, the CC info is transmitted in a few lines of the vertical blank period, which is not part of the visible screen at all. They can't be covered up no matter what gets inserted anywhere in the screen.
You may choose how you wish, but I was here long before the red light cameras, and damned if they're gonna chase me out of my home. Here, the city council decided to put them up without bothering to ask the people... as usual.
It's neither. You obviously didn't read it. Additional safety measures added perhaps a few percent to the cost. The vast majority of the price increase is due to: 1) labor cost increases - it was found that contractors were labeling EVERYONE who had ANYTHING to do with the work as a professional in order to increase the price by a couple orders of magnitude. Think "sanitation engineer" rather than janitor. 2) Regulatory capture combined with regulatory change. This was basically politicians constantly changing the rules (without regard to whether they were actually needed) for two purposes - to be "seen doing something", and to make money for contractors who were constituents/campaign contributors. 3) Delays due to frequently changing regulations, which added millions per day for periods that often could exceed a year.
Things that were not factors more than a few percent: materials, extra safety features, or general inflation. Basically, a modern nuclear plant shouldn't cost more than a few hundred million, but is seen as such a big cash-cow by all concerned that the price is jacked up more than 20 times to make all involved rich at the public's expense.