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My claiming it's a hoax is not extraordinary and so no extraordinary evidence is required. As I said, a modest knowledge of chemistry and physics is sufficient to debunk their claim. I'm not obligated to provide that modest knowledge, though I will recommend you Google "solar insolation" to get an idea how much solar energy is available at the ground, "photosynthetic efficiency" to see how good plants are at using it and "photovoltaic efficiency" to see how good humans are...
I wonder if you're missing the point. It's not that the focus is on one wearer (me, me me!), it's the the drone is able to track something without human intervention. Tracking shots have historically required considerable effort. Before drones, they required a dolly grip and photographer. With drones, they require either a skilled pilot/cinematographer who can fly the drone and track the shot, or two people, one to pilot, one to track. With this drone, you're able to get...
Figure 1000w/m2 at noon on a sunny day. We already know how to harvest in excess of 20% of that via photovoltaics. Photosynthesis is not nearly that efficient (around 5%). Energy not converted by the plant is lost as heat and reflected/fluoresced light. You can't recover that from the ground. Any plant material in the ground is there as a result of photosynthesis (energy used to create biomass), so you can't tap inefficiencies there, they've already been spent making the...
A basic knowledge of physics and chemistry is sufficient to debunk. You'll have to obtain that yourself.I have not made the claim that 3W can be generated from a houseplant, they have. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. The onus is not on me to debunk this, though a basic understanding of chemistry and physics should be sufficient for most to do it themselves. 
It is amusing to see who'll fall for a hoax. Perpetual motion anyone?
Both uses of "nanoseconds" should be "microseconds", as indicated on page 9 of the linked PDF file.
Aperture continues to work as always for me, under 10.10.3.
Conscientious objection is unrelated to sexual identification. Introducing this into the discussion does not help your case. If the evidential trend continues, variations in sexual indication and preference will be shown by science to be as natural as variations in skin, eye and hair color. There exist many people born with ambiguous outer genitalia, and neither XY nor XX chromosomal arrangement, showing that Nature's relentless experimentation through evolution doesn't...
Apple's A8 delivers greater bang for Apple's buck than Intel processors, as they don't have to pay Intel's margins (which indirectly support Apple's competition). iOS is also Apple's most shipped OS, and the Apple TV business and usage models are much more like that of iOS devices than Macs. It makes no sense to me for Apple to use Intel processors in anything that absolutely doesn't require it. The Mac is the only product for which that's (currently) true, as Windows...
Geo-synchronous satellites orbit more than 22,000 miles out. Any message sent via that route traverses more than 44,000 miles. A fiber connection between Apple's most geographically disparate data centers would be no more than 10,000 miles long, and far less expensive than a satellite. Without knowing more about Boeing's technology, it's difficult to say what use Apple might make of it. Motorola's failed Iridium project promised seamless global mobile communications....
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