i hope their iCloud account is doing regular backups while connected on wifi
my way or the highway...
my way or the highway...
This does appear to be a huge amount of money to us. However...
NASA listed 2012 budget = $17.7 billion.
US TOTAL 2012 budget = $2,468.6 billion
17.7 / 2488.6 = 0.00717 or 0.717%
Not even 1% of the US Budget.
(while Wiki's budget number of 17.7 matches the official NASA budget numbers, I am not sure which number wiki used for the total budget to get 0.48%, or maybe I used the wrong number. Either way both come out to less than 1% of the US budget. Historically, NASA's percentage of the budget has been this low, with the exception of a small spike in the 1960s... which should be obvious and expected. Yet even will that little of the budget it accomplishes so much. It additionally spawns so much more economically, creating new inventions, products/materials, fields, technologies and industries, which of course spawn more jobs and a greater economy)
NASA requested 18.2B for 2012 and received 17.7B. The DOD got 683B, which was more than 8 times the next biggest government agency. This is on a total budget expenditure of $3.796T. So the DOD is 18% of the federal budget and NASA is 0.47%. BTW, yes 17.7B is real money, but it's absolute peanuts when looking at our total expenses. For those wondering, yes, the DOD has a budget more than 38x bigger than NASA's.
Cut that defense budget in half and give NASA an extra 100B for the rest of the decade and let's see what they could do on a real budget.
Federal 1963 budget: $111,316,000,000
NASA 1963 budget: $4,291,279
After inflation: $32,607,752.40
1963 NASA budget was .00386% of our expenses that year. (cue some rant about modern NASA being more wasteful w/o taking into account cost increases beyond inflation)
Historic budget info and calculator:
OOPS, I posted my response before seeing you had already beaten me to it.
I don't think I've seen a more arrogant, right-wing, blind-minded post here on AI before…. ever.
Someone exposes a bit of idealism, and you trounce it with as much politicized cynicism as a person can muster?
during the 1990s (and prior), absolutely, as some realtime operating systems (RTOS) are / were available on the SPARC architecture. migration to other OSes, especially Linux, has been going on for quite some time, however.
i never said flight control based software; not too sure to what statement (and from whom) you were responding.
Well I wish you would share some of those experiences, because to me they seem almost exclusively focussed on the consumer market. Certainly less pro than they were a few years ago.
It's nice to see the macs slowly taking over the world. But I'm also noticing a trend in movies and TV, where a Mac computer will have it's logo covered over. Two and a half men being the most up front example. Every time Ashton Kutcher is using one of his computers, there is a glaring sliver decal covering the Apple logo.
This logo sticker covering needs to stop.....
I have never watched the program but historically Hollywood et al almost exclusively show people using Macs (when the OS isn't obscured). The most notable exception being Jurassic Park which ran on Linux.
Perhaps the media types are no longer willing to offer Apple (quite so much) free advertising now that apple are loaded and no longer the David to the Goliath.
Mind you when has Hollywood ever bothered with being factually correct, then again when have the main stream US media? And when have the bulk of the populous of the USA wanted to give credit to anyone else?
Until someone insists on the right to carry arms and everyone dies....