142 posts • joined 12 Aug 2009
Don't use internet without it. And I don't mean software/firmware firewall, I mean a standalone box. Good luck sending those packets to bios.
If used primarily for offline storage, however...
A more appropriate name...
Given it's developed for Facebook, and is used for backup, I would call it FaceLift.
It might yet live to see its makers land, pick it up and put in a Mars History Museum...
Oh no, the scientists are quite positive there is no advanced/intelligent life in Solar system.
I believe, that a technical civilization of our or better level can indeed be detected from light-years distance. Unless, of course, their data compression techniques have made all emissions look like white noise, in which case the scientists will discover another "hot gas giant", "micropulsar" or some other weird astronomical creature.
Given that Amazon drone is autonomous, and chaser drone is likely RF-controlled, a nice burst of radio jamming on proximity would do the trick.
Of course, it can be avoided by smarter drone tech. There's one small problem though: you can do far more illegal stuff if you own a well-equipped drone, no need to chase Amazon drones carrying worthless iPhones.
redacted the rest of the post: I won't give you drone crooks any ideas :3
The spacecraft is Trolling them.
I was thinking along the same lines, too.
Thank you, sir!
Now i need a new keyboard.
Do they have legal basis for their Cease&Desist letter? Is it illegal to merely express an idea nowadays? I think their USB driver needs rebooting...
Is this how they call "bribery" now?
Re: Free from what, exactly?
@AlexV, the answer is both simple and complex.
Simple answer: Free from strict causality.
Complex answer: Not having free will simplifies lots of currently intractable physics paradoxes. Grandfather paradox of time travel? No problem, this was set to happen since Big Bang, and is not more paradoxical than that bang itself. Quantum entanglement? No problem, the tests carried on entangled particles were entangled as well, since the experimenters were pre-determined to carry out those exact measurements they did.
Having free will means we're (potentially) free from limitations imposed by our own laws and theorems we discovered: halting problem, Godel's incompleteness theorem, etc. Having it means also, that brain can never be replaced/simulated by a Turing machine, because it is a hypercomputer.
Also, there's an ethical distinction. Not having free will, a murderer will still stand trial and punishment (because his judges and executioners have no free will in the matter as well), but he shouldn't be considered any more guilty than the knife or gun he used.
Re: He/his, she/her, they/their
I use "one's" in such cases. But that's only because English is not my native language.
Is it just me or...
... writing on curved surface would be awkward, and this is a Note series product?
I'd say, someone forgot to run it through usability study.
Airplanes and invisible tall buildings...
What could go wrong?
I'll pick my jump suit now
Re: Raspberry Pi **badwagon**
And I thought Google "did no evil"!
It seems to me...
And so it began
You shoot a drone... it calls for backup... They automate the response, put a neural network to predict and prevent drone hunting... They call in the governator to play in the next movie.
"We do not allow direct access"
xcopy *.* //nsa/indirect/access /S
Yo dawgs, so we herd u liek bugfixez, so we put some bugs in yr bugfixez so that u can bugfix while u bugfix!
Re: generally the phone is put in a pocket with the screen facing outwards
I, for one, usually put the phone in the pocket with screen facing inwards. In this case, I can put other stuff in that pocket, like keys, not fearing for the screen being scratched. This article just gave another reason for it being the safe way.
Re: iCloud Keychain
Now with NSA master key.
Re: Really, Apple?
I am no longer so sure about what Apple can or can't change in consumer market. They killed Adobe Flash. They killed dumbphones. They messed up with firewire. Oh. I see your point :3
The new MacPro is the first Mac I want to actually own... I've never felt so compelled to use the fanboi icon before.
Re: Yes, because...
...making criminals break yet another law will shurely stop them.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Of course, I have nothing to worry about, since I've done nothing wrong... Yet what will I do, if what I did yesterday becomes "wrong" tomorrow?
Big brother icon, because, well...
Not AC, because no use...
Re: Is it really surprising....
...that Israel in some skewed mind is more rogue than Syria, Iran, Sudan, North Korea and other rogue states in a very, very long list? Is it really their naivete, or maybe, just maybe, a manifestation of a much deeper, older feeling, one they are ashamed to admit?
Hawking's neurodegenerative disease seems to be progressing, impairing his judgement.
To all the haters in the comments: well, haters gonna hate, but the fact remains: Israel is the only liberal democratic state in the Middle East, and apparently, will remain such for a long time. As to palestinian people - my heart goes out to them, but my mind understands, that their decisions in the course of history were the reason for their suffering, and still are. They decided to massacre Jews before Israel was established, they tried to fight Israel after it was established, and they literally exploded in the face of any peace treaty offered to them. And before you try to claim that terrorists are the minority and don't represent palestinian people - check who won the elections in Gaza.
In case you're too lazy to check the statistics - at the height of 2nd intifada, circa 2001, over 90% palestinians supported suicide bombings. Those are the same people, who danced on the roofs at September 11th, and the same people who were throwing candies and celebrating London Subway bombings. Their suffering is their choice, they can stop any time they want and peace will ensue.
Now downvote me.
I should never drink coke while reading comments.
Re: Do they realize what they just said?
There is no possible way to implement DRM in open source software. Hence, EME will either prevent OSS browsers from competing on the Web, or will force them using a non-free plugin for EME content.
1) send streams of two entangled photons (let's say, polarization-entangled)
2) separate them by, say, 1,000,000km (Earth and Mars)
3) Measure (or not measure) the photons on Earth
4) let martian photons pass a 2-slit experiment, with slits covered by polarization filters
5) non-measured photons will produce interference pattern, measured photons will not.
7) FTL communication
Prooflink http://www.davidjarvis.ca/entanglement/spookiness.shtml (figure 6.5) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_eraser_experiment
Hmm, such a massive thing rotating so fast? Closed timelike curves anyone?
At least you can copy&paste it...
(with laser tweezers)
a pity we don't have the laser shark icon...
Re: Didn't I read this story before
Can't get much beyond asteroid belt without fusion reactors. Kuiper belt is already too cold and too dark for solar power, and I don't know how much fissionables you can find there (if any).
First they* tell us, that to reach the speed of light, the ship will need infinite energy.
Now they* tell us, that when you get near the speed of light, your ship will be irradiated by... infinite energy of universe's background radiation, Doppler-shifted to visible, then x-ray, and then some.
So, you'll just need an effective solar panel to provide that infinite energy? Will the infinities conveniently cancel out at light-speed?
Re: A fractal appears
If a fractal indeed appears, it will be a scary discovery. I'm no Ph.D., but I think it may hint at some underlying properties of spacetime itself, namely, it not being 3-dimensional, perhaps even of non-integer dimension.
Space is big.
You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.
(c) Douglas Adams
Re: none of the traffic is visible to any of its staff
The. Lamest. Excuse. Ever.*
* except the same excuse by Google about GMail contents
Re: Ultrabooks with "premium specs"
I've got my first PC a bit late, in 1995, so it indeed could only properly work in 800x600 in its windows 3.11, and choosing the maximal supported resolution of 1024x768 slowed it to a crawl. That said, professional machines could easily handle 1280x1024 even then.
What if it was painted black? After all, it's the embodiment of evil.
Re: No air
Well, water + volts = hydrogen + oxygen, so voila, problem solved.
Re: What's in it for the AIs?
Unless it fails to solve the fusion reactor problem and needs lots of energy to function. Then it might just look down on all these crawling lifeforms and decide that biofuel is the best solution for now.
Re: the "gravity" of the situation
If all the asteroid belt were to land on Earth, it would change Earth mass by over... 0.1%? Calm down, breathe deep and don't worry just yet.
They should hide their entire phone, or better yet, their entire company behind such window, until someone needs it
Re: Spaghetti of gas
We found Him, blessed be his Meatballs, r'Amen!
Re: Feeling guilty?
> One wonders what the military is so fearful of exposing?
UFOs, naturally. Alien conspiracies. Romney plans on new airplane windows systems.
Wait, what was that noise?
Oops, should've posted this as AC.
Hahaha, oh, wow...
Apple, so protective over its design patents... now it owes me a keyboard.
Re: And the gamma ray mega radiation kill thing?
Apparently, the scientists will inadvertently explain the Gamma Ray Bursts enigma while developing the drive.
I'll get my hazmat vest.
Easily mitigated by site sending a new authorization token after each request.
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