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on why writing is inimical to true knowledge. Realises Ellison is no Socrates. Runs away.
As I understand it, if it can be used to identify a business it can be used as a trademark. (Three piles of cow dung anyone?) Words themselves qualify with certain provisos - no generic terms, proper names etc. If the bare word doesn't qualify you can always make a trademark by writing it a certain way for example the, in itself fairly generic word, 'ford' written in a fancy typeface placed in an oval.
the military has a harder job than Google. Nobody is (I hope) working hard to find ways to send a convoy of Google cars over a cliff.
but it's in the killer robot business these days.
What is the correct French term for a 'dealer'.
or steampunk Deathstar?
Curiously, I've been working on the theory that antigravity = antipasto. Unfortunately all my attempts to build a bacon-powered starship have been foiled by people 'from the internet' turning up and eating the engines.
The post is required, and must contain lettuce.
Interestingly enough that's also what Eugene Pinklewhicker said when demonstrating his steam powered trousers. Unfortunately, for every Ford there's a thousand Pinklewhickers.
*Too cranky - shouldn't (have) bothered reading.
Yes, but who's going to pay.
Hint: this is what wars are fought over.
that over geological time scales glaciers approach light speed
try doing a Google image search on 'burnt Ferrari'.
I want that on my resume.
I'm not convinced that a new could war would be a prerequisite for a US/China space race. I suspect that somewhere deep in the Chinese psyche it rankles that they lost the technology race with the West when that Italian guy stole all their secrets and now they are once more a super-power what better way to use all those iPhone manufacturing profits than with a mission to Mars. I'm no economist so I have no idea whether either country could afford it but since it's the Americans who are buying the iPhones I suspect they'd have the worst of it.
that it was a tiny black and white screen for watching porn.
The fun new quiz - tech toy or sex toy.
In a democratic society you're free to "call for" pretty much anything without fear of sanction by the state. Threatening people on the other hand has always being a different matter.
but this is standard science stuff. The model is constructed using the theory to be tested. If the predictions of the model check out, score one for the theory. If not, more interesting science stuff.
Surely you jest.
Please tell me you jest.
buy five and build a newton's cradle.
you're a full desk kind of person. This is intended for the empty desk kind of person.
Or simpler. Don't send a threat to an organisation using internet access provided by that organisation.
"Darling fascist bully boy, give me some more money, you bastard. May the seed of your loins be fruitful in the belly of your woman" somewhat less than useful.
Dodos? You mean they all went on to be clubbed to death by hungry sailors?
You need it to store those Noxious Ancient Souls when you run out of space in volcanoes.
only 3D Systems have the technology to print the parts and they've made it clear (or at least as clear as possible in managerese) that they won't be making it available to third parties. If you want to know about the availability of designs then, you're right, Motorola is the company to ask. Let's hope a lot of people do.
If this were any other piece of tech I'd probably agree with you. However "flying car" and "fail" go together like "foolish investor" and "money" don't. (e.g. see Moller)
I wouldn't want to be around when they find out about the 20 minute lag.
+1 for the shit reference.
While they're at it they might as well get rid of those pointless "receiving stolen goods" laws as well.
gives me the heebie jeebies. Please stop using it.
The video that is, not the actual research. "This stuff here - it's as stretchy AS RUBBER. Oh and it does some other stuff which we won't show you or attempt to explain in any way." Conclusion: Stanford uni PR unit is run by a bunch of balloon fetishists.
It's not good that forest loss is almost one percent per year.
Any self drive system that ever dumps control back to the human would clearly be unfit for purpose and would never pass legal muster. (On the road when we're dealing in response times measured in, not seconds, but milliseconds there's simply no time to hand over control.) Clearly automated driving is a much harder problem than automated flying but the evidence is that has been solved or will be solved in the near future. (By 'solved' I mean 'demonstrably as safe as a good human driver'.)
There will be zombies, won't there?
I'll get my coat. I'm off to do a bit more work on my Jane Austen versus the Daleks script.
but nonetheless a dangerous one. Deciding that copying entire books is now fair use because it's in the public good looks like legal sleight of hand. If anyone is to be given an exemption from existing copyright restrictions which is, in reality, what this decisions does, that should be decided by the lawmakers not the courts.
Faster than light in that medium, not faster than c.
Space-time: don't get kinky without it.
A 3D 2D printer?
Of course I can see the tank in the picture - it's the invisible one just to the left I can't see. </Eccles mode>
iOS only, air, Facebook, low resolution, limited controls but it might be a hit with the target market. Might, given it's relatively expensive and really needs a tripod. Plus automatic connectivity will be fine for some but if you can't share your work with just anyone it won't take off. My prediction: Apple will do this right in two year's time while claiming they invented it.
Now, what I had hoped this was is a small camera with a built-in motorised pan and tilt head. Do that for the same price (alright probably a little bit less) and I'm in.
so I can just ignore them and concentrate on avoiding the idiots "who are really good drivers and don't need a computer to tell them what to do".
The rest of us have learnt to expect to be disappointed.
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