Yeah, most of the time the lawyer screws the client without actual sex.
"but we're not talking about letting monkeys run the place."
Wait, has he even seen the Steve Ballmer developers dance?
...to stick with my (antique?) flip phone.
Besides, a big slab of glass and plastic looks much less cool than the flipper when you want to call "beam me up, Scotty."
(Okay, granted, even the latter isn't cool anymore, but...)
Are you sure? Neo takes a pill and becomes the chosen one and gets the girl. You sure he wasn't laboring under a delusion caused by the pill he took, with just a little grittiness thrown in to make it convincing?
(See also: Total Recall)
How'd that work out? Oh right... Android (Linux based) is the most easily hackable mobile phone OS out there!
You say that like it's a bad thing.
No, mathematics is a kind of philosophy. It happens to have some real-world applications, but then so do some other branches of philosophy.
Right, we know it has positive inertial mass. We haven't yet properly observed their gravitational mass. We assume the two are equivalent; they may not be.
Actually, physicists have antimatter all wrong. A positron actually does have a negative charge but also has negative inertial mass, so it will react to an electromagnetic field the opposite way an electron does. We just observe that as reversed charge.
(Yes, I did just make that up, tongue firmly in cheek.)
Much (most?) of the energy from an ordinary nuclear bomb comes off as gamma rays. Because the atmosphere happens to be relatively opaque to gamma, it absorbs them and superheats. That's what generates the fireball.
So, expect the same thing to happen with antimatter.
And actually pure gamma emission is what happens when electrons and positrons collide. Proton-antiproton collisions tend to produce gamma plus some secondary particles (pions (pi-mesons), if I remember right, but I may not).
Will it blend?
From Wikipedia: "The Internet protocol suite resulted from research and development conducted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the early 1970s. After initiating the pioneering ARPANET in 1969, DARPA started work on a number of other data transmission technologies. [...] From 1973 to 1974, Cerf's networking research group at Stanford worked out details of the idea, resulting in the first TCP specification."
And then it took about 8 years to be blessed as a standard, which is about average.
I laugh, ha!, at your check mate.
Orbital has a history of using hardware from other sources. The main stage of their Taurus is based on the Peacekeeper missile, for example.
Nothing really wrong with that, except it means they don't have the same kind of cost control that SpaceX does, who design and build all their own systems.
Rockets are very complicated machines, and we have much still to learn.
They're complicated when the design criteria includes maximizing performance regardless of cost, which was the general design rule in the 1950s and 60s. (In the 70s and 80s, that morphed to maximizing NASA jobs and the number of congressional districts the work is done in, almost regardless of cost.)
As an above poster mentioned, the Saturn F1 (for example) has been redesigned as the F1-B with different design goals, reducing the parts count (hence complexity, at the same time simplifying manufacturability) by two orders of magnitude and increasing thrust (at a very slight drop in Isp -- performance).
So I'd say we're learning.
Given that the internet (okay, ARPANET) was actually invented in 1969, Dick's book wasn't that much ahead of its time. TCP came a few years later.
(1969 was a surprisingly watershed year: first (and second) manned moon landing, the beginning of the internet, and the development of UNIX.)
September 3rd 1752 wasn't the anniversary of anything.
Ah, but that's not a day on the calendar (in some countries) now is it?
And here I thought we had a monopoly on stupid politicians here in the States.
Alas, "stupid politician" is a redundancy the world over.