Why people never read the article and instead comment title/description? This article is not about warez and pron but about network theory.
Of course people soon became tired of lugging tons of batteries around with them - and having to stand in line to get them charged up at the end of every work-day. Also, measuring the amount of charge transferred between your battery and that of the supermarket when buying a pound of carrots was always a matter of some dispute. Hence there came to be standard batteries with numerical displays on them to show how much charge remained. Places called banques sprang up where you could leave your batteries and read out their charge remotely. Exchanges allowed you to discharge your batteries *here* and to use an exactly equal amount of energy to charge up those of someone on the other side of the planet who wished to provide you with some physical goods. The inconvenience of physically storing all of that electricity made it more efficient for the banques to supply it to people who needed it, in exchange for electricity in return in the future. Over time, nobody was ever sure that the amount of electricity held in the banque was as much as the banque claimed to have stored - or owed to it.
Pretty soon, a shorthand word for "total amount of electricity" was needed - and that quirky unused '$' symbol on everyone's keyboard came to stand for some arbitrary amount of the stuff.
I realize a while ago that it had been a very long time since I last used a dollar bill or a coin - so I looked back through my banking records to see when I last used an ATM (which is a reasonable approximation for the date when I last needed cash for anything). I was surprised to see that it was almost two years ago. I also looked back at my checkbook...same deal. Haven't used that in two years either.
For me at least - electronic money is already here.
You can see him through the holes. It works for radar not for human eyes.
All this stuff is a lie. You believe in "global warming" religion, even if you consider youself as an atheist.
Could you explain after so many years what was the reason to give Nobel Prize for Al Gore? BTW Could you also explain what was the reason to give Nobel Prize for Obama?
So after all... Microsoft is making money on Linux.
It's a sandworm, there is probably lots of OIL on Mars and they will need to fight sandworms soon.
The idea that 100% employement is not needed and that people can enjoy life and have fun instead working is in fact communism. Communism always look good on posters and in books, but in reality it killed lots of people in many different ways (more than nazism or religions). And it still looks good for newcomers.
If you give all work to robots and let people do nothing, then after some time, some people realize that they need more. More stuff, more space, more resources. The obvious result will war. And war never changes.
In my humble opinion this article is bulls**t and it should not be on front page of Slashdot. Why should anyone care how much time/energy someone uses on his own computer? Bitcoin bubble bursts, so journalist must create some brain-dead articles about it, but why you post in on Slashdot???
My first PC was 386 DX 40Mhz, Duke Nukem required much stronger hardware.
However I think it's a bad idea to use DOS emulation for games like Duke or Doom because they are open source and you can play native builds on Linux.
Is this country Poland?
"THE BEGINNING OF THE END
20 years ago today, we started shooting CLERKS.
20 years later, with no plan or provocation, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing CLERKS III.
It's been like hanging out with old friends.
And after 2 hours of tapping the keys and giggling, I have come to a conclusion...
CLERKS III will be the best film I'll ever make.""
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This is probably hoax