Go ahead and try to generate some bitcoins economically then. Protip: You can't, some can. The more are generated, the harder it is to generate them.
"ramping up" doesn't mean anything.
No, you can't steer at relativistic speeds. The LHC uses tremedously powerful magnets to steer protons around a 20km track at near the speed of light, you won't be steering your spaceship at 0.5c
Why not just use all of the sail so you can get there faster, and if the other star has less stellar pressure, just use even more sail when you're there to slow down.
A 1 second signal broadcast at
.99999c would take us 100000 seconds to read. It's kind of annoying, but you only have to deal with that while it's travelling for the 6 years between the stars. Hopefully it would slow down to normal planet orbiting speeds.
NoScript pretty much breaks the entire Internet and AdBlock Plus already blocks the ads, so I don't see why you need it.
Actually, you're right, the blu-ray in encrypted, so if you didn't have the DRM decoder installed, then you would be having problems. The DRM code lets you play your copy-protected discs, and doesn't care about regular video files. The only problem you would ever experience is when you try to be the original pirate for the video, which every consumer doesn't need to do. Someone somewhere will be able to circumvent the copy-protection, and then someone will upload the video, so really there's no problem for anyone except the media companyies. (They do get 3 or 4 years of actual copy-protection before it breaks sometimes, which is pretty good because I don't like to wait that long before watching my movies)
Yes, this is what we need, 16 equally sized cores is useless, and having 1 large core and 8 parallel cores would have much better performance results than trying to use Turbo Boost. There is the problem of trying to tell the consumer about the configuration of the CPU, but the benefits outweigh the losses of not being able to say 16-core.
You would have problems if you were trying to play the video from a retail BD-rom disc, but you are more than likely watching
.avi or .mkv files encoded with H.264 or xVid codecs, which have none of these problems and will remain unaffected by intel's new DRM instruction.
Yea, but for most PEOPLE, it is not, because they live in cities and didn't choose to live in some location given to them by a random longitude and latitude generator.
Women suck at computers and this Man browses slashdot, are you too retarded to figure this out on your own?
Allow Flash by default and it'll work
Yea, sure, Anonymous is stealing your ebooks instead of pirating video games.
I think it is correlated to the number of Somalian pirates