I wish I could mod this all the way to the front page. Excellent comment.
Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
I haven't subscribed to a landline telephone service in at least 7 years. I've never had an irrational desire to make use of those few little wires running through the walls in all that time. Just think, someday when little Tommy asks, "Daddy, what are these strange holes in the wall for?" you can share with him your fond memories of the technology of yesteryear. He will then share with you just how old he thinks you and the house are by saying, "you used to talk with wires?!?!"
This doesn't seem like a significant improvement over, say, carrying a pencil or marker, some paper, and a flare. Write message on paper, strike flare, hold up paper, and hope the good guys have a pair of binoculars handy and happen to notice you.
It seems like if you got into a situation where you couldn't use electronics but were close enough for someone else to see you and you didn't care if the enemy sees you, either, the set of messages would be pretty small. Probably mostly along the lines of, "OH SHIT! SEND TANK!"
I've been developing iPhone apps on my 15" SSD MacBook Pro since they were released in September-ish? The SSD is awesome-fast compared to normal laptop HDDs. I have a friend who installed his own SSD before Apple was selling them as a BTO and his is still running fine, too. You'll likely upgrade before you hit any SSD writing limits anyway. It's not something I'm even remotely worried about. If the drive does happen to fail, that's what AppleCare and backups are for.
Is it better when they are limited by the books they read?
I've heard of The Six-Million Dollar Man: he's a traditional punch line to jokes told by old people, right?
Did you miss the obvious Anakin Skywalker moment at the very start of the new trailer? I suspect that's what the OP was actually referring to with that quip..
That's what I did. A lot of people around here that I know did the same thing. Will be interesting to see what happens tonight.
Name one concrete accomplishment of Senator Obama in his career.
Well he's run an amazing campaign that even the (liberal?) media didn't see coming at first, he beat the Clinton machine, and oh, is likely on his way to winning the big office today. So... yeah... nothing important...