And excellent 3rd-party hardware support.
Counter-predatory-pricing botnets: It's only a matter of time.
Advertising. Location service can now not only tell what store you're shopping in, but which floor.
The more user-friendly side-effect is for outdoor activities (tracking runs, hikes, etc.) - much more accurate elevation change info than GPS, whose vertical resolution is terrible.
"...people have been home-brewing their own content-driven lighting like this for a while, but this is the first I've seen that looks like a simple add-on."
There's a reason for this. What they are trying to sell is Ambilight, and Ambilight is patented.
Google "ambilight clone" and you'll find hundreds of open designs you can easily build yourself - patent holders generally don't (or can't) touch distribution of paper designs - but they're not legal to sell commercially.
(N)ation-(S)tate (A)ctors... I see what you did there.
For a totally unsolicited datapoint, I'm an American EE with about a decade in the industry and see this notation semi-regularly. Still can't explain US distributors' hatred of nanofarads as a unit, though.
Ah, those were the days. At my HS the teachers were wise and would personally clear the memory on your calculator themselves. A fake "Mem cleared" program circulated widely. It not just intercepted the keystrokes you would use to actually clear the memory, but even displayed the text dimly (probably by clearing and rewriting the string rapidly) to simulate the fact that clearing the memory on a TI-8x also reset the screen contrast to (extraordinarily dim) factory default.
People plinking a drone when it flies over their yard (or any public field) and getting a free Xbox or whatever it was carrying.
This has nothing to do with "banning municipal broadband" today, and everything to do with not granting a power at the Fed level that would let a future FCC in 1-2 election cycles do exactly that.
"If the history of American politics teaches us anything, it is that one political party will not remain in power for perpetuity. At some point, to quote Sam Cooke, 'a change is gonna come,'" Berry said. "And that change could come a little more than two years from now. So those who are potential supporters of the current FCC interpreting Section 706 [of the Telecommunications Act] to give the Commission the authority to preempt state laws about municipal broadband should think long and hard about what a future FCC might do with that power."
Arguing that municipal broadband networks could discourage investment by private companies, Berry said, "Itâ(TM)s not hard, then, to imagine a future FCC concluding that taxpayer-funded, municipal broadband projects themselves are barriers to infrastructure investment. So if the current FCC were successful in preempting state and local laws under Section 706, what would stop a future FCC from using Section 706 to forbid states and localities from constructing any future broadband projects? Nothing that I can see."
They can be delicious if prepared correctly. The main problem with carp is the pin-bones all through the flesh - you can't just split them down the middle, peel out the skeleton and enjoy, so many folks give them a pass. They're also a fairly thick fish, and with those bones it's not really practical to fillet them, so cooking them through without overcooking some part can be tricky. Slow smoking works great - a slab of smoked fish is basically finger food anyway and usually pinched off in small pieces, so it makes the bones less of an issue.
Ads were not an original part of free web hosts' user agreements during much of the the Web 1.0 bubble (only the usual "we can change this agreement whenever we like" clause) - and in the area where a static 468x60 banner was the gold standard, few could have forseen the evilness that was the popup ad. (Disclaimer: I tried Geocities and Angelfire circa 1997. Angelfire at the time appeared to be a medical transcription company that happened to have some server space left over.)
Just wait 'til they start touching your bases. I could do without that.
I know a couple radfems and social justice, professional victim types, and use a very similar test for the stuff they are always parroting: I call it the Black People test. Replace every occurrence of "men", "white straight males", etc. with "black people" and re-read it. If posting the revised copy under your name would get you fired from your day-job, it fails the test.
While the "water droplets spontaneously jumping off superhydrophobic surfaces" effect is interesting in itself, the mechanism of stripping charge from those droplets as they leave the apparatus sounds like a variation of the Kelvin water-drop energy harvester from 1867. In this case, rather than charge separation via the cross-connected cups, electric-double-layer charge-separation occurs between the droplet and the hydrophobic surface, causing the two to come away similarly unbalanced when the droplet jumps away.