'gas' stations? That will go the way of 'dialing a number', 'hanging up the phone', 'taping' a program, or even that weird non-rectangular red blob in Youtube's logo.
It stands to reason that consciousness is embedded in the biological factory that is our body. There's no reason to assume any magic comes into play here. Any complex system with many variables may look like magic if you don't fully grasp it.
Sending meat bags into space is not very practical at all. It's more likely that we'll develop nano-factories and the capability of offloading intelligence into machines. Then we can just create intelligent space drones that replicate themselves as they go along and thus populate the galaxy.
This is actually one of the reasons why some think there is no extraterrestial life advanced enough to pull this off, as we would have noticed it by now. The reasoning behind this is that any society that has such capabilities more than likely destroyed itself before being able to reach this state. Of course, we might just be the first in our universe to pull this off, but don't count on it.
The hill that collapsed is referred to by geologists with different names, including Hazel Landslide and Steelhead Haven Landslide, a reference to the hillside’s constant movement. After the hill gave away in 1949, in '51, in '67, in '88, in 2006, residents referred to it simply as “Slide Hill.” “People knew that this was a landslide-prone area,” says John Pennington. Geomorphologist Tracy Drury said there were discussions over the years about whether to buy out the property owners in the area, but those talks never developed into serious proposals. "“I think we did the best that we could under the constraints that nobody wanted to sell their property and move.""
Germany had a decent chance at the time, having a very advanced military and being technologically superior. This is definitely not in the cards for Russia right now. Sure they have enough firepower to destroy a continent, but it's also a guaranteed mutual destruction. Sure, Putin may try to nab a few more regions here and there that are relatively low-risk, but a world conquest is out of the picture.
A wall is precisely defined by the one who gives the builder the order.
If this analogy would work, then your boss would have to hand you the EXACT specifications, to the very minute detail, before you start implementing anything. Something tells me that is not what your boss does.
So, as your average software developer, your task isn't to implement a system that is 100% specced out. Your job is also to spec that system, based on ambiguous and incomplete specifications. And to make matters worse, the specs will likely change while you are implementing it.
In short: Complexity is several orders of magnitude more difficult. If it were as easy as brick laying, you'd be replaced by a machine by now.
strongly preferred by a vocal minority who arrogantly THINK they represent the entire userbase.
Luckily they have now thrown in their own windows by acting like total assholes. Good riddance.
I find that MessagEase is an excellent keyboard for scripting. In fact, I like it better than a hardware keyboard. All the letters, numbers and other printable characters you need are available with a single swipe. Nowadays, after special request, it also includes Ctrl, Alt and F1..F12. Vim works wonderfully well once you master the non-standard layout.
The only major drawback is that it eats screen real estate. I'd recommend a Galaxy Note with a nice big screen for that, although I get by well enough on a HTC One with a 4.7" screen. With the onscreen keyboard, you have more than enough space for a 80x25 terminal in ConnectBot.
My solution to this problem is to wear over-the-head headphones that block out outside noise, and put some constant noise on (ocean waves, brown noise,
I'd like to try those really expensive noise-cancelling headphones as well. They work amazingly well in the noisy stores that sell them.
A thousand times this. I recently got a 2007 core-duo laptop (2x2Ghz) with a broken screen for less than 20$ off ebay, ran OpenElec on it from a USB stick, and hooked it up to a tv. Plays everything, plus has a great interface. And barely requires any setting up other than choosing the right OpenElec version.
I have a very different experience. We had several dogs (2-3 on average) and a few cats. I've had allergies all during my youth. Mostly pollen, cats, dogs. I still hate the smell of freshly mowed grass. That was one of the worst.
The upshot is that past my early twenties, pretty much all allergies have almost completely disappeared. I can now inhale deeply standing over freshly mowed grass and not suffer. The strong negative association with the smell is a little harder to get rid of though.
You and your silly logic and reasoning. The hive mind wants to bash cops, how dare you stray from the path!
Yeah. When using Ubuntu, you have to get used to a different[ly behaving] UI every 6 months. That is actually *worse* than Windows/Mac, where at least the experience is more consistent.
This is a good time to switch to xmonad in combination with the tools used by LXDE.