According to the OpenBSD link, OpenBSD uses the Intel and Via random-number generators, but not as the sole source of randomness. The nice thing about mixing random number generators is that if you do it right (like OpenBSD does), the result is at least as random as the most random source: a bad RNG does not reduce the overall quality of randomness.
What's funny is the ones who say communism is a good idea that just hasn't been done right never really pay attention to the times it has been done exactly according to plan and still failed anyways.
Communism works just fine on a small scale, where everyone involved can see all the "ability"s and "need"s. It's a good bet, for example, that your immediate family operates on communist principles.
Depth perception has over a dozen components, of which stereopsis (your "normal binocular part") is one of the weaker. People have trouble with 3D in movie theaters (and will probably have trouble with the Oculus Rift) because two of the stronger components (accommodation and convergence) are giving very different depth signals from stereopsis. This technology has the potential to be accommodation- and convergence-neutral, meaning the strongest depth signal comes from stereopsis.
But we can't do anything magic to fission products to make them decay into something stable any faster
Actually, we can. Neutron bombardment will usually create particles that are less stable, so they take a faster decay chain down to a stable state. It's a tradeoff: your radioactive waste becomes more radioactive, but for less time.
Maybe. On the one hand, if 100% of our electricity comes from fusion, that works out to around 100,000-1,000,000 kilograms of helium produced each year. On the other hand, the amount produced per reactor at any given time is minuscule, and would be a pain to try to collect.
You wait until birth because in-utero DNA sampling carries a risk of miscarriage or birth defects.
Boston and Washington DC will have merged into a giant city with 40 million inhabitants
He came close, though: he underestimated the population of BosWash (it's just shy of 50 million), and it's still a group of distinct governmental entities rather than a single unit, despite being a continuous urban area about 300 miles long.
Your SSID gets used as part of the encryption process. By ensuring it's unique, an attacker can't use rainbow tables to attempt to recover your password.
If you can't see far enough ahead to spot the cop before he tags you, you can't see far enough ahead to safely go that fast.
The biggest sign of a vanished high-tech civilization is not a presence, but an absence: a near-total absence of high-grade metal ores. Probably the best evidence that humans are the first widespread technological species on Earth is the presence of high-grade iron ore spread across virtually the entire world.
Why am I having flashbacks to the Pentium 4?
1995? MultiFinder came out in 1987.
I would respectfully disagree. I would much prefer a way to unshoot my foot than be bothered by "proper precautions." Why does every action have to be so final? It's not like disk space is at a premium anymore.
At some point, any action will become final, eg. once you send the report off to the client, you can't edit it any more. "Undo" is simply a way to delay that point; saving the undo stack to the disk (or otherwise saving previous versions) is merely an extension to that.
If the "shooting in the foot" involves running a CNC mill in a way the user probably didn't intend, or placing an unusually large order with a supplier, or sending out a half-written press release, it's easier to make it a difficult task than it is to figure out how to add an "undo" feature to the program.
Hell, just transmitting large blocks of 100% mathematically random data is a red flag. "One-time pad in use! Something very interesting going on here!"
In theory, there are three things that are 100% mathematically random:
1) Random data, such as the output of a hardware random number generator.
2) Encrypted data. One of the criteria for an encryption algorithm is that the output is indistinguishable from randomness. If you can tell the two apart, you can gather information about the plaintext.
3) Compressed data. If you can tell it from a stream of random bits, that represents a redundancy you can use to compress it even further.
In practice, you can tell the three apart, because compressed data usually comes with a header or other uncompressed structure, and almost nobody sends large random numbers around.