Question: aliens arrive on Earth. They believe in a Creator. Now what do you do?
Not Catholicism. Wouldn't make a lick of difference. In fact, Catholics acknowledge the possibility. Didn't Pope Francis just say he'd baptize any aliens? You're making a classic mistake: confusing science and theology. The existence of ETs is a scientific question; not a theological one. There is no conflict unless you're an American evangelical.
The question asks about "intelligent" life; not a dead rock.
Because it's a mathematical impossibility.
How is the comparison valid? Well it's right in the sub: "The iOS App Store distributed $10 billion to developers in 2014, which, Deidu points out, is just about as much as Hollywood earned off U.S. box office revenues the same year." To make a comparison only one element has to be common to each element. In this case it's the amount of money that was earned. It's a perfectly valid comparison.
App is just short for application and application has always been the preferred word to describe end user software. A program is just a list of instructions.
I'd rather see them take out the graphics and add the missing rules instead.
You're right if by 100+ you mean 100+(600). Castling was introduced in the 1300s. En Passant in the 1400s.
Oh yeah. I play this variant of chess called "One Pawn On One Square." The opening position is a white pawn on a white square. I coded a version of it in 2 bytes. Guess I broke the record for "Smallest Chess Program."
What do specs matter in the overall experience? An iPhone 6 has only 1GB of RAM but what does that matter to me when iOS runs smoothly and makes TouchWiz running with 3GB look like a pig?
I don't need to give Google anymore access to my data thanks. Whoever dreamed up this scheme at Google must've earned a bonus or two. "Hey guys, it won't matter which OS or web mail service or social network users use if *we* own the ISPs!"
"How do you get probable cause when everything up to the actual act is planned and discussed over the internet." The same way the cops did it before the Internet existed. Look, the police didn't listen to every single phone call between 1920 and 1995 to try to find crimes that were being planned on the phone. They didn't even listen in to every conversation in every pool hall and dive bar trying to find people planning crimes. What you do is you work off tips from the public, you solve crimes that have already been committed, and you get out on the street and patrol and know your neighborhood and create an environment that isn't conducive to crime. You seem to think that the job of the police is to prevent every crime from ever being committed. This isn't Minority Report son. We can't stop them all before they happen. Personally, I'd rather have a few crimes occur and not live in a surveillance state thanks.
I'm Canadian. I'm not British. And I take offense at the idea that I could be. Fuck the Queen.
There isn't an encryption scheme the NSA hasn't already secretly cracked.
"Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room." Interacting with things going on in a room? It's hard to imagine.