How else can we get rid of capitalism and institute communism against the will of the majority of people?
More fundamentally, ALL equations are only approximations.
There's truth and falseness in every sentence.....including this one.
WIngnuts are everywhere. Those who believe that aliens built the pyramids and in the Annunaki will fall to their knees. One cannot evaluate mankind on the uber fringe.
It doesn't have to be alien like.
The main purpose was to determine if the enviroment was hostile to them. Of course they did other crap but think about where we need to know if the enviroment is hostile.
Think off fire response, motor vehicle accidents, threat assesments for dignitaries, yet another way to find electronic listening devices, and so on.
Of course it might need a little work before it is ready and reliable but there is a use that may be right around tbe corner- litteraly
I don't know if they'll come back from this one or not,
I don't think people go back to Windows unless they're forced to.
They're trying to duplicate something they saw on a sci-fi TV show, thats primary use was exploration of alien planets
Some places on Earth are just as alien as anything you saw on Trek. How explored is the ocean floor?
Any other type illness i could agree with you. But these people would have known they were in areas that could have exposed them. They would know what to watch for (symptoms) and they would know the disease is a painfull death if not caught early.
So unless getting ebola and infecting others annd dieing was their intent, i suspect they would get checked out for signs of jetlag let alone one of the documented symptoms. If it wasn't so deadly- unlike varients of the flu, i could agree.
I'm so glad the netbook concept is dead.
Who wants a cheap Windows laptop anyways?
I do. I carry a 10" laptop while I commute to and from work on the bus because it fits in a bag that doesn't scream "steal me" the way a full-size laptop bag does. It's a four-year-old Dell Inspiron mini 1012 with 1-core 2-thread Atom N450 CPU and 1 GB RAM that runs Xubuntu. But once its second battery pack loses its ability to hold a reasonable charge, I'm looking at replacing it with an ASUS Transformer Book (quad-core Atom, 2 GB RAM) running Windows 8.1 + Classic Shell.
Why would anyone on the backwater planet want to connect a pad to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and try to use it like a desktop?
So that you can continue to work on the same project between the tablet-like environment and the desktop-like environment without having to bounce everything off Dropbox and eat into your monthly cap.
It would seem that the incubation period can be several weeks but the risk of spreading is only there once symptoms appear. I imagine a person who is not intending on doing ill will with the disease could self monitor and quarantine himself if needed.
It's not like they will let ISIS or ISAL or whatever infect anyone and send them over with the disease to spread it across all populated western areas or anything. And if they tried, they would be captured at the airport or border crossing by the professional TSA.
Wait, maybe they should quarantine some people.