"While we want to put this behind us, the case is about principles and values. And we're hoping to find someone who can explain to us what those words mean."
Just because I'm in a nit-picky mood - That's the Elizabeth Tower photoshopped on the watch. Big Ben is not the tower, or even the clock, but the largest of the bells inside the tower.
Creating drones to fight other drones. Read Robert Sheckley's "Watchbird".
For the Doctor Who ride, you would just get into the Tardis, which would then appear in some other part of the park, at which point you will be attacked by Cybermen or Sontarans.
Did anyone else notice a disturbing similarity between the "rolling" droid, and the robot Vincent from Disney's horrible "The Black Hole"?
And the "risk" of someone viewing the image of an unknown sleeping baby, at some unknown location, is...? This is the same insanity that keeps parents from posting their kids pictures on line. Do they really think kidnappers are trolling facebook in order to find victims? Does that make any sense?
Just for grins, I looked up the difference between mice and rats on Google. It turns out, rats can play the saxophone! Who knew? https://www.google.com/#q=mous...
Gladwell's is a master of relabeling the obvious. Looks like he picked the wrong research to slap his own label on this time.
Gee, that's funny, because Samsung's official images of the S4 clearly show the camera protrusion from the side: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsun... And Apple shows their phone from both sides, so in those with the lens on the near side, it should be even more evident. But it's not. It's clear case of iLying.
Maybe they should have tried hiding it behind a pencil.
Anyone else find the term "laser light" to be odd, or at least redundant? Last time I checked, the "L" in laser stood for "Light". It's a bit like calling an ATM an "ATM machine", or when TV's Mr. Monk said, "it made me LOL out loud."
... to a limited degree. While you can't ask the Lincoln question in a single statement, you can ask, "Where was Lincoln born?" then when it replies "Hodgenville, KY", you can then say "What is its population?", or "Show it on a map" and it will know from context that the "its" you're referring to, is Lincoln's birthplace.
It was an obvious scam. Their web page was just a series of magical wish-fulfillment statements, with nothing but hot air to back it up. Fortunately, Kickstarter has pulled the plug, and no one will be losing their money.
"Shoe box" defines a purpose-built container, which continues to be shoe box, regardless of what you put in it. But "vacuum" defines what is (or specifically, isn't) in a container, but in no way defines that container. A shoe box is not altered by its contents, but a vacuum is. We tend to think of a vacuum as a space that's devoid of air, but that's an error. It's a space that's devoid of everything, So putting ball bearings in a sealed vacuum negates it as an actual vacuum, just as much as putting air in it.
The reason why your analogy doesn't fit, is because "closet" defines the container, not what's in the container (closet), whereas "vacuum" defines what's in the container, and says nothing about what the container is. You can put whatever you like in a closet, and it's still a closet, because "closet" defines the container and its built-for purpose, not what's in it. Your comparison is not even apples and oranges. It's apples and bicycles.