High geekyness http://glassplategame.com/
Looks like a project from MAKE Magazine.
Very cool, and I assume that in a few months I'll be able to buy this from a kiosk at the Mall.
Yes it is, IF the bulb lasts for 20 years as advertized
no CFLs made in the past five years come anywhere close to meeting their life expectancy â" most of them burn out faster than incandescent bulbs.
And I'm sure you have something more than anecdotal data to back that assertion up right?
If it's my personal experience, it's all I need for me.
I am the one who pays for my light bulbs. When the CFLs that I buy with my money for my use burn out as fast or faster than conventional bulbs, that effects my opinion and my pocketbook in a real, factual way.
Cree has finally got their bulbs out and they're dirt cheap - $12 apiece for 60watt equivalent bulbs at the big box store.
12$ for a light bulb is not "cheap".
I ask since that's what we use in work. It's one of the things that makes my system really slow(since it scans my hard drive constantly.)
Maybe you need to tweak the settings and have it do full scans at specific times, like after work...
yet I've seen at least 2 people here that have gotten viruses anyway over the few years I've been here.
In a couple of years only two people got viruses? Not bad.
You could of course spend a lot of money on crap-wear like Symantec with no discernible security gain, or you could educate your fellow employees not to surf porn and warez sites at work and not open unknown attachments...
Bush being a crony corporatist doesn't mean Obama isn't also a crony corporatist. In fact, if they have an (R) or a (D) in front of their name, they are probably a crony corporatist.
Spoken like a true Ayn Rand Paul Coo Coo Nut. .
How's the tea? A bit bitter?
Most of what Wikileaks has released is about Scientology. Yup SCIENTOLOGY. Really? Papers about some Nut House?
Wil=kileaks == FAIL
That's because it was all accomplished by Seal Team Seven, the deep deep super secret dudes.
I'm willing to bet Julian Assange feels pretty damned justified right now.
That's nice, but what has Wikileaks released recently? We were told the Manning Papers where far and wide, yet apparently either they are not, or Assange is holding back for some reason? What could that reason be?
...(he used some higher ups credentials)
It has never been disclosed that he used "higher-ups" logins, only that he (supposedly) user "other people's" logins.
There is a suspicion that not all the documents have been leaked to newspapers, and a senior NSA official (Rick Ledgett), who is heading the security agency's task force examining Mr. Snowden's leak, has said on the record that he would consider recommending amnesty for Mr. Snowden in exchange for those unleaked documents.
What Snowden has leaked is stuff that many people suspected but could not prove. A lot of it are things we know that the technology existed for, and an unscrupulous Spy Agency (like the NSA) might be likely to attempt.
But what this new disclosure says to me is that there might be things that go WAY beyond what we have learned or more accurately, confirmed, so far. Things that really do stretch way into the clearly unacceptable in ways that the disclosures thus far pale in comparison.
Why else go public and suggest "amnesty"? Which, I don't think Snowdon would consider at this point, he would certainly risk ending up in a "accident" in a few years, something he is quite at risk from now.
If as "they" say they think he has't given up everything he had to the News Media, we will never see it because it's in Russian hands. Snowden isn't that stupid.
And by the way, I'll bet Julian Assage is feeling pretty jealous right now, what with the spot-light off of Him... Assage is a lime light whore, an ego the size of a blimp, he's got to be pacing back and forth in that small room of his, plotting a "come-back".
Yeah yeah, got confused with the Boston licence plate scanning thing...
I suspect what the GP meant was that SpaceX has the funds to rent it, and Blue Origin would likely not...
Blue Origin is owned 100% by Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame. He has the funds to *buy* it.
That should not be for NASA to decide. Instead of having a "selection process", they should simply hold an auction. The launch pad should be rented to the highest bidder.
The launch pad should be rented to the company that has the most potential to actually use it for something useful like launching rockets.
It's not a hotel room or a luxury car, it's a piece of valuable high technology. It's not a toy for rent.