If it's cold at night, that's not necessarily bad: the "wasted" energy comes out as heat for the house.
The article doesn't explain what the warp drive actually does. As far as I can tell the idea can be roughly phrased as "rather than making a long journey, cause the road in front of you to become short, then make a short journey". The drive would contract spacetime between the object and its destination to make it really small. Apparently to do this, one has to also affect spacetime behind the object, expanding a region of it. Once spacetime is distorted appropriately, the long journey becomes short. Seems vaguely plausible - as much as physics ever does.
On the other hand, the process of distorting space time should propagate at the speed of light at best. So the ship would spend a standard amount of time bending space-time and not moving, then move a short distance and arrive at the destination. And then after the trip, we'd still have all this distorted space-time to either fix or leave stretched.
BBC video of the arrest:
Rough transcription: "What are you doing? I'm being detained? What am I charged with? What am I charged with? What am I charged with? What am I charged with? What am I charged with? What am I charged with?"
Overwhelming feedback: 187 comments.
Google revealed their view on the community: One developer said, specifically: 'Commenting on this bug has absolutely no effect at all on the likelihood that we are going to reconsider. So that people don't get their hopes up falsely, I'm locking this bug to additional comments.'
The issue was set to WontFix in September 2010, but people are still complaining about the design decision.
I just bought a 21.5 LED on Newegg for $99.
Customs officials need the right to inspect everything that goes through the border - if we are going to have a customs system at all. If a customs official finds a locked box you refuse to open, they should have the right to ship it off to the box-opening facility for further inspection. The case with the laptop is no different.
This, of course, comes in conflict with the desire for privacy. But if you're planning to argue that laptop searches are unconstitutional, you must conclude the same about customs searches in general. Most likely, customs searches are constitutional, or at least there is plenty of judicial precedent claiming so.
Disclaimer: I'm not saying I like the searches, just that they are an inevitable part of the current setup.
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There are opinions as to why it was built, but the truth is, no one really knows. It is certainly an interesting puzzle."
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When you pay for a Prime account, you can share the with a few other accounts (2 others, I think). The streaming service is only available to the paying Prime account, so the other two have to spend another $75/year to get the streaming.
A solar power plant frees up fossil fuels to be used elsewhere, so it's already "producing" them indirectly.
Why not make a solar power plant at that point? For storage purposes, batteries probably store more than 15% of the power that's used to charge them and don't require combustion. Neat research either way, though.
Yahoo mail has a nice tab-based interface so you can open multiple emails while writing a few more, which Gmail is missing. It's also hard to migrate 10 years' of emails to a new service (they make it hard, at least) - not to mention getting everyone to use your new email address.