Isn't this very action what the Congress decreed would be construed as an act of war?
Actually, it's the other way around: I acknowledge the horrible behaviours of communism, but don't ignore either the equally awful result of capitalism: both regimes are terrible to their citizens.
I can't decide if you're being funny or trying to describe the current United States government...
In war, truth is the first casualty
Aeschylus, Greek tragic dramatist (525 BC - 456 BC)
if it can stop at a red light by _looking_ at the lights, then it has a level of 1) vision 2) rules, and 3) "understanding" (in quotes since it's just an algorithm).
So if the road is blocked, the car will see it and adjust appropriately. If it's not in this revision of the code, it will be in an upcoming one.
As for the best ever use, here it is: you tell your car to drop you at the restaurant and go park kilometres away where parking is free. When done dinner, you text your car and it comes get you.
The solution seems simple: have the bar/club put test strips on the counter like they put peanuts.
One step further, have it on mixing sticks or drinking straws so it can be put in every glass.
Hey Slashdot, does anyone knows why telegrams are peppered with the word 'STOP'? Was there no punctuation mark to use a period?
Note to people not having a clue of what the parent poster meant: this is a reference to the excellent game Plague Inc. available on Android and possible Apple. If you haven't tried it, give it a shot.
[...] it's the Internet of whomever builds it
If only! But the reality is much different when you look at those laws that forbid municipalities from laying their own fibers or operating their own network. How many stories on Slashdot have we had about this issue already?
No, rather, it's the Internet of whomever greases the palms of lawmakers the best, at least in North-America (Canada included of course).
Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it
Torvalds, Linus (1996-07-20). Message. linux-kernel mailing list. IU. Retrieved on 2014-04-26.
I guess we should update that quote and replace ftp with git
My taxes are very simple, so simple in fact, I was able to use TELEFILE (enter your taxes via telephone, it was amazing). For some unknown and probably stupid reason, the Canadian Revenue Agency decided to cancel this method, so I had to scramble to find a free alternative. Since I work on Linux, none of the software out there could help me out. Then I saw on the CRA website a list of certified NETFILE providers (enter your taxes online), and that's where I found simpletax.ca. A few questions, a few clicks, and done! Free to use regardless of income. They ask for donation at the end of the filing only if you have a return, so I ended up giving them $10 or so, since I really liked the simplicity. This year, they sent me ONE email, reminding me to do my taxes, with most of the relevant information pre-filled. Amazing!
Twice a year, we keep switching by one whole hour...
Why not change once and for all by 30 minutes to average the daylight gain/loss and call it a day?
This story made me think of the game "Plague Inc." by Ndemic Creations. I currently play it on my phone while in transit.
The idea is to mutate and spread a pathogen (bacteria, virus, fungus, parasite, prion, nano-virus, bio-weapon, neurax worm, and the zombie-making necroa virus) until the whole world is dead, mind-controlled (neurax worm), or zombified (necroa virus).
One of the ways to infect everyone is to acquire the ability to spread through birds, just like this article is about.
The game aims to be close to reality in the way things could happen. It's cheap too: In game, I spend US$0.99 to get the full version and then played the game through until all the bonuses were unlocked without spending another dime.