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that is possible. Its also possible that this is false information to cover up a military test. or worse, someone other than the US military testing....
So, a conspiracy, you reckon? (reaches for tinfoil hat...)
"Mother" is the Chief of Staff
"Uncle James" is the head of state,
"Maisie's house" is the UN building
"Fishing" is 'discussing nuclear limitations'>br> "Peeling Plums" is 'advising of invasion plans for country xxx
Message starts: "Mother and Uncle James are on their way to Maisie's house to peel some plums. After that they hope to go fishing, then see a movie. Have a lovely weekend. Cousin Sam"
Message is indecipherable without a code book.
I don't go fast enough to need to change clothes when I arrive,
Try going naked with your clothes in the panniers. You'll be cooler and faster
Gives "getting a wedgie" a whole new meaning.
I'd be interested if psychological problems caused neurological issues.
And no, I didn't RTFA.
Lots of climate change deniers, cornucopians and similar delusional folks in software development.
The same as there are in any other field. IT isn't full of science nerds. We have all sorts in this profession.
Example - when I started programming ages ago, one of my fellow programmers was working on an Astrological program. Another was developing something that would enable him to pick winners on the horse races. I suspect the latter was more scientifically based than the former.
Personally in my spare time I transmute base metals into gold. And vice versa.
When will the news media wake up to the fact that this is a scam and stop giving Mars Zero (zero because they have zero chance of actually going to Mars) free advertising?
My new start-up, Jupiter Zero, will soon replace Mars Zero in the news anyhow
(Actually, this is probably what's going to happen...)
So I disconnected it from the internet, and so it shall remain.
Are you sure it's really disconnected? If it has WiFi, it could auto-connect to any available, "open" access point.
The scene: two years from now:
Me: TV- turn on and switch to "The X-factor: pro-wrestling special"
TV: I'm sorry
Just hope that the TVs don't learn to lipread,,,,
But I read some computing subjects, some Astronomy subjects, some philosophy (I guess you call it - Sam Harris?). Whatever turns my crank.
One of the joys of being older is that you can read what you want - and by and large you know what you like. I joined a book club to avoid getting stuck in a rut... that's a danger...
I'd vote for Intelligent omnipotent Toasters.
I, for one, welcome our new Intelligent Omnipotent Toaster overlords.
Now, pass me a waffle.
We'd look inwards to see what this means to us as a species. We're not alone. We're not special. Where there's one there be hundreds. Thousands. Will they be friendly. Will we be friendly? Can we hide? Can we opt out? What will they think like? Will they be smarter than us? Suppose they are, what can we do?
Sort of like the thoughts that go through the mind of an ex-only child when mum and dad come back from the hospital with a little bundle....
The Fermi Paradox assumes that we know what to look for.
and that's enough 'Fermi' to worry about today.
But I hope my code is easily recognizable. I'm proud of it. It may not be the smartest, slickest, quickest there is, but it's mine. And it works.
That and there were a few spies among them.
[Citation needed]. Though I suspect if there weren't spies among 'em when they were interned, there were when they were released.