Yes it is. It's funny how most of this thread is centered on "idiot looters", when there is a real possibility that someone grabbed a whole bunch of Ebola patients for the purpose of weaponizing it.
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I'm afraid I can't do that.
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I'd starting tinkering with computers about the time the MicroAce came out. I moved through the Vic, C64 and C128... and then to the Amiga. While I wouldn't consider myself a fan-boy, I supported the brand almost to a fault.
It wasn't until one day, in a Sears, I saw an Asus 486/DX2-66 for sale, and they were running DOOM on it. I bought a PC for no other reason than to play Doom.
I'm now an IT manager over our hardware repair and oncall function, and I owe it to the day I went "PC Compatible"... over a freakin' video game.
For some reason that is the 800lb gorilla in the room... Windows 8 did more to damage the Laptop and Desktop market than anyone is willing to give them credit for. (8 and 8.1 are actually not too bad... ON A TABLET.)
That's the battle they have to win now.
From what I can see of the trailer, this looks to have several elements from the old Infocom text adventure "Suspended". A human (brain) connected to a cybernetic network maintains a a city (ship) exclusively through the use of robots. If memory serves you even had to build a sixth robot out of spare parts.
I'll reiterate Newegg, and add Amazon.com. Their list of top 10 selling laptops for Christmas, none of the top 5 were Win8, and all of those models are still for sale.
They practiced this, pretty regularly at Hurlburt Field, Florida... within view of the general public. Several of the MC-130's were fitted with the catch arms. (It's even had a wikipedia page for awhile now.)
So, yeah, it's cool... but it's hardly new or a secret.
How about passing a law that also states that insurance companies are forbidden to use that data as well. I can totally see them raking folks over the coals on insurance premiums for building in the "One meter zone".
Sorry world, this week's full. Try again next week.
...Bothnians died to get us this information.
With telemetry back to Earth. Seriously... NASA could do that with their eyes closed.
Lunar Cam 2011. That's MY crowd source mission.
And yet the activesync lock-up remains....
That word has been bastardized beyond belief... in an effort to cry about how "oppressed" someone *feels*, they've watered down true censorship.
Apple made a "business decision", maybe a crappy one, but it is still a business decision. The First Amendment (for us U.S. folks) guarantees you the right to say something, but it doesn't require someone hand you the soap box... nor does it suppress *their* right to free speech in countering your argument.
China practices true censorship. People go to jail in an effort to silence them. The government shows up at the door and demands that you delete, or deletes it for you.