You can ask the same thing about voting machines. It's like some people are in a race to find more and more ways to fuck up a perfectly simple task.
How do you streal something that disappears after a magnet is passed over it?
Are we talking about Bitcoins, or music?
Serves him right for running a proprietary OS.
Are you referring to that bullshit story that was posted here a few days ago, that made it sound like the EPA police would be going into people's homes and ripping out their stoves?
Solar uses huge amounts of land-per-MWh
Solar can use space that's not being used for anything else, like rooftops.
this only works in places with a lot of room and a lot of sun
My friends have an off-grid house. Solar panels that feed a battery bank, plus a gasoline-powered generator as a backup. They very rarely run the generator, mostly in the winter. This is in central NY, which definitely doesn't get a lot of sun. Their heat comes from a wood stove. So they meet most of their energy needs with non-fossil sources. It's really not as hard as you think.
I have no problem with cops being tracked while on the job. I actually think it's an excellent idea. What I am worried about is the slippery slope. We've seen it with drug testing: at first, it was only the people who REALLY needed to have their shit together, like air traffic controllers. Then it was train conductors. And school bus drivers. And truck drivers. Now, it's just indiscriminate: janitors, secretaries, nurses, accountants... (although strangely enough, the managers who oversee these workers usually don't have to piss in a cup.)
Once again, in Esperanto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFvoAA2Xgig
Kids are also impatient. When they hear that it takes a million years to make one, they'll lose interest.
Nonsense. The drone just hit a deer. Everyone in upstate NY does it sooner or later.
If I can prove by experiment that I can drive more safely while masturbating furiously
Which brings up another, related, point. We already know that 1/3 of the Internet is porn. When you combine this knowledge with the statistic mentioned in the headline...
Imagine a large sphere, maybe 8000+ miles across, illuminated by natural sunlight. You could put salt water on the outer surface of the sphere -- enough to cover 3/4 or so of the surface -- and it would naturally evaporate and condense above the surface of the sphere in certain regions and fall down in drops. A system of canals could be used to conveniently collect the water.
Yeah, that was first place we looked. Most of those are too polluted to drink, or they're owned by someone else, or both.
Yes. And it's not just overkill - with a Java EE server, you're stuck with whatever libraries the server provides; if you want to use a different implementation or newer version, it's usually a pain in the ass to make it work. In my experience, the Tomcat approach works a lot better.
I saw the movie a few years after it came out, and that's exactly what I thought. The satire was not subtle at all - how did so many people miss it?
Really? I was thinking Philip Dick.
Godwinned within an hour of posting. On an article about a fucking neutrino detector. Way to go, guys.