No doubt about it, at all. Design around a beautiful skeleton and your future can be as beautiful-and mutable-as you want.
It's all about building seeds--seeds that can grow into a powered factory, for example. As our technology gets better, seed varieties will vary from ultra-gigantic to ultra small.
I'd think bigger. Remotely build a rover factory on Mars that can manufacture and fuel rovers there.
Don't send humans until a fully functional and seriously redundant habitat has been created. When we can do all of that, it's time to move in. If we can't, we're not ready.
We're not ready.
"Unless you let us operate without restriction, we will operate in an unethical way....."
Sony used to be ultra-proprietary, but they made up for it with very high quality and original stuff. Now SONY is still ultra-proprietary, but their stuff is meh.
Up with the new standard!
I hope the Senate will take on Astronomy next. I'm sure more than a few Senators take umbrage with the idea that the universe is billions and billions of years old.
This argument only makes sense regarding the initial bitcoin-creator who still retains the bitcoin.
This argument makes no sense regarding the people down the road who hold bitcoin after having given up a tangible item of value.
They weren't even present at the advent of the 'build your own computer' era.
And, by the way aren't they called "The Shack," now anyway?
Overpriced as hell. Uninformed help. No loss.
Get four history professors who have divergent viewpoints and hate each other. Get somebody cool for a moderator, like Jon Stewart. Then let those boys go at it.
People who ceaselessly pump Bitcoin on the Internet think it's a good idea. An ever increasing pool of suckers helps them make money.
Crime is a fundamental component of capitalist economics. You simply cannot police everyone who wants to cheat the system (criminals), and the cheaters have a significant impact on the system.
Think Boesky, Milken, and the crooks that foisted the real estate bubble on us. Those "capitalists" are just as criminal as your extortionist data thieves (insider trading, anyone), and are just as morally bankrupt. And if that isn't enough, consider the massive post WWII black market economies of Western Europe.
The crooks are lightly capitalized entrepreneurs. Of course they're also fucking extortionists who should be in prison for a long time (are probably protected by well paid off Eastern European officials).
The word "capital" is not a holy word preserved for sacred Conservative use.
Backdoors depend upon obscurity. Once the obscurity is gone, the security is gone.
Hitler took a nation of Germans and made a poor country out of it.
Only US provided welfare brought it back!!
Welfare is great!
Doesn't that indicate that Google has just way too much market dominance if they have the power to do that?