They have it. We want it. Make up an excuse. Take it.
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10 seconds to create a database. 10 more seconds to create an input panel that would let you populate tables with data. You could vi-edit the panels if you wanted to make them pretty. Is there an analog to that speed of development now?
The truck drives to the address or general area, and a drone lifts the package and deposits it on the doorstep. Then flies back to the truck to fast-charge for the next delivery. Short hops, with added intelligence / visualization provided by the truck.
This is but the price we pay for not dedicating an entire core to systemd. If systemd did not have to share a core with the other processes, then it would be free to seek out and steril...correct these trifling kernel issues and the ones responsible.
Why isn't it computer tampering.....tampering with a computer device or program?
Setup a hard drive or usb key with a re-installation image so that if they do experience trouble, they can just re-image their machine. All updates and software they need already installed.
Or you could have the system dual boot. Normal windows boot, but you can have them grub boot into linux and that will give you a pristine platform to log-in and save files/re-image their machine remotely via partition image. You have them boot into linux, and then you can operate on a comatose window partition without interference via ssh.
Instead of them writing AI engines to drive NPC battles, have the NPCs be human. You cannot talk or interact with the "protagonist", but you can shoot at him. Maybe by playing NPC long enough, you unlock the game and then You can play the protagonist.
I was not disagreeing with gun ownership. I just think a gun is a weapon, not a tool. If you call a gun a tool, then what is a sword? An ad-hoc non-elective surgical instrument? Overgrown Cutlery? Guns are not tools. They are weapons. I have no objection to the ownership of weapons...within reason. I just think calling them a tool seems like an attempt to shroud their importance by mingling them with other more benign implements like screwdrivers.
I am not nor will I ever advocate smart guns.
In answer to your skunk anecdote, how many rounds was your weapon capable of raining down on said skunk. If you had a gun with 12+ rounds ready fly in less than 5 seconds, then I would say you had a weapon of war.
A gun is a radically different animal. Very few tools are designed to kill people and strike at a distance. A gun is not a tool. A gun is a weapon of war that has been (barely) domesticated.
In the Avengers.
To which premise do you refer? I did not make the comment with the expectation of making friends, but rather to incite debate. Anyone who talks about religion and Atheism should expect debate.
That said. Religion is a fundamental construct of western civilization. To claim disagreement with what so many people have born, lived, killed, and died to believe is a very serious thing.
Premise: Atheism is a refutation or dismissal of ALL stories, anecdotes, eyewitness accounts, and historical records that claim the "for real" corporeal or non-corporeal existence of divine beings .
Premise: The refutation or dismissal of the existence of divine beings is incompatible with the belief, first-hand accounts, and historical record of said divine beings.
Premise: A Atheist, by virtue of the first premise, holds that the stories, anecdotes, and first-hand accounts of divine beings are wrong due to error or deception.
Its pretty funny actually. Ya might want to backtrack and re-read the conversation. Pay special attention to the capitalization if that helps.
Is this an idea you came up with all on your own? Or did a bunch of people get together to try to convince you of these beings? Did they write books, build temples,and hold ceremonies to convince you of the existence and benevolence of these creatures?
Are you disbelieving the idea, or the people who told you the idea? The problem is, the people who told you didn't claim credit for the idea. They told you it was the TRUTH.
Its not much different at all. A "Hard Atheist" may be just as religious and biggoted as any other kind of person devout to their beliefs.
The real question is: Is there a word for people who "Could care less if there is a god",
I think the pasta people might be closest to that ideal, but I could never embrace it.