The real problem is not that driverless trucks will destroy jobs. It's capitalistic system where man has to get a job to get money. We now have robots everywhere. In factories, in home and on the road. Is it paradise, where man at last doesn't have to work? No, it's a hell where man can't get a job. What nonsense.
It can't become a translator any time soon. It's not even an adequate dictionary yet.
Yeah, because everyone who starves should buy a car. If you're so poor ride a bus.
Killing a politician with subtle electronic sabotage is not appealing to terrorists. It is not dramatic. It is quiet. Terrorists would rather blow a city block with TNT to kill a politician. Killing somebody using defibrillator suits spies or other government agents.
The real problem is that reports is misguiding. What really is used in those batteries are the metal electrodes. The electrolite isn't used up (except for eveporation) and can be anything. The "urine power" is just cheap marketing trick.
Install some virtualization software e.g. VirtualBox and install whatever OS your guests like. Then clone the image for each guest to use, and delete it after that.
Doesn't always work, some apps show default or cached ads.
So the word "nanotubes" now has new meaning.
I think that free speech protection must have some limits. I don't think that my employee that openly supports my opponent will work well for me. And I think that an employee should have some basic loyalty to his employer. Critique is ok, but openly stating support for a competitor is not. And after all that employee wasn't "terminated" in Terminator sense.
For starters, photons may be of different wavelengths. What about neutrinos? As far as I know, they are all identical like electrons or protons. If this technology is widely adopted how is the recipient going to distinguish between different transmitters?
It is a good thing, really. Russian government shifts from killing, imprisoning and torturing its opponents to just dirty internet posts. There is a progress here.
Since 1998 I worked in at least six companies, one of them state owned and one foreign (American) and none employed women as software developers. They were not very large though, nothing like Microsoft. And your experience in fact just reinforces my point: there is no discrimination of women, if they want they do work as your experience proves and if they don't want they don't work as my experience shows. There is no need for any organization to further promote women to sw developers. What we see is just another bunch of professional revolutionaries looking for more evil to fight.
Oh please. On a mailing list, or forum, or website no one knows you're a dog... er, a woman. I mean, if women wanted they would participate, there is NO problem for them. Create an account and submit yor code, period. Because of non-profit nature of many open source project and hence lack of government intervention the percentage of women is perfectly natural contrary to proprietary software firms which are subject to stupid feminist laws and quotas. I'm Russian and during my whole carrier I met ZERO female developers (there were testers and managers, though) and not because of some discrimintation but because of lack of applicants. Yes, I never saw a woman rejected because none applied. So there is just NO gender problem. On the other hand forcing businessmen to hire some underrepresented "minority", be it blacks, disabled people, or women just fills the enterprize with freeloaders who just suck your money and whom you can't get rid of.
Yellow science journalism.
Actually, I find it kinda sad that PDAs disappear. I like to keep my gadgets separate. It's more convenient for me. I have a phone (not completely dumb, but not very smart too), an old HP PDA and separate MP3 player. I tried to listen music on my phone. Clumsy. I tried to use my PDA for talking on the phone (it can disguise as a hands-free bluetooth set) - clumsy too. The best for me is to have three separate gadgets. But alas, recently I decided to upgrade my PDA and what do I see? That no one makes and sells them now. There are only smartphones. So no PDA for me, I guess.