That worked well for the lemmings, didn't it?
You claim to be a geek and you're contemplating getting rid of an old computer?
All my old computers ended up being used for something else. I only get rid of them when the architecture is so old that <OS of choice> won't run on it any more (or when the smoke comes out!). Device drivers are the things that limit usage to me.
The M4 corridor has been known as Silicon Fen for even longer. Just sayin'.
Er, no. Silicon Fen would be the area around Cambridge, East Anglia, which just happens to be full of fens.
When was the last time you flew a military aircraft down a crowded street? Not too many pedestrians, cyclists, dogs, parked vehicles up there in the skies.
Aren't they called smartphones these days?
You can update your app with the baggage tag
Why would I want to do that?
So you can find out where it is, much like parcel tracking?
What "many" people want is irrelevant. What's important is what those with power want.
That worked well in Egypt, didn't it?
There are four versions of any event: my version, your version, the truth and what really happened.
Overcomplex solution. Use a crypted partition/LVM volume/whatever to store your personal data: this will also helps if your computer is stolen.
Overcomplex solution. This is cache data; not data you wish to keep for its own sake. Just set your browser to keep its cache in
Is Turkey now the new China?
I don't know. Why don't you try making me a pot of tea in a turkey and tell me how it tastes?
Hey! That's the combination to my luggage!
Replying to myself, I know. Forgot to mention that one of the issues generally ignored in the "airburst vs impact" debate is that in an impact case a large portion of the kinetic energy is going to be absorbed by the ground, sending out shock waves and heating rock and water rather than heating up the atmosphere. Those are mostly localized effects rather than widespread weather/climate changing ones.
Unless you happen to live on the other side of the planet, of course. There is a plausible theory that the shock waves from the Chixulub impact merged together 180 degrees around the planet and caused the Deccan Traps. 10,000 years of volcanoes, anyone?
Yeah, sort of. Look what Apple did to USB with its chargers.
You do realize that you produce water every time you breathe out? With a decent enough size colony it might be that water is less a scarce resource than a nuisance.
Even now they have to carefully control the humidity levels on the ISS since too much water make mold grow on the equipment.
I call shenanigans! I actually still have a 1 Gig SCSI drive from 1990 and it is only 1U in height!