Yourself and Concerned Onlooker seem to be under the impression that we want the program to continue, but with volunteers. That is not the case. We want to do wheelies and drill into random rocks because it is fun. Why should you or anyone else care that it will destroy the rover? It will die immediately upon being defunded anyways. What good is a perfectly working rover going to be if there is nobody to control it? It is better to let people play with it.
There is not only no money to be saved by handing operations over to "the community," there is also the probability that if you did the rover would be ruined within a few days.
I think your viewpoint is a bit skewed here. The rover will "die" immediately upon being defunded. If "the internet" can have fun with it for a few days and then it dies, who cares?
In other words, the suggestion is not to continue doing "worthy" science with it. The suggestion is to let people "play" with it. If good science arises, then fine. If not, nothing more was lost regardless.
This is the only time my son has "accidentally" spent money, and no matter where you want to lay the blame, consider this: if my wife had an iPhone, this wouldn't have happened.
Whoah there buddy. On an iPhone, you have a 15 minute window rather than a 30 minute window of opportunity. I am not so sure it would not have happened there too. I _just_ read in another comment that the latest update to IOS allows you to disable even the 15 minute thing but I have not actually seen that feature myself yet.
To be honest, I am disturbed. My iPad has had all of its communications cut off for 2 months or more now and yet it *still* knew there was an update. It creeps me out too much to use it.
The point is that after they have entered their password, the child has 30 minutes of unfettered purchasing power and there is NO warning of this at all.
Yeah. I prefer iTunes since it is twice as secure. It is set to to only 15 minutes with NO warning of this at all.
Only the ever-trolling slashdot community could turn Google releasing and dog-fooding an open source project into a bad thing.
Jesus fucking H. Christ. What the fuck dude? Yes, there are fucking trolls on Slashdot. OOOOO. That is big news. But wait, that is NOT what you said, you said the entire fucking community is against what Google has done.
Fuck off with your generalizations and your bad attitude. Jackass.
You are NOT going to hear the difference over he road noise and attention distractions breaking your focus.
Hm. I disagree. It is true that you will not be aware of the entire range of audio, but there still will be a noticeable difference. For example, the cymbals will likely have a different quality.
In other words, you may not be appreciating the full range of audio while driving, but the portions you are able to pay attention to will still be affected by the overall quality.
+1 for peaking my curiosity.
Honestly trying to help you hear*
Peaking your curiosity is spelled like piquing your curiosity. Spelled different but pronounced the same which is why the * appears above.
Heh. I am unsure why your comment triggered this memory, but here it is:
My wife was worried that she did not have enough gas to get to the gas station. Her car went 300 miles on a tank of gas and she had driven 260 miles from a full tank. I told her that the gas station was 7 miles away and to figure out if she could make it to the gas station without running out of gas.
Needless to say, she could not figure it out. I was flabbergasted. It was the most basic math in the world. I stopped to think about it for a second and decided to ask the same question but framed differently: If you saw a pair of shoes that normally sold for $300 and instead, they were on sale for only $260, how much money did you save?
No sooner than the last syllable was leaving my mouth, she immediately answered $40. I then asked her if 7 was more than 40 and she replied no... so i asked her again: if she could drive 300 miles on a tank of gas and she had driven 260 miles, would she make it to the gas station that was 7 miles away without running out of gas. She had no idea.
All I could do was sigh. She could obviously do arithmetic but she obviously could not apply it generally.
That would be because, duh, what "Guccifier" was so obviously wrong that there is nothing to discuss about it. What do you expect to talk about? The types of legal repercussions that we should expect for him? Various methods of gangland retribution? I do not really understand what you expect here.
No. The only thing to discuss is what the victim did to make herself an easy target. There are many avenues of discussion available with that: reused passwords, mailed passwords, etc.
There's a difference between somebody who takes a list of passwords and abuses it and somebody who finds security issues and reports them responsibly.
But you are wrong. The first person is a malicious hacker and the second person is a security researcher who may or may not be hacking.
A hacker is someone who uses unorthodox methods and ingenuity to perform some act. There is no good or evil associated with it. At some point in time, the word came to represent (to the masses) just the evil side of unorthodox and ingenious acts.
The thing is, there is the general public definition of hacker (ie a criminal)
The problem is that non-malicious term of hacker came (evolved?) first, is still a useful term, and many of the people still alive used the non-malicious version first. It is not our fault that the ignorant masses outnumber us.
I sometimes wonder how monsters like Feinstein get any votes at all while the likes of Feingold can lose to a climate change denier.
We have only ourselves to blame.
Bad (and unsupported!) conclusion.
If you create a mean and vicious pit bull, do not be surprised when it turns around and bites you. D'oh!
lol. that is utterly hilarious. i find it funny that the people who make the laws think that this type of control works.
it is just as funny seeing the whole "our network, our rules" line. and you believe it.
build your jails. i laugh.
its aquifers are in serious trouble owing both to desertification and fracking around the Colorado River's headwaters
Just curious here: Austin is on the other side of the continental divide, so how does Colorado River water usage affect Austin?