Can it read e-mail?
You're right, when you download a file, the original copy disappears in a cloud of smoke. You've deprived its owner of his copy. That is theft.
Or worse, if you would never have bought a copy in the first place, then you've stolen the profit the media company would never have made. That is theft.
Of course if you mention viewing the movie to someone such that they would not have considered it otherwise and THEY buy a copy, then you've deprived the media company of a sale. That is theft.
It's important to pay for all copies so that media companies can keep getting rich and not pay the artists because the media companies hold all the rights and make all the money. That is theft.
[...] I don't want to see Google with a monopoly either. MS kind of keeps them in check.
I was going to reply 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss'
but in fact, you can be sure the two are allies in screwing-over their employees, so I'll quote Orwell, instead:
"Between pigs and human beings there was not, and there need not be, any clash of interests whatever. Their struggles and their difficulties were one. Was not the labour problem the same everywhere?"
What if by the time a race has evolved sufficiently that they have mastered all technology, they simply enter another dimension to escape being destroyed by their star's death?
Physics seems to be saying there could be as many as 11 dimensions, possibly more.
Maybe you only need to exist at right-angles to this one to escape any devastation coming and maybe then energy/resource needs become a non-issue.
No need to exit the solar system then and you're effectively undetectable...
Since he can expect you to tthrow paper pretty often, he'd want to make scissors take up at least some of the non-rock ones he can throw, so if you throw rock, he would lose and if you were countering one of his rocks, you'd negate.
Tech-savvy people agree that dollar-for-dollar, android is better quality than Apple.
Apple has much better marketing, though, so they've got that going for them
I immediately check the Celestia Motherlode.
The reason being that you can almost get a sense of how big something really is with it since it displays your distance to it in au (or ly, Kpc, Mpc).
I encourage you to try it, hit H then G to go to sol, then scroll away first to 1 au, then 10, etc. The sun is still quite bright at 1 ly.
Imagine how big that thing appears at 1 ly distance!
Ironic, isn't it? After saying that linux was free because it was worthless, microsoft finally admits its own os is worthless by giving it away in hopes of losing no further shares to linux because people have come to realize linux is priceless
Thanks! So that would mean that it is more likely that our universe is a simulation, right? Determinism would sort of imply it, since it can't play out any differently.
The way I've thought of it would be that it is theorized our universe is inside a black-hole; all space and time perceived is an illusion because it is all happening at the same time, in the singularity, making non-locality trivial to implement. I suppose the flaw is that you need multiple dimensions at right-angles to it to make sense of it...
I really like that, man.
I'm not peer-reviewed, so it doesn't matter, but I like your idea
If somebody with any say at Slashdot is reading this, please do the right thing and get the focus back to where it used to be, on science and technology. There are many, many other places we can go to read and bitch about the day-in, day-out shenanigans of American politics. Slashdot shouldn't be one of them.
You... I like you
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It's a better solution because
- You DON'T need a Windows license
- It's smaller: You can run more apps with less memory
I agree with you that there are probably gravitational perturbations to the Oort cloud or inner asteroid-belt that result in extinction-events but I also expect that there is another phenomena: the varying levels of cosmic rays as we pass through the galaxy's arms.
FWIW I like your explanation, simple concise, logical.
I'm just sayin'