They do on their FiOS service.
I'd love to have satellite! For me, I have to send my TCP/IP packets via a carrier pigeon and have to pay to feed those pigeons and clean up after them!
Satellite! Pfft! I dream of having satellite!
(Sorry...I was just thinking of Four Yorkshiremen.)
In the abstract, that's true. However, start including other road users and you can find a hill that is problematic.
Yes, I can go into first gear and climb the hill at 4 MPH. But if I'm sharing a lane with cars, I'm not sure that they'll really appreciate it. Being able to bip up the hill at 15 or 20 MPH will probably make them happier.
Share the road applies to everyone.
Fine. It will be a felony to "tamper with a monitoring device used to protect citizens." Because terrorists/child abductors.
The point of having the code was so that the launch decision was not available to whoever happened to be in the hole with the missile.
And it still wasn't. If I remember my movies correctly, you didn't know the code until you broke open the appropriate sealed container which you weren't allowed to do until so ordered.
About the only concern I would have is that the order would come, I would break open the container, it would say that the launch code was 00000000 and I'd think, "Really? Somebody must have misprinted it. I'd better call and confirm this or something."
Well, consider an alternative: Putting ads in your application. That might get you a few cents per day. Getting $50 a day from an application sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
I dare to read Slashdot if I don't know what they are already
Perhaps if you read slashdot, say, two days ago, you'd have come across this.
Don't blame us because you were stuffing yourself with turkey and can't be bothered to stay up with what's going on in the tech world. It's a fast moving world--please try to keep up.
Seriously, though, it's a worthwhile note to editors.
And next years post about why you shouldn't buy a 3D 4K TV.
an e-mail with location and simple decryption instructions goes out to the world.
Where it is immediately added to a bunch of SPAM lists and it ends up in the bit-bucket with all those messages from Nigerian relatives.
Interesting analogy, but not all that accurate.
First, hammers and screwdrivers perform one task. Your modern personal computer is expected to perform many different tasks. My "tool" is used to compile and debug code, write documentation, correspond with others, and provide entertainment. My hammer pounds nails and my screwdriver drives screws. They don't solder, cut wire, or carve wood.
You want an ultra-thin notebook and you're going to sacrifice serviceability.
But I don't want an ultra-thin laptop. I'm fine with a laptop that is merely thin but that I can swap out memory and storage.
I'm also in the realm of being a bit fed up. Don't get me wrong, I understand the argument and I agree with it. My Mom uses her laptop for e-mail, basic word-processing, and Facebook. She will never upgrade the memory or storage and she will appreciate a thin and light laptop.
But I have different requirements than my Mom. That's why, in theory, Apple has two product lines--MacBook and MacBook Pro. Because Pros care about things like that. Because, if I have work to do and my hard-drive goes tits up, I need to be able to swap out the hard drive with one from the store down the street, not drive an hour and a half to the nearest Apple store and leave my laptop there for the day.
At the moment, Apple has a serious case of anorexia, where they prize thinness above all else.
why don't they just go after siberia?
Yeah. I like Tom Clancy, too.
But let's seriously consider this. Do you really think Russia would just sit idly by as the Chinese invaded an area which is actually bringing in good solid foreign currency? You'd have a peck of tanks headed that way on day one. I wouldn't be surprised if Putin went nuclear on the invading troops (no, he won't blow up Beijing, but I could see him blowing up chunks of Siberia.)
Consider the US as well. Remember that Exxon is working with the Russians to drill, not to mention oil shale and fracking. Hell, we sent troops to Grenada to rescue med students. What would we do to support a major US company?
After getting permission--not a difficult thing to do, I'd imagine--you'd be able to walk across the Bering Strait from all the supply ships that would be pouring materiel into Russia. We have pretty good rail transport between the lower 48 and Alaska. So you have the Russians pouring in from the west and US troops pouring in from the east and Chinese troops stuck in the middle. Not a great scenario. You might also ignite conflicts among US and Chinese allies--if North Korea could be considered a Chinese ally.
In short, you'd have World War III. And not necessarily a war that China would win.
Contrast that with the current strategy: Politically claim a batch of islands and let international law give you what you want for nothing. Even if it came down to a war, it would probably be kept localized to the South China sea. You might see a naval battle between US and China but that would be about it. Ultimately, there would be some negotiated solution where China would get enough access to the oil fields under the South China Sea to keep them happy. Nukes are doubtful--nobody is going to chuck nukes over Senkaku.
Which one of these provides the best long term hope for China?
Like I said, I like Tom Clancy books as much as the next red blooded American. But there's a reason they're kept in the fiction section.
Fucking GPS? Yep, accessing the internet once again to get all that sweet, sweet map data.
Or, in my case, accessing sigalert to see why traffic is suddenly so backed up.
Agreed. I've been known to "access the Internet" while driving slowly--I have a link on my home screen for sigalert which comes up with my commute route. But that's a bit different than "surfing the web."
Exactly! It's supposed to be the other way around!
As opposed to Action moviemaking of yesterday that consists of silly plots and weak acting coupled with technically excellent stunt work