Someone's obviously never seen a James Bond film in their life.
I am at such a loss of understanding what exactly quantum computers are and how they work (no matter how hard I try)... so it makes me feel like less of an idiot when I find out that it's so complicated that even Google engineers aren't even sure if what they have IS one.
`How you doing, Dixie?'
`I'm dead, Case. Got enough time in on this Hosaka to
figure that one.'
`How's it feel?'
`What bothers me is, nothin'~ does.'
`Had me this buddy in the Russian camp, Siberia, his thumb
was frostbit. Medics came by and they cut it off. Month later
he's tossin'~ all night. Elroy, I said, what's eatin'~ you? Goddam
thumb's itchin'~, he says. So I told him, scratch it. McCoy, he
says, it's the _other_ goddam thumb.' When the construct laughed,
it came through as something else, not laughter, but a stab of
cold down Case's spine. `Do me a favor, boy.'
`What's that, Dix?'
`This scam of yours, when it's over, you erase this goddam
Yes, voice commands are mostly useless, and the the AMOLED notifications were first implemented by the trusty old Nokia N9 years ago.
It means the state of gaming on Linux will improve.
You'll never find this reply because you're posting as AC, but...
- Laser pointers are cheap, and the spotting scope was purchased for the endeavor and then returned to get the money back (yes, lame, but there you go)
- FRS/GMRS radios are cheap and have a range of several miles, and when I say we were 'poor', I don't mean 'destitute', but in 2003 it wasn't common for lower-middle-class 20-year olds to have mobile phones
- Almost all the equipment used came from the company we worked for (a tech company - and not in secret, our boss knew what we were doing and didn't object), and it indeed had its facility at the foot of a mountain ridge. Yes, we ran power and backhaul up the mountainside, but keep in mind we only had to go a hundred feet up the hill or so, being a mile away - it's not like the stuff was at the crest of the ridge.
And it wasn't 'all by its lonesome'. Hills and mountains aren't exclusive to the remote corners of the globe. This took place in Knoxville, TN, which has a population roughly the size of Fort Lauderdale, and is bisected by several mountainous ridgelines. Take a look on a topo map sometime.
That's not even remotely plausible. You can't develop a writing system overnight.
"In 1821 he completed his independent creation of a Cherokee syllabary, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible. This was the only time in recorded history that a member of a non-literate people independently created an effective writing system. After seeing its worth, the people of the Cherokee Nation rapidly began to use his syllabary and officially adopted it in 1825. Their literacy rate quickly surpassed that of surrounding European-American settlers."
So, yes, it's remotely plausible, in the sense that it's absolutely happened (at least) once.
LTE-Advanced will save us.
Did this once! 2003 or so. Had a workplace with a bitchin' high-speed internet backbone situated at the bottom of a mountain ridge about a mile away from where I lived. My roommate and I we were poor 20-year-olds and wanted fast internet without the cost. We climbed the foothills of the mountain and affixed an antenna on the mountainside using highly directional antennas to give us free high-speed internet at home. We used fancy stuff like spotting scopes and lasers to help us align the two antennas. The antenna on the house was lashed to the fireplace with aluminum bands.
It was a lot of fun to set up, but it didn't work very well. No matter how we tried to stabilize the setup, weather fucked with us. High winds caused things to wobble, which meant packet loss, and slowdowns. And when it would go down completely, one of us would have to - with an exasperated sigh - get in the car and drive a mile away and climb a hillside and check out the setup while the other person climbed on the roof... while communicating to each other with walkie-talkies because it was 2003 and we were poor. We eventually ended up springing for some DSL provider, I don't even remember which.
All that said... I cherish the memories.
Do you think *he* is jealous too?
Nah. His house is 6,000 square feet.
From what I can tell, this works by syncing with a mobile phone. It appears to be an optional package when buying the car, too.
Just don't get the optional sync/navigation system, and put in your own head unit for navi, etc instead.
Why not a small fireproof safe in your own home, with the key kept on your key ring?
A little fireproof safe with a key that you keep on your key ring should suffice.
Get amnesia, don't know your passwords. Hey, what's in this box? Lemme see if one of my keys will open it.
Hey presto! A book with my usernames and passwords! Thanks, past-me!
I went on a vacation to the UK a few months ago. After two weeks I was real tired of always having a pound of coins (pound as in weight, not pounds sterling) sloshing around loudly in my left pocket.
Coins everywhere. There's a one pound coin, a two pound coin, a fifty pence, a twenty pence, a ten pence, a five pence, a two pence, and a penny. Whenever I'd buy anything I'd thrust my hand into my pocket and pull out a massive fistful of coins, and it was a pain in the ass to try to sort out the best combination among the 8 coins available to hit the total (I'd always try to get rid of as many coins as possible in one transaction).
I'd MUCH rather stick with our (US) paper and 4 coins.
The average IQ is 100, after all...