I wouldn't rely on the material for important stuff till I knew how the material can fail and how well it fails.
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I wouldn't rely on the material for important stuff till I knew how the material can fail and how well it fails.
The oceans are big places, you might be able to locate submarines that you already know the rough location of. But how are you going to bounce laser light off a hull if you're not even within 50km of the submarine?
Wake detection could work better, however if the submarines don't move that fast and if they are deep underwater they won't leave as big wakes.
Or have a "deadman switch" trigger a script to update it with preset/random stuff, or have some prankster update it for you: http://tech.slashdot.org/comme...
e.g. Justin Morg: Oops... Looks like I'm dead. Damn...
Tuesday at 10:00pm
Justin Morg likes 10 ways to tell that you are really dead
Tuesday at 10:02pm
Justin Morg: Anyone have a res handy? Urgent!
Justin Morg needs a resurrection! Give him one and you'll get HadesVille points!
Tuesday at 10:13pm via HadesVille
Justin Morg: Where's the restore from quick-save option when you really really need it. Sigh...
Tuesday at 10:17pm
Justin Morg: On the bright side, I guess I don't have to show up for work tomorrow
Tuesday at 10:20pm
Justin Morg: Hmm, wonder what time the funeral will be tomorrow. I'd hate to be late
Tuesday at 10:32pm
Justin Morg: I guess I'll call it a night, no point doing the graveyard shift, don't want to be like a zombie tomorrow...
Tuesday at 10:50pm
Justin Morg: Good morning! I'm up! OK not so good and not so up. Oh well. At least the mortician made me smile, put stitches in my side too.
Wednesday at 7:30am
Justin Morg likes What's worse than waking up early in the morning? Not waking up at all!
Wednesday at 7:32am
Justin Morg: I guess I'll skip breakfast, no stomach for it today... But I'd die for a cup of coffee
Wednesday at 7:35am
Justin Morg: Wow, people are actually coming to my funeral!
Wednesday at 8:43am
Justin Morg likes a minute of silence
Wednesday at 9:01am
Justin Morg: Aww don't cry... OK so I'll really be forever in your debt, but hey I did say the payback's gonna be "out of this world" right? XD
Wednesday at 9:05am
Justin Morg likes The Sweet By and By
Wednesday at 9:10am
Justin Morg: @MaryNotMarried now's the time to ask that pesky aunt "When's your turn" just like she does to you at weddings... Haha!
Wednesday at 9:13am
Justin Morg likes short sermons and even shorter skirts
Wednesday at 9:20am
Justin Morg: ok Human Torch time!
Wednesday at 9:30am
Justin Morg: getting kinda warm in here... I hate stupid ties and suits.
Wednesday at 9:35am
Justin Morg: SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN'!
Wednesday at 9:37am
Justin Morg: Flame on!
Wednesday at 9:40am
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Wednesday at 9:45am
Justin Morg: ok I guess I can fit in that sexy "size nothing" urn now... Check out my new curves... Hey guys, I'm coming out of the closet! Just kidding! Don't look like you've just seen a ghost.
Wednesday at 9:55am
Justin Morg: It is very dark. I wonder if grues eat ashes.
Wednesday at 10:00am
If you're some poor guy stuck in some minimum wage job, your odds of ending up with > $100 million are near zero. Now if you started your own business there's a higher chance of you becoming a millionaire or multimillionaire but the odds of getting >$100 million still are low plus the effort is much higher. There are also other risks involved- there are lots of people with failed businesses, just fewer of them sell books or give interviews on how they failed and failed again and still haven't succeeded.
Yes there are people who won the "genetic lottery" and have the energy and endurance to work 2 or more jobs and NOT die/break, but for the rest - what really are their odds of going from burger flipper to having hundreds of millions?
So if you're poor and wanted to be merely normal "rich" don't bother with lottery tickets - just try to invest what little you earn. But if you want to be swimming in hundreds of millions of dollars within your lifetime, buying a powerball ticket is a rational decision (especially when the jackpot gets big).
For example, in theory we could create a simulation of a steady state universe with rules that we decide on. And inside that universe, by that universe's rules the "before" could have gone on for an infinity, and there's no way to know that wasn't the case.
But by our universe's rules we could have started up that simulation 10 seconds ago and taken a week to design it. Or we could even have made copies of it and started up slightly different versions, or even have a few big bang versions. How old would these universes be? Billions of years old? 10 seconds? Depends on your perspective doesn't it?
And how would those "inside" know what's going on for sure? Unless perhaps somehow told by those "outside".
With Oculus Rift-like displays, you can have very very big 2D "screens", and very many 2D "screens", and also 3D Abax/"Sand Tables" and Environments.
And that's why I'm very disappointed with Microsoft, Microsoft Research etc, for crap like Windows 8.
High powered personal computers with such screens and a suitable UI could let you do a lot more, quicker than what's possible now (and also check facebook/slashdot in a fancier way
While it's true there isn't much of a market for such devices yet, but the OS and UI has to be in a position to support such devices first. You need the infra, APIs, frameworks so that developers ("Developers! Developers! Developers!") can start building stuff.
Even if it's merely an announcement of direction with no actual tangibles yet, it'll make me more hopeful and excited. The roadmap/direction they've been announcing has been disappointing for all the supposed creative geniuses they are supposedly paying. Who gets excited about Microsoft turning their desktop computer into a more powerful tablet?
Someone will eventually do it. I doubt the present Desktop Linux bunch will or can, nowadays it seems their idea of innovation is to make a UI that's worse than whatever Microsoft shits out. They're so bad that I sometimes wonder if they're being paid to sabotage Desktop Linux.
Maybe Apple might? If Google or Apple succeed in making a decent virtual savant/telepathy/telekinesis wearable device or make a better general purpose UI for Oculus Rift stuff I'd say it's genuinely "Insanely Great".
Yeah I think the article is overrated. Alcohol has been around for a long time, and so has the ability to process it AND its effects on brains.
See this: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03...
If I had to bet, I'd bet on the trucking companies replacing their drivers with robots first before the bus or taxi companies do.
Buses are too messy - dealing with too many unpredictable people and vehicles in complex scenarios. Taxis would be even worse (buses have bus routes, taxis don't).
In contrast imagine being able to run trucks nonstop using robot drivers that don't need sleep, robot drivers that are safe and reliable enough to make the insurance companies to charge lower premiums. Maybe every Xth truck on the route has a human (who doesn't drive) just in case a truck encounters a problem that needs a human around. The trucking companies can pick routes that are more robot-truck friendly. Can't do that for taxis, and maybe hard for buses too.
When a robo-truck crushes a kid on a "no pedestrian" highway, that's a lot less bad PR than a robo-bus crushing a kid in a city or residential area.
I prefer a buttery biscuit base: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Many of these exploits and xss-worms would not have been effective if people had implemented the suggestion I made more than a decade ago:
Plenty of people suggest libraries to sanitize stuff, but when people keep creating new "GO" buttons and never a single "STOP" button - how can you be sure you've disabled every possible "GO" button? With my proposal, a "STOP button" could even disable future yet to be invented "GO" buttons.
Anyway since the Mozilla bunch supposedly have a better idea, how about getting on with it: https://developer.mozilla.org/...
Automation increases jobs.
Automation does require the displaced employee to get another job. This may require retraining, returning to school to upgrade or acquire a skill set that is marketable. The may require a change of career. Most displaced employees will find other jobs.
Imagine the Chinese, Indian etc workers as robots. Have all the US workers who've lost their jobs to these "robots" experienced the increased number of jobs you mention? Now imagine what happens when Foxconn et all replace those Chinese workers with real robots (as Foxconn is actually doing).
What will these Chinese workers do? Some of them will take your higher end jobs: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetw...
From the article:
And it turns out that the job done in China was above par â" the employee's "code was clean, well written, and submitted in a timely fashion. Quarter after quarter, his performance review noted him as the best developer in the building,"
If the population growth remains at X% and the Earth resource/wealth extraction rate does not increase by much more than X% if robots and automation take some human jobs, there will NOT be replacement jobs that pay out the same amount of wealth. Because in most cases automation is about reducing costs and increasing profits. Furthermore the resource extraction rate cannot continue increasing as long as we are stuck on Earth.
See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
tldr; the automobile destroyed the jobs of the horses, there was no increase in replacement jobs that the horses could do.
And that is what will happen to most humans once the robots get good enough.
 Many of these workers are actually doing jobs that are "robotic" and could be automated- it's just that they are cheaper and more flexible than current robots and someone else paid for much of the manufacturing).
Mars as the next step is a stupid idea. And that NASA also keeps suggest it as a next step proves to me how unworthy NASA is of funding. Same whenever they keep doing stupid studies on humans spending long periods in confined areas (they can always ask the nuclear submariners about it).
The true next step for anyone serious in making actual progress in space tech is to build a space station with artificial gravity (tethers+counterweights or other).
Once you have that you can test various animals (rats, food fish, humans) at Earth and Mars "g" concurrently to see how well they hold up for months in space.
And if you succeed in making that tech practical and cheaper it means you don't actually have to go to Mars - you can colonize the asteroids.
There's no actually much benefit going to Mars in the next few decades. The "g" is wrong, the pressure is wrong - you can't really use the tracts of land for farming without effectively building a "space station" on Mars (pressurization, shielding etc) - so there's little advantage over a space station with the disadvantage of not being able to pick your "g".
ICANN should just reserve a TLD or two for private networks similar to how some IP ranges were reserved in RFC1918. For example:
Feel free to think of other TLDs for private but different usage.
I actually proposed
But seems they were too busy approving "Yet More Dot Coms" (e.g.
That's one of the reasons I have a low opinion of ICANN. Anyone in the field could see this problem years ago, but they have done little to help and maybe even made things worse.
Look at the amount of ignorance and stupidity around? See the number of university graduates thinking hoax mails/posts are true and spreading them...
So what would any sociopathic channel boss prefer to run? Stuff that most people would watch and talk about, or stuff that only a minority would enjoy?
It's about making money not educating people. That's why actually "public TV" can be a good thing. It's not like the private sector would care or even if they did at first, the $$$ pressures would change them.
I prefer the 2006 narration - less annoying. But I guess most viewers would prefer the 2007 version?