They can go work for EA
out of the frying pan..
...into the Battlefield 5?
Really depends on the electronics. I worked at an electronics junk shop for a few years and we had this big scrap bin for junk that we thought was scrap. I look in it one day and I see like 7 PDP8 Omnibus boards. Thing is I didn't know what they were, I just knew the electronics on them was dated in the late 70's. I am sure thats what happened here with the Apple 1.
But yea. Your right about the second hand pickers. Out here in east Texas, some of these collectors are just wierd:P But there must be some money in it with all the "antique stores" out here
Everyone says it can fit in the cache of a CPU but CAN it? It seems to load mostly in lower memory and stays there. Sure its footprint is non-existent but I have yet to see an OS that does this feet.
Be nice if it could though. Load directly from flash to the cpu to do memory checks and or dumps when the watchdog dies.
I always kept wondering why they bothered destroying the copy of themselves on the Enterprise. It seems to me it would be far more effective to keep the landing party as clones of yourself, let them do their job and say "oh well" if they got killed. And of course at the end of the mission, you TELL them you're beaming them back up but - are those phaser banks charged yet scotty?
Believe it or not nothing is destroyed. The original Star Trek people didn't want to push the moral boundary's of "Are we murdering people every time we use this thing?" All they wanted was something to move the plot so they made it turn your body into a stream of mater that reassembles at the target.
It makes some interesting mechanics and episodes. Of course they throw all this out the window when its convenient
Looks there was an Indian boy who was using a blue tooth device sewn into his cap and an accomplice. It went undetected for a long time, and he qualified for the nationals as the top seed. Even he shows more "thinking" than "run-to-the-toilet-and-look-at-iPhone" grand master.
I remember hearing that story a few years back. Funny enough it was the awful pun that made it stick with me ( Indian Chess Player Plays With Deep Blue...Tooth - Techdirt:P) Here is the wiki as I loath Techdirt for their puns
Hey! It looks like his Chess ban is up next year, damn 10 years makes me feel old:P
My grandpa lives on the other side of Dallas, around Tulsa. The whole reason he spent more than 30k on getting a few wells down was because he couldn't trust the water from the lake. "I don't know about you, but I spent 40 years dumping my trash (before it illegal dumping was enforced) , no way in hell I am drinking out of it!" I know we are constantly out of water, but I still think we need to dredge the lakes more than once every 20 years.
Ugh I meant Tyler. Don't know why I said Tulsa:P
One of the first story's that got me reading his fiction. Why go though all the trouble of building a complex bomb when you can just fill the belly of that airplane with as much radioactive dust and you can and spread it over New York or Washington like a crop duster over a corn field?
At most they just need to make some panels blow off at low altitude to spread as much as they can. The result would be worst than any bomb. You wipe out a city the size of New York (Washington, etc) and you also make it uninhabitable for 40 to 100 years. Much stronger physiological impact as there is no way you can clean that stuff up for that time. Heinlein talked about using low half life radiation (5 years) so you could just walk back in. I doubt terrorists would be so considerate.
As a side note, he wrote this thing in the mid 40's. How scare is that shit:P
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