So there are some potentially cool applications of this - stopping a criminal in a car chase with police, for example - but it has massive potential for crime as well. Stopping cars at night, in secluded areas, to steal them and/or assault the passengers? Or causing mayhem by stopping cars on freeways, not all of which will slow at the same speed, leading to massive pile-ups.
Fascinating - thank you!
It makes sense in that time and setting, though I expect they (Adam and Eve) weren't speaking Hebrew - that was likely just the translation as rendered to Moses by God when he was writing the Torah. When there was only one man and one woman, there was no need to identify further in the language: the only woman was the only wife, and likewise the only man was also the only husband.
The context and especially verse 24 ("Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.") do still pinpoint Adam and Eve as being married. This is further evidenced by Jesus quoting this passage later when discussing marriage and divorce with a group of Pharisees in Matthew 19 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2019:3-6&version=ESV).
Actually, they were married - the first couple, wed by God. In fact, the passage in Genesis refers to the "man" (Adam) and his "wife" (Eve) for a long time before ever mentioning her name as being Eve!
'Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.'
I think you may have posted on the wrong thread - Google is not (yet) the government
The thing I am loving about Star Citizen is that there *is* meat already. The final game is a long way off, but there is already a hangar module where several of the early ships can be seen and interacted with if you have contributed toward the game. By doing this they are keeping backers interested, and also involving us in the development process. We can send feedback, find bugs, etc *way* before any sort of formal open beta would begin.
They are also doing a really great job of feeding tidbits about the progress on a daily basis, with a weekly streaming tv show and official fiction / lore too. Would this work for every potential crowd-funded game project out there? No - you are correct that it takes a combination of factors to get people into something like this... but there is a ton for those who want to mimic SC's success to learn from here. And if it does end up being even 75% of the game they have promised, I think we will see more gamers being willing to back similar projects in the future.
On the contrary! I greatly applaud scientific efforts to understand how things work. It helps us advance our knowledge of God's creation, and aids us in all manner of activities in life: health care, transportation, food production, etc. I also find it fascinating when discoveries are made that change the way we understand the world, and I am constantly amazed at the complexity of things we take for granted in day to day life because we cannot see them in detail easily (DNA replication, atomic interactions, etc).
One of the things I am most fascinated by is the double-slit experiment, and I look forward to someday finding out what is going on there - and so research into that, both practical and theoretical, is of great value.
The difference between my approach and that of the naturalistic scientific community is that my worldview does not require our universe to be a closed system. In a completely closed system, with no interaction from outside (past, present, or future) things we find in nature have to be interpreted in certain ways. I can see those same findings and interpret them in a way that meshes science with the activity of God - both in His initial creation of our universe, and in select interactions since then... and I find that a lot of things in life make a lot more sense with that approach. I understand that a lot of people (likely most, in a forum like Slashdot) would disagree - and I won't insult them for it. I would appreciate the same courtesy from others. [please note that I am not saying the poster above me was insulting in any way, but others in this discussion have been]
Then take the creature as a whole. Even such a tiny insect is absolutely as complex as a car! For that matter, every *cell* in that insect is as complex as a car - at least the mechanical components (excepting for the point of this discussion the onboard electronics / computer systems).
Oh, and at least I have the decency to avoid name calling and use of expletives... and in fact, to use my real name on comments which may be unpopular. I'm not afraid of what I believe, and I know that it is extremely unpopular on sites like this - but the truth will win out in the end (even if it is long after we are both dead).
Really, mod that down as Troll? Because you don't agree?
Some open minds that folks have here... if you find a comment you disagree with, don't mod it up - but don't mod it down until they have a "-1 Disagree" option.
Also, I love that people are being amazed at how evolution resulted in such intricate mechanisms. If you found a car on another planet, where humans had never been, would you assume it evolved there? Or would you think someone created it? To me, this level of detail in nature is strong evidence for creation rather than evolution.
I don't think you are jumping the sort of distances (relative to your size) that this insect is. The power of the jump compared to its mass is quite impressive, and apparently has special requirements. From the linked article:
" The gear teeth on the opposing hind-legs lock together like those in a car gear-box, ensuring almost complete synchronicity in leg movement - the legs always move within 30 'microseconds' of each other, with one microsecond equal to a millionth of a second.
This is critical for the powerful jumps that are this insect's primary mode of transport, as even minuscule discrepancies in synchronization between the velocities of its legs at the point of propulsion would result in "yaw rotation" - causing the Issus to spin hopelessly out of control."
These sorts of reviews are done regularly, by dozens of websites. I like computer hardware news (its the industry I work in, after all) but please don't let every review or roundup out there make it to Slashdot.
It pretty much is
Anywhere there isn't a Xeon equal, you stand a chance of finding ECC support. As the parent post noted, some celeron / pentiums have that - and so do a lot of Core i3 (dual core w/ hyperthreading) since there are no comparable Xeon E3 (all quad-cores).
"This country is SCREWED until corporations are under control."
You are aware this happened in Taiwan, right? I mean the location (Taipei, a city there) is named right in the first part of the summary... you don't even have to RTFA...
My brother, who is also a Founder (like I am) nearly walked from the game due to the 3PV issue. Then a few days ago he asked me to join him to play and record (FRAPS) a few games, with the idea of trying to exploit 3PV and post results to the forums.
You know what? After trying we found that yes - sometimes, in just the right circumstances, it could be exploited... but that in PUG matches it didn't really seem to alter the overall match results, and that not a ton of people were using it anyway. Beside that, if you sit in 3PV you are at a disadvantage much of the time for aiming and other important aspects of advanced gameply. He has since started playing a lot again, and we were both greatly encouraged by PGI stating that the pre-organized 12 v 12 matches will *not* have 3PV as an option starting in a couple of patches.
I agree, though in all fairness every past MW game has had it too. I play without it, and am *very* pleased that it will be removed from the serious, 12 v 12 grouped games