Kind of a counter-NSA. If they can read our mail why shouldn't we read theirs? I can't help feeling a tingle of sympathy.
Think of it as a piece of interactive art to dazzle your visitors with and it suddenly seems like a really good deal.
I've seen it around before. There could also be a market for airplane models that light up when a similar plane is ovehead. Say a 747 model that lights up whenever a 747 is near. There are plenty of websites that track planes.
"I think this is a cause of the depression rather than a result of it."
Third possibility: it *is* the depression.
Neither did I on my catchall. I was able to login (after resetting my PW) and revive my 8 year old account. Second time they went through this rebirthing thing me thinks.
There are possibly some hybrid scenario's conceivable in which an auto-automobile (how about calling them a2mobiles?) could serve a very useful intermediary purpose.
Highway driving is much simpler and much more tiring than city driving, so that could be an easy win. Especially with dedicated lanes for a2mobiles, the programming thing could become almost as easy as programming an elevator.
Yeah, I agree. The mix of computers and humans is probably a recipe for disaster. I've seen many a software package attempt to figure out what I want or intend to do and they usually get it wrong. Now imagine a computer trying to predict the actions of a mix of human and computer vehicles...
Right, too many future of battery stories but we're still stuck with the same old stuff.
Long lasting batteries are great but not as important as lower cost and higher capacity to weight ratio...
Never attribute to incompetence what can be adequately explained by competitivenes:
The noise you hear is from the Mercedes S-Class driving behind it trying to keep up.
I wouldn't pay to backup my (non-home) movies, but I would pay to backup my music documents and photo's which is under 1TB.
An external hard disk on premises is too risky. You could wipe it out during a backup operation. You could lose both the original and the copy in a flood, burglary or fire. Off-site backup is essential IMHO. And a colo server with 1TB+ storage is not really cheap.
It's cheaper than SMS, allows conferencing and really easy sharing of pictures, interface is better that regular Android SMS. Biggest drawback is that you can't use it from your computer. I also use Google Talk (now reluctantly hangouts) and regular sms. Never use MMS.
Yeah, I've been running that stuff for years after getting frustrated with commercial routers. Has been extremely stable.
Of course, being lazy I got it in appliance form from this place:
"Hopefully no huge flaw comes out on that without me noticing. That would be embarrassing."
Ultimately it's a matter of (perhaps misguided) trust...
You know how it goes with simple words or names that you have trouble remembering repeatedly? You get the wrong associations with people and objects end every time you can't find a word and you go through these wrong associations again you're actually reinforcing these pathways. So, next time you can't find the word or name, stop thinking! Or you may be stuck with a permanent misassociation.
I don't know about the Tesla, but my Ampera (the European version of the Chevrolet Volt) has a conditioning system for the batteries that cools or heats to keep them in the optimum range either when plugged in or when driving (although the latter also costs battery capacity). You can tell the car at what time you leave in the morning so that it can pre-condition the batteries for the ride.
I'd be surprised if the tesla wouldn't have something similar.
Well, as far as eco-bookkeeping goes they'll probably be able to point to their electric bill and prove they use only hydro-electric from, say, the three gorges dam..
Same way I only use atomic electricity in my Ampera (aka Volt). Thankfully when everyone's killed their nukes the electricity will still keep flowing. I suspect my billl will look a little different though...