Too bad Slashdot is stuck in 1995 and still doesn't support UTF-8.
Civilization in a bottle: Not as easy as it sounds.
I don't know about bottles, but Sid Meier can put Civilization on a plastic disc.
Hence the expression "it's not rocket surgery".
Even if you could get rid of the stupid people you would never get rid of stupid people. The previously middle-range IQ people would now because the stupid people. You then loop this forever until there is only one person on the planet, at which points he drops his glasses and can't read books.
Reading Twitter feeds was merely an example of using a microcontroller for tasks where a regular computer would be overkill.
Stay in hardware but go with standard hardware ICs and custom firmware/software. Not everything requires on a full-sized computer. The Arduino and Raspberry Pi are perfect examples. You wouldn't waste a mini-ITX computer and a 17" LCD to display Twitter feeds but you wouldn't even blink about doing the same thing with an ATmega and a 20x2 characters display.
Don't kill yourself, AC! Fight fire with fire and start your own hyperbole!
"The media is DEAD! Printed media, radio and television medias are all dead! People get their news from rumors websites, Facebook and Twitter, we don't need controlled media to tell us about anything! So long and thanks for all the fish!"
You are referring to the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory, of course.
This makes the unit quite heavy, and could overload the floor on some buildings. Luckily, this is on the first floor, so it won't come crashing through the ceiling.
Scruffy doesn't approve.
My dollar store switched to BYOH balloons. It takes a lot less space on the shelves, too.
These hard drives are obviously made for cloud storage.
Don't worry, scrote. There are plenty of 'tards out there living really kick-ass lives. My first wife was 'tarded. She's a pilot now.
Did you see the blonde, the brunette and the redhead over there?
It's better than my solution:
1. Take camera
2. Point at screen
3. Take photo
4. Upload to Facebook
Of course an actual screenshot with a camera would defeat it, but there is obvious quality loss there.
Not necessarily. Imagine the photo displayed on the webpage is 640x480 pixels. If I use an 8 megapixels camera and the photo on the screen takes about 50% of the camera's photo area, then the result will be the original photo but with a 1300% increase in resolution!