I just tried setting up an actual lock screen (with a password) and sure enough there is an "Emergency Call" item now. (I could have sworn I had tried this in the past and hadn't seen one, but it's possible I overlooked it somehow.) For a test, I tried using my cell phone to call my work number and it said that this number wasn't an emergency number. My next question would be how would I specify certain allowed emergency numbers? (Beyond 911, obviously.) This way, if my child has my phone and needs to call a relative that they know the number of, they can without having to know my unlock code and thus having full access to the phone.
Ah. I could have sworn that when I set up proper locking mechanisms on the phone that there wasn't any option to call. I just tried it again, though, and there is an "Emergency Call" text. For a test, I tried using my cell phone to call my work number and it said that this number wasn't an emergency number. My next question would be how would I specify certain emergency numbers? (This way, if my child has my phone and needs to call a relative that they know the number of, they can without having to know my unlock code and thus having full access to the phone.)
Let's not forget about the increase in terrorism and drug smuggling that's sure to follow the invention of star trek transporters. We really should be thinking and planning for this problem while there's still time.
There is no copyright possible on game mechanics
But there is a copyright on the lookup tables to which game mechanics refer. Likewise, there's no copyright on falling blocks, but a judge ruled that Tetris Holding owns copyright in the seven 4-cell pieces.
It seems to me that a lot of the performance tuning knowledge is getting lost on a large percentage of devs
As a web developer I'd like to care about such things, but I spend all my time four or five layers of abstraction away from the server and all the performance-related backlogs are prioritized so far behind new revenue-producing features that they'll happen sometime between "six decades from now" and "heat death of the universe."
Sure you can. You'll get ill and then loose weight from the illness.
NO ONE thinks that. They are cleaner then coal/oil.
But Jane/Lonny Eachus is still arguing about the fact that we're responsible for the CO2 rise by linking to that absurd rant and claiming it makes climate science "very Unsettled".
Why are you discussing someone's tweets here in a blatantly off-topic manner here on Slashdot? Oh, right... because you continue to claim it's me. Though that doesn't make it any less off-topic.
After visiting those links, I think to native speakers of English it's pretty clear: "unsettled" is wordplay on the phrase "settled science".
But since you bring MY name up, I will repeat this: I DO NOT dispute that humans have contributed to an increase in CO2 concentration. How much of an increase is due to human activity is not known. The only thing *I* dispute (as opposed to someone else) is whether said increase in CO2 is a significant cause of "global warming". I have stated this to you repeatedly, yet you keep trying to claim otherwise. That's called denial.
But I should not even have replied to you at all, since your comment was, after all, entirely off-topic.
Uranium reserves are so big that there's no need even for breeder reactor for centuries. We have lots of time to work on this. There's also thorium in the meanwhile.
100% eff. would be 1 Kwh per meter. So, yes it would be enough.
And yes, it would take space, but we have PLENTY of empty land.
You mean like a gigantic array of mirrors in concentric circles around a couple of 40 story towers?
If I were parachuting or hang gliding I'd avoid something that looked like that without even knowing anything about it.
-It's no less efficient then coal, and we manage to generate a lot of electricity from that.
- You use you excess energy during the day to pump water into a dam, that you then release for fast start.
And this doesn't have to be a dam. You could pump into water towers.
Why you think it' need to be on or the other is baffling to me.
Had I pressed the issue, would a judge have considered his request reasonable?
It depends entirely on the state.