Google Glass as an assistive device for the legally blind would fit a similar role. Especially with facial recognition enabled and audio feedback to the wearer, and just disable the display or make it a big block of colour output for people who are still 'blind' but can see a bit of light.
I imagine they would need two so they could obtain enough spatial information to aide in navigation.
However, I would feel bad for the legally blind to be assaulted for wearing Google Glass.
You've already resigned privacy and anonymity in public by living in America.
Isn't the majority of air-to-air combat strategy now just to fire an active radar AIM-120 AMRAAM from a bajillion miles away anyway?
a) Kosovo doesn't share a border with the United States
b) Crimea had an ethnic cleansing attempt by the Russians - you can't argue that Kosovo had all sorts of Americans move to Kosovo to make a majority American population so they can vote to be annexed by America....
c) Kosovo is recognized by 108 UN member states. Crimea
d) Kosovo, another "autonomous region" was part of a country that was falling apart. Funny how Milosevic revoked Kosovo's autonomous status triggering the breakup of Yugoslavia to further his "Greater Serbia" agenda.
e) If you want to compare Puerto Rico, I guess lets go back to the 19th century and compare things:
The Imperial census of Crimea in 1897 found that the population of the governorate consisted of 1,447,790, with 762,804 male and 684,986 female.
Language Number Percentage (%)
Ukrainian (Little Russian) 611,121 42.21
Russian (Great Russian) 404,463 27.94
Belarusian (White Russian) 9,726 0.67
By this standard Crimea belongs to Ukraine.
It is grossly undemocratic and unethical to hold a referendum in Crimea when:
1) the Parliament of the so called "autonomous region of Crimea" was raided by Russian paramilitaries
2) the federal government which the "autonomous region of Crimea" lies within: Ukraine, is under civil strife and is holding elections in a few months.
3) Russia itself conducts massive military exercises near the border, in addition to holding a port they lease from the Ukrainian government while having their own forces step off the base and surround Ukrainian military bases.
For the above reasons no one at the UN should recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea, and no referendum result should be observed until Ukrainian federal elections are held under international supervision until international observers agree on the election result. All of this is bullshit otherwise.
"Russian self defence forces" - what a fucking joke.
However, Kosovo didn't join the United States, nor was that ever the goal.
iRobot has no product-lines of humanoid robots, so of course they need to shit talk it.
It's as simple as that.
Could you be any more pedantic?
"the Higgs Boson is one of the century's biggest discoveries"
Funny how the Chinese immigrants in Quebec prefer to learn English over French - supposedly the reason PQ supporters want provincial level immigration controls. Don't make this into an Anglophone's not wanting to learn another language thing - it clearly extends beyond English speakers. Tabernac!
Nah you're giving them far too much credit for being clever.
Just look at this stupid shit.
"rooting" the device to disable an LED that could be blocked by $2 bottle of black enamel paint (ie nail polish, figurine paint, etc)
I don't understand what difference Keystone XL plays into climate change considering the choice is between burning American, Canadian, Norwegian, Venezuelan, or Saudi oil. The demand for fossil fuel burning will only continue to increase as global population increases, if the price increases in the short term eventually the demand will outweigh the cost from increasing population and we're back to where we were. Leaks from global increases in natural gas production is probably having a greater impact on climate change despite it being a cleaner burning fuel source - methane is quite good at absorbing infrared, far better than carbon dioxide, but we're creating carbon dioxide in much higher volumes.
Anyhow, the greenhouse effect goes back to Fourier, this isn't anything new in terms of the basic science, it's just modelling a complex system like the Earth reliably is difficult. All you can do is correlate the general trend of the system to some variables and point to them as the cause. Even if we assume the Sun is mostly responsible for global temperature rise the only variable we can have any hope in controlling is the atmospheric composition.
Otherwise if we do nothing about the issue nature might forcibly relocate us back to caves.
The solution with the least impact on our standard of living, which is also within our means to achieve is : Electric cars and electric heating sources, while investing in low or no-carbon emission sources of energy such as solar, wind, fission and fusion.
Short of massive engineering projects to reflect heat back into space, condense carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and store it underground, or some other ridiculous proposal, the reduction of burning fossil fuels is the most practical and brings other benefits (except for oil producers).
I guess we now have solid proof that Rush Limbaugh is a Slashdotter.