But could it spend a year boozing and partying when it gets there?
That way, many more of us will be happier to let this (currently) malware vector run on our machines.
Of course that would require a little bit of infrastructure to enable. But the main beneficiaries -- the advertizers -- have known they have been edging toward the Jayacalypse for a long time. They should have had a "Secure JS" mode up and running years ago.
Any form of writing is a form of censorship.
If you write "Mary had a little lamb" you have forcibly suppressed an infinite number of other statements you could have written in order to write that one.
Worse, you have deliberately written "Mary had a little lamb" instead of cogently arguing a position I hold.
By failing to publish cogent remarks in favor of my position, you have censored me.
That's my completely reasonable assertion based on your definition of censorship.
If you argue otherwise, or if you ignore me, that is censorship.
Also means that there must be at least one prime in every sequence of 70 million integers.
Means I can put an upper bound on my prime search script....If it searches 70,000,001 consecutive integers and claims to have found no primes, I'll know the bugged little script is lying.
That's a helpful debugging heuristic. Thank you, Pure Math.
A good rule of thumb is:
If you are going to be a meat eater, don't be a picky one.
Eat cow but not horse? Picky!
Eat crab but not spider? Picky!
Eat dog but not cat? Picky!
Oh, when will the world learn that battery state of the art is simply inadequate for mobile devices such as iPhones and Dreamliners?
Stick to tethered devices that draw mains power through cords - such as xboxes and trains - and all will run much more smoothly.
This has long been a problem if you drive through different jurisdictions in one journey.
You get caught on five small towns' radars or speed cams between pee breaks. The tickets arrive in the post weeks later.
But the question of fairness is secondary to the finding of fact. To paraphrase an old criminal maxim: if you can't pay the fine, don't do the crime.
Why not give it a try!?
A simple FOI request to your local police department should suffice to get some idea of whether the principle is sound or not.
We now have a robot that can remove our tires.
What hath we wrought!?
What when this thing escapes the lab and goes feral on city streets?
We puny humans may be able to guard our cars against this menace. But what of the self-driving Googlecars? They will be helpless against its stealth attacks.
We invented the wheel, we should not just give that up to the robots or it'll be Judgement Day all over again.
Just think how much more awesomer this would have been if made by the IRS. Cheaper too - they already have a Star Trek set and costumes.
The Bible has been under continual re-interpretation.
Take any Bibical statement:
* don't eat shellfish
* keep slaves
* don't be gay
We can show fuzzy date ranges for which the statement was uncontroversally true through to it being considered symbolic only.
From that, we can scientifically predict the half-life of a Biblical truth. Thus, today:
* we do longer need to kill witches
* we don't really need to keep the sabbath holy
* gays are pretty much normal people to god now
* being wealthy no bar to heaven
And tomorrow? Just apply the Biblical truth half-life test to predict!
Agreed. And more.
The average ad these days is some sort of script they they want to run on my device.
Any program I run on my device should have at least a certificate so I know the code has been verified by an independent authority,
And, as the script is running mainly for a third-party's benefit, I'd like to know that they are covering the insurance for any loss or damaged caused by their property running wild on my device.
Then I might sit back and watch the ad.
Until then, it's a wee too dangerous for me to consider.