Why not do the experiment in outer space? There are essentially no vibrations there. If the tubes were sufficiently thin and light, they could be affordably launched and then fit together in low earth orbit, and the experiment done there.
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The administration officials had been using a private Internet domain, called gwb43.com, owned by and hosted on an email server run by the Republican National Committee, for various communications of unknown content or purpose. The domain name is an acronym standing for "George W. Bush, 43rd" President of the United States. The server came public when it was discovered that J. Scott Jennings, the White House's deputy director of political affairs, was using a gwb43.com email address to discuss the firing of the U.S. attorney for Arkansas. Communications by federal employees were also found on georgewbush.com (registered to "Bush-Cheney '04, Inc.") and rnchq.org (registered to "Republican National Committee"), but, unlike these two servers, gwb43.com has no Web server connected to it — it is used only for email.
That would have been a hell of a spear phishing target. Imagine if you or I had sent emails to a million potential email addresses consisting of permutations of Bush's and his subordinates' names. We're talking about a bunch of middle aged guys who grew up without email. You'd think the chances of gaining access to a super high value computer system would be rather high. This should be a big deal whether it is done by GWB, Hillary, or anyone else.
You want to stop ISIS? Fix the Middle-East's economy. Give people stable, productive jobs.
Which is why ISIS is getting so many recruits from Western countries...
I've always been puzzled that some of the best minds in user interface design get together and say "obviously, the best solution is to throw out everything the users have learned and give them something totally different."
Because if all the design problems are solved, then they're out of a job.
scan the skies in the empty deserts of the Southwest to spot illegal immigrants
Hey guys, I think I see the problem.
Why not? Aliens usually come in Unidentified Flying Objects...
If self-driving cars get popular, that parking meter agreement is going to look pretty good...
Dogs are genetically disposed to imprint on their owners. Imagine a dog that really does understand human language... complete with grammar. Lassie, sort my mail then bring me bills and magazines.
Consider a horse that isn't stupid. Able to know when it is needed, what it is to do, and when it is to leave. And possibly the damn things could be taught to take care of themselves a bit better so that the owners don't have to spend as much time fussing over them.
Imagine cats that are not only bred by instinct to depopulate the rat population in the area but that understand that is why you keep them there. Possibly useful as lookouts etc in ways that they're not today.
You mean, imagine having slaves?
As usual, what matters is not what has been gained or lost, but the imbalance in who is gaining or losing.
Corporations know everything about what you do. You know little about what corporations do.
The government know everything about what you do. You know little about what the government does.
This is just like the problem with automation of jobs. If jobs can be done by robots and humans can relax and have fun, that's good. If all the robots are owned by a handful of corporations, so all the profits go to them while normal people starve, that's bad.
In each case all the benefits go to a very small number of people, while the costs come from everyone.
I would be OK with the police recording me if I could also record the police - but somehow, it's not working out that way in practice.
$40 million makes you a normal boring rich guy.
$500 million makes you nearly a billionaire, possibly the richest guy in your city, likely a public figure of some sort, etc.
1) "Trustworthy" extensions that get sold (with no clue to users) to shady third parties which then update the extension with adware, malware, etc. taking advantage of the userbase. Which extensions can you trust not to do this?
How would signing prevent this? The shady third party would buy the certificate as well as the extension.
Better yet, use an unmanned delivery vehicle which has absolutely no dependence on human schedules. It would deliver a parcel (or groceries or whatever) to your curb at a time you specify, then give you a call to come outside and pick it up, then drive itself back to the warehouse. The ideal form would probably be a small vehicle like a tricycle.
Skytran, and other PRT systems, combine the bad points of driving and transit - the low capacity of automobiles and the fixed routes of transit. They are not the optimal solution in any circumstance.
Maybe it is.
On Tuesday evening, big screens were set up on the streets and squares of the Syrian town Raqqa, the stronghold of the self-styled Islamic State. As word spread of the show that was about to begin, thousands of men and young boys gathered around the screens and the projectors.
In other words, once it becomes legal for medical professionals to assist someone in taking their own life, medical professionals begin killing people who have not asked for such "help".
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted. James Madison
So, why don't we see in the past the same rates of autism we see today? It's brutally simple. The children born with such genetic differences mostly didn't survive to reproductive age. They were murdered.
Evidence? The number of people with reported autism has increased by hundreds of percent over the last couple decades. Were Americans killing off large numbers of their children before then? I don't think so.