As long as the amounts were in Millions of US dollars, they can get away with it, if they can get a trial in the US.
Nope, wet thing flock to geologists. They know how to carefully explore all the layers.
Dude, people are lining up to pay $150k for five minutes in "space" on Virgin Galactic...
New idea: Get rich idiots to pay Nasa $150k for one hour of "driving" Opportunity, complete with "I drove on Mars last week-end" NASA-certified bumper sticker.
Write your own OS and browser, run it on an eval board for some mil-spec chip.
Every common architecture, OS, and browser has known (and undisclosed) attack vectors. The only truly safe approach is to not use them.
Then you can browse the web in full knowledge that your machine is safe, and only every single one of your actions will be tracked.
11. Useless because I can't use it to do heart surgery or Si lithography
12. Will be destroyed by a patent from Big Optics
13. How many bitcoins?
Funny that in a civilization where it's all about having more and more stuff, more and more people have no issues about having their stuff ephemeral or dematerialized.
I'm gonna go build myself a real stone castle and fill it with antique furniture. When you won't be able to get your pictures off Facebook because your bandwidth is capped at 20Mb except for ComcastView and GooglePlusPlus, I'll have my local storage out of reach of marketers and spooks, and they won't remotely disable my books.
The problem is that by paying for the cop, they tell the city "there'd better be a cop right here".
Which is not how efficient policing works.
Imagine, to oversimplify, that the cop responds to a burglary 6 blocks away. At the same time, someone on/near the FB campus gets victimized. Will FB blame to city for the cop not being there? Will he have to turn around because the 911 from FB is more important? Is that rule written, or is it just a strong hint given to the dispatcher?
What about presence in bad areas, which is a more effective practice than protecting one campus? Cant the cops go patrol a 20-block radius, or do they need to make sure that someone is always near FB?
What happens to giving deserved tickets to FB employees, when their boss pays Bob?
The whole point of it being that it won't be.
Wanna keep on living? That'll be $200k, please!
try typing on your fingers using your thumb... that's gonna make carpal tunnel syndrome look like a day at the beach!
It reminds me of the attempt to replace mice with gestures: cute thirty seconds, painful in under an hour.
Thanks for the documented answer. Gotta love
A few addendums, since a bad idea shouldn't be incompletely explored:
- I'd rather only launch the vessel and its former content, which reduces the mass to only a few tens of tons.
- At 750MW electrical, it was probably about 2.5GW thermal, which is what matters when boiling water. How much power is melted corium?
But there will be. Because some marketing genius will convince the higher-ups that it will save $50 per car on the implementation of On-Star.
I am still waiting for the great-On-Star-Hack-megaJam. We should make it easier for someone to shutdown half the US cars in one mouse-click...
Yes, it's a stupid summary, probably from someone who doesn't have a clue on what the current buses do.
Nobody's saying "Man, I wish my CAN bus had more bandwidth so I could stream!
And really, people, if you're going to change the bus, can't you make the new one based on plastic fiber and cheap LEDs, so that we stop having fried computers every time a cable gets bad?
For $15B cash, you can easily launch all three remaining shuttles with one reactor each. Just add enough boosters to get them off LEO, and you don't even have to care about damaging the heat shield...
The museums may complain, but I'm sure quite a few NASA people and subcontractors would be happy to get off unemployment to help.
how do you know I'm not, and why would I need to be?
Some people suggested to let it be stomped by Godzilla, I'm pointing out it probably outputs enough energy to blow itself up into space.
We've got 40 years to think outside the box, your turn!
At least I didn't suggest to give the Falklands to China so that it could melt through the ground in the right direction...
No explosives needed. You have a runaway source of energy, just make it boil a whole lot of water, which you already have plenty of.
I'll run all the preliminary studies on how much steam pressure is required for a reactor to achieve escape velocity, just send $100M to my Nigerian account.
I disagree, the explosion would be very elegant.
How close you want to be to the cloud, and the debris field if you have a release before enough steam is built up, would be a question for the US/Russian/French, who all have ample expertise in uncontained nuclear vents.