How the hell do they propose to keep satellites and whatever other space junk there is from hitting the space "cable"? I've never seen this addressed.
BMW's going to put laser headlights on some of their new cars. Never again would I loose a headlight duel.
Now we'll find out what they would've done (or will do) to Snowden if they can get their hands on him. Or, will they hold these three hostage to try to get Snowden to give himself up?
I thought it was nice that the aliens that were taking over earth were also using C, let alone ascii characters.
I don't know what Carmack did in the business world, but he was little more than a teenager when he created the first 1st person, 3D shooter (Wolfenstein ). That was freakin fantastic at the time. Everything before that, that I remember, was 2D scrollers of one sort or another (Dragon's Lair was phony 3D). Not only did he pull that off first, he did it with a 286 computer. That's scarey impressive. That's what's so excellent about him. He followed that up with Doom (I'm skipping Spear of Destiny since it was pretty much like Wolfenstein). Each game had a generous trial version. Later Carmack made the 3D engine public, with tools for people to create their own levels. I suppose most people know that, but I don't know if most here were around and playing games when it happened. He set a fantastic precedent, and I respect the guy for a massive brain and the willingness to try to get the genre going full speed.
Satanists didn't found the country, nor a bunch of atheists, nor a bunch of gays. It was founded by a bunch of Christians almost exclusively, and it was founded primarily with respect to Christian values. When other groups found their own country, let them put up their set of values.
Some of us still say the same thing about people everywhere walking around looking at the little phones.
With today's cameras and thin screen technology, do they even need them anymore? Redundancies can be built in. A strong, ejectable windshield cover could be made to protect against any bird.
Folks who can create worlds in little boxes don't sound too much like a dull weirdos to me... especially if they let me play in their worlds.
Someone who can create worlds in a box doesn't really sound too much like a dull weirdo to me... especially if they let me play around in their world.
that the only fusion projects that allow billions of dollars pumped into them are projects that under no circumstances will scale down to sizes that don't require many millions to build, and thus will always be controlled by big corporations? If the billions that were spent on the Tokamak and eventually the laser thing were spent on the other approaches, they might actually work, and might be scaled down to interesting sizes.
You mean ""preventing terrorism" is not essential" like the kind that knocked down the twin towers and cost the economy over 700 billion bucks? That ain't essential? Far be it from me to defend the NSA and their unscrupulous ways of "preventing terrorism", most of which seems to have more to do with putting Americans on various kinds of watch lists, but at least trying to prevent terrorism is profoundly important, especially when the potential for dirty bombs and EMP attacks are there.
Buy a small window unit for the bedroom. The most important thing is to sleep cool. I can endure the day's heat as long as I can do that. Also, keeping the bedroom cool during the day gives you an oasis from the heat from time to time. For a couple hundred bucks, it's worth it, even if it's not used very often.
I see it about every other movie I go to, if not more. Maybe a button could be at every other seat that alerts the folks in the control room that someone is on their phone. That would likely be abused too though.
It's getting harder and harder to sing that last line in the Star Spangled Banner.