Yes, thank you. That was bugging the crap out of me. 3x feature shrink = 9x more devices per area.
Schlumberger has a bunch of divisions, they aren't just oilfield. A friend of mine works in their IT support division, he's contracted to do IT security for a hospital.
Try China. They have x-ray machines and wands at every subway station and, of course, airports. I sent my bags through dozens of times traveling around Beijing, I got 'wanded' dozens more times.
It was very obvious that almost all of the machines and wands were turned off. Camera in my pocket? Wand doesn't even beep. Dark screens on the x-ray machines, staff not even looking the few times when the screens were actually on, they never stopped or questioned anyone. They obviously didn't care, either.
I kind of liked their "we don't give a crap" attitude. It was very...China. Made me like the place even more.
Only an idiot would buy a fridge. I build my own.
It's actually pretty easy to look at rocks and tell what has been worked on by someone and what hasn't. It takes a little practice, but I've gotten pretty good at it and I'm not even an anthropologist. I just like to figure out what is an artifact and what isn't when I wander around my ranch.
My grandpa used to complain about the "college boy" engineers who had never worked in a machine shop. "You can't be a good engineer if you aren't a good mechnic first!" was one of his favorite phrases.
The man held a whole bunch of patents on aircraft engines and electronics, so I'm inclined to agree with him.
Well, if some stupid choads in Dallas would quit carrying long guns everywhere to push for "open carry" of handguns, people might not be as afraid. These idiots are hurting their cause more than anything.
It was named in honor of Brent Spinel, who played a popular ST:TNG character.
One of the researchers was from China.
Propane A/C has been around for a long time.
I had a bad experience with it about 30 years back, but it may be better now.
I have a side business renting a cabin on my ranch for weekend visitors. The cabin has no internet access, and it's in a valley so there is no cell signal. Many people complain about this when they first arrive, but after they leave they ALL tell me how it was REALLY nice to be unplugged for a few days. Even the 20-somethings.
People forget how awesome life can be without gadgetry.
Or, you know the anecdote could be not intended to "prove" anything but show that "this is nothing new". "Cyberchondria" is just a new label, crap like this has been around since even before snake oil salesmen.
Read before replying.
This is nothing new. A friend's mother was diagnosed with cancer back in 1980 and she found a book promoting eating various sprouts as a "cure" for cancer. The family spent the next year growing sprouts in huge trays for her until she died. Didn't help a bit.
You are probably not the target market for this since you live in a densely populated area.
I live in an area where the spacing between houses averages over a quarter-mile in any direction. I would love for a drone to deliver my packages instead of the lazy delivery driver just saying "address doesn't exist" or "cannot find address" because they don't want to drive down my road.
It might annoy my donkey, though, but I'll risk coming home to an annoyed donkey in exchange for actually getting my packages.
Mr Pither! It Works!
You know how I know you don't know any Iranians?
You know how I know you're a shill?
Go back to blowing Bibi, baby.