After a major health crisis, one doctor told me: "We don't cure people so they can live miserable lives without wine."
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When I gather wood or water or food, I won't be walking.
I have a strong bias in favor of kids who are growing up in the most chaotic environments.
In the poor neighborhoods I know, schools don't let kids take home *books*. What fool thinks taking home computers is a good idea? Anyway, who lets hardware manufacturers influence educational policy?
bleeding heart liberal.
This news is very serious, but sometimes humor is the only possible reaction to bad news.
This is a violation of Google's Terms of Service. I hope Google cuts off all access from
"More mathematicians" does not mean "better mathematics." Also, I don't think the best and brightest are motivated by money. Those people are like hackers. They don't care whether they eat or not.
Obsolete? Not the ideas.
Dave Cutler designed and wrote much of the popular RSX-11M operating system for the PDP-11. He went on to design the OS for the Vax (VMS). Programmers observed that it was just like RSX-11M, but better. Microsoft hired him to lead a team that designed Windows NT. That kernel lives on in modern versions of Windows.
I believe that there should be limits to the authority of the state. There is a sphere of privacy that includes the thoughts in my head. A sort of no trespassing sign, if you wish.
I am an atheist, but there are religious objections to self-incrimination. Christianity contains the idea that forgiveness is possible, if one confesses to God. In the middle ages, it was accepted that civil authority was inferior to God's authority. This was not a minor matter; people were killed for refusing to lie about their religious beliefs.
I reject the restrictions of the poster of the question.
I want to sense the future.
The article describes impressive security precautions, but it leaves something out. Data is stored so it can be retrieved. On random days, restore and decrypt some test data, so everybody knows what to do and knows that it works.
The link to the FT in the original article is sadly behind a pay wall"
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Sorry for being a pessimist, but I'm old enough to remember Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative.
Consider a trillion dollar weapon of mass destruction in space.
It will never get through Congress.
There will be construction delays lasting a century.
Your enemies will be able to destroy it, cheaply.
Bright high school students will play with it.
Lots of things can cause seizures, and some of them can be treated. Where I live, a person can get a license if a doctor certifies that they have not had a seizure for a year.
It is a sad comment about our country that a driver's license is so essential that we tolerate more than 30,000 traffic fatalities each year. Seizures are a minor part of that bigger problem.
I don't think you should be discussing a legal threat in a public forum.
I don't care what others say - LCD's, LED's, and Plasma Panels just can't provide the softness and warmth of a CRT. They will never go out of style.