You know, that was my first thought. But you know, it seems to me that the Borg is kind of a short sighted vision. Gene Roddenberry was never very good at going more than 40 years into the future with any of his technology detail predictions. After all, we are now, further along than he thought we would be in the 23rd century, minus holy grail technologies like warp drive, which he knew would take more than a century to figure out. If we ever do see the Borg happen, it'll be with technology so small, that something like glass would be rendered totally unnecessary. In fact, even without a borg singularity, glass is a rough prototype at this point. Five iterations in, you won't even know it's there.
I suffer from short term memory loss and this is exactly the kind of tool that would help.
It beats tattoos.
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Really cool stuff. Wish I would have thought of it. Superimposing code on top of a picture of himself. Great stuff. Screams uber hacker. I don't even need to read the article to know that anyone with mad photoshop skills like that must know what he's doing.
If I can't code against it, it's not good enough.
I read brutish as British.
That would be fascinating.
Question would be this: Does it match anything in the fossil record?
I think it depends on the job. And the term "online presence" can mean anything. If I were for example hiring a web guy, and he didn't have either a portfolio or a blog, he wouldn't even get the interview. Having an online presence for jobs like that is absolutely essential, and to the best of my knowledge there's no law anywhere that makes that discrimination. Also, if you're seriously looking for a job, maybe thinking discrimination lawsuits isn't the best idea? One thing that commonly comes up in background checks is litigation history. If you're going out of your way to sue people for not giving you the job, how likely do you think it is that you'll ever be employed by anyone who runs background checks again? Not very. Trust me on this. The less frivolous litigation you're involved in, the happier you'll be in the long run.
It really seems like it's playing on cultural stereotypes. What if I happened to be a straight college professor who like Harley Davidsons like Wicked, and happened to like both Liberal and Conservative causes. Also, how is the Daily Show in any way analogous to how smart you are? John Stewart may be funny, but he's kind of an establishment guy. What happens if I'm not crazy about the establishment? What if I prefer Colbert? Hm? What happens if I spent three years being paid to like everything that came across my personal profile (it happens)? Maybe if you're doing a long term trend, based on something other than pre-conceived ideas about who likes what, but I don't think the study goes that deep, and I would be curious to see if it holds up to peer review.
There are no other Slashdotters. It's all me, well, and my army of minions. I have a lot of time on my hands, and happen to be independently wealthy. I have a team of paid writers that I find in homeless shelters, who work under my direction, and we spend pretty much all of our time just filling Slashdot with junk. It's a great Silicon Valley business model if you think about it.
1. Hire homeless people to work for free. Make sure to give them superhero or scripting related pseudonyms, and take their clothing so they can't run away.
2. Fill Slashdot, and occasionally Craigslist with condescending garbage
3. Some as yet undefined step.
Right now, we're entering our fourteenth year on the circuit, and the house I use for this has never smelled worse. That just means it's working.
Hoping to spark some VC interest later this year, as I anticipate low overhead business models, and sweatshops in general may come back into vogue.
And any satellite mapping service, unless expressly exempted from the law. Vehicle or aircraft should be defined, if they're not already.
Well, the way I remember it, jail-breaking came about because someone noticed that you can run a full on unix command line on an i-phone. This was before we had Android phones, and it was really fucking novel at the time. I can't tell you how many times I had to sit there, and hear the fan boys ask me things like, "So, can you ssh into your Nokia?" To which I always told them, "Look dude, if I wanted a command line, it would have a real fucking keyboard."
Right. That's exactly it. It's a clear message to power users, and it's hard to mistake it for anything else. What they're saying is, "don't buy our gadgets."
There are industries where a severely limited patent system makes sense. Any industry that's too tightly regulated by government, so that barrier to entry is impossible, like pharma or telecom. Of course you could solve the same problem by pealing back the red tape as well. Competition in the free and open market is the only thing that truly breeds innovation. No free market, no competition. It's easy.
I can see security conscious IT firms using them too. Government contractors, survival freaks, you name it. I think the whole thing has market potential. And, as easy as it is to accidentally burn out resistors when you throw some extra power at them, I imagine the whole thing can probably be done with regulator technology we already have. Only problem is getting rid of the data itself in a way that's not forensically recoverable. That might take an extra step or two, but again, probably not a monumental challenge.