I think you're right...I also think they did a poor job of design. Todays video capabilities are so much more..that they shouldn't look so flat and boring.
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Ok, so these spheres come with mini-USB connectors ?
Two things to think about....how tiny/delicate is the connection matrix (subject to damage?). And, in the event of a widespread disaster that takes civilization to near zero, the ability to engineer something able to read them....does the civiization following ours have to evolve to our technological level to read it ? That somewhat would make it useless for someone trying to survive/rebuild in the aftermath.
Maybe stone tablets WOULD be a better idea (seriously).
Just some things that occurred to me.....
So is that maybe what happened when the Roomba ate my parakeet ?
Yep, that's it...the bird was hacked!
I wonder how many were found to be carrying during the cavity search ?
You darn kids, get off my email! Don't step there! I'll call the e-police on ya, if you don't leave that email alone!
And...how are you going to handle updating information as you are forced to change your password for whatever reasons?
I don't have a good solution...I wish I did. There's no reason you can't change your email password today and die before you can document it (which if you're like most people might be a week later).
I think you might be surprised how compressible the pattern might be. There's a lot of duplication in them there waters.
I'm waiting for recipes....anyone ?
Did I know you when I was younger? I had a hamster that did this.
Ok, as I recall, hotter suns like blue and white, would increase his powers. Cooler, like red or brown would reduce them.
Perhaps some kind of burrowing parasitic worms?
That's very doable and could probably be put in one or maybe a couple of packets of data. Given that I know nothing specifically about airplane systems, still one would expect you could install a stand alone black box that gathers and transmits this data w/o even integrating it into any systems besides onboard power. Relative compass heading and airspeed are easily derivable from last GPS positions. I can't understand why it would REQUIRE 100K per plane to do this.
However, what is important (to taxonomists) is it has a new name.
Do you suppose we could suggest house sparrows, grackles, or starlings as research birds in the wind tunnels? There are certainly enough of them in most major cities.
Well, given the diet of the young in the last 20 or 30 years...I think HFCS is the correct analysis. The future beings will assume we were like hummingbirds.