I need an XKCD to explain this to me. Perhaps an entry for Randall's new book, "Thing Explainer"?
Spray them with mint and you get floss.
How will Amazon handle the theft problem??
Lasers. Big lasers.
I'd like to know which brand of microwave lasts 17 years?
Maybe it’s one of the originals made by Raytheon.
The even more elusive pocket protector shark is humored to exist, but is unlikely to ever be seen, as it dreads swimming out in the open ocean.
I mean I could see an arrangement like they have for nursing where you agree to x years of service in return for having your tuition paid, but paying for job training myself?
That used to be called an indentured servant, and it wasn’t a very good thing if you ended up stuck with an unscrupulous boss.
A number of animals do not have plurals, they have a group name:
A basement of geeks.
Deer -> Dice.
Stick with the program, man.
Biodegradable doesn't mean it just magically falls apart after a pre-programmed amount of time.
Let's get the MPAA involved with this. They can invent a plastic with DRM that make it unusable after a pre-determined amount of time.
This is why the government needs to step in and start regulating all illegal activity. Perhaps an oversight committee called the Ministry of Honesty.
The problem with UV sensitive resins is that UV light continues to affect the material even after it's hardened.If you keep it in sunlight it will start to degrade the material and get brittle.
Just slather your printed parts with 100 SPF sunscreen -- it provides protection plus a bit of extra lubrication.
Maybe I’m old school, but this sort of bothers me. One of the nice things about rebooting is that it clears out old crud and gives you a reassurance that the system can bring itself up by its bootstraps. I can imagine live patching giving rise to a scenario where you have a machine that hasn’t been rebooted for years and when a power glitch finally brings it down, you find that what is on disk is different than what was in RAM and your kernel is corrupt or not bootable.
I think live patching would make sense if we had non-volatile system RAM (i.e. universal memory), but until then, it seems like rebooting is a pretty good sanity check that things are alright.
Someone just needs to write a tool that takes source code and translates it into an obfuscated form that only the CPU can understand. Is anyone working on this type of privacy tool?
NASA could send Ted Cruz to Mars.
So if I should happen to live next to a public place, and their signal penetrates my walls into my private residence, can I sue them for trespassing and for intercepting my calls in a place where I would have an expectation of privacy?
Of course not. *sigh*