I hate to be snarky, but did it ever wind up?
Punched paper tape does not age well - in a few years it starts to crack on characters that are mostly 1's, and then you have a mess.
(No joke - when I was in grad school they hired an undergrad for the summer to recover punched paper tape data. The tape, about 5 years old, had broken into ~4 foot long stretches, and he was paid to feed each stretch through a reader, figure out and type the character punched at each break, and do that full time for 3 months.)
Punched cards are much more robust (as long as you don't get them wet) and you can put 120 kB in a box not much larger than a shoe box.
20 Terabytes would only require 463,910 m^3 of cards! That's only 320 kilotons of cardboard.
Or the guy could just buy 20 TB of hard drive, and be done with it.
I do not like Feinstein much, but I do not think that people here are getting just what a big deal this is.
Senator Dianne Feinstein just went nuclear on the CIA.
Just savor that for a minute.
That is what I think every time I hear this idiot speak. 95% should do nicely.
A Lunar Space Elevator would be the biggest structure ever made in much the same way as the Great Wall of China is bigger than a kiddie sandbox. The current prototype design (scaled for a deployment in a single SLS launch) would involve 270,000+ km of tether material, stretching from Sinus Medii, past the Lagrange point, deep into cis-lunar space. With all of that string, the prototype payload mass is only 128 kg, but you have to start somewhere, and it could be (and, if it works, would be) built up over time.
The goal is to open the Moon up to mining. Let the games begin!"
Link to Original Source
The appropriate response is to tax them properly. I would recommend the 65% top bracket that JFK thought was "sensible."
I thought Dark Matter existed as asteroids ?
In asteroids. (Maybe.)
RTFA... it sounds plausible.
It may sound plausible, but it doesn't look plausible, at least to me.
If you believe Figure 5 in this paper, I have a bitcoin exchange I would like to sell you.
'If the government wants this information they're going to get it, no matter what we do with our gaming consoles.
More pernicious BS I have never heard. By the same token, there is no reason to use either door-locks or condoms.
BTW, I do not have a Kinect and have covers on all web-enabled cameras, including the one in my laptop.
I really dislike both Whole Foods and the politics and pseudo-science of its founder, and basically avoid it entirely.
Besides, they don't call it "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.
Sudo Mastery: User Access Control For Real People
I really need this. Whenever I say
sudo make me a sandwich
I never get any food. And using it in bed! Let's just draw a curtain over that!
So, I am convinced I need help with using access control on real people. Maybe this book would be just the thing
Actually, from the evidence, I think our economy is run by monkeys. It would explain a lot.
I wonder how soon until ISP's tiered pricing packages will become indistinguishable from those for cable TV, with grouped together services that vary not just in throughput or quality guarantees, but in what sites you can reach at each service level, or which sports teams are subject to a local blackout order.
Not long. The cable guys are, in this way, just like the Bellheads. They see their real moneymaker as these blasted tiered services (never mind their historical roots in equipment limitations). Soon you will probably have to buy the Disney package to be able to get the Google package to be able to get slashdot.
What I think of the judges that thought this was a good idea is not fit for slashdot, much less polite company.