It was an incompatible finger protocol. You have to upgrade your hand and try again.
Been there, done that. Beanies are completely ineffective at helping concentration. Yours or anyone else's.
Microsoft don't write any SCADA control applications, do they?
Why would you want to connect your brain to the Internet? Far too great a risk of an NSA virus.
What you want to do is place your brain in a networked, Earthquake-proof, fire-proof enclosure, with an Infiniband connection to a Linux server. This would then be linked, via an OpenBSD firewall, to the Internet and also to some sort of ROV that can act as a relay between brain and body.
Meanwhile, your skull would contain an embedded computer, a massive multiplexer/demultiplexer to link up the nervous system and a very high bandwidth microwave link to the ROV.
It would reduce bandwidth requirements and latency if the motor neurons remained in the skull, with the rest of the brain transmitting only executive instructions and not specific nerve impulses. Those could be generated more locally. Split brains are found in squid, so we know this kind of isolation is possible. You'd also need a smaller computer, as it would largely be relegated to providing network security, error correction and data compression/decompression. This means you could increase the number of motor neurons, increasing the sophistication of muscle response.
From the brain-at-home POV, removing motor neurons means reducing distances between the other parts of the brain, reducing response time. (Since microwaves are a fair bit faster than electrochemical chains for transmitting data, latency due to distance is insignificant. You would be limited by signal strength and error correction codes, but the radius would be far beyond typical distances travelled by westerners anyway.)
Dissecting the brain further, with no executive functions in the skull to contend with, eyes could be larger, giving you higher resolution at the same number of distinguishable colours, or more colours at the same resolution. This would require the optic centres to be cut out of the brain and enlarged accordingly. Unlike those parts dealing with memory, the structure of the visual cortex probably won't vary much. By replacing the synapses with optic fibre, you can reduce latency, reduce errors, increase resilience to aging, reduce space requirements and eliminate tau protein knots. The reduced space means more visual cortex for the same response time, letting you process every scrap of available data rather than wasting it as the brain currently does.
Much the same applies to hearing and sense of balance. You could probably double your frequency range and your ability to distinguish tilt.
You may be more restricted in movement, but you would exchange it for superhuman senses and superhuman reflexes.
The only societal differences are artificial. There's no difference between Limbaugh and a junkie with a needle in an alley.
Thanks, I needed that.
Actually, the link in the sig actually is from 1998, a blast from the past that hasn't been on the internet in ten years. The other is simple html; a single graphic, text, and links. Ever heard of the KISS principle?
BTW, su Englis es no mal por un Hispanico.
I'm fairly certain legalizing things like meth and cocaine wouldn't do much to aid the addicted.
It's better than sending them to prison, AKA Criminal University. If their drugs were cheaper they wouldn't be stealing from me. I never knew a cigarette smoker or alcoholic stealing to support their addictions.
Legalization would end the drug violence, just as Prohibition's end ended the violence of the illegal liquor trade. All the arguments for Prohibition as well as against it still apply in today's prohibitions, and history shouldn't be ignored.
Shouldn't these bought dogs be looking to balance the budget?
Actually, that's incorrect. Tinkers and smiths became engineers with the advent of the steam engine, which was used for industry and rail transportation. Both tinkers and smiths needed knowledge of metallurgy and physics, and some chemistry (at least for smiths). Tinkers and smiths evolved into engineers, so to speak.
The truck also randomly locks it's own doors for no reason
My 2002 Chrysler does that, but it's by design -- when the car reaches 15 mph, the doors lock. However, unlike yours, I can easily unlock them.
I know for a fact I couldn't leave mine for a month, the blinking LED on the dash to show that the alarm is armed alone would drag it down (never mind the actual alarm circuits).
You say that in jest, but according to Good Morning America the majority of them actually were 123456!
What if I knew those 9,999,999 other people were going to be sending their letters
10 year minimum under RICO. *Everything* can be prosecuted under RICO these days.
Last time I called an ocean-going vessel a "barge" on Slashdot, I got crucified for it by people who believe that "barges" can only be flat-bottomed devices suitable only for calm water.
News flash: the idiots have mod points. They also make conflation errors, so watch this comment sink like an LNG barge that just got hit by an airplane.
You'll be called a hippy also
+5 - Cuts like a Knife.