"No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame."
I dunno, the more I keep seeing the LHC fail and fail is that we may be experiencing quantum suicide. In each reality that the LHC properly starts up and smashs atoms, the world ends as we know it.
Unless such destruction can work its way backwards as well as forwards, I fail to see how there being no observers tomorrow precludes the possibility of there being observers today, right before the kaboom.
90% of ST's problems are solved by "reversing the polarity".
In other words, they put the batteries in backwards.
Don't you worry.
By then the dollar will have inflated and shrunk the national debt to less then the price of an once of gold.
The real suckers are the ones buying T-bills.
Ha, yes, I do remember that. That was probably the first of a one two punch that made me never watch star trek again. I don't even want to think of the explanation as to how warp 11 caused them to evolve faster. But I do remember them losing vestigial organs like their toungues, ears and hair. Because "that's what happens in evolution" or something like that. I also remember the doctor fixed them in the last 2 minutes.
"It can only be the thought of verdure to come, which prompts us in the autumn to buy these dormant white lumps of vegetable matter covered by a brown papery skin, and lovingly to plant them and care for them. It is a marvel to me that under this cover they are labouring unseen at such a rate within to give us the sudden awesome beauty of spring flowering bulbs. While winter reigns the earth reposes but these colourless green ideas sleep furiously."
If you do get arrested, just call your lawyer. Hopefully, they have a landline (or something that looks like a landline to the phone doing the collect calling...)
The "no context" is not an inescapable consequence of the infamous 140-character medium -- the web has a useful, low-character, way to spread context: links. With bit.ly and similar services, embedding links to longer reports is easy.