I used a video capture card with Svideo input. I found after many trials that VLC worked well in capture mode with a tape that had issues. I had to manually clean the video and audio heads in the thrift store VCR and used another tape to verify the VCR worked wel mechanically. It still took two attempts. I then transfered it from the Windows 7 box to a Linux box and had FFmpeg transcode it after bleeding the docs for a couple hours and fumbling with several attempts.
I'm partial to my drawing pencils. Simple tech that simply works.
Try Fun With A Pencil by Andrew Loomis
If we get nationalized hellcare it IS gov't's bizness. In such a single payer system you have to weed out those who are an excess burden on the body politic.
I am absolutely sure NASA will get right on that.
Heh, there is a story in an issue of Heavy Metal called "Patriot" it is the most prescient story about modern times I had read 20 something years ago.
The only good way to deal with corporations is to have orbital bombardment capability.
Unfortunately you have to get them to build it for you.
It would get rid of pubic transportation, be cheaper in the long run and if there is zero manual allowed, safer.
A friend of mine self publishes on Amazon. He managed to bootstrap himself to be his own publisher by doing the best he could on his first two books. He's now to the point he pays the people needed to review and clean up his books as a publisher would do. He self promotes and is doing well enough he's happy. If he had the time he'd be able to do writing full time but sadly he started writing science fiction in his 60s. The one thing he cannot do and probably will not is to provide intriquing cover art.
Stross and other authors dependant on an outdated business model and unable to change will continue to go on ranting screeds against change.
Bring it. I have charcoal and hunger as my superpower. I am more than just a bloodmouth carnist and my stomach is a mass grave.
You kill and eat them. With proper management they're a sustainable resourse. In the US if they were included in game animals the fees and taxes hunters pay on ammunition, firearms, licenses etal could be used to make sure they were a sustainable game animal.
Maybe the candidians could learn that.
You can make a room or closet a vault or just build a wall with a door to make an enclosed space in a room. You then alarm that with it's own zone. It's trivial to do. If you're very paranoid you can lace the walls. It does not have to be reinforced but you want to make it difficult which is fairly inexpensive.
One marginally withing NRC limits.
The description match some of the crypto in the NSA museum. This is not new. I should ask them if the algorythm the KY-3 used is declassified now. They'd made the hardware FOYO before I got out in the 80s.
You send the information needed to make them and robots to teach them.
If you've read the James P. Hogan novel about this at +1 to your geek cred.
If you can name it without googling +2