I'm surprised by people who see this and immediately think terminators and war machines. Why is it that when I saw this I thought "land transport". I imagine one of those things carrying me from home to work every day, assuming I'm sitting in an actuated capsule that compensates for the galloping. Until some issues are figured out, electric cars and high-speed rail will do the trick, but I think this is the future for land transport. Unlike electric cars these babies can JUMP at crossings thus eliminating the need to slow down or stop.
Virtual communities like open source software groups or other virtual organizations have an inherent problem with leadership. The main reason is that it's not so easy for somebody to lead unless others see him talk in person. Charismatic leaders build consensus by convincing others partly because they present strong arguments, but also because people like to watch them talk as they are effective public speakers and often of above average looks.
In a virtual community most of that body language, charisma and good looks disappears in asynchronous, e-mail based communication. So for a person to lead a virtual community effectively, he has to be super knowledgeable on the subject and have lots credit to his name. Like Linus does or.. like.. Vint Cerf or, dunno some other famous tech person.
He locked himself in a cave for 7 years to build this. Somebody should have told him that apps like these nowadays have a web based front-end. Doh! Back in the cave for another 7 years to make it web-based!
ps. I'm only kidding, kudos to him for making a very feature rich app and releasing it open-source.
"The New York Times reported Friday, citing American officials and corporate security experts"
Super reliable sources! Looks like the government is preparing a move to IRAN and the propaganda machine is setting the stage.
Great...now I have to teach my mom their latest UI abomination 4 times a year!! It's Skype all over again
This situation is your doing...
So we should go back to riding horses to work to save those working in the manure collection industry? It's a law of nature. That which doesn't evolve to adapt to its environment perishes. It applies to virii, companies and people alike.
Sake literally means "Alcohol". It's being mis-used in the western world and as such it's no surprise when foreigners visit japan and get blank looks from store-owners when they ask for "Sake". It's like going to a bar and saying "Alcohol please!". Japanese alcohol made (mostly) from rice is called Nihon-Shu () in Japan, which literally translates to "Japanese Alcohol".
start sending probes in the direction of planets like this with enough ingredients on them to help kickstart life on other worlds that can support it. It wont affect us
It won't affect us? Here's a way it could affect us: The life we seeded grows, fast! It grows up faster than we expected and evolves at an exponential rate. Within 200 years it develops a space program then decides to pay us a visit with huge guns.
With OpenGL gaining popularity windows is becoming more and more irrelevant, and I guess that's a good thing.
A few hours ago I downloaded Haiku-OS to give it a spin.
...we'll have a problem on our hands. Imagine a new breed of intelligent flying creatures. They'd swoop down, grab our food and just fly away. They'd fly to some remote mountain top to breed, then create their own civilization and eventually.. they'll come for us
Formed by a collision? That's absolute nonesense... The moon is a deity that is to be worshiped! Bill o' Reilly told me so!
Granted how scientists just LOVE to give new names to things that are even slightly different (eg. Dinosaurs and how Jack Horner put them to shame).
According to this slightly sketchy source the existence of foreskin is better for a multitude of reasons.
To top it all the password change section of their website is down (wanted to change my password just in case).