If NASA had used a 3D scanner to scan in an existing wrench, instead of designing a new one, then they could claim, in some rudimentary way, to have deployed the first instance of a star-trek style transporter. They still can.
Because you can't get a new patent on that.
You could I suppose at least trademark a new name, say USB360(tm).
Because it weighs 7oz as opposed to 33oz, is a fraction of the size, and has the same power output (2W at 5V, continuous). True, the BioLite is also a stove and this isn't, but there are many high efficiency light weight stoves that should work with FlameStower, or apparently an open campfire if you're in a place where that is permitted.
If you're car camping or day hiking you may not think saving over a pound in pack weight is important, but then again you probably don't need a USB recharger either. For multi-day back country hiking lots of people pay attention to this level of weight difference (not just the ultra-light types).
I have no connection to the FlameStower people, other than considering getting one.
No, no, no, it should be the Tautsie Roll that replaces pie.
The reason for newline-tab being syntactically significant in makefiles is because by the time make's author, Stuart Feldman, realized the problems with this choice there were already about a dozen users of make and he didn't want to break any of their makefiles with an incompatible change. See _The Art of Unix Programming_ by Eric S. Raymond.
The lesson is the time to fix a bad design decision is as soon as possible, because it's not going to get any easier later; unless or until your program becomes irrelevant, at which point there's little reason to fix it at all.
James Gosling, of Java, Display Postscript, Gosling Emacs, and other fames is the chief software architect an Liquid Robotics.
... Tragically, of course, if you're a fifty year old geek, coding is as close as you're getting to sex for the rest of your life....
Boy, are YOU doing it wrong....
The coding or the sex?
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.
-- US Constitution, Article VI
Why does the Texas AG not know this?
You're blaming Woodrow Wilson and the isolationist Congress/Senate of 1912 for everything that's happened in our country since?
He's referencing the Dec 23, 1913 Federal Reserve Act, creating "The Fed" and letting it print money. I don't think this had much to do with isolationism.
Congratulations on having spotted a statistical trend armed with whopping total of 2 data points.
I learned in college that a mathematician requires 2 points to determine a straight line, an engineer prefers at least 3, a statistician 4 or more, but a sociologist only needs 1.
Lafferty specialized in science fiction that was more folk-tale like, or as I see Wikipedia puts it "shaggy characters and tall tales". His short stories, in such collections as Lafferty In Orbit or Nine Hundred Grandmothers, are more approachable than his novels, especially for someone new to his style.
Disch wrote both horror and science fiction. If you're literate you owe it to yourself to read Camp Concentration. His first novel, The Genocides is an easier read, if a bit heavy-handed in its message.
If you're deeply religious you might want to avoid Disch, especially The Genocides.
Since the summary didn't say, ECPA is The Electronic Communications Privacy Act, an updated version of the 1968 Federal Wiretap Act.
FISA is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the FISA court (technically the FISC, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) generally rubber stamps wiretapping warrants, even after the fact.
Fuck Mozilla's fucking releases every fucking other fucking week. Want me to pay attention to a new release? then don't bombard me with requests to update, or call versions barely worth an increment to the patch level a fucking release. Buy a clue and stop ruining what was a pretty decent browser. As ColdWetDog already joked, only for real, you're actually making IE look good again. The level of fuckitude necessary to reach that level of fuckedupness is almost unfuckingbeliveable.