Here's a chess playing program in 14 bytes, written in BBC Basic.
1 P."I Resign"
... to explore rules obliging internet and telecommunications companies operating in the EU to provide under certain conditions as set out in the relevant national laws and in full compliance with fundamental rights access of the relevant national authorities to communications (i.e. share encryption keys).
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It's a matter of personal taste, but the BMW i8 is at least in the same ballpark as the Tesla for desirability, and to my eyes it's much prettier.
Ironically for cars that don't run on gas, this and the Tesla model E are both just vapourware.
1) Facebook but with the posts in chronological order messenger built in.
2) A keyboard that's the same as the default, just with a row of number keys on top.
3) A video player that can reliably stream any video file that's on my Mac to my phone if I'm in wifi range.
It certainly sounds like grounds for a class action lawsuit by Sony shareholders to me, does anyone here have some shares and a lawyer's phone number?
Whoever thought of that name was probably praised by management for their mr blue sky thinking.
Wouldn't it make more sense to buy a non-hard drive based player that takes SD cards, now that SD cards are available with larger capacities?
Settlers of Catan, you've probably heard about, but that was just the game which enabled the genre; honored for it, but otherwise left behind as a deeply flawed example of what a truly strategic board game should be.
While I agree with the general premise, you manage to give Catan both too much and too little credit. It was definitely not the first game in the genre, though it was probably the one that brought it to mainstream attention. But I don't agree with your statement that it is deeply flawed. I still find the basic game a lot of fun to play.
That's why the particular bit of research in TFA is really important, there is now proof of a military application for graphene - which means the US will throw money it the problem of making it in bulk.
Not the obvious choice, but if you are prioritising looks and quietness over price, stick Windows on it and it's got everything you're looking for - it's virtually silent, has twin graphics cards, SSD and it doesn't 'look like a computer'.
I'll confess immediately that I didn't read TFA. I just want to drop this link to a nice Isaac Asimov essay, back from 1962:
Not as We Know it – The Chemistry of Life
Remember that Asimov was a professor of biochemistry. In the article, he investigates alternatives to the chemistry of life as we know it. He comes up with the following list:
[H]ere, then, is my list of life chemistries, spanning the temperature range from near red heat down to near absolute zero:
1. fluorosilicone in fluorosilicone
2. fluorocarbon in sulfur
3.*nucleic acid/protein (O) in water
4. nucleic acid/protein (N) in ammonia
5. lipid in methane
6. lipid in hydrogen
Of this half dozen, the third only is life-as-we-know-it. Lest you miss it, I've marked it with an asterisk.
When you read the article, you may want to skip the first bit and start from about the paragraph "Well, that's what I want to discuss."