I have two new stories nearly finished, but I've decided to see if I can sell first publication rights to a magazine. If everyone rejects them, I'll post them then. If one is accepted, it will likely be quite a while before I can post.
I'm not jumping to conclusions, but the people who have been making the case for historical alien visitors claim that the written record specifies liquid mercury rotating at high speeds as part of their antigrav drives. The Mayan writings are the most-often cited.
it’s strong enough to survive a storm at sea or getting crushed between two icebergs.
An aluminum ball is strong enough to resist forces that have been known to crush steel hulls?
Keep em coming... Whatever they are my friend.
We'll not see their like again...
My kids even know Rick-Roll and Lime Cat. Hell, I saw Lime Cat in the 90's.
I'm poised to install a $4K backup generator in the next few months. I don't live in a region where I can force my neighbors to pay for my tech goodies, and the $9K difference doesn't get paid for on any kind of time horizon that outpaces even a basic interest rate.
The generator also has a near-infinite runtime, in the case of a bad storm. However, it needs more maintenance, so if there were price-parity I might opt for the battery.
Give it another five years and that just might be feasible - good for Musk for getting this ball rolling, and kudos to the early adopters who take it in the pocket to promote the technology.
If slashcode had ever evolved beyond 2001, we'd be selecting comments like this to replace the summary.
And even with the 'cannon' in China, do we know who lit the fuse?
Almost certainly the same people who arranged for NXDOMAIN on github.com a few weeks back. They really hate that there are open source anti-censorship tools on there.
They had to stop breaking DNS for github since most of China's Internet developers couldn't get any work done anymore.
That Chinese developers are freely using a California hosting service which has benefits to everybody in the world, and everybody recognizes that the "damage" here is government, it actually gives me a bit of hope. People do prefer to cooperate on all things, until a few sociopaths get a set of keys.
Is this a Bayer or Shell astroturfer here to spread disinfo?
Well, not every day (or even every month), but that's not impossible at a nice anniversary meal with wine, steaks, and dessert.
(It helps if you live in San Francisco and get used thinking of a $12 burger and fries as a cheap lunch.)
Then also, one has to wonder why anyone cares about 4k content. Sure, it's prettier, but is it enough better looking than a 1080p Blu-ray to make it worthwhile to obtain?
My bet is "no".
You know the famous quote.
"As a general thing, I have not 'duped the world' nor attempted to do so... I have generally given people the worth of their money twice told."
The one you're likely thinking of is irrelevant here, because I've spent more on dinners than I did on my Sport watch that's due for delivery today. You say "suckers", I say "people who don't mind spending $350 on a watch they'll be using every day and that's easily worth the money in sheer entertainment value".
Whatever they design, it'll be broken fairly easily and circumvented just like DVD and Blu-ray and every other DRM format. This is just keeping the plebs from making easy copies.