I lived long enough to see cyber limbs. Now to make them specialized for specific tasks, and have quick release mechanisms.
But the smart-ass in me has to wonder if someone in NASA has been reading too much steampunk.
I read Spider Robinson and Larry Niven. Direct stimulation of th epleasure center of the brain is a really bad idea, ok?
Dynamips is an opensource Cisco router emulator (need your own IOS image though). I used it for my test prep (CCNP, which is a level above CCNA). Won't help you with the switches, but it's a start.
"We should take the train. It's mor efficient than a car, and we don't nee dot worry about parking" "Nah" "Did I mention the lasers?" "Count me in!"
Do you need your phone or your laptop during lectures? Do they need to be on the network? Turn your phone onto airport mode, and disable the laptop's NIC. When socializing, maybe start a game/contest with your friends. First person to check their phone buys the next round of drinks.
I'd love to have the monorail extend to the airport. It wouldn't take much more track. Traffic volume on the monorail may be an issue though.
Nothing is free. I'd rather be upfront, and pay at the front end, instead of having to pay bits later, which usually costs more than the whole.
They can probably make it even more efficient by adding random props in the mix. Maybe try to capture solar energy while fighting around a ladder, or using some chickens as nunchucks. This is Jackie Chan after all....
It will be interesting to see if Apple becomes more charitable under Cook. Jobs was pretty stingy that way (very stingy in his perosnal life, but I think Apple unde rhim did do a few charitable contributions)
I think we've been spoiled by the various Mars missions, and having rovers lasting well beyond the expected lifetime. We should not assume that all missions will be like that. We should revel in the fact that the probe is working at all after 10 years in space, and that it wa sable to land on the comet at all.
If it's anything like invisible fence, then yes, there is a battery backup. However, I can see them skipping that. I don't see mowing the lawn as something that requires critical uptime.
How do you feel about movie adpatations of your work? Does it annoy you when the look and feel of a book changes significantly between your book, and the resulting movie? The movie Red is much lighter than the comic was.
OK, I agree on the entrapment. As for the press, they created a spoofed version of the Seattle times webpage, complete with an AP byline. That sounds like the press to me.
By activly sending something to the user, while posing as the press. That's the real issue for me: posing as the press.