First Woman in Space : Vanetina Terechkova
First Manned Space Station : Salyut
First Lunar Orbit : Luna 10
First Venus Landing ; Venera 7
First Woman in Space : Vanetina Terechkova
Then the 14 would only have to pay a small fine and admit no wrongdoing. Really, what they should have done was form their own bank if they wanted to steal money. I mean, look at Paypal, and they aren't even a bank!
They are all charging their phones and laptops from the provided electrical outlets!
For the "media consumption" crowd who only surf the web and watch youtube videos, then yes, perhaps the desktop is dead.
For people who CREATE anything, perform any kind of development work, do web page design, graphic design, or any kind of office work, the desktop, even if it's virtualized via thin-client hardware, will still be king.
I work on a desktop, but the main purpose of this desktop is to login to a mainframe (not kidding), that's running cobol code that goes back to the 1980's. There's millions of dollars of software investment in this system, and it's not going anywhere, even though upper management has tried to get rid of it. It simply works too well. And I'm sure I'm not alone -- I'm assuming there's billions of dollars of hardware and software that firms are hesitant to simply drop and replace if it's doing the job.
And don't even get me started on "the cloud" -- without the equivalent of cheap/ubiquitous "desktop" machine hardware out there, the cloud wouldn't be able to exist.
The desktop is dead? Hardly, and only if you're looking at a single segment of the market. That's like saying the wristwatch is dead, the wired telephone is dead, the stereo system is dead, and the TV set is dead -- all of these devices can be replaced by a single mobile device, so, consumers don't need these things either, does that mean that they are dead too?
I've learned from the news that cars are dangerous!
Meanwhile, I spend almost every weekend patching together my friend's 1972 Super Beetle, which he drives daily to work, and he takes off from every light light like he's racing the next guy regardless of whether the other guy is driving a cheap Kia or a Lambo. At this point, the challenge has become how long we can continue to keep the car going, we continue to weld, patch, bondo, repaint, fix the engine when needed, and do whatever is needed to keep it running while he's putting 18,000 miles per year on a 41-yr old car. And we live in the Northeast, where beating the rust is an on-going issue.
Get into the insurance or banking businesses, or anyone that's been computing since the 1960's and you'll find those numbers are different. If we're programming Cobol, I'd have to say that almost 50% of our developers are women.
The internet used to be a cool place full of like-minded geeks.
Over the last decade or so however, the internet, and the web in particular, has morphed into a giant scam, and we're all suckers for taking part in it.
Consider even the simple act of clicking on a news story on a website; before the webpage even loads entirely, a video-ad will play, with no way to close it. And after the ad is done, the content you're looking for is 'not available' or is blocked/grey'ed-out until you sign up for the news-site's spam service that you can then never unsubscribe from.
Yes, the web is a total scam at this point, and the only winning move is not to play. Thanks Joshua.
Name a banker that's actually gone to jail.
And no, Madoff doesn't count. He wasn't a banker, AND he turned himself in -- chances are; had he waited a bit more, he could have only paid a small fine and walked away.
Because you have to start counting kids from ZERO.
Don't you guys read your own articles?
One of Apple's cheap Macs (the "LC"?) had a single nubus slot that took a special card that allowed you to hook up an Apple 5.25 floppy -- and had a hardware/software Apple
These days, no mac supports any kind of floppy, even via USB -- you'd have to download disk image files to get to the software.
Seriously, this is cool and all, but, why wasn't this done over a decade ago? In fact, Apple should have done it themselves *before* ending the manufacturing of the Apple
It's sad that one of the best hacking platforms out there is the Raspberry Pi, and not the much simpler to figure out Apple
You forgot how troops were sent into the Iraq war without body armor, and the families of soldiers had to take up collections of donations to buy body armor for their sons and daughters because the military wouldn't supply it to the troops. That's our federal government right there.
Hey, the GOP has offered EXACTLY the same regarding Obamacare -- they want to get rid of it, but have offered no replacement, no alternative. Apparently, the only thing they want is for us to go back to the way things were, where you were denied coverage unless you were exceedingly healthy.
Apparently; Tory Belleci from MYTHBUSTERS was there, and called in to CNN not that long after the incident was being covered by the network. Not sure if other Mythbusters were there also as I couldn't hear the entire conversation (TV is on low at work).
So, could be an interesting next season???
Technically the NSA has been downloading copyrighted material, and very likely has more than a few MP3s of popular songs filed away in their datacenters.
I suggest we lobby the RIAA to sue the NSA for $10,000,000,000,000,000 because that's what 50 or so songs are worth, so they say.
The only trouble with this strategy of course, is that I don't know who to root for. The enemy of my enemy is my friend? No, the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy dammit.