The electric company did that at my parents place as well. We lived in a pretty rural area and it was a common practice. The power company would swing by every 3 or 4 months though in order to see if their estimates were correct. Now that I'm living in my own apartment, I'm not even sure where the meters for my building are. anyways by bill was under $26 dollars so disregarding connection fees and whatnot and $.11 per kWh (I know it's a little pricier here, but not much more.) I'm still in the lowest tier.
That's honestly a good idea, but the brain works differently from computers. The brain recalls memory differently. Each time we recall something it isn't exact. Instead of copying the memory from the long-term to the short term the brain moves it gets rid of the origonial copy then remakes the memory after your done remembering. End result each time you remember something it changes sometimes ever subtly, but phsycologists have been able to manipulate peoples memories like this for a while now. Just by saying the right things at the right time they can get you to insert say a person or object into a memory. I think the most common artificial memory is when they can get you to believe you got sick eating a food when you were a child when in truth you never did. Are we going to emulate that behavior in a machine or are we going to change ourselves and make us better when we transfer?
I don't believe we know enough about drugs lke lsd for them to be used in the public like that.
I might consider getting one of these things if someone can get a linux distribution running on it. It would be kinda neat. Hook up an external hardrive through one of the usb ports and use it as a dvr or something. You'd need to hook up some sort of video in for dvr use though.
aren't those sailing ships faster than what the container ships are running at now?
what about people who live in the middle of nowhere? like me. Although it would be sweet to have passenger rail even at normal speed in the city i'm 7 mi away from. Theres nothing to do there but there is a larger city one hour away and we have a freight line that goes striaght through both of them.
I live in "Small Town America" (TM) and anyway no corporate workers here, but a lot of the field workers go to the bar for lunch and some (mostly the ones who oversee the workers) will have a beer with lunch. That being said. They'll go to the bar later that Friday night and get piss ass drunk.
I don't know about that, but really this would have been no big deal if MS would have shot the proposal down in the planning stages. If they really didn't want it what took so long?
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