Duh, Bruce *Sterling*, not Bruce *Schneier*. Still, this Bruce's perspective might get interesting...
I keep saying that if I were President, I'd appoint you head of the TSA. Would you accept? If not, who would you recommend for the job?
Yup. My old iPhone 4, which was running perfectly fine with iOS 6 just crawls now. Safari is almost unusable. Other than email, about the most Internet I centric thing I use it for now is tethering to my Nexus 7. When my iPhone finally kicks it, I'm going with an Android phone, probably a Nexus 5. Then I don't need the evil that is called iTunes to copy to the phone, can access the file system and don't have to deal with Apple's ludicrous restrictions.
The sad thing (not sad for this dipshit, but sad for obsessive over-planners) is that his plan didn't even really fail. There was certainly a hitch, in that he was a suspect, but they likely didn't have any real evidence on him. Like you said, had he only planned for this little contingency, he would possibly not be in this situation.
This, in general, always shocks me about criminals: they never plan for getting caught. Even if they come up with elaborate plans for their crimes, they rarely seem to have backup (or even escape) plans.
You do understand academia's purpose, right?
That covers monitoring. Throw in a couple of servos and drivers to control the ventilation and you have a complete system. Drop the Pi/Arduino combo and use a Beaglebone Black and you keep roughly the same expenditure.
I think I have a project lined up for the holidays...
[ By the way, it had been a little while since I last used BatchPCB, but they've since sold their operation to OSH Park, who now does all of the fab work in the US and the turnaround is much quicker. If you're looking for reasonably priced small batch PCBs, check them out. ]
Countdown timers are somewhat common in the US, though they're typically installed as pedestrian crosswalk timers. This limits them to urban and suburban intersections that see pedestrian traffic and municipalities that have updated them from the simple WALK/DON'T WALK symbols.
At complex intersections, the ped timers don't necessarily line up with the car traffic lights, though. I'd love to see real timers for the traffic lights themselves.
As a company that has government contracts forbidding us from storing data outside of canada, this library is very good news.
While's it's true that a "veto-proof" majority will be able to pass a law, it doesn't mean that the president is barred from attempting to veto it (even though the veto will likely be overridden). The president vetoing a bill that will pass anyway is a form of protest. The president signing a bill is a declaration that he accepts and agrees with the bill. Any other interpretation is just politics.
The issue has long been that the President, as Commander in Chief, can create conditions that make Congress's declatory powers moot.
Chin up, Mr. Snowden. The government of the US may believe you're a traitor, but the time will come when you're seen as one of the heroes and guardians of liberty.
Actually, $0.10 is more than I pay, it's $0.08358 per kWh here as of 11/1.
Considering how locked down both systems are, I'd say they care very much what you use it for.
I just bought 3 LED bulbs, 9.5 watt - 60 watt replacements. They were $13 each.
I think that alters your cost calculation a bit.
I didn't get them for the cost savings, though that will be nice. I got them because they're going in a ceiling fan with a remote control dimmer, and CFLs won't work there. I've been using incandescents, but I'm nearly out of them.
The problem is that the hell our fascist friend is creating is right here on earth.