Depends if you have a job or a career. I'm so tied up in my career that it does define who I am - of course, I love every minute of it. Winning the lotto sure wouldn't change that - but I'd certainly take on different projects.
Hardware drivers. Everything else can be.. or is - virtual.
Games follow, but in the end, it all comes down to hardware drivers. RMS had that one nailed.
One of the big problems with these devices is no encryption. I don't want to be compelled to bury myself depending on what legal situation one may become involved with.
I've been looking at homebrewing my own solution for awhile but haven't gotten around to it yet.
Has anyone solved this problem ?
Fingerprint approaches just are not going to work, because the environment is insufficiently controlled.
Why not either design the assault rifle to use a small implantable RFID key device, that is coded to you and works every time? If it's implantable, it's always there..
That strikes me as a simple and elegant solution. You're always going to need a battery, but the power level might be low enough to measure the lifetime in years.
Another approach would be to code the ammunition not the rifle, and electrically detonate it. That way you could have a fresh "battery" every time. Likely cost prohibitive, however.
There's a few hundred million weapons in the US now anyway, millions more sold every year. I think the horse left the barn some time ago.. making this kind of moot.
If I ran the kingdom in light of the above, I'd have mandatory practical firearms training for every high school student. That'd make too much sense, though..
They're not proposing using this for longhaul - although, there are lots of longhaul microwave links. You design for the fade margin and availability you need taking into consideration the rain fade. No big deal. These issues are common to all microwave links.
The point of TFA, and the exciting thing about this technology is it provides a way to do last mile distribution potentially to homes, in a multi-gigbit class. If the manufacturing cost goes down, this does provide a interesting solution to the distribution problem for low-density areas.
Running fiber along main trunks isn't that expensive. Getting it off the main trunks to people's houses in the country makes it cost-prohibitive.
MADD is where it started before, too.
Of course it's possible. It exists in your head right now.
There is even a known process by which they are constructed in ~9 months.
I resolved the issue by removing it.. perhaps, that is the intended effect. Apologies to those with no choice.
I hope it doesn't pass - it will speed their demise.
I find something thereaputic about the possibility my brain has the equivilant of;
The president of Megadodo Publications is Zarniwoop, who is always too cool to see visitors. Megadodo was criticized by its customers for setting up an artificial universe in order to allow its editors and contributors to collect book information without leaving their offices. Notably secretive (or destructive) about their financial and historical records, the entire company was later (in the novel Mostly Harmless) bought out by Infinidim Enterprises, which stopped selling the Guide to hitchhikers entirely and eliminated all of what Megadodo had once stood for, much to the disapproval of employee Ford Prefect. The takeover was, in fact, part of a new plan by the Vogons to destroy Earth in all possible parallel dimensions - a plan that eventually succeeded.
The OP is dead wrong. The officer needs cause.