CES was months ago now. Please quit the string of crappy "hey, this one time at CES" articles.
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>> where 1 AU is the average distance between the Earth and sun
If "yes," then it's not self-driving.
>> want to recruit Linux professionals...likely to hire a candidate with Linux certification
Wait...which one do you want? Professionals or certified neophytes?
Google "Word macro virus"...
>> patch of woodland just north of Livingston, Louisiana
The most annoying part of the introduction was the fact that it made it sound like this was going on in somebody's still, rather than a highly funded research project run through nearby LSU. Also it's partial due to work in California:
>> Key design elements of LIGO came from Ronald Drever, project director at Caltech from 1979 to 1987, who, Thorne says, “has to be recognized as one of the fathers of the LIGO idea."
>> pushed into building artificial worlds because making in the real one is hampered by (indecipherable sniveling)
Take a minute to Google "Dungeons and Dragons" and you'll see how my generation did reality-avoidance.
I'd expect lots of cross-over branding crap. Look what happened to Legos: you can barely avoid the Star Wars, LOTH, Disney Princess and Marvel (and yes, even Minecraft) branded tie-ins over there.
15. Someone drops the Red Matter
16. No one can speak "whale song" in 400 years
17. Vger can't find Decker
Extreme climate change
Major asteroid impact
Global system catastrophe
Future bad global governance
Kind of weak list, IMHO. For example, where is "overpopulation?"
...cause that technology is about as magical as this silly notion:
>> Could we all one day soon have virtual backups of ourselves that we can access and have new body parts 3D printed on demand?
Why does it look like a fleshlight?
>> it was simple; only two pieces to fit together
To me, the Linux experience has been based around the use of simple, command-line oriented tools that could be easily scripted together. That's the opposite of "only two pieces fit together" - just like Legos you have thousands of pieces that could fit together to make billions of different things.
>> Hard To Imagine Consumers and hobbyists signing on to a perpetual Microsoft tax
Why? That's how cell phone providers and cable TV providers and ISPs already do it. You just bury the cost of the OS and office environment in the service charge and...Voilà!
Mr. Farrell, is that you?