There will still be graphics overkill. There will also be actors "acting" and a plot that might make sense outside King George's skull.
I feel old, guys. I feel like the old man sysadmin with the Unix Beard and suspenders (which I continually think of as a halloween costume, less and less ironically). My coworkers are all... what would have been slashdotters had they not found digg or reddit, or whatever it was.
It's the rolling bags of charts they have to carry with them whenever they fly. There are regulations that specify what charts they have to carry; all in all, a "Jep Bag" is about 35 pounds, and both pilots carry one. If they're using a Electronic Flight Bag app for the iPad, that's a pretty straightforward conversion of mass and very specific savings.
Consider setting up several servers and GlusterFS, auto-replicating the data when it's mounted and presenting a infield shared file system. You can run CentOS or RHEL6 for the OS, and the FS will take care of data persistence, replication, and presenting a CIFS or NFS view.
And it's good to see them "rewarded" for this behavior by the
Well, yeah... he's a prolific author of heroic fantasy - you'd expect him to be sane?
I wear a mechanical autowinder with a window on the front showing the grasshopper gear working, and a clear back, showing all the autowinder and all the other mechanical beauty. Muy steampunk.
For a more high-tech device, I'd just go with an iPod nano watch, with the clock screensaver. Touch it and it lights up with the time, and run headphones up your sleeve to listen to the music unobtrusively
"didn't not" == "did not" - hate when I catch that kind of thing after hitting "Submit"
And most of those founding fathers were there when the US Navy was established to protect our trade and coasts, and agreed to it. As well as the Marine Corps, our first "expeditionary" capability derived from the Navy.
We had an advantage - we weren't in Europe surrounded by a bunch of historically hostile Powers. We had Canada to the north, with negligible offensive capability, and to the south and west were bordered by natives and weak colonies. A standing army wasn't needed. By 1812, we had one and we'd keep it forever - we realized the limitations of the "well-regulated militia" Teancum refers to.
It wasn't that long ago we had three powers openly espousing their intention to dominate their neighbors, and then the world - Germany, Japan, and the USSR. WWII reduced the open militarism of the first two, and the following decades of Cold War, however expensive and bloody in proxy fights, didn't not result in global domination by the USSR (or, by the USA, which has NEVER espoused a mission to dominate our neighbors, Monroe Doctrine notwhithstanding). We're not that far from military brutalism in the world today - just look at Sudan. The armies of the so-called Western powers exist mostly to defend themselves by deterring others from frontal warfare, and are succeeding, as shown by the fact that terrorism is the weapon of choice by hostile parties, instead of frontal warfare.
Or mooch off the rest of society, or spend your time scheming to increase your own power and influence instead of working your way up in society while having to provide for your own needs and those of your family.
Thanks for playing, troll.
Agreed. I carry my own laptop and the work laptop when I travel. The work laptop is imaged, controlled, and dedicated to work, and I don't do ANYTHING not work-related on it. If I want to video chat with my wife and kids from across the country, I do that on my home laptop.
Do NOT screw around with these machines. If you work for my company and it's discovered you've done something like this, for any reason, you're gone, and they're going to dissect the machine and see if you were careless with company confidential material, or if you used peer-to-peer software, or anything else that would put their data at risk. Porn, gambling, or other similar behavior is an escort-you-from-the-building offense if done on work systems.
It only takes one breach to make companies paranoid, and most have had that breach. Don't be tempted - be responsible.
Someone is unenthusiastic about your work.