"A meteor that exploded over Russia's Chelyabinsk region this morning was the largest recorded object to strike the earth in more than a century, Nature reports."
Meteors don't hit earth, meteorites do.
Is the atmosphere not Earth?
This one, Tunguska,and one in 1947 called Sikhote-Alin that some are claiming is bigger than yesterday's rock (though still smaller than Tunguska).
Granted, Russia is the largest country in the world by land area but do *all* the big rocks have to land there?
Don't these people realize we're in the 3D printing epoch now? Can they just print out a new LHC in less than two years?
Well, yes but from whose point of view? Remember all those black holes that that LHC was supposed to create? Everyone was afraid they were going to destroy the world. That didn't happen but they did create a bit of a time dilation issue. For the gang working at the collider, they're just shutting down for a couple of weekends to do a little sweeping up. But for the rest of us on the outside, it's two years.
If you flick it to off then back to on, your steering will only briefly lock, and you'll still have non-power steering (the power steering pump only makes it EASIER to steer)
"brief" is a long way down the road at 125mph.
An expert system is only as good as the information it is fed. Until we get machines that can quickly scan a human body and tell us everything there is to know about it, we will still need doctors to talk to patients, vet what they say, observe what didn't mention and ask followup questions.
If I add a disk, is it the same device?
If I swap the disk, is the same device.
If I keep everything but swap the CPU, is it a new computer?
If I keep the CPU but swap the motherboard?
If I swap components incrementally, when do I need to buy a new license?
Does the software actually check?
I own some old stuff. An Amiga 2000, a C64, an Apple IIe, a Macintosh se/30. I maintain them because they were a part of my childhood. I have an emotional connection to these machines. Someday (I am watching) I will buy the digital microvax my old university used for their comp labs if I can. Loved that box. Spent days on it. I'll own an original Defender cabinet someday too.
I guess what I'm trying to say is why? You have no connection to this machine. You won't get nostalgic when you see it boot. Why bother?
You don't actually know that. Just because the OP did not own this machine at the time does not mean he didn't use one or even just want one back then. Putting aside the obvious impracticalities, I think it would be really cool to have a Vax 11/750 at home. I have never owned one but I did lightly use one in the 80s. The important part though, is that in it's heyday, the Vax 11/750 was held up as the lusted after prototype of what desktop computers were to become.
Sparc pizza box machines from the time when RISC work stations absolutely crushed PC's in every way are also kind of cool.
That said, I have a hard time getting excited about a V1280. They come from a time when Sparc machines were already on the wane. Contemporary x86 machines were faster, although I don't know if any had 12 processors. It competed with the first 64-bit x86 machines so it didn't have that sizzle either.
Given the danger to the New Horizons probe, the appropriate mythology names would have to be Scylla and Charybdis
Not so long ago niche platforms and disparate architectures were slated to be good BECAUSE they were so diverse it wasn't worth the time to hack them individually...
I also remember a time not so long ago that Microsofties used to complain that the frequency and ease of attacks on public sites was due to their dominance and being a big target. I wonder what Linux admins say now, since they now dominate the data centre?
But these are not niche platforms or disparate architectures. They are all compatible from the point of view of applications and malware. It is just the customization and vendor disinterest that prevents updates. It is as if Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc added their crapware so deeply into the Windows infrasture that Microsoft's security updates could not be applied and the vendors were not interested in creating or distributing adapted versions.
I at least try to use better passwords for more important logins. I don't waste brain power or worse resuse high quality passwords for sites where it really doesn't matter if my account gets hacked.
The annoying trend I see that the sites that most often enforce "better" passwords are the ones I don't care about. Must have at least one upper and one lower character, must have a non-alpha numeric character, no more than two consecutive characters: All this just so I can post to a web forum. Meanwhile the bank will accept almost anything.
My current employer supplies unshelled peanuts, green bananas, and non-quite-ripe apples. The fruit, lame as it is, disappears around Wednesday of the each week, long before it actually become edible.
There is also a vending machine which sells generally toxic vending machine food. At least I can get Coke from the machine to ward off the afternoon snooze.
At a previous short term employer, the only viable caffeine source was chocolate. So not a good thing, especially since I was somewhat immobilized due to an injury during that period.
In a way, I think the bad snack approach may be the best. If it isn't palatable, I don't eat more than I really need.
I think not.
The IBM PC was introduced on August 12, 1981.
No, actually, the article does no such thing. The term was "personal computer". The acronym "PC" appears nowhere in that article, which should be no surprize because it was not in common usage at that time. "Personal computer", on the other hand was widely used to describe a variety of different platforms available at that time. "PC" comes from "IBM PC" and it's clones. It only gained a tentative broader definition after nearly all alternatives to the IBM PC linage were extinguished.
"There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress." -- Mark Twain