"...I was beta testing the release client."
You don't say...
Wow! our advancement in technology to make a machine that and travel faster then a human! Amazing. Perhaps we can make a machine that can fly too.
This is a good example of the type of ignorant, knee jerk comments that are ruining Slashdot. You know this is a technological advancement. If quadrupedalism is perfected, we could have ATV sized vehicles that can practically tackle almost any terrain. Besides the military applications, I could see these things being autonomously sent out to send medical kits and supplies to remote or war torn regions. I would normally tag this as redundant and move on, but since I'm all out of mod points, this long-winded post will have to suffice. Good day.
Yes, if your nanny controls your computer
No one is in control of your computer. The Android market is hosted on Google's servers which is managed by Google employees, providing a service to you free of charge. By agreeing to use their service, you're signing away any rights that you think you have. I'm a privacy buff as well, but I'm not going to delude myself into thinking I'm somehow entitled to anything when I'm on logged onto the internet. You're at the mercy of the legal terms you agree to. Nothing more, nothing less.
Assuming the Voyager and Pioneer probes don't get flung into a star, plummet into some super gas giant, or captured into orbit by any other celestial object, these probes may be our fist step in preserving our legacy into the future. Assuming Voyager is still intact with its present trajectory, it will reach the star AC+79 3888 in about 40,000 years
In 40,000 years, there's a good chance that humanity would have gone extinct for a plethora of reasons. It comforts me to know that we would not go the way of the dinosaurs, quietly into oblivion on a lonely corner of the Milky Way. Damn it, at least we tried.
Depends on how fast you intend to do it. For the human body it's all about acceleration, the speed doesn't really matter.
In this case, it does. If you lose control of the aircraft at Mach 20, even the lightest directional change would instantly kill any humans.
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken