How about a few thousand solar satellites in orbit around the sun, transmitting energy directly to power stations on earth where the energy gets redistributed?
How about no more batteries?
Driving cars that get their energy straight from the sun?
Cellphones that do not just get their energy through an entangled pair, but also their 'net connection?
Or why not just dump one of those entangled particles into the sun? Or, if we're feeling particularly paranoid, into a neighboring star?
So you can cook WITHOUT being in the damned kitchen? I would love to have a gkrell like app monitoring the temperature and humidity in my pots, maybe include some video.
It would have saved me a shitload of broken nails trying to get the burned black bits out of my cooking pots...
I like it because it is powerful enough to do most of my daily computing. It runs an apache, a mailserver and serves as my desktop machine. I use a 1680x1050 Gnome desktop, fullscreen video, browser and email client. It has, in practise, completely replaced my normal (1300 euro) desktop. After I replaced the crappy fan that came with the motherboard it is now perfectly silent.
The whole system, under load, uses 28Watt.
I think it would require listening to changes on every directory on the filesystem with an active daemon. You could keep the database up-to-date like that, but I can assure you lots of overhead when doing file manipulations. (compiling, unzipping...).
I'm unsure what you mean with breaking something of POSIX, but it would mostly likely ruin your "computing experience".
"I ask the national members of ISO to vote "NO" to the ballot on the Microsoft Office OpenXML (OOXML) specification to become an ISO standard for the following reasons:
- There is already a standard ISO26300 named Open Document Format (ODF): a dual standard adds cost to industry, government and citizens;
- There is no provable implementation of the OOXML specification: Microsoft Office 2007 produces a special version of OOXML, not a file format which complies with the OOXML specification;
- There is missing information from the specification document, for example how to do a autoSpaceLikeWord95 or useWord97LineBreakRules;
- More the 10% of the examples mentioned in the standard do not validate XML conformity;
- There is no garantee that anybody can write a software that fully implements the OOXML specification without being liable to patent damages or patent license fees;
- This standard conflicts with other ISO standards, such as ISO 8601 (Representation of dates and times), ISO 639 (Codes for the Representation of Names and Languages) or ISO/IEC 10118-3 (cryptographic hash);
- There is a bug in the spreadsheet file format which forbids to enter any date before the year 1900: such bugs affects the OOXML specification as well as software versions such as Microsoft Excel 2000, XP, 2003 or 2007.
- This standard has not been created by bringing together the experience and expertise of all interested parties (such as the producers, sellers, buyers, users and regulators), but by Microsoft alone.
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