to see Sheldon's reaction!
to see Sheldon's reaction!
Unless that tweet turns into a punitive regulatory action, then you've just lost a chunk of your savings.
This is a good point. We've gotten used to the Prince Jeoffrey phase of this drama, but winter is coming. The King Jeoffrey phase will be much different.
In less than 24 hours he goes from being President-Elect Trump to President* Trump, and those tweets might come with executive orders attached. (Twitter is gonna support that, they don't know it yet, but they'll do it soon, believe me.)
What if your toaster could mine bitcoins and use the heat of the mining process to toast bread? Essentially free bitcoins!
When I look directly into a bright light, I hear myself sneezing. Does that count, too?
Well, batteries can be recycled pretty easily so the toxic elements should only enter the environment if they leak out when activated.
Personally, I prefer a bit of leaked flame retardant over a plane crash. Plane crashes kind of suck for the environment, too.
Well, it's perfectly normal for news from 1989 to appear on Slashdot in 2017, isn't it? You must be new here.
What if you pass a string to a function, and a different thread then changes the original string? Does that also copy on write? Or does the function suddenly see the string change?
(Thread A and thread B both have access to the same string S, B passes S to function F, function F reads S, thread A changes S, function F reads S again)
Asteroids trailing and leading Jupiter? Does that mean Jupiter hasn't cleared its orbit? I guess Jupiter is a dwarf planet then!
Well, just as an anecdotal data point, I remember a post on the Tesla forums titled "dead battery", where I naturally assumed the poster was refering to the battery of his Tesla, but no, it was his Porsche that had a dead battery because he hadn't driven it for months.
Yes, the Porsche is quicker on the race track. But the Tesla pulls away from a stoplight more quickly, is smoother, reacts instantaneously (no Porsche even comes near the throttle response of a Tesla), makes no noise... Going back to a Porsche is like going back in time. Seriously, loads of Porsche owners have bought Teslas and then either sold their Porsche or just take it out once in a while for a long trip or simply to keep it in working order. I have yet to read a post from someone who prefers his Porsche over his Tesla.
Oh, yes, NASA rockets never burn up on the launch pad, do they?
Rockets are dangerous, both before and after launch. That's just a fact of life. If any astronauts had been on board at the time of the SpaceX explosion, chances are they would have survived thanks to the emergency abort system launching the capsule up immediately. In fact, they would prefer that situation rather than board the crew shortly after fueling and risking an explosion at that moment killing the crew with certainty.
That space telescope cost $8 billion to develop. Making a second one exactly like it would cost an order of magnitude less.
Yes, if it were Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Ferrari, Lamborgini, or any other car make rolling out a software update adding features to cars already sold, yes, that would be news. But Tesla? Just business as usual, not even worth mentioning.
"The vast majority of successful major crimes against property are perpetrated by individuals abusing positions of trust." -- Lawrence Dalzell