It's what Slashdot is using now to drum up ad revenue. It's like printing money!
"For this next test, we put nanoparticles in the gel. In layman's terms, that's a billion little gizmos that are gonna travel into your bloodstream and pump experimental genes and RNA molecules and so forth into your tumors. Now, maybe you don't have any tumors. Well, don't worry. If you sat on a folding chair in the lobby and weren't wearing lead underpants, we took care of that too." --Cave Johnson
"For example, every time an iPhone user closes out of the built-in mapping application, the phone snaps a screenshot and stores it." - TFS What?
I'm guessing it does that because when it opens it wants to look just as spiffy as it looked when the user closed it, and it can't do that if it has to re-render the map from scratch.
NoWhere:~$ ps auxw|wc -l
Don't forget to subtract the header line that ps puts on the top, or use the --no-headers flag; it might be significant. When I ran ps, I had 201 processes. So close...
Beep beep. Major fracture detected. Morphine administered. Warning: user death iminent. Seek medical attention.
Heh, I will forever associate the HEV suit with the rope elevator on the Lost Coast level.
Next you'll be telling me that smoking a cigarette doesn't actually calm me down, it just reverses the effects of nicotine withdraw!
Well, I will tell you that you won't have to *GASP* quite as often if you don't smoke.
I'm not a linguist, as I'm probably about to demonstrate, but the development of written language went (very) roughly like: pictograms -> consonants -> vowels -> punctuation
What?! Practically every language in existence, new or old, uses vowels. You can hardly make grunts without using vowels. Unless there are some highly advanced languages that I'm not aware of that write things like "aaaaaaoo ooaaaa iiieeey eeeuuueoo" and somehow understand what that means.
It seems the dumber things one says, the more likely one is to get +5 interesting on slashdot. If that's the case...
I for one am against the current trend of using more vowels and punctuation. I enjoy eating consonants for breakfast; they aid in my digestion. With less demand for consonants, the only breakfast cereals I can find on the shelves are O's shaped. I suspect this recent language paradigm shift was brought about by recent popular phrases such as "SPARTAAAAAAA" and "LOOOOOOOOL", but I don't know why the kids enjoy punctuation so much. I guess I'm out of the loop.
Could we first work on robots that DON'T stab people, before we put a lot of effort into developing robots that DO stab people?
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"Never ascribe to malice that which is caused by greed and ignorance." -- Cal Keegan