Maybe,... but UTF-64 should be enough for anyone.
it's just pining for the fjords
You can't fool me. The dinosaur is older than the fjords.
(Based on exactly zero knowledge of the age of either)
Boy did you just get Whooshed.
(try Googling "courage iPhone audio jack")
The overload is primarily due to a collapse of the Signal-To-Noise ratio. It takes a lot of work and will power to filter out the crap and the lies.
Which reminds me, speaking of noise and lies: please stop calling that shit "Fake News." Fake news is what The Onion publishes. Breitbart publishes blatant lies. There's a difference.
Would it even interact as well as the aliens in Blindsight?
Stretching the definition of "well" there, aren't you ?
Here I sit w/ my beloved Asus ME302C, complete abandonware for over 3 years now. Everything runs fine, it can handle all updated apps, browsers, Chromecast, and so on. Just no way, other than convoluted roothacking and Cyanogen installation, to update the Android OS itself.
Can I sue Asus for this? (rhetorical question)
And Fidel Castro died as well
maybe not. Maybe Castro just ran a body-swap w/ Trump. Trump's dead and Castro's in the Trump body.
Reminds me of a SciFi short story in the late 1960s. Some scientist invents a full cure for the cold. Trouble is, once the nasal passages are fully free of virus and snot and stuff, it turns out humans have an incredibly sensitive olfactory system. Teensie everyday levels of chemicals (smoke, perfume, flowers, etc) a painfully overloading the smell response.
I'm not giving away the ending
Let's assume for the sake of argument that civilization doesn't implode in the next few hundred years. At some point, all fossil fuels, as well as all easily mineable fissionables, will run out. Unless something magical happens, I don't see wind and solar cell systems generating enough power to run factories to replace themselves.
There is one genuinely reliable source of energy, guaranteed not to give out over the next few hundred thousand years: geothermal. It doesn't take a huge temperature differential to pull power out of a heat pump. And if we could design some really good drilling equip, we could use the remaining fossil fuels to dig down to layers whose temperature exceeds 100 C . I'd love to see something along those lines implemented.
There's no doubt that fast-charging systems are not really going to happen. Not only is it tough on the battery management system, but the thought of connecting, say, a 10-kV, 50-amp source to your car in order to be able to charge at 500 kW rate (which would charge a 100 kWh battery in 12 minutes) is a bit scary.
Personally, I'd like to see development of fast-swap battery packs. But that would require standardization of battery modules, and undoubtedly a change in the glamourous body design of cars to allow quick access to the battery packs.
Yes, it's true that every automation, starting with steam engines to run mines, led to an explosion of new job categories.
But what he's missing is that the concept of "everyone should get a job" is just plain wrong. The increase in productivity, and in automation, ought to lead to a situation where goods are so plentiful that we do not need to work, or maybe only work 20 hrs/week for 15 years before retiring. The whole "work ethic" thing arose from two events. The first was humans drifting out of their natural habitat into regions hostile to survival, necessitating a "work or die" paradigm. The second was the development of communities with leaders & followers, in which sooner or later the leaders stop working but spread the gospel of hard work -- which the proles must do to support the leaders.
Never heard of it, never had anyone recommend it to me, don't know anyone who ever used it.
Well, then, according to the homeopathic theory applied to knowledge, you were an expert all along!
"An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of code." -- an anonymous programmer