Concepts were supposed to fix this problem, but they were booted out at the last minute.
I'm enjoying the implication that, when it comes to standardization, "at the last minute" can mean "two years earlier".
63. As an aside, a ‘byte’ is a term that refers to a certain amount of data, namely 8 ‘bits’. A bit is either a zero or a one, given that computers compute by means of binary code. A ‘kilobyte’ is 1024 bytes, a ‘megabyte’ is 1024 kilobytes and a ‘gigabyte’ is 1024 megabytes.
Let the flamewar begin...
400 miles is about 640,000 meters
640k should be enough for anyone.
So are you suggesting that the opportunity to create something that will deliver a return to your decendents is not an incentive to create? How many other fields of endeavour offer this kind of opportunity?
Necessary? doubtful, but to suggest that the current regime of life + 50 years does *not* provide an incentive is plain wrong.
It's not necessarily the "medicine", I regularly lose my sense of smell temporarily in the late stages of a cold these days. The loss of smell generally lingers for a week or so after the cold has gone.
I think you can put them in the same corner as Duke Nukem Forever and that Holographic Storage thing that keeps popping up on Slashdot.
It's been shown on a number of occasions that creating airborne surveillance devices which look like animals simply invites predators to catch and destroy them.
What this country needs is a good five cent microcomputer.