Why is it worth looking for experimental proof that when people feel emotions, their brain chemistry will be involved in the experience? This is already well understood. I don't understand the point of this study at all. You might as well conduct experiments to determine whether water is wet. Was there any question that a religious experience is also an emotional one? ANYTHING deeply felt will be physically manifested. Duh.
Man, I hope the taxpayers didn't pay for this.
but you couldn't send a message to someone's phone number that they receive as an SMS message
Yes you could. I've texted my wife's phone and others many times over the years using Skype on Linux. I've been using Skype on Windows for the last 18 months, but the last version of Skype I used on Linux (skype-22.214.171.124-suse121.i586 by the RPM name) sent text messages to phones just fine. You needed a account with a balance and you had to setup your Skype account with your phone's number (such that caller ID identifies the caller/sender,) but I know for a fact that it worked.
So yeah, this huge Break Through! technology isn't all that amazing to me.
Geez, it's like no one ever thought of protecting the counters by making a hand-written backup of those numbers after the machines have been certified, but before voting begins.
I am a volunteer poll worker in Virginia. Not only do we record in pen those numbers when we open the equipment, we do a running comparison of the public counter totals to the total number of people who were checked-in on the poll books, every hour. If those numbers are off by even 1, it is a major event, we have to make an immediate report by phone to the registrar, write up what happened on an audit log, and explain it again to the local Board of Elections that evening.
You go messing with those numbers, and you would be caught within the hour in Virginia. Nice try.
I love this guy's take on "the one thing everybody should be doing a whole lot more of": Backup your stinkin' data. And then make a backup of your backup.
I couldn't agree more. This, for me, is why I will never, ever stop using Dropbox or its equivalent. Every user in my family circle gets backed up to Dropbox. I bought a couple of network storage boxes, and use them to backup Dropbox.
In all the years and years I've been using computers, data loss is the only thing that has ever truly hurt me. Bad guys? Meh. I use credit cards. My losses are limited to $50. And, that's only money.
My data is the one thing I can never replace.
1.79 x 10^12 furlongs per fortnight -- it's not just a good idea, it's the law!