Do you drive? Because I do, and it's handy as hell. Read/write messages without removing your hands from the steering wheel, or make calls or prettt much anything you want.
there are many situations in which is very handy to use a phone/computer with your voice, and some have saved lives.
I drive, a lot. And I think I'm pretty decent at it. Part of my success as a driver has been recognizing how much distractions can negatively impact my driving, and by distractions I mean even just conversing with passengers or especially talking on the phone hands-free. I honestly don't want more excuses to use technology on the road, whether hands-free or voice-activated. Surely using Siri is safer than texting, but I feel that technology that requires less attention can lull people into a false sense of security, resulting in them fiddling with BT phones, changing music, using Siri, etc. way more than they should.
So basically Hillary pulls off the mask and goes from President to Reptillian overlord?
You are making a few large assumptions that pro-Trump wackos automatically reject.
Squirrels *are* tasty. But more to the point... traveling 16 light years to catch some squirrels seems pretty expensive.
Buying and maintaining a loaded full-size V-8 pickup truck just to drive half a mile to Dairy Queen for some fake ice cream seems pretty expensive too, but people who buy them for other reasons still stop at the drive-through for a sundae when they feel like it. And maybe aliens don't develop FTL with the main purpose being to visit Earth, but that doesn't mean they won't ever drop in when they have some free time or a spare star cruiser. Maybe some are colonial and think we would obviously put up little fight if they deduced that Earth would make a suitable location for a new home. It is reasonable that any futuristic technology will have multiple uses, lead to other developments, and perhaps be used by people with less than pure intentions.
There's no possibility that aliens capable of FTL would find us remotely interesting.
It is impossible for me to get behind a statement like that given that we have (to my knowledge) not learned anything about any such aliens. We can't make such broad generalizations while being completely in the dark.
Perhaps some species capable of FTL travel might find us interesting to hunt, or maybe they'd like to get their hands on Earth for resources ("natural" or labor) or as an outpost near something or someone else they are interested in. Not finding us particularly sexy doesn't necessarily mean they wouldn't have any interest at all in contact, even if they might not have strongly altruistic intentions or want to trade technology. Who knows, maybe even FTL travel has limits and we happen to be firmly in the middle of someone else's neighborhood.
No they won't. They'll remember him for being a cripple that speaks with a monotone robotic voice machine.
Hawking is on the lower rung of great scientists, a lot of this theories have been debunked. He just throws out so many that when a couple turn out right, we all give him a standing ovation. If he wasn't crippled, you wouldn't have any idea who he is.
I wasn't sure if you were joking or not, then I noticed you posted this garbage anonymously, so I must assume you were indeed joking. Hawking's greatest achievement may not be his scholarly work but instead the great success he has had in communicating arcane science to the masses and convincing them to think about matters like this in an intelligent, inquisitive way. Guys like Hawking, Tyson, Sagan, and even Bill Nye and Don Herbert have arguably had as big of an impact on society as have Einstein, Bohr, or Tesla. They make otherwise dense and dry topics exciting and interesting, and if there's one thing we need it's more people of all ages maintaining an interest in science, and being open to learning and continuing to investigate the workings of the universe.
You could have said your piece in a less offensive way, too.
He probably has bills to pay and family to keep up with like every other person out there.
And that's fine, but all of the sensitive attachments he forwarded from his government account to his AOL account are a pretty damn serious matter. Brennan was definitely not just using his AOL email account to pay bills and see if his brother wanted to play golf on Sunday.
The article says there were sensitive files stolen from his personal email account. If true, he shouldn't have had them there.
From a Wired article dated almost a year ago:
"News of the hack was first reported by the New York Post after the hacker contacted the newspaper last week. The hackers described how they were able to access sensitive government documents stored as attachments in Brennan’s personal account because the spy chief had forwarded them from his work email.
The documents they accessed included the sensitive 47-page SF-86 application that Brennan had filled out to obtain his top-secret government security clearance. Millions of SF86 applications were obtained recently by hackers who broke into networks belonging to the Office of Personnel Management. The applications, which are used by the government to conduct a background check, contain a wealth of sensitive data not only about workers seeking security clearance, but also about their friends, spouses and other family members. They also include criminal history, psychological records and information about past drug use as well as potentially sensitive information about the applicant’s interactions with foreign nationals—information that can be used against those nationals in their own country."
Sounds pretty bad to me, but I doubt he'll receive the same level of scrutiny as Hillary Clinton has, because it isn't as interesting politically.
Source: https://www.wired.com/2015/10/... -- interesting article.
Last time I checked, AOL Instant Messenger needed a AOL account, at least one on the free tier. Or has everybody switched from AIM to Skype?
Yes, everyone left AIM years ago, for Skype and others.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro..." -- Hunter S. Thompson