Re: With regards to getting hacked..
> Geneva Convention
Reminder: The USA is not a signatory.
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> artificial corneas are available which are tuned to the patient to correct not just cataracts, but the myopia and astigmatism
Although artificial corneas are a thing, cataracts are cured by replacing the natural cloudy lens with an artificial lens. That same lens can be shaped to correct astigmatism. If the artificial lens is flexible, it may be possible to re-employ your ciliary muscle to deform the lens to allow accommodation. (Search for: accommodating intraocular lens implant")
I'm aware that gravitational waves have been shown to exist, what puzzles me is this:
Won't any oscillating mass produce a gravitational wave? Isn't the earth sending out gravitational waves strongly across it's orbital plane, with a frequency of one cycle per year?
Can we not detect gravitational waves from other celestial objects in cyclical motion? Are these the same kind of waves as those produced by the collision of black holes? Does the destruction of black holes just generate higher frequencies and more radiated power?
We also need to make less people. The planet has bee suffering ever since we started agriculture. It's been guessed that 10 million hunter gatherers existed in (stressful) harmony with the rest of the ecosystem. Using nuclear fusion suddenly seems like a tractable problem compared with my proposal.
Inflation: £2,000,000,000 would have been enough to build over 4,000 miles of Motorway back in the '50s!
If we could just post money back in time, we could have an excellent road system now.
"Smart" as in "festooned with unnecessary additional devices and services". So a toothpick, gel dispenser, video camera, speak your weight floor pad, microphone, keyboard, Ethernet, InfiniBand, WiFi, WiMax, Bluetooth, ANT+, .... . You get the picture, this is the 21st Century!
Ah, so it will generate a weak RF signal as you withdraw the lock. I'll need to replace the microphone with an aerial.
Abloy is still keeping my stuff secure. I don't think their locks have ever been picked in situ. I wonder if the method described could infer the mass of each disc as the key is pushed in or withdrawn?
This sounds like just the sort of device Philip K. Dick used to dream up.
One moment you're tearing along a freeway, next your car turns off to force yo tou lunch at a restaurant you've never heard of or seen before, but you have a reservation!
The assassin's distant laser command causes your shower to keep its door closed and slowly cook you to death.
> Wow, one day they might even use something that could triangulate your location from satellites and tell you exactly where you are.
Yes, but even if they did invent something like that, how would it work with buildings, or even trees, between you and the satelites? Gamma Rays perhaps?
This should come as no surprise if you are the owner of a Garmin device. Surely we're all used to unexpected crashes, loss of satellite fixes, erroneous navigation instructions, etc. Losing a data centre seems par for the course if you own a Garmin device . When I want to record a track for posterity, I record it simultaneously on my Garmin and using a 'phone app.
Not the same argument, but:
@Drew Scriver. yes, "they've got to eat", but why does that make them too lazy to sort out micropayments.? Why do we have to set up a pricey monthly or annual subscription for all we can read, when we only want to read a couple of articles?
> Britain and the US understand that it is far, far better to hold a war in someone else's country, than at home. The further the better.
Errm. no. The USA understood that and set up NATO as a device to distract the USSR and keep battles out of the USA. Britain (and other European countries) are occupied client states and had no choice, If we demur, then all those USA nuclear devices are handily on "RAF", and other member's, bases ready to "deter" us.
> Responsible farmers keep the electric fences inside the physical fences
Not where I go walking they don't. Sometimes they don't have many of those little warning signs either. It pays to know what electric fencing looks like: look for the insulators holding the wire off the posts.
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