Re: Trump wrapped in an Amazon Logo.
Or a pic with the Amazon logo tattooed on his upper back?
186 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Why would you have to stay still? I would think that having ceiling mount lasers tracking your movement would be well within the capability of current technology.
In some dystopian future I could see Google/Amazon installing such a system in your local mall so it can whisper personalized purchase suggestion in your ears as you walk around.
"A new brand of high fiber wheat-based breakfast biscuits. Keeps you regular."
Well that's what it says on the box, but my experience is that it seems to bung up the entry and exits leaving you with a decidedly constipated feeling. But it is officially recommended by the government food guide.
I think Apple could learn something from Blackberry's failures. Blackberry would be in a better place today if they had made BBM widely available while they still had the market influence.
Apple should make iMessage available on Android phones. This would not be without risk but it would allow Apple to quickly expand their customer base in services and developing countries. They could still market their "superior" hardware to the faithful.
I don't have or want an iPhone but both my wife and daughter have them and I would be willing to pay a modest yearly fee for an iMessage app. And with that hook they could try and drag me into using other iCloud services.
> 3. for the environmentally concious they take up more resources than a cable and are less energy efficient
We don't need to worry about efficiency as standardized ubiquitous wireless charging should become available around the same time as nuclear fusion starts feeding the power grid. So, 50 years or so?
>"there is no there there, unlike with the DNC who were revealed to be colluding with Hillary Clinton"
Unless the DNC or Clinton are a foreign entity then there is no crime there. It is normal politics for either the Democrat or Republican parties to discretely help whichever candidate they consider more electable.
With respect to the stolen Republican emails, the thief may be more interested in blackmailing elected officials, in which case they are only valuable so long as they are kept secret.
>Except the second is defined for clocks sitting at the Earth's surface
>Which is defined as g=9.81m/s^2
>Which depends on the definition of a second
As I understand it, gravity distorts both space and time, but the relationship between time, length and the speed-of-light remains constant. So a metre measured with the standard at sea level will be the same as a metre measured out in space using local clock references.
@ F111F "..but if Afghanistan and other fights are any indication.."
If Afghanistan is an example, then yes, an armed population might overthrow a government, but also likely replace it with anarchy and violence. If the goal is to make America more like Afghanistan then just keep adding more guns.
"Another day -- another cloud problem. Anyone see a pattern emerging?"
Although I understand the sentiment in this comment, I would be curious to see some actual numbers as to the the availability of typical in-house systems vs cloud based systems. In my, admittedly limited, experience with small businesses I am seeing less downtime with cloud based solutions than in-house ones.
" but can you enforce a civil ruling in this case?"
I assume that winning the civil case would mean being awarding a sum of money to compensate for the loss. So enforcing the judgement would depend on where the defendants assets are. If the assets are in the US they may be able to seize them.
There is no fundamental reason I see that electric vehicles can't have hitches other then reduced range. I am one of those people that occasionally tows a utility trailer, but never more than a few miles, so range would not be a problem to me. Looking at the cars parked on my street I rarely (1 in 20 ?) see a trailer hitch on a vehicle, and when I do it is an SUV not a sedan. YMMV of coarse.
Maybe future trailers will include supplemental batteries to compensate for reduced range? When the scale of electric cars production approaches that of ICE cars I expect battery prices and standardization will improve significantly.
With satellite clusters in low earth orbit, you are about 500 miles from the nearest satellite so the transit delay is only 2.7 ms. Current satellite internet uses geostationary satellites, which are 22,000 miles away with a transit delay of 240 ms. Also a low earth orbit satellite will have a smaller radio footprint so that you are sharing the available spectrum with far less customers, so more bandwidth for you.You just need a lot of satellites.
"I believe that the "rules" in question are Newton's laws of motion."
Not really, since you can use propulsion systems to keep a satellite up longer. Just releasing a small amount of compressed gas could be used increase the useful life in orbit. If someone has, or can develop, a miniature ion drive then even longer life orbits become possible.
"Heartily agree. What privacy do we get by using ssl to to dns via 188.8.131.52"
For someone trying to invade your privacy, you reduce the available attack surface by using ssl. If you don't trust Google then find another DNS service. At least you get to decide who you trust rather than having to trust every one along the communications route.
From what I see in the Apache 2.4 documentation (not sure about 2.3.9) support for .htaccess files is determined by the directives applied. So the story is really about bad server configuration rather than any specific problems with jQuery file upload plugin. Clearly the plugin documentation should emphasize that .htaccess support is required.
"99% of the world couldn’t give a shit who this guy is, so no damage caused."
It does not matter what 99% of the world think of him. What does matter is the .00001% of the population that are his present or future clients, employers or parents of his kids classmates. Anyone who might have reason to do a social media search of him but does not already know him could be influenced by Elon's comments.
So when I "go to the Niagara Falls", which many tourists do, I am not really going to the Niagara Falls unless I'm in the Niagara river flowing over the falls?
Besides after selling the "First tourist around the moon" trip for millions or billions, he can still sell the "First tourist on the Moon" for even more!
"'do the users notice?'"
Since the radio spectrum is always shared, achieving higher bit rates and throughputs per channel implies that they can support more customer per channel. This would mean more potential revenue for cell operators and a better data experience for customers in congested areas.
"I've not met anyone who puts the presence (or not) of a notch as a dealbreaker when it comes to phone choice"
I don't object to the notch itself but I do object to including the notched area in the screen size specification. When I compare the specs for phones, what I want to know about screen size is what is the largest unobstructed 16x9 image that can be displayed.
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