You know, as we worry about the future of international travel, I'll just put this out there- give me a solid wifi connection and some actual elbow room, and I'd happily spend a couple of days flying home on a solar powered zeppelin instead of taking a jet.
Can you imagine how quiet it would be too?
Like taking a sleeper train through the sky. I'm really about this idea.
damn good take on the rms situation
Steven Universe is a children's show which replaces masculine power fantasy with an emotional maturity fantasy. Steven's entire superpower is being kind and understanding, and the show treats this with the same gravity and enthusiasm as other shows treat combat. This is a good and beautiful thing.
The Google+NASA quantum supremacy paper (in early preprint version as leaked from the NTRS server) is available at https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/09/here-is-the-quantum-supremacy-using-a-programmable-superconducting-processor-paper.html
And Scott Aaronson has reasonably balanced blog post about it at https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=4317
A new edition of the book Modern C is now available under a CC license via the following page
"In practice, free software has attained this utopian ideal in only a limited scope. ... [Because of] unwillingness to address barriers other than IP, free software caters almost exclusively to professional developers looking for a free drop-in replacement for a commercial product to use in the course of their lucrative work creating other commercial products. Utopia for the few is a kind of dystopia."
Wow I just found out that color printers add coded dots onto every page you print so that it can be traced back to where and when it was printed. Umm.... did anyone else know about this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Identification_Code
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