Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?
I really loved the movie. They made a book out of it? Cool! Gotta look it up!
Custom 3D-printed kayak is a homemade work of art
Linked article is ripped off a CNET story. This is the link to the blog of the guy who actually made the kayak, and includes the video referenced in the article.
Algorithm Aims To Predict Fiction Bestsellers
Huh? Asimov originally serialized the Foundation series in Astounding Magazine, for which he was paid quite well.
Those Golden Age SF pros didn't write a word if they weren't going to be paid for that word. This was their livelihood.
Why Charles Stross Wants Bitcoin To Die In a Fire
Once we reach the 21 million BtC cap, miners will stop mining them and will no longer be confirming transactions as a by-product of the mining process. The only possible way to continue will be to change BtC to raise the limits and get people mining again. The calculation will still be getting exponentially harder, while the number of BtCs increase linearly. The carbon footprint with traditional currencies is linear.
So, the BtC carbon footprint will always increase -- and increase lots. If we're lucky, our computing abilities will increase faster.
Can There Be a Non-US Internet?
I wonder how many Brazilians are going to install American tech in their homes programmed to watch and identify everyone who comes near it, listen to every word, and (once required to be, now just usually) connect to the Internet to phone home. How many Brazilians will pay for the privilege?
XBone. Enjoy your illusion of privacy.
Work Halted On Neal Stephenson's Kickstarted Swordfighting Video Game
They weren't building hardware -- they were using third party hardware. That people were unlikely to have or for which they had any other use. They were just building the software.
Does Grammar Matter Anymore?
Probably none of them, but if one were, it would be the one between "these" and "ellipsis", but you probably wanted "ellipses" there anyway.
Book Review: The Python Standard Library By Example
I can't figure out if you used "for all intensive purposes" ironically, or if you really don't realize it's "for all intents and purposes".
Cancer Cluster Possibly Found Among TSA Workers
Isn't sunlight radiation?
Deformable Liquid Mirrors For Adaptive Optics
He winced because vacuum doesn't have a temperature. You have to have something to heat up before you can measure its heat.
A telescope in Earth's orbit would receive just as much solar radiation when not eclipsed by the Earth's shadow as some point directly beneath the Sun on the Earth's surface -- more, because Earth's atmosphere scatters and reflects a lot of the radiation.
CRTC Mulls Canadian Content On the Internet
Blue Oyster Cult sigs FTW. That's all.
Please No, Not a Blade Runner Sequel
... and it had about as much to do with its parent story as "Blade Runner" did to "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?".
So Who's Running Apple Now?
And he's had plenty experience getting rid of jobs already!
Wikipedia's New Definition of Truth
Here's the million-dollar idea. Make Rebuttal-pedia, a place where Jason Lanier and people like him can post their side of the story, and it can then be used a source for Wikipedia articles.