Tue 22 November 2016
Sat 06 August 2016
Thu 19 November 2015
It has long been known that horses move in distinct foot-patterns which govern the speed at which they move. Based on my observations of cats, I note similar patterns.
Standstill. Speed: none. Frequency: rare. Notes: cats rarely stand still. They prefer to lie down, sit, sprawl, or meatloaf.
Stalk. Speed …
Fri 23 October 2015
Fri 11 September 2015
Let us suppose, dear reader, that you are worried about small drone aircraft – copters, quad and hex and so forth - espying on your private activities. This is not as completely unreasonable a fear now as it was a few years ago. A realtime first-person-view drone can be as small as your hand and still manage 10 minutes of hovering and scooting about.
Let us also suppose that you are not the sort of maniac who is willing to shoot a deadly projectile at a rapidly moving small target in a populated area. If you are that sort of maniac, please move to an unpopulated area immediately, and put up big signs at your property border. “I am an armed idiot” might be suitable phrasing.
Sat 04 October 2014
Questions from A History of the Future – object 96, from 2066.
Answers from my snap judgement.
In your own time, please answer five out of the ten questions below.
1 Alice makes a full backup, indistinguishable from her own personality and capable of operating independently. Who owns this backup? Does the status of ownership change if: