"This means that, for example, if you unlicence a piece of software, in Germany, technically, your inheritors still might own some of the relevant rights, and might be able to start going after people for money, or with cease and desist letters, after you've passed away. Or you can change your mind, and do this. Meaning that unlicensing your software makes it potentially dangerous for german companies to use." thoughts and prayers to german companies 🕯️
It's weird that a program would opt to track my physical location with satellites to tell me what the weather is like where I am, rather than just asking me where I am
I feel like the potential consequences of me falsifying this information are fairly benign. Doesn't seem worth beaming my coordinates into space and back to verify, imo
I didn't know why they would ask for this, but heck, I didn't know anything. A lot of these types of contests and giveaways just asked you to send in a postcard with your name and address; it made sense that an empty envelope would serve the same purpose as a postcard. Maybe they were trying to encourage kids who had envelopes in their house but no postcards. Or maybe it was some arcane legal requirement. Don't ask me, I'm just a kid!
It never occurred to me as a kid that "self-addressed stamped envelope" could mean something other than "an empty envelope with my return address on it". I never entered any contests or anything that required a SASE, but I imagine the number of empty envelopes they had to throw away was huge. Kids are supposed to intuit that they need to put a stamped envelope inside another envelope? Who even had two different sizes of envelope in their house?
I just moved around the corner
And thought that this was brave
To give up what for years and years
Felt like home, felt like I was safe
Now in front of me a diner, German style
And a barber right next door - did you know
That I never went to cut my hair
Anywhere else then at my mom's before?
Invention for tactile feedback in VR: gloves with tiny plastic tubes on each finger and palm connected to a tank of compressed nitrogen. As your fingers press against things in VR, the computer sends a signal to the valve controller and releases a burst of propellant equivalent to whatever you're pressing against
Practical application: game instructs player to look carefully at the back of their virtual hand, sends signal for maximum nitrogen power, player hilariously slaps themselves in the face
I *like* to listen to static!
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