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I will say this no nation will have a brain drain if (and don't miss the IF) the country that they are in provides a good economic climate so that their work will pay off financially as well as a successful product.
It is an engeneering problem not a nuclear problem.
Since the Fukushima crisis there have been many knee jerk reactions. People did not stop to evaluate what happened. From what I have read it was not the failure of the reactors nor the safety equipment that caused the melt down but the wall of water that knocked out the safety equipment that created the problem. Here is where it become an engineering problem, the site for the reactor was not well picked out. But it should be used as a learning experience. Maybe the engineers, at first, did not think of the dangers of the site. They do now and site selection should be a much higher priority now.
The world is going to need nuclear power for a long time but may one day be able to be phased out. In the mean time nuclear power should be used but where there is not going to be tsunami will be able over flow it. This should not be a problem in Europe where they are phasing out nuclear power even though the price of the energy is quite high and looks to go even higher with the phaseout. This is coupled with the phase out of coal generators also and the shutdown of natural gas generators to a stand by status. To be there to take up the slack when the green energy fails or falls short. This in itself will be done at a very high cost and may even increase the CO2 emissions
170 degrees K to hot for ice
"One idea was that we were seeing ice on the asteroid outgassing, but the object is too hot, around 170 Kelvin, for ice," he explained.
To hot for ice? I must admit that it has been a very long time since I studied this but at a -103.15 degree C does not seem to hot to me.
So the mac air will join the microsoft rt as a landfill object.
so much for privicy
And this in an area of the world where Google cannot inadvertently show a person face or address or car tag number in their street view without the threat of a huge fine if they don't remove or obliterate it. I would say it should be much more serious to put online a porn video than to show someone's face in a street view.
Re: What's the difference between love and herpes?
Well that depends on the definition of love. If it is as many people define it as sex your comparison is true. On the other hand if it is defined as the intertwining of two hearts then it is incorrect. Even I know of an example or two of the later myself.
Closing the power plants.
It is time for the operators of the coal fired, gas fired and nuclear power plants to start to shut down. This may cause the price of electricity to increase more but that is the price of progress. Or the government may be required to buy and operate these power plants even at a lose until a method of storing the electricity generated by solar and wind can be developed. Private operators cannot be expected to operate these conventional power generators at a lose so either the government buys them or pays the private companies to operate them more or less on a contract basis. Personally I would prefer for the private operators to get out of the business totally. Let industry (all industry) be operated by the government for the benefit of all. If there is no need to have all the investors to demand a profit then the profit could be used to reduce the tax burden of the citizens of the country. If the trillions of dollars from the private sector was returned to the public health, retirement, and living conditions could be improved for the citizenry of the whole country and at a lower tax rate in addition. There would be no need for unions or strikes because the wages would be guaranteed to each citizen when they come of age.
Re: And they tell use fracking is safe?
Interesting site. I have noticed that there is not one of those who are supporting fracking bans are advocating the surrender of the "modern lifestyle" . They want the right and the convenience to jet here, to drive there, to have all the electric for air condition and other conveniences yet they want to prevent the recovery of the energy that makes that possible.
There is an environmental cost to every thing that is done today even farming. The production of food (farming) could not be done with the oil/gas industry. Without coal, gas, and oil our way of life could not exist. Even nuclear has its problems and the environmentalist have pushed for its banning in the past. But now many are pushing for more nuclear generators to replace coal and later gas generators.
The question is how much environmental damage is exceptable and how much that damage can be mitigated, The answer to both of these questions depends on what lifestyle one is willing to have.
Repeat of an old theme
This is a take from the event than Britain ran into in India. There the rebels put the word out that the British was using pig fat to seal the powder packets and the Islamic solders that Britain was using would not touch the powder packets to load the rifles which had the expected effect. These Islamic solders could not stand before the rebels.
I also though that the US military should have let the news out that there was pig grease on the bullets they used in Afghanistan and Iraq. But that would have offended the civilians and make it impossible to get them on their side.
The Off Switch!
Yes there is an off switch but it is one that cannot be legislated. But what is wanted is a legislated one. The switch is within each individual to choose not to use porn, child or otherwise.
Re: Where's the off switch?
But the switch on one's own computer dose not stop others form viewing it. What is wanted is a way to prevent anybody from viewing (child) porn. But murder has tried to be stopped every man became civilized(?) but murder still happens!
Re: Won't be able to post hate comments
You only thought (you have that right in the US) permission (elsewhere) but (the right in the US) permission that you thought can be taken away just like it was given to you in the first place. We of the US have the constitutional right to free speech in the US but it dose not mean that a person can say what he wants. We here in the US have had several conservative speakers who were to speak college audience who were stopped by violent demonstration and at a graduating class of doctors the speaker who was from the same school was told not to speak. Not because any of these speakers were promoting hate or overthrow of a government but because they had views that was not the mainstream of the liberal universities.
So with those whose country dose not guarantee your freedom of speech which is given by permission and not law can and will be taken back from you depending on those in power. Good luck in protecting your freedom of speech you will kneed it very much!
The solution to global warming!
The solution to pollution (global warming) is extermination.
Then the earth be a great place to live!
They have the authority
What is the big deal! They are trying to protect the US from terrorist and save lives. Safety DOSE require some sacrifices you know. A little freedom (the government to ease drop on its citizens and visitors) for a little more security from death and attacks by enemies trying to destroy US.
A better method
Eating bugs as protein or using theme as animal feed and then eating the animal or even grinding them up and using theme as fertilizer for crops would also be very inefficient. Any of these ways would only delay the time which the world becomes overpopulated.
A better way would be to reduce the birth rate to slightly below the replacement rate for at lease 80 or so years then allow it to go to the replacement rate. This could be done by requiring all girls when they reach puberty to be given a long term birth control method which dose not require any action on their part . So birth control pills, condoms and other forms that action on the girl's part. Also when and if a effective long term birth control method is developed for boys they would also get this. Then when the prime reproductive age is reached by each certain ones (both girls and boys) would be chosen to reproduce. Some of the criteria may be such things as education, income, inventiveness and the lack of abnormal genes. Some would not be given the privileged to reproduce. Nor would just being a politician would qualify. Being a member of a conservation religious or conservative political group would disqualify one though. Sexual preference nor gender identification would disqualify a person if they qualified other wise.
PLAGUE OF SEX CRAZED MONSTER GRASSHOPPERS TO HIT EAST COAST
Someone in England dose not understand American English or they are deliberately misusing it. The locus plague that is about to hit the east cost of US are not "grasshoppers". Locus is a local term for cicadas and not for the grasshoppers as stated in the headline.
Well, If this climate warming will cause the oceans to rise flooding productive land it will be self correcting. The increased population has caused this rapid rise in global temperature which caused the flooding which causes the reduction in food which causes a reduction in the world population which causes a reduction in global warming pollutants which cause the temperature globally to return to normal. Now we (the earth and its population) are back at go and we the population can start all over again. Now all bets are off if the global warming is caused by something other than man.
If these wifi connections were security enabled how could they snoop on them as they drive by? Now if these connections were NOT security enabled then the users were fools and needed to be taught a lesson. That would be the same as leaving a $100 greenback on your front door and expect it to be there when you come back in a day or two.
Now if Google DID hack into the system and then stole information then the fine was not enough.
So true! The EPA like any other bureaucratic governmental agency has to make itself more indispensable by pushing the original purpose beyond its intent. It is one thing to regulate to a reasonable degree and totally another when the regulations become draconian which EPA has become.
How to prevent happenings like this.
There is a way to prevent armed robberies like this have gun control! Oh, France dose? And it did not prevent the robbery? Then there needs to be gun confiscation and the death penalty or life without parole for people that has guns, except the government personnel except when one of them use the government issued weapons to commit a crime. it that dose not stop it then remove the trial to send them up for life.
Which would hurt less: a global carbon price of $US20 now, or a $US100 carbon price in 2020?
Well, The way the US treasury is printing money I would say $US20 today will be much more valuable than $US100 carbon price in 2020.
Why the difference in price? Is it the VAT? Here in the US we don't have that yet!
If a woman could be turned into a monkey it seams to me that the reverse should also work. This should be more true than going into the reverse direction since it has already happened before. So now is the time to take advantage of this great opportunity to direct the evolution of one of the precursors of humanity to human. Some may think that there is some ethical concerns in doing this. This would be true if man DID NOT EVOLVE in the first place. If humanity did evolve then this would only nature getting a little help to speed up the process.
So now I wish for happy evolution to the person to come.
Yes, but who would want to live longer?
Big stakes gamble.
I can see why so many people are up in arms over this. The chemical companies and the Ag companies that developed the GM crops will stand to loose Billions if it is found true while the rest of us will loose our life. How ever there those on both sides who are more than willing to stir up the discontent be cause this sell news but dose not produce any more food for anybody.
So we have climate change. Is it global warming or global cooling or both? Can you tell me?
Is Google going to discriminate against men now. Or is there not women qualified working for the company?
Why launch ICBMs
You guys are not insinuating that China would EVER launch an ICBM w/nuclear warhead are you? Just think, If they did launch a strike that would ruin the land for occupation for a long time. That would not be worth the effort when all China has to do is wait (which China is a master at) a few years and there will not be any reason to launch a strike the US and the rest of what has been called the WEST will not be a threat to it no matter what China dose.
The same study also suggests that even the colder “low-sunspot” winters are growing warmer, with the researchers pointing out that the Rhine hasn’t frozen over since 1963 (in spite of record-setting cold winters in 2010 and 2011).
Could that not be explained by population and housing and auto and more concrete being used in the modern times?
Re: Why doesn't he stop writing?
You are correct in that a it is easier to replace a drone than a person. Also the production of drones takes only a short time (relative) and it takes about 18 years to replace a solder.
Now this ethicist thinks that engineers should stop working on robots. What is it unethical to work on robots and not on other types of weapons. Now ICBM have been a deterrent to the Cold War since they have been introduced. Mutual destruction you know. By this measure engineers should not have worked on the ICBMs. Now what could have been the result if the US in this case had not developed the ICBM and the other side did? If that had happened then the other side which did develop them would have demanded the other side to surrender and if they did not then could have destroyed that nation.
What the ethicist should be working for is to elect an ethical leader who will not use the robots as has been stated that they would.
No they are not creationist. If they were they would know that the earth is going to suffer climate change but the climate will not be brought on by man directly but by indirect means. The creationist would have Revelations chapter 16 which outlines several climate changes that will be upon the earth. The changes will be such that man will not adapt to the change to survive. Check it out by reading Revelations chapter 16 to see what one may expect soon.
The Cause of the Climate Change Hype!
Follow the money! Those who are hyping the climate change is those who will receive larger grants if they can make the grant givers that there is a dire need for more money to study. What is not considered (or don't care if they get their money) is the rules and regulations and laws that this hype has and will cause. If true, which I am in doubt. some of these changes may not be bad but if not true then such a waist of resources which could have been put to a much better use.
When they get the cars and everything else where it can be "hacked" at a distance just think what kind of havoc that someone can cause. Shut down part of the power grid over loading the rest. triggering the brakes on the cars on the freeway, turnpikes and autobahns would cause a prime time to do all kinds of damage.
Evil oil, good tech.
Obama hits the evil oil companies all the time for ripping off the the nation and the people and he dose not get much contributions form them. Obama praises google and other tech companies and now it appears are ripping of the people (and the nation?) AND at least has been a big supporter of Obama but not a word of how badly the tech companies are ripping of the people. Politics has its price.
For only half of humanity
It's titsup for humanity,...For only half of humanity.
But the climate change could throw humanity back to where they were before tools which there would be a greater demand more more humans. Then only half would be up while the other half would be down!
Apple treated differently than Microsoft.
If Microsoft tried to do what Apple has done every court in the Western World would have crucify It. Apple is the only manufacturer (appointed by Apple) who can use Apple's operating system. No one else can manufacture parts without Apple's consent.
Even now if Microsoft went to a closed system (like Apple is) the courts would make them open up.
Re: Mature enough?
If population is the problem then limit the population. Or I guess that a major war could take care of that. But the Bible tells us in Revelations that the sun will get hotter. This was written 2000 years ago before we had the scientist and before the idea of climate change had entered the head of man. I know many if not most don't believe in the Bible but maybe the warming may be proof that it is true. If it is true then there will be no long term planning to control the human influence on the climate He will take care of the problem!
Re: What's "significantly" lower ?
Your last state is correct and it is where global warming started (that is man made global warming). If the hot air stops the earth may return to the freezer again.
goodbye high earners! goodbye additional income tax collection!
Obama and France's François Hollande both want to raise the taxes on the rich(?) so both of them should expect this to happen more often. Why should a person pay very high taxes when they can get citizenship where the taxes are lower?
destroying the climate change doubters
With the melting of the ice caps accompanied with a rise of the oceans when the costs start being flooded and hundreds of thousands of people world wide being killed then the doubters will, maybe, be finally come to see the problem. Then maybe they will be willing to have that carbon tax and much higher taxes on coal and petroleum. They might also see the need for electric cars even if they cost many times what the others do.
This scientist who admits that he stole someone else's identity will not face any problems. Now if the shoe was on the other foot the story would be much different.
Re: Re: Re: So... (Non-resilient Humans)
A couple of million years later (a mere eye-blink in geological time), the Earth will have recovered and will then proceed to get along quite nicely without us.
Is it only quite nicely or is it much better?
No, we have them to protect ourselves from anonymous cowards and criminals who think what we have they should have.
If her potential boyfriends see this video then she will not have one or at least bring him home.