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1 step solution to the global warming "debate"
1. Everyone who believes it matters quits emitting carbon dioxide.
This will save us:
2 tanker ships
8 or 9 thousand trips to the middle of the ocean
20 or 30 years of the honourable martyrsen time who would have to pilot the tanker ships to drown all the skeptics
Howevermuch evil, fozzle few-L that'd all take, anyway.
Ugh, you don't stand to receive 150usd if you apply for the settlement.
A typical cheque to the wronged will be somewhere between 0.45usd and 15.00usd. The lawyers will get about 40%, the escrow fund managers (generally the same lawyers) will get about 40% (for the taxing work of accepting a giant cheque and writing a bunch of tiny cheques). The remainder will be split between the 8 people who write back and can document in triplicate (notarised, please send us the actual equipment violated, as well) the harm done to them, and a "fee settlement fee" (and probably a, uh, 1000 dollar leaving town tax).
Of course, if you don't accept, you will have to file suit on your own.
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Wasting my time with these nutty notions of large scale peer networking, lighter-than-air-craft . . . Hay! what if, instead of compressing the He, they just liquified a bit of N2 into ballast tanks? Or is diatomic nitrogen to dangerous for humans?
But! But! But! v in water is smaller (c might be a constant, but the velocity of light isn't) and that affects the relationship of λ(wavelength) to f.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavelength has a shockingly lucid (considering the medium) breakdown.
is a bit of a misnomer, anyway. The generators will be replaced on a statistically regular basis (wear, damage, etc) which makes them the non-renewable consumable. Current "carbon trading" theories of cost put these on rather unfavourable footing with the stored solar energy (in the form of petroleum and coal (and peat, if you're in Ancient Scotland)) we use now, and not much (if at all) better than a combination of good ol' fashioned "doing without" and drudgery.
"They can gather as much as they will, but there is no Defence against a Stream of Random Coordinated Information"
The same techniques used in spam filtering a couple of generations (technologically) from now combined with Our Friend Gordon E. Moore and they'll be able to "calculate the trajectory of every single dust particle throughout a five-week Dangrabad Beta sand blizzard". Keeping tabs on a few billion (relatively predictable) humans will be child's play.
I strongly doubt the economy of any country on Urth is "totally dependant on [e-mail]". It might be useful for some high Knob to send a funny picture of a cat licking its penis to the "administrative assistant" pool, but in the real world there are telephones, letters, and actually conversing in person.
Re: data retention . . .
. . . is not a big deal if they are doing science, since that (ostensibly) requires repeatability, no?
Transparency, for one thing. A product review lives or dies on its (ostensible) merits, whereas this is a blind, "example.com si dANgirous!" without supporting evidence provided. Sort of like a product review as a single line: "Hello. It's Crap.".
Not that I disagree with McAffee (or care. They're Crap!) in this case, but there is a dif'rence.
Until it starts identifiing (that's for "viriiiiii" or however you savages pluralise virum, let alone pronounce it) bILLG aTES monstrous and fetid carcois as a trojan, and how do you know itself does not phone home your banking details, the barcode tattoo on your forehead? War veterens need not apply, unless otherwise handicapped, the rest of us will take it on the back of the hand.
Since the invention of fingerd
The fingerd utility appeared in 4.3BSD. )
"blog" has just been a neologism awaiting some life form with a sufficient surplus of cerebrospinal fluid for coinage and this article is like some disgusting nerd fight over whether a roll of <3 for cha results in a ginger or not.
In the World of Real, Honest Things, the hairless post-card has served as ample warning of the potential to abuse any device for banal folderol, doubly so when cheap, trebly so when attached to semi-anonymity and Meret knows the hair.
2 (3?) things to make learning possible (maybe 4)
1.b) and its converse, pleasure (I actually think I do mean "converse" here)
3) forgetting: you must have the ability to discard unimportant or detrimental (to learning) information (and feedback).
And embarrassment (as a sort of self inflicted fear/pain) is an important part of the "learning to forget" feedback loop. Until then, the memory and microcode constraints will tend to mire the whole world of automatons in a sort of 1950s backwater of, "Computer, everything I say to you is a lie." nonsense.
Several years ago
. . . I suggested they include VIA (loc1, loc2, . . .). Upon further pondering, they need to include a WITHOUT command as well:
FROM Hoboken, NJ TO Petaluna, CA VIA Calgary, AB WITHOUT I-80
Anyway, us cyclists might enjoy excluding interstate expressways.
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