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You might wanna consider ditching your BT hub or whatever for a box running pfSense. It can do all the PPPoE stuff. Install pfBlockerNG. While you're at it, give Quad9 a look.
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"The Solar System is full of tiny bits of debris leftover from the swirling protoplanetary disk that formed around our young Sun billions of years ago. Only a small proportion of these dusty particles managed to clump together to form planets."
No, almost all of it has "clumped together".
"The principal component of the Solar System is the Sun, a G2 main-sequence star that contains 99.86% of the system's known mass and dominates it gravitationally. The Sun's four largest orbiting bodies, the giant planets, account for 99% of the remaining mass, with Jupiter and Saturn together comprising more than 90%. The remaining objects of the Solar System (including the four terrestrial planets, the dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, and comets) together comprise less than 0.002% of the Solar System's total mass."
"The mass of the Solar System excluding the Sun, Jupiter and Saturn can be determined by adding together all the calculated masses for its largest objects and using rough calculations for the masses of the Oort cloud (estimated at roughly 3 Earth masses), the Kuiper belt (estimated at roughly 0.1 Earth mass) and the asteroid belt (estimated to be 0.0005 Earth mass) for a total, rounded upwards, of ~37 Earth masses, or 8.1% of the mass in orbit around the Sun. With the combined masses of Uranus and Neptune (~31 Earth masses) subtracted, the remaining ~6 Earth masses of material comprise 1.3% of the total orbiting mass."
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Whatever you pay, iatrogenic disorders are (probably) the third leading cause of death in the USA.
It seems that the research says the same for Western Europe. Turns out that doctors are just as crap at their jobs as the rest of us are at ours...
Let me start by saying I don't agree with the OP, and I believe that the NHS is a "good thing".
The cost of the NHS is £2,273* (2016-17) for every man, woman, and child in the UK. (Other genders may be available.) If you're paying 6k a year in tax, well done, you're doing OK. If you're employed under PAYE, you're earning around £40,000# per annum. But I reckon you're paying more than £100 a month. Your NI contributions are £320 a month, and remember your employer is paying about 50% more than that in employers' NI, which your employer could give to you if they didn't have to pay it so it's a (not very well) hidden tax on you. Anyway, my point is, as someone earning considerably more than the median salary^ I expect you're paying more than you think. Good health! --->
"Certainly until we are able to remake a genetic makeup and reform a living creature from that."
What, like this, in 2010?
Anyway, grandad, the kids are using new bases in their artificial life now. Six is better than four, obvs.
p.s. We're all doomed.
There's too much focus on species and not enough on what really matters, the genes. These boffins need to find out if any genes are going extinct or not, as that's the true measure of biodiversity. Someone should write a book about it it...
p.s. Just having my morning (builder's) tea. No crisis here.
It's auctioning off Egress Technologies' assets?
"Although they’re often seen in cartoons and TV programmes and mentioned in almost everything else involving judges, the one place you won’t see a gavel is an English or Welsh courtroom – they are not used there and have never been used in the criminal courts."
They won't be laughing when we fit 'old painless' to every airliner.
Admittedly, it might reduce the load capacity of the plane, but it will solve the noise pollution problem. No-one will want to live anywhere near an airport.
p.s. Apropos of nothing, "When I said I was going to become a comedian, they all laughed. Well, they're not laughing now, are they?" -- Bob Monkhouse.
Dunno about the camera module, but the phone made in China? Not necessarily.
"50% of Samsung Mobile Phones Made in Vietnam","The two factories in China have a maximum capacity of 150 million phones. However, Samsung is looking to cut their production by approximately 40 million in view of the high labor costs in China."
The spiders fauna isn't all that bad in Oz.
"Australian spiders have a fearsome reputation, but our bees typically pose more of a threat."
Also, the snakes aren't as bad as people think.
p.s. " [Australians'] death rate due to snake bite is about the same as the United Kingdom and Holland" "The funnel-web spider is lethal but nowhere near as consistently deadly as North African scorpions which kill tens of thousands of people each year."
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