Over specifiying the skills for the job is some kind of ass protection/cushion for them if they pick the wrong one. They can rely on the shopping list and resume matching. They don't want good candidates, they don't want clever candidates, they want candidates that fit the shopping list. They just don't care the clever and good ones are left alone. They will never being embarrassed having left alone the mighty great candidate that this company would have benefit most to hire. It is impossible to evaluate. The only thing that can be evaluated is they picked the wrong candidate accordingly to the shopping list.
Your example doesn't hold water.
I mean they dump the excess, in the case of batteries, this isn't excess.
Not holding a charge mean wasting energy at the end. It is like drilling a giant hole into a hydroelectric dam at the end.
Anyway, the other question is: What's the carbon footprint of these batteries including the whole life cycle on a sufficient long period of time to not bias the result?
People undergoing radiotherapy also excrete high enough levels of radiation to pose some hazard to other people. So their toilets will be detected as dirty bomb factories.
False, even if in some case you can detect a high level of radiation from such patients, it never pose some hazard to anyone. You have to prove your statement. Second, the chemical detectors are not aimed at detecting radiation. Third, even if the would, it could be easy to discriminate the medical isotopes from those which could be involved in the fabrication of a dirty bomb. Fourth, no one would bother fabricating a dirty bomb while he can do a biological or chemical one much more easily.
I do not agree with this simplistic view. The guy may think you are evil and decide to share your data, it is all left to his own appreciation and judgement. A single guy may destroy a lot of other guys because he believes it is the right thing to do. In some sense, your data is better in the hands of the NSA than in the hands of a free-electron you don't know really what he is thinking and cannot predict what he will do with it..
Sorry to say that, but a whistleblower isn't automagically a good guy with high moral and integrity. You just don't know.
""Yes, I am worried," said Ed Lyman, senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists. "It's not good for anyone and it's certainly not good for the agency that needs to safeguard our nuclear power plants against accidents and terrorism, and it's certainly not good for the American people. If there's an emergency of course, they'll call back more people. But it's just counterproductive to go through the motions of furloughing a lot of people.""
That's not the article that thinks that, that's Ed Lyman senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists. It seems they are not concerned enough to know what they are talking about. Unfortunately for them, it just shows how they are trying to take advantage of this event to boost their anti-nuclear agenda.
It doesn't matter what the American dollar is made of, the reality is most of the money is already electrons and math. Nobody or very, very few are receiving their pay in cash. The truth is the money is transferred to your account, your bank doesn't even hold any real money for the value of all its accounts, only a very small fraction of the total value in its computers is real money. You will pay by check, credit card or debit card most of the time. Only for small items of low value will you use real money.
Resistance is futile!
Maybe you are not aware of that, but you can easily localize motored boats and identify them by the sound they emit underwater. The coast line is full of sonar devices and microphones used for many purposes and from which you can extract a signal and signature for a particular submersible or boat vehicle.
So, no matter how good is your encryption, you cannot really hide permanently. If such vehicles are to be efficient, they will need appropriate propellers and engine.
And unless you robotized cargo is near enough the coast line, nobody really cares. Anyway, it is in international waters.