Could this sterilization tech beat the Steri-Pen for portability, for the outdoors market?
"You stupid cocksucker. You just had to ruin the moment with your ugly hatred of women."
Don't you just live the hearty give-and-take of intellectual discourse?
What I was actually flaming here is the marketing industry's cynical exploitation of women in selling the whole concept of retail coupons. The same applies to the design of slot machines.
Converse Fermi: if usable wormholes existed, the aliens would already be here.
Then all of society will become twelve years old, instead of just politics.
I hope this scam works, and that it will mean the death of coupons as an inducement. When I think of the time expended cutting them out, fiddling with them on every shopping trip, and snipe hunts for products we don't usually buy but-there's-a-great coupon-this-week, I will rejoice at the extra time that awaits us in our future. Then consider the time and money expended by retailers and by manufacturers. Wouldn't we save just as much if coupons didn't exist at all? Whenever I'm out shopping by myself, ignoring the whole coupon world when I do price/value analysis, I find I'm saving just as much.
But coupons will persist so long as they keep appealing to the wives of this world.
Bravo! If this be trolling, then I too wear the banner proudly.
If we are to go on having News For Nerds to discuss, we need to defend science and its applications from the yahoos out there.
It's because we have GMO in our potato chips. Whenever we eat one, a union public school teacher loses her wings.
"The US doesn't even have a man rated launch platform any longer."
But Silicon Valley is in the final stages of developing one. No need to weep over the lost technological prowess of the federosaurus, which as we speak is busy indicting a foreign sport for the crime of depositing cash into US banks without going through all the sacred FATCA paperwork we were recently saddled with.
There has been no instance of settlement to relieve surplus population on Earth either. The number of Italians living overseas may exceed the number who stayed home, but Italy and each of its "colonies" had to manage the population/resources question anew in each place.
Ultimately we will settle the solar system for maintainability, to assure that no imaginable calamity could wipe out all humans.
Cuban communism will vanish within a year now that the country has opened up to trade. First the long-suffering peasants will sell their carefully preserved classic Fifties cars for half a million each to Stateside collectors, the they'll plow the money into restaurants, AirBNB hostels and Uber cabs for the onrushing tourist trade.
That leaves two remaining Commie countries. Venezuela will run out of bullets and toilet paper this summer, while North Korea will fold as soon as China gets tired of making excuses for it.
"No thanks. They steal."
And for all that good American technology that we refuse to develop for ourselves, wouldn't the whole world be better off if we just gave it to them?
In fact, China just explicitly asked for space cooperation:
The extra copper needed for low voltage wiring will lead to home invasions just to strip copper from houses. Better get South Africa style home defense systems, which of course will mean still more copper.
I wrote a PL/I compiler for Tsukuba's IT department. Yes, that was a long time ago. The university stood alone among rice fields at the time; now it's the centerpiece of Tsukuba Science City, which researches a little of everything.
All termite jokes aside, this could have applications where disposability is a criterion. Those animated greeting cards could now be more annoying than ever before.