How will we know whose bomb it was, exactly?
"There is probably some kind of creative, adaptive scheduling solution that could fix this..."
The one I've found to work the best is, boot Windows an hour before you need to use it.
"A Virtual Machine is your friend, my friend."
VMWare running on OS X Yosemite with a Win 10 beta image reporting for duty. Also, several Linuxes.
According to this very link Momoa is not native Hawaiian. His ancestry is Samoan, German, Irish and mainland Native American.
One small problem: anti-science wackjobs are just as much against space programs as they are against other applications of science.
" Send em to the moon."
Hawaiian Culture Troll, meet Space Nutter Troll.
This Hawaiian says you're full of crap:
"Curse you, red drone!"
The standard punishment for violating kapu (taboo) was to have your skull broken with a large club.
The protesters call themselves kanaka, the working class of precolonial Hawaii. Did you know that in that culture only the ali'i, the hereditary nobility, were permitted to go above the treeline on Mauna Kea? Thus by the laws of their own culture, the protesters at the 9,000 ft level, are there illegally.
The Cat should make short work of the piled-up rocks, and the high-pressure hoses would be ready in case the demonstrators start throwing anything.
Now that science itself is under attack, we need to be prepared to defend it.
" Freight rail in the US, which is a much, much better use of resources, on the other hand, is top of the world."
Except for our umpty-ump brazillion grade crossings. If we could only get these separated, we would be able to increase freight speeds enough so that a few passenger trains could be sent through on each route with realistic, competitive run times.
If the government wants to help the railroad business, let it build grade separations, a type of construction that governments on all levels are already used to. Then let railroad men invest in improving the railroads.
"And why would it take 5-6 hours for emergency help to arrive? This thing is not in the middle of nowhere, it is following I-5 between LA and SF."
Because it's California, and that's probably how long it would take to file all the required statements of environmental impact and get a court's okay, even with the expedited procedures I'm sure would be put in place if Hyperloop were actually built.
Uhhh...no. All they did was introduce into wheat a gene from peppermint. What kingdoms there must be in your own mind to imagine any danger from that.
There's already a tunnel to France. He only has to dig as far as Folkestone.