Nice submission. News for Nerds, Stuff That Matters indeed.
Not to mention a massive waste of opportunity to use what cheap reserves are left more appropriately, i.e., as a stepping stone to more sustainable energy sources.
It's only a matter of time, and then the technology will take off.
If personal rights and freedoms are not sufficiently protected, then maybe its time for people to incorporate themselves as a means of protecting their personal rights and freedoms. After all, in the eyes of the law, you are then on equal footing.
I think you'd best focus your efforts on North Korea. Now where were we.. oh yeah, they were testing nukes and intercontinental missiles and I believe you left off at imposing even harsher criticism and threatening to revoke their Mickey Mouse Club memberships.
I just learned recently that there is a significant movement towards privatization of penal institutions in the U.S., something I had no idea existed, as it seems to be such an obvious conflict of interest.
This gives a whole new perspective on the motivations behind the police-state antics in that country and their Wars on Drugs, Pirates and Personal Freedoms..
It's a scary thought - on one hand there are cartel-like corporations lobbying for laws to punish individuals, no matter how petty the infraction, while on the other there are corporations who profit based on the number of institutionalized convicts. They need laws in place and enforcement to ensure a steady flow of fresh meet. I wouldn't be surprised if the executives frequent the same yacht and golf clubs.
Provide a EULA with your payment that explicitly defines the terms in which they may use the monetary service you are providing them in exchange for their goods and/or services.
Then file claim when they fail to comply.
Star Wars vs. Star Trek
JJ will make it so.
I fear history will regard the past 200-300 years as The Big Waste.
Up until then, humankind has lived in tune with real-time natural resources (solar power, and it's dependants: water, wind, plants and animals) as energy and food. In a relative blink of an eye of our time on this planet, we've have tapped into and almost exhausted a reserve of natural resources which represent an accumulation of solar energy spanning hundreds to billions of years (effectively non-renewable).
Most of this has been in a greedy and wasteful pursuit of consumerism rather than as a stepping stone to any sustainable improvement in civilization.
Time will tell if we blew our shot and are doomed to recede back into where we started as our only sustainable equilibrium.
It's nice that this area of research is getting increased and, it would seem, more legitimate investigation. However, statements like the following give me pause:
"The former has been controversial for decades while the latter [referring to fusion] has been in the research phase since the 1950s, and is still as far away from practical application now as it was then.".
"LENR is a very long way from the day when you can go out and buy a home nuclear reactor. In fact, it still has to be proven that the phenomenon even exists"
LENR may have promise as a safer approach to energy production, but I see no evidence in this article that LENR is any further ahead than (hot) fusion at this point in time in practical development.
"The things you own end up owning you."
Spend your money on people, places and things that are more valuable to yourself than others.
No, don't do it or you'll flip over the handlebars!
Mozilla - the Official Opposition Party
Delete the code - it's the version control system's responsibility to maintain change history. The IDE should provide some non-intrusive visual indication of sections of code that have changed in the prior version. This provides the necessary alert and the developer can investigate version control for the details.
I don't know how many, if any, IDEs support this feature, but it seems like a good idea to me.
I saw the movie in 48fps HFR (High Frame Rate) yesterday afternoon. The difference is significant, and the movie felt much more like a BBC/PBS made-for-TV production, but I think there are several factors behind this:
Same author, same director, same score composer, same production house and art direction, and much of the cast returning from Lord of the Rings. Hard not to expect a similar look and feel. However, as is the case with the novel, the story and narrative tone is much lighter than Lord of the Rings. 3D, which definitively adds something new to the look. 48fps film and projection.
It's hard to determine exactly how much of the difference can be attributed exclusively to the 48fps aspect of the production, but the movie definitely felt more like a large TV production.
I'll be taking the kids to see a 24fps 3D showing this week, so it will be interesting to see if my opinion of the film itself changes after seeing it in a more "traditional" presentation.