A third option: run an extension cord to the neighbour's house and pay them a monthly rate, thereby evening out the connection cost across several neighbours.
However, when scientists publish garbage, they can lose their credibility. You don't get a Nobel Prize for filling sheets of paper.
Same with news outlets - just look at Fox News.
Perhaps future laser weapons won't be like today's lasers and act more like a projectile but at the speed of light, given the recent progress in making light behave like a liquid or a crystal.
Is there a good site for space battles animations? I used to go to spacebattles.com but they haven't added any content in many years.
How can a developer have a frank discussion about the product's limitations when in a public forum? My feeling is you'd end up having to sanitize comments for public consumption or be self-censoring your real, honest opinions.
What about the trolls who will say "hey this has been filed for X years and still nobody fucking fixes it!?? FAIL!!" Who needs that kind of drama in a bug db.
Yes, open source organizations keep their bug DB public but it is a necessity for them and a different dynamic. Also worth mentioning that security bugs are private even for open source.
How can you be first to market when all your new ideas are available to any competitor via the bug DB?
Google's page rank algorithm goes a long way to mitigate that by tracking how many links refer to a given site, but of course Google needs to be vigilant of abuse.
Sell dealerships, complete with 1 'demo model', for the price of 1 car.
Maintaining a web directory is like keeping nicely pruned and organized browser bookmarks: nobody does it anymore. Keyword search is good enough in both cases.
I was hoping for something motion-activated: Strap one to each wrist and each elbow and get some good old 80's breakdancing going while you play.
If EPS's new regs go in effect, then yes, more coal plants WILL close down, but more importantly, no more new coal plants will be built (that is NOT a bad thing).
I agree with you about nukes. Obama has it right when he says, that our energy policy needs to be ALL OF THE ABOVE. While I am opposed to burning coal directly, I think that we should fund coal=>methane, and sell it to our western allies.
Likewise, we need to help move our commercial vehicles to nat gas serial hybrids and passenger cars to electric.
And while I like wind, solar, etc. we need more sources. That needs to include Nukes.
Oddly, all of the far left screams about nukes and storage and yet, we have the ability to burn this up CHEAPLY AND SAFELY.
So frustrating that the far right and left are destroying America.
"Throwing people in jail" also isn't a very good solution. The financial collapse was a result of mistakes, not crimes. We don't arrest people for making bad investments. Ironically, the biggest company betting against mortgage backed securities, was Goldman Sachs. Yet they have probably been demonized more than any other company. That makes no sense.
There were endless amounts of laws that broken all the time. Daily, in fact. We'll never even know about them because most were not investigated, and now we've just decided that jailing people isn't good policy. Throwing people in jail and taking all their stuff is the way to fix white-collar crime.
Banning revolving door employment deals isn't a good solution either. The government already has enough trouble attracting good people. If you want people that know how the system works, you need to hire people that have worked in the system. After their stint in government is over, those people expect to continue in their profession.
This is very easy to solve with good policy:
1. After leaving government employment, your private sector salary above your top government salary is taxed a 100% the first year, declining by 10% each year thereafter.
2. Pay after bonuses for regulated industries is tied to the pay of the regulators. Pay and bonuses and equity in excess of the government regulator salary is taxes at a rate of 90%.
As a matter of fact, this will solve just about 99% of all problems in the financial services industry, because it will remove the absurd profit motive that drives bankers to take massively inappropriate risks. We'll end up with a nice, respectable, small, non-dynamic, stable financial services industries, doing things like encouraging savings, and lending out money that is accumulated through savings at a reasonable rate of interest.
Not to my knowledge. The problem comes down to two things:
a. No one has standing. If the person is blown to smithereens, there is no standing. You can't get a write of habeus corpus, as there is no person left to produce.
b. Actions that have been filed get killed by the States Secrete privilege, the government can produce no evidence, can make no response because doing so would reveal state secrets.
It's a perfect kangaroo court. Kill someone, can't face accountability because doing so would expose how you killed them.
You might 'kan reed', but there's no evidence that you 'kan komprehend'.
Read the links the other poster provided, then toddle on off to your drum circle.
People do go to jail for missing payments on child support. Even if they lost their job and cannot make said payments.
Just to clarify, I was referring to alimony rather than child support.
But yes, I've seen men carted off for jail when unemployment was at its peak a few years ago and they couldn't pay.