Interesting. Mine was an Army MP - they formed a special MP company (all college grads) that was stationed in Albuquerque, NM. His company guarded all the atom bombs existing in the world at the time.
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Hey! Don't be putting that hippy green energy crap in my state of New Hampshire! Vermont has lots of mountains - put your wind farm there.
How about this for a potential solution? NIH, as federally funded, cannot or will not patent new devices you (and other researchers) come up with. Fine. How about sending copies of your writings directly to the Patent board - for inclusion in the body of prior art they use to reject patents.
That may be one way to put them in the public domain, so to speak, so that companies could USE your design, but could not patent it for themselves - any patent application would just get rejected via prior art.
May be worth a shot.
No, IIRC TOS had spikes of warp power far above warp 10 - can't remember the episode, and the ship was going to rip itself apart at any moment, but I distinctly remember speeds way above warp 10, at least for a few moments.
Though it was Scotty, actually, more than Spock.
First off, bummer dude. Good luck with the time you have left.
The only big lesson I ever instilled in my daughter, and I think it stuck, is that everything in life that you want has a cost. It may not be money - in lots of cases it isn't (my daughter's Field Hockey championships and ROTC scholarship for instance) - but there is a cost to everything. Figure out what the cost is, and if you want whatever it is enough to pay that cost - do that, and life is simple.
The other I got from someone else - at some point EVERYONE becomes an orphan. When you can understand and accept that, you at least know you are not alone in your loss - sooner or later everyone has it.
Good luck - god bless
From what little I've heard on the subject from U.S. Soldiers - they are generally OK with this
I'm neither, so take this with a boulder of salt.
The difference between Soldiers and Marines is that the Soldier generally has a lot more support, and operated in larger numbers.
When the Army goes in, there is generally close air support, artillery support, logistics support, MPs, lots of infrastructure, lots of hardware, Engineer support, etc..
When Marines go in, they generally have a whole lot less, if any, of any of that (No implied slight to the Navy intended). Hence the credo "Every Marine is a rifleman" because it more often comes down to that when the stuff hits the fan (as compared to the Army). So each Marine has to be a lot more of a BAMF - sometimes that's all they have to work with.
Does that help?
If you ever find a way to download them, please post here and let me know. Us old-timers don't trust this new-fangled intarweb too much - I'd much rather download them, burn them to a DVD and both have a copy forever (everything on the WWW is temporary) and easily pull it out to watch it big-screen.
Key exchange IS the problem - it relies on trust, partially, and obscure mathematics, partially. The keys are used for both parties, by using parts of the others' keys (i.e. the Public half of a Public/Private key pair) to generate the same Secret key. Then that Secret key is used to encode and decrypt messages.
It is not fundamentally secure. The correct way to do it is to physically travel to the other party and exchange Secret keys directly - and use 4096 bit to boot. With keys that long it *is* mathematically unable to be cracked using brute-force methods. Ever.
Isn't that precious! (Sorry, couldn't resist)
Check out the Last Policeman series - 3 books based on knowing the world will end in a year from an asteroid impact. Very bizarre and very good reading.
Well said sir, well said.
I have only one daughter, and we raised her about how you were raised, and she has turned out very well indeed.
I also have a sister-in-law that is unfortunately headed down the road of your sister, though maybe not for all the same reasons. It is very sad - we still try to get through to her, but the outlook is bleak.
Stick to your guns with your children when you have them. We did, and it does work.
One tip I can give though: The guiding principal I tried to instill is that everything has a cost - it may not be to you, it may not be money (success at sports takes other things than money - time, effort, patience, determination), but there is a cost to everything. Is what you want worth the cost? If so, by all means, go for it, pay the cost and achieve it. But you aren't getting anything for free - that's the real world.
So this court in Argentina declared:
1) This orangutan is a person
2) Decreed that she be banished from civilization immediately. I.E. "Freed"
Didn't anyone ASK this supposed person what they wanted?