I'm not really sure who has what connection to whom, but I'm sure if Jackson approached reddit out of the blue, they would be thinking about the eyeballs.
But it has never been mandatory... Even today Red Cross and others beg and encourage would-be donors to give blood — wouldn't it be nice for the government to compel citizens to do it? A "common-sense measure to help restore the health of our great nation", uhm?
"it's hard to compete with a fertile field in a nice climate" you should watch a few of the youtube videos about these LED hydro places, you might change your mind
I think I'll wait until I start reading about farmers going out of business due to price competition from indoor produce growers.
if we knew more about biological age we could be more fair and egalitarian
What? Is this another thing, where the bigoted and parochial society unfairly targets the less successful?
Is the responsibility for maintaining one's own body no longer with the individual? I guess, if one can blame "the system" for being poor, one can also blame it for being sick — "the Man" made me drink beer and smoke all sorts of plants since age 14!
I can see the new Statist argument in the making — that the government should take yet another heavy burden upon its tired shoulders and redistribute health — in addition to wealth! That it is grossly unfair, for example, that Michael Phelps' body won him 10 gold medals for swimming... Just wait for some way to be found to tax one's health to help "the less fortunate". The voluntary blood-donations of today will be ridiculed by Statists in the same manner, they already ridicule the idea of private charities...
Troll my tail — just what is it, that we, supposedly, "didn't know"? We've known for thousands of years, that some people remain much healthier and more capable with age than others — that we've now gotten around to quantifying it does not really change anything...
It is hard to believe, Brendan Eich was the last one to be purged over a thoughtcrime. Will there be more, or have people learned to hold their tongues and hide their identities better?
The prospect of wave energy - which is far less intrusive than wind power - is very attractive
The upside of wave power is that water is relatively dense, and thus moving water carries a lot of energy in a small volume. The downside is maintenance costs... they don't call water the "universal solvent" for nothing, and salt water in particular tends to eat anything you leave in contact with it for very long.
So, I'm all for grow local, but when there's sun shining right outside - this doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense to me... unless you are a company that sells grow lights.
Very true... it's hard to compete with a fertile field in a nice climate, if you have access to one. I'm surprised nobody has pointed out the obvious applications in locations where viable outdoor environments aren't available, though -- e.g. in space, or on Mars.
How ironic. That's what the Usenet is and was long before WWW came alone.
Very true, and I certainly do miss it. Do you remember the day when AOL hooked up their network to usenet? So much "me too"...
Anyway, forum software sort of got itself into a rut. It seemed like everyone copied everyone else's bad PHP setup. So in that way, reddit was unique. And HTTP is far, far more ubiquitous than NNTP.
Why did the Roman Empire collapse? What is the Latin for office automation?