I've got a coffee machine that grinds the beans and does single servings. I hate the waste generate by the Keurigs.
The politicians will like the savings until they realize that a base will be closed in their state or riding then they will oppose them. No politician is going to volunteer to have a base shut down or reduced in capacity in their area. They are more concerned about getting re-elected.
It's like the tanks that the army doesn't want. The jobs are spread out over such a wide area that there's so many politicians who are fighting to keep the program alive even though it's a waste of money.
Automation and global cheap labour have existed for centuries. The pace of change, it's scope, and the impact of communication and shipping technologies are greater than before.
The IOC didn't hold a gun to NBC and force them to pay all that money. NBC made a bid for the rights to show the Olympics and offered what they thought they could pay. Not saying that the IOC aren't a bunch of greedy bastards. Just that they took bids from all the of greedy networks and NBC happened to win the rights.
The Olympics stopped being about amateur sports a long time ago.
You could argue that just because someone wins that they aren't worthy.
Mandatory insurance is not health care reform. Yes I realize that there is more to the ACA than that but really if you want to provide health care for your citizens there are a lot better solutions out there. Unfortunately there is a fear of socialized health care in the US.
From my experience with IBM and HP blades you couldn't pay me enough to touch the HP blades. The only positive experience I had with the HP blades were that they were a nice place to warm up behind in the data centre when I was cold.
CGI? We can only hope because they will screw the project up so bad that it will never see the light of day.
But if they were already dead then they wouldn't continue to see their family as I mentioned.
The other states should implement this with a $15 increase in fee.
Yes but there are some organs that you just can't buy from volunteers. Kidneys work because someone can live with only one. It's a bit more difficult for someone to sell their heart and continue seeing their family.
While I'm all for privacy and the government sticking it's nose out of my business I don't see how this phone really addresses the problem of privacy. The huge problem lately has been the governments sweeping up the meta data. So while your message may go through the system encrypted with this phone it's still going to leave a plain trail for everyone to see.
And placing the servers in Switzerland doesn't fill me with confidence for keeping the data safe either. They certainly caved pretty easily recently when it came to banking information so how fast is the government going to fold when the US wants the information to find terrorists and child molesters instead of tax cheats.
If you are really that concerned about mercury getting into the environment then going after the coal fired power plants would be a better solution first. Or the tar sands in Alberta.
I thought you were going to mention that the disturbing aspect seems to be they don't get weekends off. In order to produce 500 pigs a year they have to work every day.
7 days a week * 52 weeks * 2 pigs a day * 70 % success rate = 510 (rounded up)
Mind you if they get the 80% efficiency it looks like they could take one day a week off.
6 days a week * 52 weeks * 2 pigs a day * 80 % success rate = 500 (rounded up)