If you think DC can't kill, LOL - you're not any kind of engineer at all. You're an ignorant fool.
If I have a TB of data to move, a bittorrent client doesn't reduce the amount of data I have to send upstream. What forced for seeded warez doesn't work for unseeded personal files.
Sure. But on the other hand, without extra effort that 1TB external is subject to the same hazards that the PC it's sitting next to is. Plus *I* have to monitor and replace that 1TB on a regular basis.
There's more to backup strategy that just "copy it to an external drive and hope".
And it accomplishes virtually nothing to boot! Seriously, there's a hell of a lot more to running the rover than just steering and driving.
right...i know what you mean. this would be more in the "PR" realm, but educational "PR"...they learn the stuff you're saying they need to know! Realistically speaking it's highly unlikely that a workable idea for use would get "kicked up the ladder" from the community would be anything that wouldn't have been pre-planned anyway.
Generally, it's considered bad form to learn how to operate multi-hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment on the very equipment you'll be operating - not without strict supervision by trained and experienced individuals. The very trained and experienced personnel you've already fired because they're too expensive. The same goes for stuff "kicked up the ladder", not only is there not anyone pre-planning anymore (they've all been fired, remember) there isn't anyone up the ladder to evaluate the idea (they've been fired too).
And I haven't even mentioned the problems of volunteer burnout, turnover, and empire building.
but don't discount "PR"...it's not just "PR" it's a **next level of involvement** in space exploration for anyone with an internet connection and that is absolutely priceless...seriously how many millions upon millions has NASA and the US gov't as a whole spent to get "kids interested in science"
*Sigh* there's not one single shred of evidence, and we've got a half a centuries worth, that PR for space activities has any concrete result. Zip. Zero. Nada.
This should be happening now...it would cost virtually nothing (on NASA $ scales)
And it accomplishes virtually nothing to boot! Seriously, there's a hell of a lot more to running the rover than just steering and driving. There's also a whole hell of a lot of engineering support. Then there's the whole science team, who also are on the NASA payroll...
The point being to highlight that the coal industry accounts for 'only' 50 billion dollars worth of assets, which is a smaller portion of our economy and total assets than the hysteria of 'anything you do to attempt to phase out coal will destroy America' would suggest.
It's only smaller than you might think only if you're stupid enough to not grasp the concept of "leverage". The two bridges that connect the two halves of the town I live in can be replaced for 'only' 100 odd million, but the disruption if they were both shut down would be enormous. The town's main retail area (for example) would suddenly be on a dead end street. Nearly two thirds of it's commuters would face a trip almost five times as long to reach the ferry. (And the road they'd all be forced onto barely suffices for existing traffic.) Etc... etc...
"Size/value" != "Importance".
Having a three-tiered system of government employability effectively bars countless Americans from serving in government and *ensures* it is nonrepresentative.
Non representative how? I've known people with high clearances of all ages, sexes, creeds, physical ability, etc... etc... Never knew anyone *openly* gay with a high clearance, but that was a product of the era in which I held my clearance as anything else - being openly gay was extraordinarily rare, in government service or out.
In effect, you have cleared employees, non-cleared employees, and ex-cons, in decreasing order of government employability.
Hiring a cleared employee isn't really any different than hiring an individual with fifteen years experience in 'x' over an individual with just five years experience, or none.
There's pretty much nothing about Bitcoin that requires it's inventor to be an economic expert. In fact, given the beliefs of the general Bitcoin community, being an expert would be something of a handicap.
"Off the record" means "this will get into the headline" and everything you say can and will be used against you to get pageviews.
Having actually been an "off the record"source on multiple occasions, I can firmly say you're full of it.
Pretty much this. Plus, Mozillla can set whatever policies they want about the use of their trademark - but so long as the activity and usage is legal their policy is irrelevant.
RadioShack can branch out all it wants, as long as its stores continue to offer the core services (hacker parts, electronics, and knowledgeable staff) front and center.
You haven't a clue to what you're talking about. The only reason Radio Shack still exists is because it branched out in 1939. Parts have been a sideline (a small sideline) since the 1960's.
Radio Shack is dying because they've been shoved out of their niche (selling cheap crap at a high markup) by WalMart.
Radio Shack ought to get back to being the electronic hobbyist store.
Radio Shack hasn't been an electronic hobbyist store since late 1930's/early 1940's.
Blame the MBAs. Every time they take over a niche business, they want to turn it into the business model of the largest generic vendor out there. Radio Shack is no longer electronics bits and pieces, but wants to be every other electronics vendor.
I hate to break it to you, but the Radio Shack you pine for hasn't existed for over seventy years. (Yes, you read that right seventy.) Radio Shack has been "every other electronics dealers" since it started selling audio gear in 1939, while still under the original ownership and decades before being bought out by Tandy in 1962. Electronic bits and pieces have been a sideline since at least the 1950's.
Seriously, practically everyone being modded +5 in this discussion is completely and utterly clueless about the history of Radio Shack and what has paid the bills for most of half a century - A/V accessories and cheap imports sold at a high markup. (Best Buy is killing them on the former, and WalMart on the latter.)
When speciation is happening in adjacent subway tunnels in the London Underground over as short a span as 100 years, I think it's pretty certain that deep-sea trenches separated by hundreds if not thousands of miles will evolve rather dramatically differently?
"Thinking" that something is "pretty certain" is different from knowing for certain - the former is nothing, the latter is science.
The title says it all.