+1 Informative. Sorry I can't mod you up but there it is.
Not to mention my mind isn't as sharp now as it was 20 years ago when I graduated high school.
Wrong! Unless you have early onset Alzheimer's, your brain can be as sharp or sharper than it was in high school. I'm 49 and doing 2nd year university math, physics and statistics and I'm MUCH better at any of them than I was when I graduated high school.
1. Join an astronomy club (mentioned above, but I'd reinforce it). See the wonder, gain experience and confidence from others.
2. Buy a small telescope with a motorized mount and learn to do some astrophotography
3. Do a course or two on edX or coursera - the way to get better at running is to run, the way to get better at science is to do science.
4. Reading books is good. Doing what the book says is much better.
Your mind is saying "feed me" so go feed it. You won't regret it.
Which means that you have been abandoned, just like iPhone 3G and iPad 1.
Don't ya just love Apple?
It adds so much cruft, it slows down the iPhone 4/4S to the point where it's barely usable
Ah yes, exactly what happened to the iPhone 3G and the original iPad. It's a form of post-purchase sabotage by Apple to drive people to upgrade their expensive hardware for more expensive hardware.
Perhaps the only denialist is yourself, who sees trends in red noise data and claims apocalypse is near.
To the morons who marked my response "Flamebait", take a look at yourselves.
Name any scientist who has been funded "up the Wazoo" by Exxon or any other fossil fuel company to disprove global warming/climate change.
With actual evidence of receipts and bursaries.
I can name quite a few environmental groups and universities who have taken millions of dollars including Stanford University which got $500 million from Exxon Mobil.
That's the problem with fairy tales and urban myths - they're near impossible to disprove to the gullible and easily misled.
I live in the middle of the UK.
Just tried speedtest.net and I got:
This is Virgin Broadband using fiberoptic to the home.
Now I realise that some Americans think Europe is one huge socialist hell, but the monopolistic behavior of American ISPs to define the market by their own capability or inability is just jaw-droppingly bad.
And before anyone criticizes me, I like America a lot.
But without forks, we'd have a single unified Linux which everyone would use. Who would want that?
When people suffer from asthma, they are often prey to secondary bacterial infections which can turn nasty. Yes, they'll be prescribing prophylactic antibiotics in some cases.
And then there are gene-based therapies, x-rays, proton beams, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, radioisotope treatments, as well as vaccines, blood and bone marrow transpants. Nanotech is coming soon.
Yes, they're all crude and "not having an advanced understanding" (whatever the fuck that means) but they are EFFECTIVE.
As far as pandemics are concerned, where is it written that people in first world countries can't get difficult-to-treat illnesses transmitted while in close proximity to each other?
What do actually suggest that is not "crude" by your definition. Reiki? Homeopathy? Hoping it will all go away if we pray to this deity or that statue?
Because, you complete fucking genius, not everyone is 5' 2'' tall and of medium build. Why, if you are 6' tall, are you penalised with having to buy a more expensive ticket?
...a college-admission consultancy founded by Steven Ma, and largely catering to ambitious Asian immigrants like Ma, and their offspring
but its not racism. Racism is only practiced by white people.
...slap bang in the middle of the most expensive real estate in the US.
I use Chrome and Firefox and autoplay is driving me nuts. Is there an auto-play killer out there?