Texas is the only state in the mainland that has its own power grid too. So if the grid needs to be upgraded to support added load requirements, I would imagine it would be easier politically as it involves only one state.
Texas! A model for the rest of the world. Well, except for the patent trolling Marshall, TX. It's our "asshole" of the state.
You've never traveled with children, have you? Trust me, all sorts of odd situations occur that require a human to intervene to process special/last minute requests.
Even over the ocean? So the ISP is satellite based then.
Perhaps you're right. Perhaps in the end there is nothing that can be done because of who and what we are; self-serving human nature and all that. Like a cycle, the rise and fall of civilization is a natural process. It still sickens me that we live in a world where society is on the decline rather than the assent. Toss a coin, it's going to happen either way at some point and some where. I suppose I could count myself lucky that I wasn't born in N.Korea. An age of bullshit none the less for most of us.
If we had any elected official worth their salt, they would state that we now have 18k back in the unemployment pool; thus we don't need 18k H1Bs.
I've fucked up and forgot when an SSL cert was about to expire. I found out the next morning when their iPhones could no longer access the Exchange server. Shit happens. This time I include SSL, Domain, and Server hardware warranty expiration notices scheduled way in advanced in my calendar as an event.
It's not racism, it's cultural wars that define our political climate. The Republican party is primarily "white" because you can trace back the roots to Europe and its 'Age of Enlightenment'. That momentum is waning due to what I think is the quickening effect brought on by mass media. The Democrat party OTOH represents the power to the people by the people; which sounds good until you realize that power is concentrated into the hands of a few elite and harvested parasitically off the backs of the working middle class. The class with the widest base with a strong work ethos collective. Effectively that puts members of the Democrat party into the "haves and have nots" crowd.
Speaking of the underclass. What you're probably not hearing about (widely suppressed by the national media controlled by the elite) is the huge revolt against illegal immigration by hundreds of cities in America. The Republican party elite want cheap labor while the Democrat party is offering government welfare in exchange for votes. Yet, the people currently living in America don't want either. Yes, even the multi-generational Hispanics don't want them. But do you know what the biggest group of minorities getting fucked over by this is?! AFRICAN AMERICANS!!! They are getting fucked so hard because all the welfare money and assistance is now going towards the illegal imported immigrants courting them as new potential voters. The same potential voters that will be competing for the same jobs at the same skill level as African Americans. The SAME group that vote Democrat. In the end, everyone gets fucked and the political elite have everything to gain. They will destroy this country to hold onto power. And now you know why libertarian leaning folk such as myself throw the whole "bread and circuses" meme around. It can't be repeated enough!
Shorter version: Politicians and celebrities live by an entirely different set of rules where the law is either warped or outright don't apply to them. So fuck em! The world can burn in a ball of fire if only to serve a teachable moment to humanity for the next 10,000 years from now. The lesson is, hold these assholes accountable or suffer the consequences.
The premise of the parody was funny. The delivery of it was too over the top to be funny after the 2nd F-Bomb was dropped.
And the word of the day is: Amature
Whether you have kids, or you import a brood of children from Mexico (cheap labor), the population growth vacuum will be filled. If you're not paying for your kids, your tax dollars will most certainly be paying for others in the form of welfare.
Here in the US, my wife gave up on using Skype because the quality was extremely unreliable. At one point, the call kept getting dropped every 5 second. She would try again, and like clockwork, get dropped again. So she had her parents use FaceTime on the iPad. Flawless connectivity with relative low latency (going over fiber in the Pacific no doubt) when communicating to Shanghai. If I had to guess, blocking FaceTime would also be blocking other Apple services for iOS devices. Secondly, Skype packets were probably forged as a means of denial of service.
What, that we should embrace our animalistic underpinning nature (like going after someone's mom and the other accepting it)?! Uh..no. Freewill to transcend conflict inducting behavior from the beginning is what we should be striving for.
The locust voter.
I have seen lightning blow up electronics that were unplugged and sitting in the cardboard box. getting a hard strike 8 feet from the south wall where all the gear was going to be installed. Every single device was fried when we opened the boxes and hooked it up.
I'm guessing from the resultant EMP frying the gates on the chip? Or was there visible damage from stray lightning forking from the original bolt?