Seriously - there's no current events that impact how we do linear algebra and diff equations, nor have the concepts changed in hundreds of years. So why the hell aren't we using public domain textbooks?! Well, we all know why, but how do we go about changing the money grab?
MyFitnessPal - if you're really cooking big portions, you just enter the recipe as you made it, then figure out how many servings it will make for you. You only have to figure it out once per batch. You should be able to knock it out in 5 minutes. Works for me. Next time I make that batch of chili, I just enter the ingredients again since mine are never the same each time either.
Huh? That makes it sound like even if accident rates and fatalities are reduced by a factor of 10, it's not worth it since they're not completely gone. You guys need to not even talk about a magic fix - no one is suggesting that.
Body Substance Isolation. Seriously man, it's the first thing you learn. I'm only an EMT, but in any of our skills we were tested on, not calling out BSI was an automatic fail. I get that you're sympathetic to what they're trying to do, and they should be commended for it. But at what point are they negligent?
You fail statistics and understanding. First of all, the ratio of patients to health care workers is very different (read: Texas has a higher ratio). Second, you need to understand sample size before you start drawing conclusions.
Going away from the space shuttles had just as much to do with budget cuts - Congress simply isn't as interested in space exploration. Private companies will do it cheaper and we will eventually get back to something like a space shuttle.