"Actually works"? More accurately "works better than the only alternative". That's a very low bar, and they don't clear it by much. Using the nVidia driver on Linux is a giant pain in the butt unless your chosen distribution happens to ship with their binary drivers and you're OK using outdated drivers. It's also probably the largest software source of system instability for consumer Linux.
Why should the drum-beating slacken off? Half as effective still means thousands of lives saved...
Certainly, the chances of a nuclear weapons attack have lessened significantly, but the danger is still very real.
Over 10 thousand nuclear weapons still exist, held by 9 different countries (assuming Israel still has them). That list includes North Korea and Pakistan. I don't have to say anything about North Korea. Pakistan can almost be called an active war zone. Putin appears to be deliberately antagonizing the States, and has just had his primary income source taken away from him. Incidents have come to light that even the nuclear weapons in the United States are not necessarily overseen and maintained correctly. Maybe some of the other 8 countries take better care, but I doubt that all do.
Historians have concluded that we've been damn lucky that we haven't already had a nuclear incident. Some things have changed, definitely lowering the chance of an incident, but not enough to lower it to zero.
It's a common human fallacy: it has never happened, therefore it's not going to happen.
Some experts place the probability of a nuclear incident in the next 10 years at 29%: http://nuclearrisk.org/3likely... That's a lot lower than the 10 year risk during the 60's and 70's, but it's still damn high. Even if they're off by an order of magnitude, a 3% risk of a nuclear incident is still damn scary.
You're right: the price of (domestic) air travel has nothing to do with expenses or distance. But that's because the cost has very little to do with variable expenses or distance.
The costs of airplane travel are pretty much fixed. It costs basically the same thing whether there is 1 passenger or the plane is full. Given turnover times, there's surprisingly little difference between shorter and longer domestic flights.
I expected the Nexus 6 to have a microSD card slot because they were supposed to gain first-class support in Android 5.0.
But it doesn't, so external storage support must still be a second class citizen on Android.
I could accept a 5% risk of death if I was doing something worthwhile: contributing to science or the colonization of Mars. But for a joy ride? Even if it's an order of magnitude better, a 5 in 1000 chance in death is still pretty high. That's a couple of orders of magnitude riskier than skydiving (0.0007%) or driving 10,000 miles. (0.0167%)
His method worked great to stop the SARS outbreak in Toronto.
And SARS was much more difficult to contain than Ebola since you were infectious before showing symptoms.
Waiting 15 years is a better deal than everybody else gets. Everybody else gets to wait indefinitely; most have to realize a loss before it can be claimed. In other words, if you overpay for an asset you don't get to claim a loss until you sell that asset to somebody else.
He won't do it because it would be stupid.
Right now if they ask you at the airport if you've been to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, people have no incentive to lie, so don't. If you make that illegal, it won't stop them from flying out of somewhere else, it will just make them lie to the immigration officials, making the problem worse, not better.
(an Apple proprietary chip is involved in that)
Which, according to iFixit, is labelled as a Parade Technologies DP665.
Is this something you tried recently? Phoronix did their testing with the 3.13 kernel.
It's not a dumb move at all. Electric cars are still a very immature market, there are a lot more sales to be made from expanding the market than there are by stealing them from competitors. This is an "expand the market" type move.
Ottawa is one of the best cities in the world for salting and snow plowing. The difference you noticed Monday is simply that it was quite cold and the salt didn't work as well as it usually does.
RMS couldn't care less if other companies profit off of his work.
What he cares about is some company taking his work, making it better, selling it back to him and then not letting him hack on it, fix it, port it to unapproved hardware, use it for unapproved uses, et cetera.
Note that the title is wrong -- he was shot for texting during the previews, not during the movie itself.