Perhaps NASA battery tech from 20 - 25 years ago was more advanced than the cheap laptop batteries of the day? Maybe? Quite often military / space applications are the source of consumer tech down the line...
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Which means exactly what? They have fulfilled a bureaucratic check list of meaningless drivel?
Ensuring that drivers have a valid license, fairly clean driving record, and insurance is "meaningless drivel"?
What is this âoeStar Warsâ you speak of? The Six Million Dollar Man perfected this technology in 1973.
i remodeled his house in seattle before i went to school and got a phd in physics. i spent a lot of time with him. he's not an asshole at all. in fact, he's pretty much like on his show, just a bit more real. not arrogant. not full of shit.
Yet you have not idea where the shift key is on your keyboard. A "phd"? Really?
I'd like to introduce him to my Uncle - doctorate in chemistry from Cornell, literally hundreds of publications and citations, and thinks global warming is bunk.
Your uncle might be correct. Do you have a doctorate from Cornell? No? Well then...
He visited my university when I was still in school, and I had the opportunity to meet him. The man is an asshole.
He lived here in Seattle for many years before he became a Super Star, and many people here (including his ex-girlfriend) agree with your assesment.
Hey man, he holds a patent on ballet shoes...are you gonna say that's snooty too? That's what I thought, buddy.
You put me in my place, Guy Five.
Bill Nye, one of the foremost science educators in the United States...
I think that's overstating it a bit. I don't know what Nye's bona fides are (some: bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in 1977), certainly he's a knowledgeable science guy who has done much to interest kids and young adults in science, and of course there is his Great Debate with the "Intelligent Design" idiots. But "one of the foremost science educators"? Hmmm.
states that only the upper crust members of American science and technology (with degrees from top tier schools) understand science, particularly climate change....
Well SNOOT SNOOT, my good mad! Not an MIT grad? Did'nt go to Stanford? Hit the bricks! You opinions, masters, PhD, or whatever? Not worth the paper your diploma was printed on.
Of course Nye is a Cornell University guy, so, you know, everyone not of the Ivy League is suspect. I wonder which secret society he is a member of...
Science in the US get's low grades? University in general in the US gets low grades. Why? It's not about education, it's all about money. And football, don't forget the football.
So let's just solve this by insulting everyone. Washington State University knows nothing about medical science. Oregon State University knows zilch about forestry (or is that not science?). There are many well known public and private universities that while not up to Bill Nye's Ivy Standard, do good and great science.
Nye is off the beam.
Had the same job for 17 years. Pays close to 90k. I get 5 weeks of vacation a year, and in fact have a pension.
Where do I work?
Hard to be that parent when you're not there & you're working three jobs just to put Cheerios on the dinner table.
What you describe is certainly something that happens, but also certainly not the average or the norm. Get off your soap box.
In any case, there are two points that speak to this:
1. If you can not afford to have kids, spend time with your kids, nurture your kids, and make them do homework, don't have them.
2. You premise is bullshit, and I know it from personal experience. I know, it's "anecdotal evidence"... But, both my parents worked long hours. This did not prevent them from insisting that we do homework instead of fucking off the whole day.
You are letting parents off way too easy. Raising children the right way is not easy. If you have no clue about how to do it, or you have no interest in doing it right, do society a favor and don't have children.
Buy a Pi for every kid. Education is what the Pi is for.
The original initiative was not about learning to code or build electronic devices, it was about putting educational resources in kids hands in the hope that kids would use these resources to become smarter.
In my opinion, this is a misguided, technology is not the most efficient way to impart "The Three R's", classroom interaction with a human, as well as parents that support the idea of the importance of homework over xBox.
When every major news organization has its own secure drop box...
With the knowledge we now have about the level and expertise of the NSA / CIA et al to access most so-called "secure drop boxes", why would any sane person use such a "drop box"?
Nice classic FUD, but you know very well that your speculation simply is not supported by any reasonable facts, and in fact quite the opposite.
Assenge did some amazing things, but is also a seriously flawed man with a long history of both mysogony and God-complex.
Honeypot or not, the FBI will be all over this. The fact is, sites like this and Wikileaks are no longer useful for this sort of thing. Snowden took it to the next level.
The FBI will be visiting in 3... 2... 1...