Pi day greeting cards. No, not from Hallmark, but you can still buy them.
After that rant, I'm guessing that speak like a pirate day actually causes you to have a grand mal seizure each year.
No, it has nothing to do with paying to continue using something.
Every month, members get to borrow a book that they don't own and keep it for the month. When they pick out a book the following month, they have to return the one they borrowed the month before. They don't buy the book, so they don't own it.
No one is supposing that alfalfa growing is violating the conservation of mass or sending water into the fourth dimension never to be seen again.
Actually, that is exactly what the person I was replying to was implying with the question "what happens if the source is exhausted?"
The only demonstrations of the Dunning-Kruger affect here are the person asking what happens when the rivers run dry and you demonstrating that you couldn't comprehend the that I was responding to that person's question, not the actual problems with California agriculture.
The main question is: Where does the water California is watering its crops come from, and what will California do if the source is exhausted?
The water California is watering its crops with comes primarily from rivers. The rivers are watershed from rain which condensed out of water vapor in the atmosphere. Most of that water they use then evaporates and becomes water vapor in the atmosphere where it eventually condenses and falls as rain again and feeds the rivers.
It's the water cycle that you should have learned about in elementary school.
The only reason the rivers that are the source of the water would be exhausted is if it stops raining. If that happens, it won't be because we were raising too much alfalfa.
That's how it's written on the actual website, too. The only place it's in all caps is in the logo.
LabOnFoil is the acronym chosen to designate the project named "Laboratory Skin Patches and SmartCards based on foils and compatible with a smartphone"
The author of the gizmag article is a dumbass who copied and pasted text, then went out of his way to fuck up the capitalization and needlessly capitalize "on foil" when the people behind the project are doing no such thing.
But then it's an article on gizmag, so what do you really expect?
That's not his point either. His point is that he thinks we should stop researching walking robots because they wouldn't work for making cheap vacuum cleaners To support his point, he makes the unfounded argument that research into walking robots is holding back the rest of the robotics field.
My point is that he's a short-sighted fool who is ignoring the fact that vacuum cleaners are not the end-all-be-all of robotics, nor are wheels always the best method of locomotion. My suggestion that he lose a leg (or have both broken) so that he spends some time in a wheelchair was a way of pointing out one of the most desirable outcomes of the research on walking robots; replacement of missing and damaged legs for humans.
A bit extreme, perhaps, but consider the end result; the CEO who thinks that wheels are better than legs would suddenly have to contend with being in a wheelchair (at least for a while) and would get direct experience with just how limited wheels are and how versatile legs are in comparison.
So maybe instead of losing a leg, he just breaks them both and has to be in a wheelchair for a couple months.
But they should be building refineries in North Dakota,
Ha ha, build a refinery? In the US? With the EPA and every environmental group in the world standing in the way?
One is being built in North Dakota right now. It should be in operation by the end of the year.
In other news, you and the person you responded to should take ten seconds to do a Google search before making fools of yourselves in public.
Tens of thousands of robots put together cars, furniture and other things every day. They don't have legs and most are bolted to a concrete floor and are little more than an arm.
The Roomba, Google's self-driving car, drones, spacecraft, the mars landers... we've made a shitload of robots that don't have legs. There's no shortage of non-legged robot research and production going on.
The CEO quoted in the article has a bug up his ass about one small area of R&D and is making idiotic excuses for why it should be eliminated. My hope is that gets in an accident and loses a leg. Maybe then he'll see the value in the R&D that's been done on robotic legs.
The free-to-play model originated in the late 1990s and early 2000s, coming from a series of highly successful MMOs targeted towards children and casual gamers, including Furcadia, Neopets, RuneScape, MapleStory, and text-based dungeons such as Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands.
But even that's wrong. MUDs date back to 1987.
Free to play games have been around for 27 years and they haven't destroyed the market for premium games. Valve letting game developers set their own prices is not going to suddenly make the people who have been willing to pay for premium games stop paying for them.
You're related to Miss South Carolina, aren't you.
Allowing the searching a house with the consent of one of the occupants" is not "betraying one's country." It's an interpretation of what constitutes unreasonable search and seizure.
The fact that you don't agree with that interpretation does not make it treason.
The fact that you think it does is what is making you look like a fool.
You should probably read the definition of treason before making a fool of yourself in public.
Too late now, of course, but maybe next time.
Google wants to selectively serve areas and is a pipe + content provider. Sorry but tell me again where the improvement is?
The argument that any new competitor in a market should immediately service all 300+ million people in the US or not be allowed to enter the market is the type of protectionist BS that's spouted by monopolies who want to protect the cash cows that they've been feeding off of. Shame on you for even trying it.
What Google is doing is adding competition to the markets they enter. Competition drives down prices. That's exactly the opposite of what Comcast is trying to accomplish with the Time Warner Cable merger, their multiple lawsuits against cities that decided to build out their own ISP network and astroturf stories like this one.