How is this a long term bad thing? Either the industry will come up with an idea that will allow a marketable solar power system sans subsidies and thus thrive, or it will die and we can move on to the next idea instead of wasting engineering hours on a failed/NRFPT energy source. In either case we win.
You know you have read too much Sci Fi when:
You misread the headline of "Computer-Controlled Cyborg Yeast" as "Computer Controlled Cyborg Yeats" and start looking over your shoulder for the Shrike's 3rd cousin and the Shrubbery of annoyance.
I doubt it id ton try and get people to subscribe, more likely it is to 'develop' a seperate business line so it can be jettisoned and not as negatively affect stock prices.
Repeat after me: There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
This is why I linked to the actual Supreme Court decision in Google Scholar (2nd link). The summary is in fact correct.
Obtaining an iris scan is probably invasive enough to require a compelling reason to perform it, and my guess is that under most circumstances that means that one is either 1) already being arrested, or 2) being served a warrant for the collection of it.
Sorry but you would be incorrect.
The Supreme Court has said that individuals do not possess an expectation of privacy in their personal characteristics (see United States v. Dionisio, 410 U.S. 1 ). Thus, the police may require individuals to give handwriting and voice exemplars, as well as hair, blood, DNA, and fingerprint samples, without complying with the Fourth Amendment's requirements.
Iris Scans fall into the same category.
Delkin offers Archival Quality Disks tested via ISO 18927-2002 standards with an estimated life expectancy of 200 years. You can buy them at most any mid to high end photography supply store for around $10 each for 24GB of storage. I use them for all of my research projects.
Better yet use a wet saw and keep water running over it the entire time. Then you can filter the water but particulates should never become airborne and so you will never inhale them. You should also be wearing thick non porous gloves what handling them and make certain any think you work with is lead free if you plan on making jewelry out of it.
Actually you are wrong, Currently SSA takes in MORE money than they pay out. There is no "Fund" as Congress has been "Borrowing" it to fund other parts of the budget. The best way to maintain benefits after the switchover occurs (when more money is being paid out than put in) is to raise SSA taxes now and feather the retirement age again.
Social Security brought in an excess of 68.6 Billion dollars last year. (thats what remained after all payouts were made)
Don't believe me?
The data is here: http://www.ssa.gov/oact/progdata/assets.html
Name one with sufficient funning.
I have to disagree. Politicians are using Global warming as a grab for power, scientists & academics are using it as a grab for funding. The entire situation is hyper politicized.
Where else could they get funding?
Thanks for the link though, I will take a look at it.
No, one year does not give anything other than anecdotal evidence. Don't worry I will keep digging through census data as I have time.
I have been looking for specific data, I see from world census data that male infant mortality is ~20% higher than female, but I have not yet found a reliable source either way on actual birth rates before the advent of legalized abortion for the US. I know my old biology books (OK, clay tablets in Cuneiform) say that female birth rates are higher than males precisely for the reason I mentioned, genetic fragility, but it is not like they cited the sources well anyway. As for Wikipedia, heh I prefer secondary sources and historical fact.