Is it a 20"? I need another one of those so that I'll have three matching monitors. I have a 25.5" IPS at 1920x1200 that I'm willing to let go of. It's very very old so it has ghosting f'reals, but otherwise it's awesome. My two 20" 1680x1050 displays are at different color temps, but I have an i1 Display LT so I can mitigate that problem.
Are you trolling, or just stuck in 1995?
To be fair, he funds the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, which is devoted to mitigating existential risk from AI, and is surely getting very detailed reports from them, making him a highly knowledgeable layperson at worst (a direct expert at best).
Just playing the devil's advocate here, funding the creationism museum doesn't make you an expert on god
This would actually be true if all companies currently could evade taxes. Since most UK based companies simply cannot do that, all the anti tax evasion legislative will do is level the playing field.
I don't want hear [I]anyone[/I] chiming in on "fat, stupid, lazy" until [b]they[/b] can say they spent ten-plus years in Oklahoma...
Takes one to know one, huh?
I'd take a single Titan-exploring tiltrotor VTOL craft over a hundred new lunar rovers.
You'll pay for the whole spacesuit but you'll only use the pants! BE THERE (by telepresence) OR BE SQUARE. etc.
It's Planetary Resources that wants the U.S. to break the treaty. Remember that name. No doubt it will become the Wal-Mart of outer space.
If that's the price of actually developing space industry to the point of having a Wal-Mart of outer space, so be it. Then I can buy me a space ship and fly... past the sky.
Indeed. With all of the stuff that we have no clue about there in our solar system, why spend so much time on the second-best studied body on the solar system? I'd take a single Titan-exploring tiltrotor VTOL craft over a hundred new lunar rovers.
"Love" is the nice way to put it. "Largess at the expense of all other solar system exploration" would be more accurate. Here's a graph. And it's always the same stupid justifications - how many times can we pretend to be excited about "revelations" that Mars was once in its past a wet place? Or that we're going to stumble into life any time soon in its perchlorate-rich, destroys-organics-on-contact regolith?
And it's not just huge amounts of money that they're wasting - they're also throwing away most of the remainder of our plutonium supply. At least there's money to start making it again, but it'll take time. Plutonium is precious, and it's needed for outer planet missions.
I hate to be the one to tell you but academia generally pays poorly outside of the US. More so in a country like Russia that is still clawing its way back up from the economic collapse that occurred during the transition from communism to capitalism.
Perhaps if most of the country's wealth wasn't concentrated in the hands of a handful of corrupt oligarchs who live like a modern version of Roman emperors they'd be able to pay researchers a living wage.
You don't need "antigravity" (which in all likelihood is impossible). Diamagnetic hoverboards would be possible... if we could make ridiculously powerful, compact halbach arrays in the board. Also you'd need a clever mechanism to detect and deal with flying over ferromagnetic material, or otherwise it's going to smack into your board really hard.
But things like the Rolling Stone UVA rape hoax, global warming, GamerGate, &c have blown the lid off what a bunch of cheap hucksters the Grievance Industrial Complex are
What? I don't even. How did you get modded up for equating global warming and a rape hoax? How many sockpuppets do you have?
Well, if that's going to be Cameron's legacy, he should consider himself lucky. I've heard the SI unit between two blunders is going to be called the Cameron.
Germany has shown it before, with a Fascist government growth is possible despite all odds. At a terrible price, but hey, growth!
They would try to raise the price (not likely possible because, as stated above, if they could get away with a higher asking price, they would have done so on their own, why not rake in more if you can?) but they might go out of business. With a 90% tax, it's actually likely.
The price depends on the sweet spot of making the highest profit. Not any cost outside the cost per unit. A higher fixed cost might lead to discontinued business because cost gets higher than what the possible asking price could pay for, but the price is mostly unaffected by it.