That is a huge amount of water, needing a pretty big pump
The article says that it uses a next-generation micro-battery! (presumably yet to be invented)
Next-gen, micro-something, molecules, scientist... why are you unwilling to believe?
"Resign" in Klingon would have to be a polite way of saying "took a Bat'leth to the skull".
He is definitely no Klingon.
In that case, just go for the "Frist Post". We will extrapolate from there.
I read a fascinating article on the nature of time a few months ago.
Maybe the idea isn't so crazy after all!
Regarding setting conditions for running a pipeline through a sensitive area:
A review of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline approved the proposal in principle with 209 conditions.
But the public's reaction proves that, for some people, no amount of protection will ever be enough.
I am very concerned that the opposition to pipelines will result in more of these kind of accidents.
It seems to me, from following the Lac Megantic disaster, that the safety protocols on rail lines needs some review.
Randy Schekman, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, said he would no longer contribute papers or research to the prestigious journals, Nature, Cell and Science and called for other scientists to fight the "tyranny" of the publications."
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But the most lost I every was involved trying to estimate a full database data conversion process from an old non-rdbms system.
"Oh but our data is clean", they said.
I spent over a week just fixing / coding for bad date formats.
I asked a senior guy for advice. He suggested something similar:
Come up with a number. Multiple by an arbitrary single digit. Double it. Double it again.
Eventually I learned not to fix bid data conversion. Ever.
We have known the basic principles for a long time so how hard can it be, right?
You just mash some atoms together until they fuse. After lunch we will tackle time travel.
What makes this different is the international consortium of government funding of the project to the tune of $30 BILLION.
Call me naive, but I believe this is going to happen. On time and on budget, well, that is a different question.
Their initial reaction was to deny everything.
When confronted with undeniable proof, they simply blamed a contractor and said that they were not responsible.
At that point, what options are left?
I wish I could find that comic. Something like:
Just out of university: "I'm going to change the world!"
After one year at first job in your field: "I'm going to change this company!"
After ten years: "I'm going to change the coffee!"
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