What is wrong is that you choose to live somewhere with such stupid regulations, if your neighbors feel the same way you should all get together and get things changed / vote people out of office. If they don't they one of you needs to move.
I just want to know how many first steps they can take, it seems I am always hearing about this first step or that first step
Nice idea, but I really don't think you will be allowed to conspire here for long before your post is removed of "modded" down. The only way to do this is move the conspiracy to some other tech site that enogh slash dot classic readers also visit to know about it. And once you have inertia to post random comments here pointing people to places that point to this new site. Otherwise it becomes too easy to censor the competition.
What slashdot needs is NOT readers, but well informed contributors that will add clarity to the topic under discussion, point out flaws in the topic, and provide EXPERT incite on the topic. Not petty bickering and random oppinion we so often see on other sites, and in fact here in recent years. There was I time I would read slashdot for the comments several times per day, now I check in once or twice per week and find I have to dig through more and more junk comments to find the jems.
Sounds more like Zenimax forgot rule number 1, keep the talent happy. id software without John Carmack is what, some intelectual property rights that they probably paid way over market value for. Sure they had other talent their, but how many of those people worked at id to work with John Carmack?
HP is well onto the course IBM was 25 years ago, shoot yourself in the foot, and repeat
We went through this where I work we recieved net from a big name T1+ ISP , they sent us a letter saying they were going to discontinue T1 service in our area on some date (lets say July 1), and told us we needed to find another ISP. We did and managed to get changed over around June 20th, pulled the plug from the router on the original ISP connection and thought no more about it. A few months later we get a collection letter from original ISP collection agency saying we owned $4,000+ for service after July 1. BECAUSE WE HAD NOT CANCELED OUR ACCOUNT It ended taking having our lawyers write them a letter including copies of their discontinuation of service notice to get them to drop the matter.
$200,000 is not that much anymore, and the price will likely come down,keep in mind a 100+ day around the world cruise on a nice cruise ship like the QM2 already runs around $30,000 - $70,000 per person depending on cabin catagory, and they seem to have no problem selling tickets.
As I see it a Mars Outpost like the Outpost we have operated at the south pole for the last half century is possible in the foreseeable future (50-100 years), but a Mars Colony that did not require a constant lifeline of supplies just to survive is something best left to the sci-fi writers talking about the year 3,000.
The big question is will this trend continue
If you have to rev the engine and drop the clutch to spin the tires you don't have enough horse power.
I wish I had mod points for this one
I disagree, the saying time heals all wounds is particulalry apt to traumatic events, what seems impossible to recover from without such dastract treatment a week after the event, may beome manageable a few months out, and just a bad memory in a few years.
There are many key differences between Europe and the U.S., while most European countries are homogenous, they also have long standing grudges with their neighbors, which generally is unkonwn in the U.S., except for perhaps a trace or north vs south stemming from a little conflict about 140 years ago. Europeans also tend to identify themselves with their country first and as being European second, wher in the U.S. most of the citizen identify with being an American first, and a Texan, Californian, etc second.
Yes, and the voting rights act also causes congressional districts to be drawn based on based upon demographic and racial lines and not geography. Here in Louisiana the mandate for equal black / white racial reprepentation and the "need" for one majority black congressional district some years ago resulted in a (now defunct) congressional district that basically ran down the I-49 corridor from the northwest corner of the state to the southeast corner, ballooning up around urban centers then in some places only being a few miles wide yet stretching hundreds of miles long. At some point we need to remember that issue other than race effect the needs of the population.