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Zip everything. Null modem serial cable, CKermit on both ends. Done.
I'm going to take a wild guess and state the reason it took three months before my GOOGLE BRANDED DEVICE (Nexus 7 2013) got Lollipop after it went GA is issues with fragmentation. It seems like nearly every device had severe and differing issues with the original builds and the update kept getting pulled and pushed back. It works pretty well now, except wifi is unstable and it has a memory leak that forces a reboot every couple of days.
When iOS 8 went GA I got it the next day on my iPad Air. No serious issues.
If only there was some way of detaching politics from science.... Hm....
Keeping prices high keeps taxis available.
Try to get a taxi at 6th and 44th in Manhattan at 5PM. Taxis are pretty damn expensive in NYC, and pretty much impossible to find when demand is high. Know what is available at 5PM? Uber cars.
Why? The main use of registration is to keep the number of cabs low and the prices high.
The Phalanx system on US navy ships is, once activated, pretty much automatic. Anything within it's radar envelope automatically gets a dose of 20mm cannon fire. It's designed to take down anti-ship missiles, but will engage pretty much anything moving towards the boat that it's radar can pick up.
Technically, an engineering degree is a "Degree in Science in Engineering." So there.
Of course Nye is a Cornell University guy, so, you know, everyone not of the Ivy League is suspect.
I'd like to introduce him to my Uncle - doctorate in chemistry from Cornell, literally hundreds of publications and citations, and thinks global warming is bunk. Hee hee.
My favorite story about Greece's problems:
In the 90's a governmental committee was formed for the sole purpose to close a particular dam. After a decade, the dam was closed and demolished. That committee still exists. They don't go around closing other dams, they, I assume, just make sure the dam is still closed.
Source: Planet Money
You're right. Everyone knows Sony makes most of it's money selling insurance.
Swimming pools kill more kids every year than just about anything else.
The quietest place I've ever been is Wilderness State Park in Michigan in the fall. No wildlife, an extremely quiet white noise coming from the lake - it was strange. Bryce Canyon was pretty quiet, too, but Wilderness is strikingly quiet. It's also a "dark sky park" so the stars at night are phenomenal.
I think this is it:
I thought there was a paper out late last year saying they didn't find any heat reservoirs in the oceans - at least none that could account for the predicted increase in surface temperatures. I heard someone speculating that the reservoirs could be deep in the ocean, which would be really weird since warmer water generally stays near the top.