1) Most people are not most productive at home. In fact, most people are significantly less productive at home due to many more distractions around them.
You are in control of those. I literally work from a basement at the moment because it's extremely quiet and the temperature is exactly right most of the year. My wife and children know that I am working there and keep the distractions to a minimum. I know, there are people who go "since you are at home anyway (and sitting on your ass), can you
2) Commuting (at least relatively short commutes) has been shown to be a good way of clearing your brain, and getting it into or out of work mode. It doesn't really hurt productivity unless you're doing it for hours.
I can go out for a short walk, or even a hike. I can take a shower or a nap. I can play with Lego with my son or daughter for a while. Or listen to their stories. Now and then I use my wife as a "rubber ducky", i.e., I explain her a problem I am trying to tackle and while doing so I often find the solution. Don't you think that's even more productive?
3) Skype does not make communication with coworkers a snap. It imparts a major cognitive overhead.
Agreed. I mostly communicate by email so I am in control and not interrupted when busy. I rarely use Skype but if I do I use text chat.
4) Communication does not just come down to a few meetings a week that could (with more effort) be done via Skype. By working at home you remove any chance of corridor conversations, which typically, are by far the most productive communication in an office.
You can have those conversations (or read them) on Reddit, Stackoverflow, Usenet (well, in the past, no idea how it's now). In my experience written communication is shorter and also leaves space to think. With verbal communication it's (to me) often like I have to have an answer right now. If I am able to explain a problem I am having to a colleague I am able to Google for it, or ask on line. Or talk to my wife
To not pay artists during Apple Music’s free three-month trial period is exploitive, the singer-songwriter suggested, not to mention “shocking” and “disappointing.”
So forgive music photographer Jason Sheldon if he is unable to Shake It Off and is bothered by the hypocrisy of her stance. Editorial photographers assigned to shoot her shows must sign away rights to their photos, preventing them from being paid while giving Swift unlimited use of the pictures for publicity and promotion.
UV can be used to make scorpions glow in the dark, e.g. http://johnbokma.com/pet/scorp... It also works with some opiliones (harvestmen) and millipedes.
BTW, don't built the one I made years ago. Nowadays one can buy a better UV source online, e.g. UltraFire WF-502B with UV LED.
Of course I had bought the Acorn Archimedes for its ARM processor; I did program in assembly back in the day, and loved the very simple but powerful instruction set. Anyway, thanks for the link. I am quite sure I read the original back in the day.