TFA claims that coal causes $100-500 billion in damage per year. If that is the case, and I don't know if it is, then pass that cost on to the coal industry. Basic economics states that externalities cause a free market to be inefficient, so why aren't we internalizing the externalities?
1. buy coal industry for 50 giga$
2. new coal companies form
3. new coal companies use eminent domain to buy your land for significantly less than 50 giga$
Did everyone in the entire world spend a buck on this game or something?
That's not an option for US companies. If you can collect the data, the government can collect the data from you. If the NSA asks for the data, you hand it over... unless you are prepared to out Lavabit style.
Differing rules is kind of a good thing, because then you can't reuse the same password on different sites.
Blocking access after failed passwords just invites denial of service attacks. It seems like a bad idea for most situations.
You know, some start-ups do succeed and become middling or large companies.
Dude, that's what's awesome about it. Chinatown is awesome. So is Latino town. How boring would it be if everyone acted all Western European.
You want less immigrants? Then spend more on foreign aid. If you can improve the lives of people abroad, maybe they won't come here.
You'd rather build walls? Walls leak, and walls break when we smash them. If you don't want to live in a global society, then stop importing stuff, and stop traveling, because that just adds holes in your walls.
Why do you care about the poor unskilled and semi-skilled workers across the country more than poor skilled immigrants? Are you one of them? Is it because they look more like you?
I don't think most Slashdotters are against STEM education funding. What they are against, is the idea that America has a shortage of STEM students, so talent must be imported.
Managers know that you get diminishing returns on labor hours. But it's still economical to squeeze every last drop, if the employee is exempt from overtime.
Honestly, how many high schoolers can actually understand a typical journal article? The target audience is experts in the field.
Also, it's quite common for physics or astro articles to appear on arxiv or similar, and a lot of bio articles are open access thanks to a US NIH mandate.
I saw an episode of a documentary/show Extraordinary People on Ben Underwood, and it was incredible what he was capable of, including riding a bicycle and playing basketball using echolocation. This is without any computer program or aid. Unfortunately, he died in 2009. As far as I know, only a few people possess this skill, but it can apparently be taught. The world expert is probably Daniel Kish.
Can someone implement support as a plugin? Or is that non-trivial?
In game theory, when the rival player can adapt to any pure strategy, it makes sense to adopt a mixed strategy. In this example, it might mean that we randomly scan either the 18-25 year old male from the Middle East and/or the 90-year-grandmother. But the 18-25 year old is more likely to be picked, because the rival has a lower cost of training the 18-25 year old male.
Disclaimer: this has nothing to do with what is just, just what is more strategic.