I was in Kyoto last year in the Gion Matsuri event that is used by Sony to showcase their 4K tv sets so I can compare the real life event versus the recordings. The accuracy of colors and the resolution are really impressive, and nothing like I or pretty much anybody else have seen before. I think that for the first time the resolution and color space of a recording can give a real sensation of "being there" instead of only seing a moving picture, even without any 3D efects.
A snowballs in hell chance. If USA's says "jump" our president's answer is "how much?"
Is absurd to expect any other result when people elects politicians that think that the State is a problem, an obstacle to society -instead of a tool to provide and protect the general welfare- that should be destroyed and then find that under their government the State's institutions start to fail. Is no wonder than after a long spell under conservative governments, Tory and New Labor, the welfare institutions are in shambles but well, the Great UK have it's army in action around half dozen countries around the world and boomers ready to strike the Soviet Union, and a great funeral for the Iron Lady, that's a better investment of taxpayer's money than wasting it in health care.
As things currently stand, I think they have a better chance to take over Mexico than us take over them
Mexico, that is what happens with Neoliberalism without counterweights.
When I was born Mexico was a richer country than South Korea. In 32 years of decadence, now I have found myself unable to park my car at home because a family in the neighborhood was murdered; taking detours because mobsters dropped human heads in the street; or being thankful because instead of the murder of the week we see in my community only the murder of the month. Beggars and homeless people everywhere, half the country living in worst conditions than the Cubans under the Castro brothers. Neoliberals call themselves Cristian democrats, but I would rather wish to be governed by Satanists than these scumbags.
Aren't we talking about the same guys that walked in front of the White House with a Confederate Flag? Judged by their policies and racial makeup, americans should be forgiving with foreigners that think that Lincoln was a Democrat and Jefferson Davis Republican.
Personally I think that if not on reality, de facto the Tea Party are the best agents that the Chinese government could have found to hasten the beginning of the New Chinese Century and put USA in the same place that the UK or France are today.
Americans will be at a loss to find new words to describe the new failed states north of the border of the current USA-Mexico. I suggest New Michoacán, New Tamaulipas, New Chihuahua or New Ciudad Juárez. Considering the higly issolationist and selfish nature of most conservatives in America, I have serious doubts that they could manage to form even a county.
Conservative and libertarian americans are really desperate to hand over world's leadership to China. I'm from Mexico,you would be tempted to guess that americans would want to know why my country is almost a failed state and South Korea that was a very similar country to Mexico 30 years ago -development wise- no. We have implemented many of those "small government" ideas, and now we have to bury our neighboors and double check if the trash bag on the street is really a trash bag or it is filled with a mutilated corpse. And they wonder why people risk their lives in the desert triying to slip in the USA:
Attack on privacy is a far more correct and honest asessment.
I wouldn't say that USA is Israel's government's pet, more like Israel's government's bitch or beaten wife; but, like in families, this sick relationship is bad and damaging for the couple.
The Apple II and the original Macintosh were mind blowing technology. Also, the iPhone and the iPad -mostly price wise, it was expected to have a price tag of USD$1000- were mind blowing technology. After all, there is a reason of why these products established technology trends.
This is something that everyone is missing. They are adding value not on the hardware and OS side, they are adding value in the apps included in the iPhone and trying to make a compelling case to use iCloud services.
I don't have any love for TEPCO, because due their incompetence I was forced to cancel my trip to western Japan in march 2011, and lost at least 1000 dollars in the process, but what are you saying is absolutely wrong. The fuel in Unit 4 of Fukushima I has been cooling since November 30th 2010, it had almost 4 months of proper cooling and handling before the disaster. That's why the fuel despite the lack of cooling and the fire in unit 4 caused by the destruction of the core of unit 3 didn't got damaged. After almost 3 years, the heat output of this fuel has dropped considerably, and unless all, all the countermeasures in place fail, including the fire engines placed in the NPS and nobody does anything about this fuel in a week or two, then it could become dangerous. Also, most of the fuel in the pool of unit 4 is not irradiated, so it will not be a pressing source of concern. For the rest of the damaged units, the fuel has been cooling for even more time than the fuel of unit 4. The real, pressing issue, since march 2011 is all the radioactive contamination coming out of the damaged cores of units 1, 2 and 3.
The spent fuel pools are already more or less secured, and the cooling since august 2011 has been properly done, with heat exchangers put in place and redundant systems. The Unit 1 is already fully covered by a new structure, Unit 2 is closed, in unit 3 there is work underway to remove all the rubble and cover the building, and in Unit 4 they are building the structure to remove the fuel from the spent fuel pool an the pool itself has been reinforced, so the possibility of Tokyo or any city or village in Japan becoming uninhabitable by the spent fuel pools of Fukushima I is very close to 0.
They talk like all of the 6 units are equally damaged. Units 5 and 6 are, if not intact, in a good enough shape to be returned to be returned to commercial service like the surviving reactor from Chernobyl. The pool of unit 4 as been reinforced, and the structure, after having all the debris from the explosions removed, have a better chance to survive another quake. The building of Unit 2 is almost intact. Unit 3 is the one with the most damage, and have the crane and many large pieces of equipment and debris inside the spent fuel pool; that will be a real challenge. The good thing is that in Unit 4 they don't have to deal with the makeshift cooling equipment to the damaged cores and the radiation coming out from them. The task to clean up the mess in Fukushima I is actually easier in Unit 4, thats why they starting with the fuel removal from the spent fuel pools there.