Sorry, I forgot the Germans, and probably some others.
We went from launching our first satellite on January 31st 1958 to landing a man on the Moon on July 20th 1969.
Don't tell me what we can and can't do based on not having the properly trained workforce. We have brilliant people at NASA and America's private space companies.
With all due props to USA-trained contributors to Apollo and its predecessors, it's worth noting that many of the contributors came from outside the USA, particularly from Canada and the United Kingdom.
That said, I agree with your point: you don't need to wait more than a generation to find the talent you need to achieve great things in space.
Hmm, so if your target was someone who has been killing innocent people, and the three choices for you were:
1. Ignore it and hope the target just decides to stop
2. Go in with ground force, with all the casualties on both sides that would result
3. Drop a bomb to wipe out the threat with as little casualties as possible
You're telling me #3 isn't the better choice here? Because it is... and because it is, that's what happens. When it happens, are you trying to say you'd rather we drop fuel-air bombs in crowded neighborhoods instead of precision munitions? Because I have to say the controlled destruction is just a teensy bit better than blowing the whole neighborhood to shit...
I don't think the concept of single-payer healthcare is a bad one; however I do not believe the current implementation is an effective system that's not designed to bilk average Americans out of money for the benefit of insurance execs and the Congresscritters who love them.
Glad to hear you support a single-payer system. However, the "current implementation" of the ACA is not a single-payer system. It is a government-managed marketplace, with private insurance companies providing the coverage.
If the ACA truly were a single-payer system (like Medicare is) it would be far more effective at protecting average Americans from being bilked by "insurance execs and the Congresscritters who love them."
I should retract that. After finding my old forum post about this, I realized that it's been quite some time. I've since got new hardware, moved on to Windows 8, etc... and possibly they have updated their build too.
In any case, the freaking thing ran fine out of the box. I am absurdly happy right now!
Sometimes all that crashing happens anyway. Try to play IWAR on anything build in the last 10 years... good luck! If you manage it, do let me know because I REALLY would love to play that.
I think this is appropriate.
You don't need to know why, because what they were measuring is what steers the reasoning. You either have the emotional response or you don't.
True, but this isn't the case. In the case of the dead fish, they didn't filter the results (google "multiple comparisons correction") and got bullshit data because of it.
All that proves is why multiple comparisons correction is so important, and why everyone uses it.
You didn't actually read the article you linked to, did you?
Hell, even if traffic laws didn't, running out into the highway (or just stopping your car on it) is not exactly safe. The nice thing to do would be to rescue the thing, but not at significant risk to your own health/life.
It helps that it doesn't travel by air or aerosols.
Even if that were true (not going to beat a dead horse there) all it takes is one (unfortunate for us, fortunate for the virus) mutation to throw that out the window.
Not these days. You can be infected without symptoms for almost a fucking month, and the damn things remains viable for two! Hell, even if you survive, it's still in you and can still be transmitted via fluid exchange for a week.
You go ahead and trust that the mortality rate will stop it. We'll see how well that works out...