While this is a nice idea, and it will of course reduce the response time of law enforcement, it misses the point.
People take guns to school because schools are "gun free zones". They even have big signs posted around them saying, "You are in a gun-free zone".
So... the bad guy is assured that he is the only person with a gun...
If this were the correct logic, then Europe would be a warzone with daily shootings, since guns are mostly non-existent in a lot of countries. How weird then that the place with the most shootings happens to be the country that fetishizes gun ownership.
we perform a service for society akin to that peformed by record or film studio executives - we watch shitty movies and listen to shitty music, so you don't have to.
Are you actually serious? How about starving the shitty movies and music out of the market by not giving them a fucking audience? You're part of the problem, not the solution.
I'm actually often surprised at how elegant physics can be in spite of this.
Hell, politics would be an awful lot better if politicians were driven by scientific results instead of baseless ideologies.
It always amuses me to see French exchange students arrive here. The ones with a modicum of sense will have talked with people here so they'd get good winter gear ASAP, but a few think that they're used to the cold. Then they get their first -25C in January.
If the diversity of resumes is significantly different from the makeup of the community, then the company has obligations under Affirmative Action to actively seek resumes of underrepresented minorities.
I think that should be the first thing to investigate: is the diversity of resumes diferent from the makeup of the community? As a student in comp sci, I can tell you that thus far I've seen an overwhelming majority of white males. Women are rare, blacks are rare, hispanics are rare, even asians are rare. I don't claim this to be representative, but I think we should start at the source instead of blaming a company for it. If the job seekers of that particular ethnicity/gender just aren't there, what are they going to do?
But if nothing is done, millions will be affected. How many will die is hard to say. What is sure is that selfish and mind-numbingly blind people like you are harming our world's future. I don't know about you, but I'd rather not leave as legacy a contaminated wasteland.
If the US were doing their part, it'd put more pressure on the rest of the world. It'd make them able to help other countries build clean infrastructure. Instead, they act as the black sheep, the dissenting opinion which developing countries can point at to justify them not doing anything. And despite all of this, China is in fact doing things. Pollution has become a serious issue and they're working towards solving it with billions of dollars a year. In twenty years, if all else remains equal, I expect China to be significantly more advanced in green tech than the US. Perfect? No. But no one's asking for perfection, just willingness to put the world's fate before your own petty politics.
In many ways, confirmation that man is the major causal factor in global warming should be seen as good news. It means we have the power to fix it.