That never happens, this is Science we're talking about here!
Apparently "Prep and Landing" is the name of a 2009 holiday short about Santa's elite "advance team" of elves that visits houses before Santa's arrival and makes sure that everything goes smoothly (Preparation for Santa's Landing).
Picoturtles or it didn't happen.
Isn't the real problem that NJ state's tax code is so expansive that its own citizens don't even know what they should or should not pay taxes on?
Tax law is one item that Amazon is paying extremely close attention to as of late. They are actually leading the discussion for the national sales tax, because it forces their competition (eBay) to play by the same rules. Amazon is a distribution system masquerading as an online retail store. They have physical nexus and are being required to collect taxes on behalf of customers in at least 16 states.
Good idea. But now the problem is securing the transaction and getting a data connection into the plug (socket standardization).
Exactly. Private enterprise won't get us a city on Mars, it will get us thousands of tiny habitats on asteroids in the belt, to hold the mechanics/repair staff for robotic mining operations. It won't be glorious, but it will make money.
This is the same reason we don't have all of the crazy stuff that classic sci-fi says we should have by now, like habitats at the bottom of the ocean or a city at the north pole. Instead we do have floating oil rigs, mining operations, mountaintop windfarms, desert solar arrays... because that's what is actually profitable.
Good point. Thanks to the Dot Com Bust, fiber optics had become so commonplace that the bottom fell out of the market, which has impacted companies like Owens Corning.
But it was awesome nonsense . . .
Electricity is most commonly produced by giant furnaces burning fuel, which boils water into steam, which turns a turbine, which spins a magnet, which produces an electric field, which transfers electrons along miles of conducting bundles of wires at some loss to where they are consumed by a motor to produce work, or stored by a battery at some loss at the final destination.
> With two months in between strips for a web comic
Having a heart operation will do that to a person.
... but as soon as you called your family/doctor/S.O. with that new number, that phone got added to the searchable list. If you made more than one call, or call the same people all of the time even with different phones, that disposable phone is now linked via the metadata. Network effect, indeed.
The obvious answer is to add "Are You Sure?" popups to the UI . . . Users love those.
I guess you have a different definition of old-timers, since it was founded in 1824 and became an official Institute in 1832.
The hidden truth is we could not afford the Blue Angels last year either; the country spent $1.1 trillion more than it took in in fiscal year 2012. What the US is doing is issuing debt in the form of bonds to keep itself solvent. Some day that debt will have to be repaid, which means not only balancing the budget, but becoming cash flow positive. That will require true cuts beyond anything any politician is willing to stomach.