That one is provable definitively every time even after some genius tries to make headlines and get a grant by trying to redefine "down". On the other hand, when you consider that the end of the last Ice Age predated the invention of the SUV by a few thousand years then you kinda have to stay open to different possibilities and keep an eye not just on the data, but also the assumptions that lead to the data. Particularly when there are so many variables and inputs.
I know how tempting it is to "tweak" a model to get the answer you want; I did it in college. And maybe that's part of it; these scientists should get out and actually be employed for a while instead of making a career out of being in an academic environment where the perception of what's at stake is more abstract.
Either way, calling science "settled" should be treated with great care. There was a time when disagreeing with "settled" science meant your ass.
You mean the United Kingdom? It's still there and seems pretty strong to me. The citizens, for the most part, seem to love their nationalized secondary education system. They tried moving back to a private system for a few years but hated it and switched back again.
"Seems" being a very appropriate term. Every "progressive" system is easy to get used to while ignoring the fiscal realities behind it. The U.S.'s $90 Trillion in unfunded liabilities come to mind. That's the conservative estimate; $120T according to more aggressive figures.
Eventually they'll find something soft and squeeze and then they'll own me. That's terrific! Let's also further minimize risk, so I have no idea what is wise and what isn't. This way I get to make others pay for my prospect-less liberal arts degree. That's so nice of them! Now everybody will get into college, even the less scholarly types who would be better off in trade schools, and graduation rates will plummet, and this new super efficient government program will be paying for those who flunk out and will exempt them from paying anything since they didn't graduate because the over achievers oppressed them somehow and they are the ones who should pay for drop-outs anyways. That's so sustainable!
We should make everything "communal"! Just like they did in that union that isn't there anymore. Or that other country that's still there imprisoning its dissenters and running them over with tanks. I love my Brave New World!
That's the key to success? Sounds like conservative values to me. Especially when the author says "Ironically, each element of the Triple Package violates a core tenet of contemporary American thinking."
Among other detriments, contemporary American thinking assigns virtue to victimhood; a fallacy, for sure. It gives disadvantaged people a false moral high ground and one-sided sense of entitlement; an excuse factory. "Blame the system". Mean while the system has grown to be more of what it has been before, and people are still thriving and overcoming their hurdles.
Karl Marx is still dead wrong (see Communist Manifesto). Instead of going with it, he lamented progress as an enabler of the rich to get richer. For a guy who admired Darwin's work, his philosophy advocated protesting and complaining instead of adapting to survive and thrive, while he himself took advantage of the system. He had his sugar daddy Engels, and his wife's multiple inheritances to keep him going, while telling other people that the rich were screwing everyone.
The reason many immigrant groups thrive and surpass their previous is because they come here seeing not a system that is going to screw them, but a system they can take advantage of when they can, and a system they can go around when they can. Must be better than where they came from, otherwise they wouldn't see an incentive to being here.
You don't need the most expensive surfboard to ride the waves; to certain degrees of success and form you can even ride them with just a plank of wood. Anything is better than standing in the shore pouting while throwing stones at other surfers. Go out there and wipe out once or twice. I already wiped out once for a lack of Puritan impulse control, and I'm getting ready to go back out again and see what happens this time.
I wanted to setup my devel environment exactly once and use it on my home desktop, my travel laptop and be able to hand it off to my development partner and have him use the exact same environment.
Assuming both workstations are adequate resource-wise (RAM, CPU) to host a VM that runs all your devel tools then an external HDD with a VM disk works pretty well in my experience. I setup my repo on the HDD and I can clone the whole HDD and put a copy in my fire safe with my other drives.
I'd get a USB 3.0 or another fast link that both stations support. And get a big enough disk to host a big enough virtual disk file to make it static. The dynamic virtual disk file seems to slow the VM down too much. And remember that you have to keep enough padding for temp files for things like program setups, etc.
I like Virtual Box's networking and host/guest sharing options. I setup a host only link to connect to my remote repo to keep another backup of the repo.
My 2 cents...
Yes, they would have. Maybe not in the same fashion, but Blockbuster was one of the companies that was in bed with Enron when Enron was getting into the broadband bandwidth trading business. Interesting that both are now history.
Or clip their spines with snips like Kermit Gosnell did; we don't even have to cut off their feet and keep them pickled in a jar. If it's good enough for millions of babies a year, it's good enough for a criminal.
May it cause everyone to rethink ending a baby's life out of some misguided sense of "social responsibility" and convenience.
(The, um, unimpressive... build quality and design standards of 3d printed weapons may also be a factor: if you are hunting parts for firearms that are made out of shitty plastic, to a level of quality that would shame your average zipgun and make a 'saturday night special' look like some sort of futuristic H&K design concept, you may be inclined to consider the absence of 'normal' features to be mere shodiness, rather than a sign that it's a different part entirely.)
Yes, a maker-whatever 3D printer in your garage cannot be expected to make a decent firearm, even by the most liberal definition of a firearm, but it is enough to make a drop-in auto sear conversion to modify an existing semi-auto to full auto that would at least be good for one spray in a drive-by. Then print as many as you like. That's what a more practical criminal mind would be inclined to do.
Except it's missing the hook that catches the trigger. I understand that UK cops don't really carry firearms, so they may not really be trained in the inner workings of different guns. I don't know much about what their training standards are, but I'd say it's an easy mistake to make for those who don't disassemble firearms very often. See below:
When the state is your god, you consider it sovereign over all and turn over your will, freedom, respect, devotion and everything you can offer to have it protect you, feed you and care for you. The statist masterminds have yet to achieve this version of heaven they have dreamt up, and they have no interest in mitigating anything. It is the new "moral" imperative to hurt the many to help a few and nationalizing healthcare is key to doing so. See below:
And they don't think it's dead in the water, they're just going to take their time in doing it.
and show my friends, enemies and vague acquaintances how interesting, joyful, and insightful my life is? Especially compared to others. You can't do all those things with just a mirror, or around the watercooler!
I wonder what's going on at Google+...