I know of one grocery chain that deliberately rotates everyone's shifts, so you have a different shift EVERY DAY -- the object is to try to prevent anyone from making it to the 20 year mark, which triggers a big benefits package. Quit before the 20 years are up, and you lose those benefits.
That may be, but there are always folks who want to build something with their own hands. Considering how many different kits are available, there must be plenty of demand, and they must work well enough to stay in business against the integrated solutions.
And total price may be a factor, especially if a person already owns the two major parts.
Speaking as one who used to get around town on a bike during Montana winters, with no special equipment (just the winter outdoor gear I'd wear anyway) -- nonsense. Tho you do quickly learn to never, ever use the front brake on ice.
Remember the ones that had little gasoline engines rather than electric? They'd use a lawn-mower engine. Don't know how well they worked but you can still get the conversion kits.
Not at any school I ever went to. At winter solistice, we'd arrive in the dark and get out at dusk.
Can't find it again in my overcrowded inbox, but today on someone's blog there were a bunch of good stats on the effect of daylight savings on energy use. In short, with DST there's more energy used in the morning but less at night, with a net usage increase of about half a percent.
The exceptions were the few who weren't warlike enough; they got conquered, run out, enslaved, or killed.
Look up the Iroquois just for starters.
I recall seeing that death rate from gunshot wounds is about 1 in 2 for rifle and 1 in 7 for handgun. Ebola death rate is what, about 2 in 3? So which one should we restrict??
Like locks in general keep honest men honest...
Figure if someone really wants to steal 'em, well, that's why they're insured.
How about letting individual channels choose if they want to go subscription? Cuz what a subscription model will cut down, drastically in the case of casual-content videos, is the impulse watcher who generates ad revenue whether they really care enough about your video to watch it or not.
Considering that he discovered the virus and has established expertise, I'm inclined to give his opinion a lot more weight, including where he thinks it could go.
It Depends. New plate every year used to be fairly standard practice, but that was a Long Time Ago.
Back in the olden days, Montana used to sell you new plates every year, which is quite the nuisance. This went away in the 1970s (I believe in 1975 since I recall changing the plate on my first car only a couple times), and tho current law says plates shall be replaced every five years, I suspect that's gone by the wayside with the switch to a one-time, permanent registration for vehicles 11 years or older.
At least as of 1984, California sold you one plate (which could be transferred to a new vehicle) and an annual sticker.
Presumably anything can be cut, given a hard enough blade, but are those "recommended locks" actually any better than the cheap standard locks for the job of discouraging a bungler armed with a hammer?
[The main thing I use padlocks for is to make stealing my trailers too inconvenient for the casual thief.]
I've read Amundsen's account. The problem with Scott's party wasn't the type of food (Amundsen's party largely ate their surplus sled dogs on the return route, which was planned as a way of not having to haul as much weight on the return leg) but that Scott simply didn't bring =enough= food, and they were unable to find some of their caches on the return route. More than that, their clothing was inadequate, especially their footgear.
Yeah, I remember someone mentioned how requiring bicycle helmets correlates with an increase in serious car-vs-bike accidents, presumably because of the false sense of security (but also probably because it impacts peripheral vision -- we use that far more than we're consciously aware).
Or as someone's sig says, "Safety is a tyrant's tool; no one can oppose safety."
With enough such tools, it becomes possible to oppress the citizenry in complete "safety".