Well, mostly, because this way people don't send me fundraising letters.
. . . I saw this headline and expected to see something about the use of lead and mercury in attacks on commercial shipping.
reflected the chauvinism of the nationalist, technocratic exceptionalism of the '50s -better living through chemistry, etc that presaged the rise of the military industrial complex and corporatism masking itself as progress.
Oh, yeah, that's Heinlein, all right, as exemplified by his very next book, Stranger in a Strange Land.
Look, Robert Heinlein was a writer of speculative fiction. The whole damn point was to extrapolate, odd consequences included. Which is why you get such radically different results (Double Star, Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, for example, all having completely incompatible takes on modern democracy) depending on what premises Heinlein was playing with at the time.
Ideally making the point to the thoughtful reader that the reader's society and that society's accepted theories, conscious and unconscious, are just as guilty of absurdities as those explored in the books. But some readers are too dense to notice that, and some are so invested in the propriety of their absurdities that they abandon all rational thought in their defensive denouncements.
Kinda-sorta. In this context, they mean the known type of neutrinos, at high energy (and thus mass), as opposed to an undiscovered WIMP.
There are all sorts of issues with this, especially when you get into which is why undiscovered WIMPs are favored.
It's an analogy.
Taiwan is an island. It wouldn't matter if the People's Republic of China, Republic of China, United States, and United Nations all deny it is one; it clearly is surrounded on all sides by water. "According to who?" is a pointless question; it's an observable fact. If the PRC, ROC, US, and UN all denied it, it would simply mean they're all denying reality.
Similarly, Taiwan is a sovereign nation. It doesn't matter if the People's Republic of China, Republic of China, United States, and United Nations all deny it is one; it clearly is not actually under the control of China or anyone else and just as clearly is not in control of the mainland. "According to who?" is a pointless question; it's an observable fact. That the PRC, ROC, US, and UN all deny it simply means they're all denying reality.
Possible, yes, it just seems less likely than the existence of WIMPs.
The trouble is the Bullet Cluster lensing pretty much requires non-visible matter, even with the theories that assume relativity is wrong at large scales. It seems you can reconcile TeVeS with the Bullet Cluster using lots of neutrinos instead of WIMPs, but then when you plug that sort of neutrino abundance in TeVeS, you apparently get other inconsistencies elsewhere.
(Now, apparently STVG manages to handle the Bullet Cluster and galactic rotational curves without WIMPs . . . it'll be interesting to see what happens when people poke at that a bit more.)
Maybe at very large size and mass such as galaxies, general relativity doesn't hold and there's a better theory for explaining motion and gravity. If so we wouldn't have to invent nonexistent dark matter to account for the faster-than-expected galactic rotation and other things.
Maybe. Physics does have people working that line (TeVeS with massive neutrinos to explain the Bullet Cluster, Moffat's STVG). But WIMPs still are considered the most likely candidate.
Even if the PRC, ROC, US, and UN all declared Taiwan a peninsula, it wouldn't change the fact that it is an island.
Wait, you want to abolish the police?
So perhaps that's the first thing Google needs - figure out if they're using flagship phones and sell premium ads for those users.
Or, you know, just not give a shit at all, because the current strategy is doing fine, thanks, which is why Google just had a major stock price spike.
"You want me to give you different paper for your paper? Not a problem. I've got the Bureau of Engraving & Printing all set up."
Can they read it? Yes, they can. Now that doesn't mean there is always someone out there reading your email. With millions of people on the Internet, our individual messages likely get lost in a crowd. But you've got to realized that once email leaves your system, it may sit on another computer hundreds or thousands of miles away, and you have no control over who has access to it. What if that computer has a liberal security policy, or is full of security holes? The best thing to do is realize that your email is not going to be secure and avoid transmitting sensitive material, as already recommended in Chapter 3. Even if no one reads your email in transit, the recipient could forward the message on to whomever he or she pleases.
It is possible to physically "tap" networks, just like tapping phone lines. And if someone is able to do that, he can read anything going across those wires. But all hope is not lost: There are ways to make your email more secure. One is to encrypt it before it leaves your computer. Encrypt means simply that it's encoded into something that no one else can read without the proper key. Upon receipt, the message must be decrypted on the the recipient's machine.
The Internet Companion: A Beginner's Guide to Global Networking, Tracy LaQuey, 1993, p.122.
Apart from in one of Ballmer's wet dreams, when on earth was WinCE (or its descendants) ever en route towards monopoly status?
In 2004, Windows Mobile (CE) had 11% market share in "smartphones". In 2005, this increased to 17%. In 2006, it moved up to 37% (tied with Blackberry, well ahead of Palm's 17% and Symbian's 9%), and in 2007, it hit 42% (while Blackberry lost share).
That flattening of the growth of Windows Mobile marketshare in 2007 may have been inevitable . . . but it may have been the iPhone. Nobody in late 2006 should have considered Microsoft taking an absolute majority in 2007 and then grinding down Blackberry into a niche by 2013 particularly unlikely. If the iPhone had flopped as bad as the previous "iPod phone" (the Motorola Rokr E1) . . .
The key seems to be that nobody would say no to Lucas
One thing to be noted is that all three episodes of the original trilogy had an excellent editor (whose other credits included the critically-acclaimed Taxi Driver) who was sleeping with George.
or if they claim that the machine is "broken" and stiff the customer when it pays out a jackpot it wasn't supposed to (even if it was broken, as occasionally happens.)
The casino is specifically prohibited by law from paying out if the machine is broken.
Now, you then obviously would wonder, why is it prohibited by law?
And the answer is, because it makes money laundering incredibly easy. A drug cartel lord sends a bunch of minions into your casino with his in-cash drug profits, they lose it on a whole bunch of bets all over the place. Then he personally walks in uses the broken machine the two of you set up, and walks out with a whole pile of legitimately-won-from-a-casino-on-the-dollar-slots money.