They should be fine. While working on a mirror, its mounting slipped and I got a defective laser aimed right at my eye. I'm assuming that's when the damage happened. "Pointer" lasers are supposed to be limited to 5mW, so they can't cause damage before the blink reflex reacts. I am curious now whether cats' eyes have the same limits, though.
Last year, in an unfortunate accident involving lasers and unexpected reflections, I burned a nice dark spot right near the center of my field of vision.
With this new technology, in only 50 years I'll be able to repair that damage!
7% of the workforce is in a union... but what percentage of the workforce has to deal with their presence? If union contracts weren't exclusive, how many members would jump ship and leave?
I'm not suggesting that collective bargaining shouldn't be allowed. Quite the contrary; I think it's a necessity. Participation in that collective group, though, I think should be wholly optional. We would indeed find it strange if a town mandated that everyone living within its limits must buy stock in a particular company.
I'm not familiar with Germany's unions specifically. If they're better, that's good. I certainly wouldn't place the blame for America's troubles wholly on the employers, though, or the unions. I see it as a mutual problem... the unions and the companies are both throwing their weight around to undermine each others' power, rather that working together to reach an agreement. Neither will give up anything.
Nope. I grew up in a rural area where people would routinely ignore the town's one traffic light. I've seen far too many people hit by drivers who just really didn't give a damn about the law.
Working people shouldn't have to pay taxes to support them.
That's begging the question. We could all just agree to live in a society together, where those who can will do, and those who can't will do whatever they can with the rest of society all helps to ensure that everyone, collectively, has a good life.
Of course, that's looking suspiciously like Communism, and that doesn't mesh well with politicians' us-vs-them polarized view of the world.
If the road is slippery, you should be driving slower, period. In all conditions, you should know your ability to control your car (including stopping), and maintain a speed that is slow enough that you can maneuver appropriately for all likely situations. In residential areas, expect people to cross the street. In a forest, expect deer. Near a city, expect traffic. Approaching a traffic light, expect red.
there is obviously no construction
I think you mean "there is no obvious construction". There could be an open hole there that someone's about to climb out of, or there could be a hidden tire hazard, or that area could be needed to accommodate moving equipment that can't avoid cars easily. At normal speed, the driver has only a few seconds with a clear view, and likely won't see the abnormal hazards. When slowing down they're forced to pay attention. That's why the barrels are a nice bright orange.
There is no excuse for careless driving.
I once lived in a city in Ohio that did the "all red" thing long before cameras were around. Drivers often ran through red lights, to the point where traffic would just wait a few seconds into their green light before moving, just to be sure that the opposing traffic would actually stop. The worst intersections were the first to get cameras when they came out, and they helped. Once the lights were clearly being enforced 24/7, people actually stopped on time. It annoys me now that Ohio wants to ban the cameras.
Now, are those your definitions, or the German courts' definitions?
EFI is designed to eliminate the need for any more hacks. Everything is modularized and defined, so everything fits in EFI's framework regardless of what future capabilities are. When I'm rebooting my interstellar spaceship, the FTL radio will need drivers so it can boot the latest OS transmitted from Earth. Of course, that will require cryptographic keys, which means the hardware entanglement device will also need drivers and software, and that's so complex that it really needs to be stored in glowing holographic crystals, so of course we need the drivers for those.
EFI can do that.
Of course without reading TFA, I'm thinking the "BIOS attack" is just a regular virus using the BIOS as storage. Updating the OS to prevent writing to BIOS would close the attack vector, and working with motherboard manufacturers would keep it closed permanently.
Ironically, American labor unions have the legal ability to override other entities' freedom of association. As a matter of course, union contracts stipulate that employers must employ certain ratios and numbers of positions, regardless of demand. Union members often cannot legally seek non-union work in the union's area, and union shops often cannot hire anyone who is not a member of the applicable union. Even within one company, certain tools and actions are reserved for union members, again with no regard for the overall goal.
Unions are allowed to hijack the organization of a company at will, and any resistance to their rule is greeted with protests and sanctions. Thanks to the various laws enacted over the last century, businesses have no choice but to accept union presence, and once it starts, that's a slippery slope toward ever-increasing union control of the business.
Another Slashdotter said it well: "The best union is the one you're threatening to form". I feel that's accurate. Unions are a way to assert that the workers have power, and businesses should negotiate with that in mind. What I object to is that there are effectively no limits on that power today. I think that's pretty ridiculous.